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Friday, 6 March 2015

Motoring of the future

Please see in notes the Transport Committees press release on motoring of the future. The IAM gave evidence to this committee and our response to the release is:

IAM director of policy, Neil Greig said:  "The next few years could see a confusing combination of computer and human-controlled vehicles on our roads so the legal framework must be clear on who is responsible in the event of a crash.  The way we train drivers will have to change to reflect this.

"The committee recognised our concerns about data protection. Computerised vehicles will generate information on an epic scale.  In the not so distant future a hacker could do more damage than a drunk driver. Getting system security right must be a top priority."

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