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THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT IN THE WORLD RACE TO AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

14 May 2018

THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT IN THE WORLD RACE TO AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

On May 14th, the French Government presented its action plan for the development of autonomous vehicles and accelerate their deployment next year in France. During this presentation, Anne-Marie Idrac, former Minister and High Representative for the strategy to the development of the autonomous vehicle, presented the main strategic orientations for public action regarding autonomous vehicle.

 

All the French government mobilized

Appointed last November by Prime Minister Edouard Phillipe, Anne-Marie Idrac in charge of bringing this action plan for positionning  autonomous vehicle among the four major industrial projects. This action plan aims to “place France at the forefront of experimentation and industrialization of the autonomous vehicle“, as indicated last March Emmanuel Macron.

 

The main points of the report

The Executive insists on 3 major axes for the development of autonomous vehicles:

1 / Multiply experimentation,

2 / Supporting Research & Development

3 / Control the societal and ethical issues related to this innovation.

 

This report determines the deployment timetable of autonomous vehicles on French roads by supporting experiments on the territory, reflection and definition of a legal framework, R & D and marketing. A series of measures allowing the experimentation of autonomous vehicle everywhere in France, on open road, in order to support the French automobile ecosystem.

Check the action plan