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Autonomous vehicles

What are the roadblocks?

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Autonomous vehicles

When will driverless cars be on our roads?

Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) are no longer part of an imagined future; they are being tested on roads today. 

Emerging technologies are already enabling drivers to ‘hand over’ control to their cars.

But, predicting an accurate timeline for when we our cars will drive us around, is a real challenge. 

So, we need to look beyond technology to understand what else needs to be in place before we can expect CAVs on our roads.

From government, to policy, to communications networks and policing, our report shows what really needs to happen before CAVs become reality. 

What needs to be in place?

PA developed a unique framework to measure how ready we really are across key areas, such as regulation, enforcement, connectivity and insurance, as well as technology.

We also measured public acceptance of CAVs, which reveals interesting perspectives on the desirability of being 'picked up' by your car, and how this can be addressed. 

What do we need

Who will get there first?

The race is on to get autonomous vehicles on our roads, and governments are wrestling with the right policy, process and PR to get ahead. 

Our in-depth studies across the UK and the Nordics help work out which country might get there first. 

The results reveal a series of gritty comparisons and parallels between CAV maturity in both regions, and explores the reasons why these might exist. 

Each report cuts through the hype to reveal realistic and practical timelines, and what is really required to make driverless cars a reality. 

UK: What are the roadblocks?

The UK report reveals the gaps in progress across critical areas, such as regulation, public acceptance and insurance.

Demystifying this new mode of transport, the report analyses what the gaps mean, and recommends how to overcome the roadblocks to get CAVs operating on our roads.

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Nordics: How long is the road ahead?

We humans don’t (yet) have the capacity to understand what a driverless world will mean. And what is required to get us there.  

Whilst optimism rules, the Nordics report reveals the big challenges in technology, insurance and infrastructure that need to be overcome, before CAVs will be in operation in the region.

Download the Nordics report >

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