[SystemSafety] Review of the legislative and regulatory framework for testing driverless cars

From: Martin Lloyd < >
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:30:56 +0100

Dear Colleagues

The UK IET (Institute of Engineering Technology) is inviting contributions to a submission on this matter, as shown below. It is very disappointing that I only received this notice yesterday. However, despite the lack of time perhaps individual members of this list could make a response. I am particularly exercised by the software implications of driverless cars and the standards that should be applied to them.

*_Review of the legislative and regulatory framework for testing driverless cars

In the Autumn Statement 2013, the Government announced its plan to review the legislative and regulatory framework for developing and testing driverless cars in the UK, reporting by the end of 2014.

The Department for Transport is interested in comments on any regulatory or other issues that may need to be addressed in considering the testing of cars with advanced autonomous safety systems on public roads, and the areas where new regulation may be necessary in order to maintain road safety and provide the appropriate safeguards in the introduction of this novel technology.

The DfT are interested in hearing views on the below questions;

The Institution of Engineering and Technology Trustees propose submitting a response to this consultation <http://email.ietinfo.org/c/13LOxnHzRgD0p5dfrbwKjtnu> and invite comments from Members who have expertise in this area and have studied the consultation documents. In its capacity as a professional body the IET will confine itself to only addressing those questions that are within its area(s) of competence.

Members contributing are asked to state their relevant experience.All inputs will be treated confidentially in the production of a corporate view and individual contributors will not be named. “Member” should be interpreted as IET Technician Members, Members and Fellows.

For more information and a summary of the questions, please refer to the consultation document

The deadline for response to this consultation is the *_01 September 2014_*. Please send your responses to Sahar Danesh <mailto:sdanesh_at_xxxxxx

Full details located here

For more information and other submissions, please visit our website <http://email.ietinfo.org/c/13LOy7MX5BVXPRBSxA0CIr7i>.

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Kind regards

Martin Lloyd

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