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New system to ensure safety of self-driving vehicles ahead of their sale

9 September 2019

Story from the Department for Transport.

The UK’s position as a world leader in the safe testing and roll-out of self-driving vehicles has been further cemented by a new safety regime, called CAV PASS, being pioneered in the UK.

To ensure self-driving vehicles are safe and secure by design and minimise any defects ahead of their testing, sale and wider deployment on UK roads, the government is developing an assurance system using its world-leading expertise in vehicle safety and cyber security within government, industry and academia.

This work builds on the world-leading code of practice for automated vehicle trials first launched by the UK in 2015 and updated this year.

 

 

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