Self-driving delivery vans heading for UK roads as government launches £40m initiative


Self-driving vans, buses and shuttles could soon hit the UK’s roads following the launch today (23 May) of a £40m funding competition. The move aims to kick-start commercial self-driving services, including delivery vehicles. The ‘Commercialising Connected and Automated Mobility’ competition will provide grants to help roll out commercial use self-driving vehicles across the UK from 2025. Announced by Lord Grimstone, Minister for Investment, the initiative aims to accelerate a new market for self-driving technology, which the government estimates could be […]