Brexit could harm driverless car research, warns IRU

Brexit could harm autonomous vehicle research

The International Road Transport Union (IRU), which represents the interests of bus, coach, taxi and lorry operators in more than 100 countries, has said that a no-deal Brexit could harm future innovation and the UK’s driverless car future.

UK transport secretary Chris Grayling’s pledge to bring driverless cars to British roads by 2021 could be thwarted by a no-deal Brexit, according to the IRU.

“Autonomous vehicles will make roads safer, but are people ready? It’s certainly not going to happen overnight,” said Marc Billiet, senior advisor at IRU.

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