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UK Government Rides Shotgun with Proposed Takeover Tech

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Aug. 18, 2020—The UK government has announced a new consultation into Automated Lane Keeping System technology that would allow the government to gain control over a vehicle's capabilities. 

According to Wales Online, the technology can control the car's movements for extended periods of time without the driver's control, though they should always be alert and ready to regain control at any moment. As of now, it appears the government is attempting to start conversations by consulting many people across the industry and asking the public for their input. 

Rachel Maclean, transport minister, said, “Automated technology could make driving safer, smoother and easier for motorists and the UK should be the first country to see these benefits, attracting manufacturers to develop and test new technologies."

It is possible to see this technology as soon as next spring. 

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