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Tuesday, 21st July 2015 - 12:00

ITS United Kingdom welcomes Government emphasis on highly automated vehicle research

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The Department for Transport yesterday published The Pathway to Driverless Cars: A Code of Practice for testing, and at the same time introduced the joint DfT and Department for Business Innovation and Skills joint policy unit, the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (C-CAV). It was also announced that £20 million of the £100 million for research into intelligent mobility announced by the Chancellor in the Spring 2015 Budget has been set aside for a funding competition for research in the area of highly automated vehicles. ITS (UK), the Intelligent Transport Systems membership association for all who work in ITS in the UK, welcomes this renewed Government support for UK industry. It follows last year’s announcement of £19 million funding for the three highly automated vehicle research consortia GATEway, VENTURER and Autodrive, all of which are led by ITS (UK) Members, respectively TRL, Atkins and Arup. ...

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