Governments positioning to reap the economic benefits

The UK is investing hundreds of millions of £ in positioning the country in the autonomous vehicle technology sector. A recent study concluded that “developing the next generation of autonomous vehicles could land the UK with as many as 320,000 jobs and deliver £51bn of economic benefits”.

Japan’s National Policy Agency announced plans to draw up guidelines for public road tests of self-driving vehicles.

Driverless cars have begun being tested in the state of Virginia. They will begin testing in Australia next month.

The government of France will be modifying its legislation to permit autonomous vehicles to circulate on its roads and highways.

And of course, the Government of Ontario has announced that self-driving vehicles will be tested in the Province beginning in 2016.

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