Britain is to ban all new petrol and diesel cars / vans from 2040 due to fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxide pose a major risk to public health and indeed could be responsible for 40,000 premature deaths a year.
There are plans by the Driven Group to test driverless cars on UK roads and motorways in 2019. Previous tests of driverless vehicles in the UK have mainly taken place at slow speeds and not on public roads
Road tax (Vehicle Excise Duty (VED)) – is set for some changes next year. They were announced in the 2015 budget, and although they'll only affect cars newly registered with the DVLA from 1 April 2017, all drivers should understand them.