Automakers will be responsible for driverless cars in the UK

Automakers will be responsible for driverless cars in the UK 1

The United Kingdom continues to work on repealing its new autonomous driving law. The government of the British Isles was expecting its approval this year, but the amendments submitted by Scotland and Wales were taken into account. Now the most important thing is to assign responsibility for accidents.

Mercedes was the only manufacturer in the world that took responsibility for accidents occurring with its self-driving cars. This brand did not expect any government or other body to assign this responsibility to it. And this is the key reason for the new law on autonomous driving, which is being developed by the Government of the United Kingdom.

“The amendment that has now been introduced says that a person is driving and is not responsible for the events and incidents that are taking place, since he does not drive a car.”

For this reason, the future norm regulating autonomous driving throughout the British territory from 2025 will make car brands responsible, regulating to the maximum level that manufacturers will implement and which will be equal to 4.

The British government hopes that its autonomous driving law will apply not only to cars but also to other transport systems, such as long-distance buses and trucks. The technology they are going to use with new security technologies and commercial services with significant investments estimated at more than 117 million euros.

As in Germany, roads on which a road assistant can work must be marked with signs and have a central separation between the two directions of traffic, in addition to the fact that the system cannot exceed 60 km/h. Although Europe has legalized the use of autonomous driving on its territory, effective from July 14, in reality, each participating country is developing its own legislation.

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Germany was the first to allow Level 3 autonomous cars, France will confirm its specific standard on September 1, and the UK hopes to have it ready by 2023, as it is now in the British House of Commons and the Scottish Parliament for a new debate before it is promulgated as law.