According to a motor commerce report, greater than 95% of the vehicles on the street in the UK might be related vehicles by 2025.
Scotland is “open for business” to develop driverless vehicles, says cupboard secretary Michael Matheson.
The minister needs the nation to spearhead the testing and growth of self-driving expertise.
Transport Scotland’s new “Roadmap For Scotland” units out plans to place Scottish enterprise at the forefront of innovation.
One of its first initiatives is a fleet of autonomous buses working from Fife and Edinburgh, by way of the Forth Road Bridge.
A consortium of companions from authorities, businesses, and academia are collaborating in the design, growth, and operation of the full-sized fleet.
The plan is designed to maintain Scotland at the forefront of developments in the related and autonomous automobile (Cav) business.
The Cav Roadmap units out the long run imaginative and prescient for how Scotland can profit from and contribute to the sector.
According to a current report by The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), greater than 95% of the vehicles on the street in the UK might be related vehicles by 2025.
2020 will bring a major milestone when Project Cav Forth will trial the first autonomous full-sized bus fleet in passenger service after receiving £4.35m part-funding from the UK government.
Cav Scotland, a Transport Scotland conference and event, will bring together global experts to assess the latest developments and discuss future trials and research.
Transport Scotland will also work closely with the Department for Transport, other road authorities and European counterparts to determine regulations for adoption of Cav technologies on the Scottish road network.
Transport Scotland has already completed a trial of roadside beacons, capable of transmitting messages into an app displayed on a smartphone mounted in the vehicle. The successful trial involved sending directional static journey time information when passing the point on the network where the equipment was installed.