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RAC comments on driverless cars trials on UK motorways

News   •   Mar 12, 2016 00:01 GMT

RAC chief engineer David Bizley said: “The RAC recognises that driverless cars have the potential to offer great benefits in terms of improved safety on our roads and the prospect of greater mobility for the disabled and the elderly. They also present an opportunity for the UK to consolidate its standing as a centre of excellence for automotive technology and vehicle manufacture.

"Trials such as those proposed will be essential in proving the capability and reliability of autonomous vehicle technology. Inevitably, however, motorists will be apprehensive about the idea of sharing road space with driverless vehicles; for this reason it will be essential to keep other road users well informed about these trials so they are not surprised or distracted by the presence of a of a driverless car.”