The UK Government believes that connected and automous vehicles (CAVs) have the potential to profoundly change the way we travel, create new and revolutionary business models, and make road transport safer, smoother and more accessible to those with mobility issues. To this end, the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), a joint BEIS-DfT policy team, was established in 2015 to secure the UK’s position at the forefront of this change for the safe development, production and use of this technology.
What we do?
By working closely with industry, academia and regulators, CCAV lead on policy to ensure the UK is a premier development location for CAV technology by encouraging a vibrant, world-leading industry while ensuring the UK domestic regulatory framework encourages innovation, deployment and CAV deployment.
We have published a world leading Code of Practice for self-driving cars, introduced the Automated and Electric Vehicles (AEV) Bill to Parliament and began a far-reaching review of the UK’s regulatory framework examining these technologies with the Law Commission.
We have committed to invest over £250 million in public funding, matched by industry, into R&D and developing testbed infrastructure to accelerate the development of these technologies and anchor them in the UK.
Our Aims and Objectives
CCAV aims to ensure that:
- The UK has a vibrant, world-leading connected and autonomous vehicles industry
- The UK remains one of the best places in the world for the development and deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles
- Research on connected and autonomous vehicles is effective, targeted and delivers value for the UK
- Connected and autonomous vehicles are safe and secure by design, and handle data appropriately
Visit the government pavillion in Hall 3 to find out more about our programme to secure the UK as the best place for testing, development and deployment of CAV technologies.