UK to become a world leader in autonomous vehicle development

The RDM Group has welcomed the Government's new commitment to driverless vehicles. The advanced engineering company is helping to bring the 'LUTZ Pathfinder' and 'UK Autodrive' projects to reality.

David Keene, chief executive of RDM Group, believes the £20m dedicated fund and 'Code of Practice' published by the Department for Transport will give the UK the opportunity to lead the world in the successful roll-out of intelligent mobility and autonomous vehicles.

"This latest announcement proves that, as a country, we are serious about doing more than just talking about this new technology," Keene said. "We welcome the clear direction that will come from a 'Code of Practice' and a new policy unit that will be committed to understanding the technology and removing potential obstacles in its development."

Keene continued: "We also need to make sure that autonomous vehicle development involves the entire UK supply chain and small manufacturing specialists and technology companies like RDM Group.

"There is so much design and technical innovation present in the UK that can accelerate this journey and, if we get this right, the benefits for industry and the economy as a whole are huge."