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Drivers will be allowed to watch TV in self-driving cars. New rules of the road are going to be adopted in the UK

In the UK, plans to update the rules of the road. Now people using cars with self-driving systems will be allowed to watch TV on built-in screens.

The new rules say that drivers must be prepared to regain control of their vehicles when required. The first use of autonomous driving technology is likely to occur when driving at low speeds on highways, such as in traffic jams.

The planned changes to the code are expected to take effect over the summer. However, the use of mobile phones while driving will remain illegal. Self-driving cars are currently banned on UK roads, but the first self-driving cars could be ready for use as early as this year, the Department for Transport (DfT) has said.

The updates proposed following public consultation have been described as an interim measure to support early adoption of the technology, with a full regulatory framework scheduled to be in place by 2025.

The source also writes that users of unmanned vehicles will not be held responsible for accidents. Instead, insurance companies, not individuals, will be liable in many cases.

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