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UK Department of Transport calls for evidence on Automated Lane Keeping Systems


Written on 28 September 2020

The UK Department for Transport has called for evidence into automated lane keeping systems (ALKS) which could mean British motorists being legally allowed to take their hands off the steering wheel by spring 2021.

The government wants the UK to be the first country in Europe to reap the benefits of autonomous vehicles (AVs).

AVs are at the intersection of decarbonisation, digitalisation and urban dynamics and are likely to transform the way we live and work.

Osborne Clarke partners Marcus Vass and Edward Barratt both feature in this front page article from the latest edition of Robotics Law Journal commenting on the “game-changing” opportunities for manufacturers, while acknowledging that drivers will need to have absolute confidence in the technology: read more.

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