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Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) call for evidence on the UK Testing Ecosystem

Last year, the Council for Science and Technology wrote to the Prime Minister about the importance of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle technologies; a "real-world lab" for testing was its top recommendation.

This call for evidence seeks to build the evidence base to determine how the UK might integrate and strengthen the national testing offer and whether there is a case for a new flagship test bed to provide a focus for this activity. It will also inform development of powerful and tangible investment signals to global corporates of the UK's leadership ambition and position.

The UK has an opportunity to assert a global leadership position in the demonstration and deployment of CAV techs, capitalising on our competitive advantage of being able to test anywhere in the UK today (as set out in the Code of Practice), and building on the strength in depth of our world-leading centres of excellence and wider business environment. 

The call for evidence closes at midnight on 31 July 2016. To find out more and to make a submission visit https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/driverless-vehicle-testing-facilities-call-for-evidence

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