Mobility: The distant future

The future of the car industry has never been under as much pressure from so many different directions as it is right now, with authorities, the consumer and the environment all likely to have an impact.

The lawmakers might be behind autonomous driving in the UK, but they will always be on the back foot, though, says Matthew Avery, Thatcham’s director of insurance research. “One of the problems we have got is the manufacturers are anxious to sell this tech, so manufacturers like Tesla are selling a car that is beyond the spirit of the regulation,” he says.

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