Iain Forbes, Head of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles at DfT and BEIS explains how British companies are at the heart of the next mobility revolution and will provide valuable innovations and insights for change.
The BVRLA has responded to the EU's call for feedback, highlighting the benefit of the motor vehicle block exemption and recommending that the regulation should be maintained but modernised because of technological advances.
The BVRLA has released a policy paper outlining how a mobility credits scheme can be used in conjunction with new technologies such as integrated Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platforms to incentivise more sustainable journeys involving public, shared and active transport.
The BVRLA welcomes the review into on how UK law should change to enable the safe use and operation of automated vehicles. BVRLA members are typically the legal owner of the vehicle and do not have day-to-day operational control of the vehicle. Therefore, we welcome legal clarity on the way the automated vehicle is operated and controlled by the customer, as well as on those responsibilities which the legal owner or supplier would be accountable for.
The BVRLA has submitted a response to the Department for Transport and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles' (CCAV) call for evidence on the Future of Mobility.
Connectivity and vehicle data are already disrupting the traditional economics and R&D focus of the automotive industry, as well as many of the legal frameworks and business models that have served the fleet industry for so many years.