Automated vehicle (AV)

This term is part of the following categories: Technology and Vehicle system.

 

Version: 3.0, Release date: October 2020

Definition: Vehicle designed or adapted to be capable, in at least some circumstances or situations, of safely driving itself and may lawfully be used when driving itself, in at least some circumstances or situations, on roads or other public places in Great Britain.

[SOURCE: Automated and Electric Vehicles Act, 2018]

 

Previous versions:

Version: 2.0, Release date: June 2020

Definition: Vehicle designed or adapted to be capable, in at least some circumstances or situations, of safely driving itself and may lawfully be used when driving itself, in at least some circumstances or situations, on roads or other public places in Great Britain.

[SOURCE: Automated and Electric Vehicles Act, 2018]

 

 

Version: 1.0, Release date: January 2020

Definition: Vehicle equipped with an automated driving system capable of sustained automation of the dynamic driving task.

NOTE: The Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 describes an automated vehicle as being “designed or adapted to be capable, in at least some circumstances or situations, of safely driving themselves” and “may lawfully be used when driving themselves, in at least some circumstances or situations, on roads or other public places in Great Britain.”