MPs ‘unprepared’ for driverless cars
MPs have not grasped the impact of modern vehicle technology on the motor industry, according to the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).
The IMI’s comments came after a survey into MPs attitudes to driverless cars revealed a “general lack of knowledge amongst our legislators on the impact of autonomous vehicles”.
The survey showed that almost half of MPs questioned were against further investment in autonomous vehicle research, while 42% were unsure of the impact autonomous vehicles would have on road safety.
Steve Nash, IMI CEO, said: “Even a cursory glance at the latest technology news shows a great deal of investment going into driverless vehicles. High profile companies including the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, Google, Nissan and even NASA are all now engaged.
“This technology is not going away. Even if we don’t see fully autonomous vehicles on sale in the next few years, the advancement in technology will have a huge impact on normal vehicles.
“MP’s are in danger of falling asleep at the wheel and need to start paying closer attention to the implications of these changes; both in terms of legislative issues and the large skills gaps it will create in the automotive workforce who maintain cars.”
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