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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UK bill to set a precedent for autonomous car legislation

The Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill is making its way through the UK Parliament and could set a precedent for autonomous car legislation across Europe.

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Preparing the way for a #Driverless #Economy

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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#Driverless #Economy - A glimpse into the future

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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#Driverless #Economy - Infrastructure challenges

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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#Driverless #Economy - Insurance challenges

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

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

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

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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#Driverless #Economy – Employment law challenges on the horizon

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

 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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Can the regulators keep up with driverless developers?

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

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How will transport impact the economy?

This seminal report provides valuable and necessary insight into how business feels about the current and future role of transport and its reliance on a robust transport network at a critical time for trade and the economy.

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