Automotive Council summit heralded

Thursday, 03 May 2012

The likes of IT personnel and car makers are set to talk about the issue of road congestion at an Automotive Council summit.

Heralding the event, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) said that the amount of use on roads from the likes of car insurance holders is predicted to see a 25 to 30 per cent hike by the time we get to the year 2030, according to Government data. 

Issues such as safety and pollution will also apparently be prioritised for discussion at the event.

Professor Richard Parry-Jones of the Automotive Council, said that it would help the car industry generate more UK investment in terms of research and design.

In an intriguing tit bit for technology enthusiasts, the co-chair said: "Designing cars that intelligently navigate their way through traffic is the kind of challenge that calls on the country’s combined auto heritage and budding technological expertise."

Making sure roads can handle more vehicles at the same time as cutting down on levels of congestion would require increased intelligence when it came to how the country's roads and the cars on them are managed said Liberal Democrat MP Vince Cable.

Posted by Noel Martin. 

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