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PACTS Confirms Delphi as Technological Partner

PACTS Confirms Delphi as Technological Partner

20 October 2014 PACTS holds Driverless Vehicles conference on October 22 at Thatcham, UK PACTS, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety, will run the conference, Driverless Vehicles: from technology to policy, on 22 October, hosted at Thatcham Research, the motor insurers’ safety body, to discuss the policy implications of active safety systems in cars and commercial vehicles. The event will describe the technology introduction roadmap from the latest driver assistance systems through […]

Ministerial Statements: 13th- 17th October

Ministerial Statements: 13th- 17th October

14th October Written Statement Rail Passengers’ Rights and Obligations Regulation The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Claire Perry): I am today announcing a consultation to consider the future of exemptions from the EC Regulation 1371/2007 on Rail Passengers’ Rights and Obligations Regulations. The regulation sets out a number of obligations which the rail sector must comply with in full by 2024, including on transferability of tickets, assistance for disabled […]

House of Commons Cycling Debate: 16th October

House of Commons Cycling Debate: 16th October

Cycling [Relevant Document: Third Report from the Transport Select Committee, Session 2014-15, Cycling Safety, HC 286] Madam Deputy Speaker (Dame Dawn Primarolo): Before I call Ian Austin to move the motion, let me clarify that there will be an eight-minute time limit on Back-Bench contributions to this debate, which is heavily subscribed. I ask Mr Austin to take no longer than 15 minutes. I will prompt him, but I am […]

House of Lords: Autonomous Vehicles Debate

House of Lords: Autonomous Vehicles Debate

Question for Short Debate 6.10 pm Asked by Lord Borwick To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the prospects for developing and manufacturing autonomous vehicles as part of the United Kingdom’s car industry. Lord Borwick (Con): My Lords, I welcome the Minister to the Dispatch Box and look forward to discussing this important topic with him. As a pillar of the insurance industry, he knows about risk, […]

Response to PACTS’ FOI request on GDL research

Response to PACTS’ FOI request on GDL research

In September PACTS  submitted a request, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, to the Department for Transport on graduated driver licensing: “What research, if any, the DfT has undertaken into possible effects of a graduated driving licensing scheme for young drivers on access to employment, education, training or leisure for young people?” The Department has responded (15th October 2104) and is available here along with the supporting information provided. The response lists research by […]