Skip to main content

Driverless Vehicles

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL6477, tabled on 30 March 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Amsterdam Declaration 2016, what international role they intend to take in setting and developing agreed communications standards for connected vehicles; and how they intend to do this once the UK has left the EU.

Answered on

7 April 2017

The Department for Transport and its partners (Highways England, Kent County Council and TfL) are developing the A2/M2 Connected Vehicle Corridor between London and Dover. This is the national pilot and forms part of a network of European connected vehicle corridors (“Intercor”) to deliver interoperable standards.

The Department will continue to review the development of communication standards for connected vehicles, as they develop over time, to ensure that these standards meet the UK’s best interests and deliver interoperability.