Members of the Lords, including the chairman of an automated vehicle test project and the chairman of the Foundation for Science and Technology, discussed the key principles and purpose of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill during second reading, on Tuesday 20 February.
Members discussed a number of subjects covered by the bill including availability of charging infrastructure and regulatory and insurance frameworks for autonomous vehicles.
Committee stage, the first chance to amend the bill and make changes, is yet to be scheduled.
Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill summary
This bill aims to enable UK consumers to benefit from improvements in transport technology by creating:
- a new liability scheme for insurers in relation to automated vehicles
- regulations relating to the installation and operation of charging points for electric vehicles
- a regulatory framework for new technology to be invented, designed, made and used in the UK