United Nations – Economic Commission for Europe
Inland Transport Committee
World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations
Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles
UN-ECE works to promote sustainable transport which is safe, clean, and competitive, through the development of freight and personal mobility by inland transport modes, by improving traffic safety, environmental performance, energy efficiency, inland transport security, and efficient service provision in the transport sector.
Next meeting on Autonomous vehicle regulations on all EU roads
Germany’s New Autonomous driving laws may be copied for the whole EU.
UK & Northern Ireland
The UK Department for Transport said Autonomous Vehicles will be allowed on UK roads this year.
Northern Ireland has been kept informed of the changes and the DOT will continue to engage with them on the use of autonomous vehicles on NI roads.
The Irish Government
Has just carried out its first public consultation on Autonomous and Connected Mobility Vehicles in Ireland.
Submissions to the CAM public consultation from various interested Irish parties.
Autonomous vehicles (RoboTaxi’s) in Dublin
Google’s Air pollution and Street View I-pace electric car is currently mapping Dublin’s streets for future Waymo Robotaxi deployment when the new UN-ECE regulations come into force in the EU.
It is expected the new regulations will allow RoboTaxi’s to use the existing bus lanes at speeds up to 60kph.
Autonomous Electric Road & Air Vehicle Association of Ireland
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Submission to the Irish Government public consultation