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Case presented for self-driving regulation

A group set up to look into the coordination of self-driving car technology across Europe has backed plans for a legislative framework.

The call was made by the Platform for the Deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems in the European Union (C-ITS Platform), in a report on 21 January. The group was established in 2014 to help the Commission, national authorities and industry agree on how to deploy Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS), which would allow cars to communicate with each other and external infrastructure.

It is vital, the report says, for the Commission to launch the C-ITS in the EU with a clear timetable, goals, objectives and actions. “A unique legal and technical framework is essential and coordinated efforts to ensure quick uptake of C-ITS are requested,” the report says.

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