Peers solicit feedback on driverless vehicles

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has asked for evidence on the future use and development of driverless vehicles after launching an inquiry into the sector.

The committee has invited feedback about how driverless cars could be put to use in sectors ranging from public transport to the farming industry. The inquiry has acknowledged that rapid progress was being made in the area and would examine what the government was doing to support research.

Committee chairman Lord Selborne said: “If the UK is to be at the forefront of this transport revolution, investment into research is vital to ensure the technology is perfected, allowing the public to embrace the use of autonomous vehicles.

"There are potentially considerable economic opportunities and good benefits from this technology."