Connected and Automated Vehicles
By 2035, it is estimated that 40% of new car sales will have self-driving capability. To realise this ambition the trialling of this technology and the deployment into all types of vehicles in the marketplace has to be completed safely and securely. This will be crucial for consumer confidence and acceptance. Certification and approvals will play a key role in ensuring this.
Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) will be the first commercially available systems designed for passenger vehicles that will enable the driver to safely hand over control to the vehicle.
VCA are actively involved in the development of the provisions for vehicle cybersecurity and cybersecurity management systems.
Trialling of automated vehicle technologies and services on public roads and in public places falls under the Code of Practice for Automated Vehicle Trialling. This is split into automated vehicle trialling and vehicle authorisations and exemptions for more complex CAV trials.