The Queen announces new push for self-driving cars in the UK

In her annual address to the House of Lords in London, the Queen has announced a new push for technology in the country, specifically around self-driving cars.

Each year, the Queen gives an address to the United Kingdom’s House of Lords in London, in which she outlines what government will focus on over the next twelve months. In her latest address, the Queen has used her speech to focus on the introduction and adoption of technology such as self-driving cars and drones.
During her speech, the Queen stated that “œMy ministers will ensure the United Kingdom is at the forefront of technology for new forms of transport, including autonomous and electric vehicles.“
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Specifically, it is anticipated that she was referring to a rumoured Modern Transport bill, which would see the United Kingdom adopt new legislation around the use of self-driving cars and drones.
Further, in perhaps less exciting news, the bill would also introduce a digital overhaul to public transport, which would see the use of online timetabling for commuters to plan their journeys.
The Queen further turned her attention to internet access and penetration within the country, specifically mentioning that “œmeasures will be brought forward to create the right for every household to access high-speed broadband“ with the goal of making “œthe United Kingdom a world leader in the digital economy.“
While these notions are drawn up by senior policy makers instead of the head of the Royal Family herself, it remains an inspiring push towards modernising the country.
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