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Startin News: Self Driving Cars Coming to UK Roads

06 June 2024

Self-driving vehicles could be on British roads by 2026, after the government’s world-leading Automated Vehicles (AV) Act became law on 20th May 2024! What does this mean! 

According to sources from .GOV Website:

Announced in the King’s Speech, the AV Act enables advanced technology to safely drive vehicles on British roads. The new law puts Great Britain firmly at the forefront of self-driving technology regulation, unlocking the potential of an industry estimated to be worth up to £42 billion and creating 38,000 more skilled jobs by 2035.  

Road safety is at the heart of the legislation, with automated vehicles expected to improve road safety by reducing human error, which contributes to 88% of road collisions. 

The law will require self-driving vehicles to achieve a level of safety at least as high as careful and competent human drivers, as well as meeting rigorous safety checks before being allowed onto roads. Therefore, in the future deaths and injuries from drink driving, speeding, tiredness and inattention could be drastically reduced.   

Here at Startin Group it leads us to speculate the types of vehicle we will see on the roads by 2030! 

We assure all customers of Startin Group past, present and future that we will proceed to learn, adapt and inform you all on changes and developments to the industry and help you find the perfect vehicles for you, autonomous or not!