Human error was a factor in 94 per cent of all recorded road injury collisions in Great Britain. The financial costs to the insurance industry and the wider costs to society of road collisions are substantial. The potential safety benefits of automated vehicles are significant and the insurance industry is keen to recognise and reward technologies that will make vehicles safer. A reduction in insurance claims could lead to lower premiums.
Driverless vehicle technology has the potential to be a real game changer on the UK's roads.
This document lays out the Government's plans to facilitate the testing and production of vehicles in which the driver can choose to use their travel time in ways that have never previously been possible.