ITS-UK recommends a ‘Digital Highway Code’ for CAVs

Expert members of the UK’s Intelligent Transport Society (ITS-UK), are calling for a ‘Digital Highway Code’ to be written to define the legal basis for implementation of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) on the country’s road network.

The organization has responded to a Law Commission consultation about legal matters surrounding CAVs and says the Digital Highways Code is needed. This would to define the expected behavior of any vehicle, be it CAV or an existing one, the specific behavior of a CAV, and the behavior of other vehicles and road users around CAVs.