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Friday, August 21, 2020

Cars Hands Free Very soon?

This suggests only lane keeping approaches.   Though they see to be seriously on the way. Seems to be less regulatory interference.

Hands-Free Driving Could Be on U.K. Roads by Spring
BBC News
August 19, 2020

The U.K. government suggests hands-free driving could be on the country's roads by spring of 2021, with the Department for Transport (DfT) issuing a call for evidence into automated lane keeping systems (ALKS). The technology controls vehicle movements and can keep cars in lane for prolonged periods, with drivers ready to take over. The DfT said ALKS could be sanctioned to speeds of up to 70 miles per hour, and the government is seeking input from the motoring industry in order to decide how to safely deploy the technology. These experts would determine if ALKS-enabled cars should be designated automated, assigning the technology provider responsibility for safety rather than drivers while the system is engaged. Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders CEO Mike Hawes said automated technologies could prevent 47,000 serious accidents over the next decade.  ... " 

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