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Driverless Vehicles: Delivery Services

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 169239, tabled on 20 March 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on developing regulation to support the expanded use of low speed, low weight, autonomous last-mile delivery.

Answered on

27 March 2023

Some emerging technologies, such as low speed, low weight, last-mile delivery vehicles with automated technology, have no specific provision for them under existing legislation. Any development of regulation for these technologies would need to be balanced with the need to maintain safety and accessibility for other road users. The Government is considering research to inform possible ways forward in this area.

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