The Department for Transport is currently conducting the 'Future of transport regulatory review'. Announced in the 'Future of mobility: urban strategy', the review is focusing on the legal and regulatory framework governing micromobility, flexible bus services and Mobility as a Service. The review complements existing regulatory programmes on areas like self-driving vehicles and zero emission vehicles.
UTG commissioned Steer to produce 'Towards an appropriate legal and regulatory framework for smart futures' to help inform our responses to proposals for change. The report and our responses to the regulatory review so far can be found in the related documents below.
You can also find below our responses to previous consultations surrounding the legal and regulatory framework for smart mobility, including on e-scooters and autonomous vehicles.
Commissioned from consultants Steer, this report seeks to provide an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses the current UK legal and regulatory framework for smart transport futures in relation to the key challenges that UK transport authorities face. It also explores the potential for anticipatory regulation, principles that could underpin any changes to the framework and recommendations for priority areas in need of reform.