ITS UK welcomes new Automated Vehicle Act

20 May 2024: Today the Automated Vehicle Act received Royal Assent and was signed into UK law, setting out a new regulatory framework for the self-driving industry.

Max Sugarman, Chief Executive of Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK), responded: “The intelligent transport industry will welcome the Automated Vehicle Act becoming law today, and the opportunity it provides to support the UK’s growing self-driving sector, with the jobs and economic growth it has the potential to create.

“Now, the work begins for industry and government to utilise this new regulatory framework, build up public awareness and understanding of the technology and to roll out schemes that will, ultimately, deliver a safer, more efficient and greener transport network for all.”

Note to Editors

  1. The Government announcement can be found 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 175+ 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.