TRL has developed a roadmap to help make remote operation of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) possible by 2035.

The aim is to provide a pathway to allow the removal of the Safety Driver and Test Assistant roles from an automated vehicle (AV) for remotely operated on-highway operations in the UK. The roadmap gives details of the actions required to achieve this and has been created for use by organisations in the industry, or for research purposes.

“It is vital that we continue the significant progression the industry has made in moving CAVs forward towards level four and full automation,” said Camilla Fowler, Head of Automated Transport at TRL.

“As part of the UK’s future new mobility requirements, CAVs will be an integral part of the mix. Therefore, we need to do all we can to enable their full potential. This roadmap provides the areas that require work in order to achieve the desired endgame.”