Automated Driving is expected to bring huge societal benefits, including a reduction in road casualties, as well as cuts in emissions and congestion.
But there will also be risks as drivers will be faced with differing levels of technology with different functionality. This may lead to
confusion, which in turn could lead to accidents.
There are big implications for motorists and insurers alike. The Government’s Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill
prepares the scene for Automated Driving however it’ll be international type approval regulations that will define whether
vehicles are automated or not.
However, technological changes have already begun with the arrival of ‘Assisted Driving’ features in a growing number of
vehicles. These rely on the driver retaining responsibility for safe driving, but do they know that? These Assisted Driving Vehicles
will offer safety challenges to both consumers and insurers alike, as well as great benefits.