Driverless cars will be a ‘gamechanger’ for road safety says Transport Secretary as he points out AI vehicles ‘don’t drink and drive and don’t get stressed’ – but MPs express fears they could be hacked to cause mass pile-ups

Driverless cars will be a ‘gamechanger’ for road safety in Britain, the Transport Secretary said today as he set out a legal framework for autonomous vehicles.

Mark Harper told MPs of the Government’s plans to make the UK ‘the natural home for the self-driving vehicle industry’.

Ahead of the Automated Vehicles Bill clearing its first hurdle in the House of Commons, the Cabinet minister hailed the benefits of driverless cars…

The Automated Vehicles Bill, promised at the King’s Speech in November, aims to prepare Britain for the introduction of driverless cars by regulating the use of automated vehicles.

During the Bill’s Second Reading in the Commons this afternoon, Mr Harper suggested the introduction of self-driving cars on UK roads could see a big fall in accident rates.

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