Logistics UK comments on funding for self-driving services
Tuesday 24 May 2022
Following government’s announcement made today (23 May 2022) regarding funding for self-driving services, Michelle Gardner, Acting Deputy Director – Public Policy at Logistics UK, comments:
“The £40 million government competition will help accelerate emerging technologies and with possible self-driving vehicles including those that move containers at shipping ports, as well as delivery vehicles, this is a welcome step forward. Logistics UK is also pleased by the £1.5 million funding for feasibility studies; safety and sustainability must remain a core focus alongside consideration to vital economic and business benefits.”
Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.