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Transport secretary Humza Yousaf says new Scots road projects will include capacity for driverless cars

John Boothman

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Self-driving vehicles carrying passengers and freight could soon become a feature on Scottish roads, the transport secretary has signalled. Humza Yousaf said the next phase of road upgrading in Scotland should include the capacity to cope with the introduction of autonomous vehicles. The minister also wants to look at the potential for autonomous highways to transport volumes of freight across the country.

Capacity for driverless vehicles will be built into upcoming road projects. These include the conversion of the A96 from Inverness to Aberdeen to a dual carriageway, the creation of a Maybole and Dalry bypass, and upgrading work around Edinburgh’s Sheriffhall roundabout. Work is set to begin in the next few years.

It could include dedicated lanes as well as digital connectivity to ensure…

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