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The government previously said it hoped to legalise hands-free driving by spring 2021.

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Wednesday, 28 April 2021

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  • Self-driving cars could get green light for use on UK motorways this yearAutomated lane-keeping systems likely to be allowed only when traffic is moving slowlyMotorists could legally allow their cars to “self-drive” on British motorways later this year but only slowly, the government has announced.Drivers could soon be allowed to read a newspaper or watch a film via the car's built-in screen in periods of slow-moving traffic, using automated lane-keeping system (Alks) technology that makes the car stay in lane and a safe distance from other vehicles.

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