Motor Vehicles: ICT:Written question - 268629

Q
Asked by Steve Double
(St Austell and Newquay)
Asked on: 24 June 2019
Department for Transport
Motor Vehicles: ICT
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of automotive-telematic products for road safety and the environment.
A
Answered by: Michael Ellis
Answered on: 01 July 2019

The Department for Transport recognises the potential benefits of telematics and other in-vehicle technologies in promoting fuel-efficient driving behaviours, which could save motorists and businesses money and reduce vehicle emissions. In line with our commitment in Government’s ‘Road to Zero’ strategy, the Department has established a technology taskforce with the motoring and insurance industries to explore the role that new vehicle technologies has to play, and put in place appropriate interventions. The Department is also exploring the potential benefits of this technology in reducing the risk of young driver collisions through the Driver 2020 project.

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