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Conditions needed to make autonomous fleets safer

29 January 2020

Comment by Eamonn Turley — Content manager, Compare Fleet Insurance

''The excitement around the prospect of safe, self-driving vehicle fleets soon appearing on our roads is rising. Many large organisations such as Tesla and Ford are taking interest in making autonomous fleets safer, and the worldwide autonomous vehicle market is estimated to be worth around US$54 billion. As time passes and technology advances even further, this value is predicted to grow.

However, many employers with fleets of vehicles are still not taking full advantage of the technology that is already emerging. The UK Government has already started trialling autonomous vehicles on UK roads and hopes to see wider roll-out by 2021. As tests continue, it will become increasingly important for fleet managers to understand the potential technological benefits and challenges that will emerge during the move towards full vehicle autonomy.''

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