The new National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) report (available here) may sound like a yawn, but actually embraces some good ideas about the evolution of technology and how it will affect our lives. On autonomous vehicles they say:
"Predictions about the pace of mass deployment of fully autonomous vehicles vary, but most in the industry consider it to be inevitable in the longer term. Before that end point is reached, increasingly connected vehicles will be capable of delivering near term capacity, safety, environmental and information/entertainment benefits, as well as helping to pave the way towards full autonomy. In the UK, world leading automotive companies – such as Jaguar Land Rover – are delivering the innovation that will allow for increasingly sophisticated, connected vehicles."
The government has taken notice that Infrastructure will have to develop at the pace of new technology or the two will be incompatible.