Driverless cars investigations start tomorrow

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee will continue its inquiry investigating driverless vehicles tomorrow, 8 November.

The Committee will hear evidence from European Officials and industry experts, including representatives from three driverless car trials in Greenwich, Bristol and Milton Keynes. It will hear what progress has been made and what issue they have highlighted relating to the deployment and regulation of driverless cars as well as social and behavioural issues.

The Committee will also examine the extent to which the UK will have to align itself with future international regulation for self-driving vehicles in areas such as cyber-security and data handling and will assess what progress has been made in European and global regulation of autonomous vehicles.

The sessions, which take place in Committee room 4A, are open to the public, or can be followed live on the internet at

From 10.40am, the Committee will hear from Ms Claire Depré, head of sustainable & intelligent transport unit, DG Transport and Mobility; Dr Hermann Meyer, CEO, ERTICO –EUROPE; and Mike Hawes, chief executive, Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders.

From 11.40am, the Committee will hear from Professor Nick Reed, Greenwich Automated Transport Environment; John McCarthy, Bristol Driverless Cars Project; and Brian Matthews, head of transport innovation, Milton Keynes Council.