Trials of wirelessly connected vehicles and driverless cars to hit UK roads

April 15, 2016   //   No Comments

highways england smallHighways England recently published its Innovation strategy, which sets out for the first time its wide-ranging plan to ensure it is keeping pace with advances in technology, bringing benefits to road users up and down the country as well as unlocking economic growth.  A connected corridor or ‘wi-fi road’ could see cars and infrastructure wirelessly connected, with drivers receiving news of advanced road closures or congestion warnings. The strategy also includes trialling radar technology on motorways and in tunnels to improve the way breakdowns are detected.  The strategy builds on the announcement by Chancellor George Osborne in the March 2016 Budget that driverless cars will be tested on motorways by the end of 2017.

You may read the report on the government’s website here.