AA President: ‘It’s too soon for self-driving cars on UK streets’

That’s the suggestion from AA President Edmund King, who spoke to ELN about the pros and cons of the new technology

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Yesterday, the government announced that self-driving vehicles could be on the UK’s streets by the end of this year.

However, the AA says it’s too much too soon.

ELN spoke to AA President Edmund King about the benefits and downsides of the new technology – he said: “I think our concern with this Automated Lane-Keeping System – it appears to be a little rushed-in.

“We still think there are some questions. For example, what happens if there is a crash in front of the car? How does the car detect that collision? How will drivers be informed how to use the technology?”

He added: “This is a very important point because many people today buy sophisticated, top-of-the-range cars and they never look at the handbook, are never really instructed on many things like cruise control, speed adaptation etc.”