ITS UK responds to Law Commission guidance on remote-driving

Rukshan Soysa
Rukshan Soysa
Operations Manager

20 February 2023: Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK), the membership body for the transport technology industry, has responded to the Law Commission’s guidance on remote-driving regulation.

Max Sugarman, Chief Executive of Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK), said: “Remote-driving technology has great potential in transforming the UK road network, so it is welcome to see the Law Commission’s guidance published today, which ITS UK submitted evidence to. The paper sets out both short and longer term options to ensure this new technology can be rolled out safely, for the benefit of all road users.

“What is clear is that, for the UK to take advantage of emerging automated and remote-driving technology, we need a robust regulatory framework to ensure our transport system is ready for technological developments, across all modes. The industry needs a Future Transport Bill, setting out the way forward, to be announced in the upcoming King’s Speech. The Bill should focus on setting the right regulatory framework to make the UK a world-leader in transport technology, for the benefit of the travelling public, whilst supporting jobs, investment and the wider economy.”  

Note to Editors

  1. Read the Law Commission’s Paper here
  2. About ITS UK: Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK) is the voice of the transport technology industry. ITS UK provides a national platform to support the roll out of technology for a cleaner, safer and more effective transport network, both at home and abroad. We support our 160+ members – from both the private and public sector, and covering all sizes and disciplines – through advocacy to policy makers, connecting people and organisations, promoting the industry overseas and supporting innovation across the intelligent transport ecosystem.