The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on connected and automated mobility (CAM) ‘celebrated’ the technology at its third meeting last Friday by highlighting success stories and hearing from keynote speaker Lord Grimstone.
The event featured experts involved in CAM trial projects and coincided with the closing of the government’s call for evidence on the tech’s future in the country.
“The UK is leading the way in connected and autonomous mobility, promoting greener, safer, and more reliable transport that will help us achieve net zero,” said Minister for Investment, Lord Grimstone. “It is vital that government and industry work together to enhance our reputation as a tech leader, boost investment, and create high-skilled jobs of the future.”
The APPG, which is keen to collaborate with the government, was formed with the backing of insurer AXA UK and law firm Burges Salmon.
Chair Ben Everitt MP commented: “The CAM APPG was delighted to host Lord Grimstone as a keynote speaker, to mark the closure of the government’s call for evidence on the future of connected and automated mobility in the UK.
“Now is exactly the right time for Government to be supporting new transport innovations and collaborating with industry to make CAM technology a realisation, and the APPG looks forward to continuing engagement with his department as strategic policy on CAM develops.”