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          Driverless Economy

          How will transport impact the economy?

          As driverless vehicles move from science fiction to reality, are we set up to cope?


          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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          Visit our interactive #Driverless #Economy map

          Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill 2017

          The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill is here and about to start its journey through Parliament.  The Bill is the son of the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill and grandson of the Modern Transport Bill.  With such august parentage, does it provide what the insurance industry is looking for?

          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.

          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.

          #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.

          #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.

          #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.

          #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.

          #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.

          #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.

          #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?

          #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.

          Can the regulators keep up with driverless developers?

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


          Driverless economy

          • Autonomous vehicles will cause fewer accidents but who will be liable?
          • Will concierge services and mobile worker advantages replace our need for speed?
          • What are the dangers of cyber-attacks to vehicles and infrastuctures?
          • Can a new regulatory framework take us from cruise control to a Driverless Economy?