United Kingdom Self Driving Vehicles: “Development of self-driving vehicles in the United Kingdom” https://dupress.deloitte.com/dup-us-en/focus/future-of-mobility/development-of-driverless-vehicles-in-the-united-kingdom.html
The UK government has made it clear that it wants “to secure the UK’s position at the forefront of this change for the development, construction, and use of automated vehicle technologies.” It has started to get involved—as it should.
The potential benefits to the UK economy are enormous but right now the industry is not big enough or coordinated enough to organise on its own. The small, niche technology players that are ripe for scaling up need opportunities to play in the space. The United Kingdom has a highly developed finance sector but investors need guarantees.
While some might worry about government overreach, a bigger concern is that government steps to date have been too tentative and sub-scale. This is a big play and it requires bold action.
Source: Deloitte University Press