At DWF we have already started to investigate the potential legal and insurance implications and are actively contributing to the growing public debate. Not only are we interested in the impact on the users of the road space, we are also looking at the wider effects of this increasing level of automation, which will be felt across different parts of society and create commercial opportunities for many different industries.

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Caroline Coates, DWF  

Preparing the way for a #Driverless #Economy

 
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The benefits are well known – safety, enhanced mobility for elderly and disabled, connected services, productivity in terms of use of time. However, the increasing levels of autonomy provide challenges as well as solutions.

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John Leech, KPMG  

#Driverless #Economy - A glimpse into the future

 
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Britain’s driverless car pilot schemes may have attracted the headlines, but many other aspects of automated driving have already inched out quietly onto our roads.

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Mace   #Driverless #Economy - Infrastructure challenges  
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The change that will come is something the UK Government is already thinking about, publishing its first report and action plan for driverless vehicles earlier this year.

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Andrew Miller, Thatcham   #Driverless #Economy - Insurance challenges  
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Since Henry Ford introduced the moving assembly line, the changes have been evolutionary and have provided us with one of the most complex products in the world affording us very high mobility.

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Alan Owens, DWF   #Driverless #Economy – Empowering society  
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The impact of driverless cars is potentially very significant for those people for whom current transport options are difficult to access, because of particular needs or impairments.

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Elaine Fletcher, DWF  

#Driverless #Economy – Innovative driverless technology and the challenge of compliance

 
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The increased capabilities of driverless technology raise significant privacy issues, especially when considering the sheer amount of data that needs to be collected and translated into practical actions to enable a car to drive itself.

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Patrick Kane, DWF  

#Driverless #Economy – Striking the balance of regulation and innovation

 
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Heavy regulation is often seen as a brake on innovation and change.  While for autonomous cars, it is is inevitable, careful balancing of risk may see the UK continue to forge ahead in the industry, whilst steadily building consumer confidence.

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Alan Owens, DWF  

#Driverless #Economy – The car you don't own

 
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A move to large scale public ownership or subscription type availability of cars requires a huge step change in the way we think about our cars, even if we have lived with mobility on demand thorugh taxis for generations.

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Alan Owens, DWF   #Driverless #Economy – Employment law challenges on the horizon  
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The introduction of self-driving vehicles to UK roads will bring both opportunities and challenges for business. How will these impact on employment rights and responsibilities?

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Patrick Kane, DWF  

#Driverless #Economy - The roadblocks of the Internet of Things

 
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Thanks to the IOT, driverless cars are far from a pipe-dream – but they are reliant on infrastructure and security improvements that may yet prove to be roadblocks.

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Alan Owens, DWF  

Can the regulators keep up with driverless developers?

 
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The UK is a destination of choice for driverless developers; but can the regulators keep up?

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