Autonomous vehicles (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5239
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Is London prepared for the Chancellor's vision to have fully self-driving cars, without a human operator, on UK roads by 2021?

Answer

Answer for Autonomous vehicles (1)

Answer for Autonomous vehicles (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My draft Transport Strategy makes clear that it is important for London to be prepared for all transport-related technological advances, seeking to manage them so they work best for Londoners. Autonomous vehicle technology could provide many benefits, but we must be wary of its potential to make car use more attractive, and the damaging health and congestion impacts this would have.

TfL continues to be involved in a number of Government-funded trials of autonomous vehicles with the aim of better understanding how this technology can be used to benefit London.