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Driverless Vehicles: Insurance

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 64568, tabled on 20 February 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take to ensure that driverless vehicles are not subject to disproportionately high insurance premiums.

Answered on

27 February 2017

Assisted driving technologies such as automated emergency braking are already reflected in lower premiums for those vehicles which have them installed. Fully automated vehicles could help further to reduce collisions and accidents on our roads, and we need to make sure we have the right insurance framework in place to facilitate the introduction of new technologies on our roads. That is why we have just introduced the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill which will include measures to allow for insurance of automated vehicles, and we will continue to work with the insurance industry to ensure that products meet the needs of customers, insurers and the automotive industry.