Where next for autonomous vehicles?02 Dec 2015

Motoring ahead without a driver

Driverless cars are not just part of an imagined future street scene; they exist today.

Yet it’s an enormous leap from the prototypes being put through their paces under test conditions to a scenario where autonomous vehicles become a significant and accepted feature of our transport landscape.

So what are the issues we need to resolve in the near term? And whose responsibility is it to find the answers? To explore these questions PA Consulting and the RAC Foundation hosted senior leaders from a range of transport organisations to share and debate their perspectives with an invited audience.

This document summarises the discussions and seeks to identify those questions and the lead responsibilities for resolving them. The prizes for getting it right are significant – safer roads, less congestion, a thriving automotive sector in this country.