All-Party Parliamentary Group on Connected and Automated Mobility
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) is a cross-party group of MPs and Peers that provides a forum for parliamentarians, industry and academia to discuss how to promote and support self-driving technologies safe and effective deployment across the UK.
The CAM APPG has been established with support from AXA UK and Burges Salmon to ensure that the UK continues the pioneering work of industry and Government in researching and developing connected and automated mobility.
The Group will bring together industry, academia, tech experts and policymakers to identify and promote the next steps towards ensuring the UK is a world leader in CAM and securing the safe deployment of the technology on UK roads. Key areas of focus for the APPG will include investment, regulation, consumer education, data and cyber security.
Ben Everitt MP
Ben Everitt is the elected Member of Parliament for Milton Keynes North, an area of the UK synonymous with the trialling and development of new transport innovations from Connected and Automated Mobility to e-scooters. Since his election in 2019, Ben has been a strong advocate for the UK fulfilling its potential as a hub for technological innovation, in particular to develop a thriving, world-leading CAM sector.
Rt Hon Robert Goodwill MP
Robert Goodwill has been the elected MP for Scarborough and Whitby since 2005. During his time in Parliament, Robert has been strongly involved in the transport sector, first as a Member of the Transport Select Committee and then as a Minister at the Department for Transport.
AXA has been involved in the automated vehicles space since 2014, recognising the positive societal impact this new technology could have by creating safer, cleaner, efficient and more accessible roads. Since then, AXA has been partners of five UK government-funded CAM projects: VENTURER, FLOURISH, UK Autodrive, Capri and Robopilot where we provide advice and expertise on road safety, insurance provision, regulation and data. AXA is also proud to have worked with Government to shape the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018, which ensures a smooth transition for consumers with the creation of a single insurance model.
Burges Salmon is an independent UK law firm with offices in Bristol, Edinburgh and London. Burges Salmon’s transport technology lawyers have unrivalled expertise in the transport sector across all modes. The firm combine that expertise with cutting-edge legal and regulatory experience and thought leadership through their Transport Technology and Intelligent Mobility practice. Burges Salmon’s work includes feasibility, research and development and commercialisation projects and working with innovative mobility solutions providers. On CAM, Burges Salmon lead on critical analysis and thinking on legal and regulatory reform, grounded in actual testing experience through involvement in five government-funded connected and autonomous vehicles projects: VENTURER, FLOURISH, Capri, Robopilot and MultiCAV. The firm’s forward-thinking approach to law as an enabler to the development and deployment of CAM technologies sets them apart in the legal market. Burges Salmon is committed to contributing to the development of the legal framework which support the successful adoption of CAM technologies and ultimately, the UK’s position as a world-leader in the CAM sector.
News and blogs
Ben Everitt, the MP for Milton Keynes North and chair of APPG on Connected and Automated Mobility, has hosted a Westminster Hall debate on the potential merits of driverless cars on UK roads. Milton Keynes has become a hotbed for new technology with e-scooter trials, self-driving car trials and delivery robots all becoming regular sights for local … Continue reading Ben Everitt MP Hosts Westminster Hall Debate On The Potential Merits Of Driverless Cars
On 28 April, the Department for Transport announced that Motorists could see self-driving vehicles on British roads for the first time later this year. Following a call for evidence last year, the Government has now set out how vehicles fitted with Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) technology could be legally defined as self-driving, as long … Continue reading Comment from APPG Chair: Government paves the way for self-driving vehicles on UK roads
Driving the debate: AXA UK and Burges Salmon host the second meeting of the Connected and Automated Mobility APPG on Self-driving technologies: How safe is safe enough?
Self-driving vehicles have long been considered as an opportunity to reduce the biggest contributing factor to road collisions, human error. Numerous research projects have found human error contributes to between 85% and 95% of current road collisions, and so many take the view that fully autonomous technology will result in a significant reduction in injuries … Continue reading Driving the debate: AXA UK and Burges Salmon host the second meeting of the Connected and Automated Mobility APPG on Self-driving technologies: How safe is safe enough?
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Cicero/AMO provide the Secretariat to the Group on behalf of AXA UK and Burges Salmon. To be added to the APPG’s subscription list and to receive invites for meetings please enquire at email@example.com