Gov. Want Driverless Cars In Use By 2021

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Chancellor has indicated that it is the Government’s objective to have “fully driverless cars” without a safety attendant on board in use by 2021, Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and Fellow at McAfee commented below.

Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and Fellow at McAfee:

raj_samani“With its strong manufacturing heritage, it’s unsurprising that the government has high hopes for the UK to be a global leader in driverless car technology and to “lead the next industrial revolution”. The anticipated regulation changes on Wednesday, that will allow developers to test driverless cars on the road, will be a key step forward in accelerating towards this goal.

However, with security of these vehicles paramount to the safety of drivers and those in the vicinity, it is essential that the security of the car’s network is a key priority for all car manufacturers. The government’s recently launched cybersecurity guidelines will undoubtedly play an important role in ensuring that UK car manufacturers make that happen.”