Speaking at the FLOURISH Media and Showcase event in Bristol, MP Jesse Norman gave his opinion on connected automated vehicles.
MP and minister of State at the DfT, Mr Norman spoke at the FLOURISH event about the importance of accessibility in transport innovation as well as the need for government transport planning.
Mr Norman said that a challenge CAVs face is that they are yet to trusted enough to be widely used on our streets. ‘We must work towards a new set of driving norms that will allow for a general acceptance of CAVs on our roads,’ said Mr Norman.
Working to ensure that those who are mobility impaired can have access to transport both private and public, is extremely important said Mr Norman. ‘We want to work to make sure that transport for the future is accessible for all,’ said the MP.
‘The aspiration to set new standards is there,’ Mr Norman said when asked about whether or not the government would be setting new regulations for automated vehicles. ‘The government will be working on leading new regulations that will allow CAVs to be properly tested and then hopefully integrated onto roads.’