The European Commission’s transport head has told a summit in London that it will draw up rules to govern self-driving cars.
Violeta Bulc spoke at the Financial Times Future of the Car Summit that a new suite of announcements aims “to make Europe a world leader for autonomous mobility systems”.
The FT says the measures will include €450m of investment into road and telecoms networks needed to support driverless cars, and a new collaboration between the EU, member countries and industry to draw up rules applying to the vehicles.
The report adds that the EU will also create a team of ethical experts to devise answers to some of the questions facing autonomous vehicle programmers, such as how cars should behave in an accident. The two-day FT conference also features speeches from UK business secretary Greg Clark, BMW executive Ian Robertson and, on Wednesday, Volvo Cars chief executive Hakan Samuelsson.