Driverless Vehicles

Department for Transport written question – answered on 30th April 2018.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Goss Moor Lord Taylor of Goss Moor Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 3 April (HL6592), how many collisions have been reported in the UK to date involving vehicles driven either autonomously or semi-autonomously.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government is not aware that any road traffic collisions involving automated vehicles on public roads have been reported, as per the requirement in road traffic law. Tests involving automated vehicles must comply with all UK traffic law, including the Road Traffic Act.

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