UK driverless car testing rules: Don’t use your phone, even if you’re not in the car


With the UK, US and other countries focused on advancing the arrival of driverless cars, changes to the rules that govern vehicles on roads were to be expected. Today, the Department for Transport laid down guidlelines for testing autonomous (or semi-autonomous) cars on Britain’s roads. As you might expect, many of them are pretty standard fare that would apply to regular cars – like needing to be insured and have a valid road worthiness certificate (MOT) if over three years old. The cars and drivers need to meet existing UK traffic laws, too. However, the rules also say that remote operators/testers…

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