Self-driving cars will be on French roads by 2022

Full-scale tests of self-driving vehicles on public roads in France will take place next year, with 20 towns and cities signed up to be among the first with the new technology.

The government-appointed overseer of strategy for autonomous vehicles, Anne-Marie Idrac, a former transport minister and head of the state railway SNCF, briefed The Connexion on technology updates, which will probably affect every driver in the next decade.

She was appointed by President Macron when the government decided that autonomous vehicles will form a key part of its policy to boost industries of the future.

Transport policy, digital security and road safety are closely linked with the development of self-driving vehicles.

“Parliament has voted through the necessary laws to allow (autonomous vehicles) on the roads in real conditions from 2020 to 2022, as soon as the technologies reach high ...

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