Motoring of the future

In the future, we are likely to see vehicles that are increasingly autonomous, combine technologies to improve fuel efficiency and make driving safer. It is inevitable that such new technologies will transform motoring, although it is impossible to predict exactly when they will reach the mass market.

We decided to hold an inquiry to examine Government support for the development of new automotive technologies and the action the Department for Transport (DfT) is taking to set standards, shape markets and influence consumer choices.

This report focuses on the factors shaping the future of motoring.