HC Deb 25 February 1991 vol 186 cc380-1W
Ms. Ruddock

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has made an evaluation of the Autoguide pilot project in London; and if he will make a statement;

(2) what information he has in relation to any decrease in congestion and increased traffic speeds in London attributable to Autoguide;

(3) if he has issued a licence for an Autoguide pilot scheme for any areas of the country, excluding London;

(4) if he will list the roads covered by the Autoguide pilot project in London.

Mr. Chope

Negotiations with GEC Ltd. on the terms of a licence to install and operate an Autoguide system in London are continuing. Agreement has yet to be reached on the proposed pilot scheme and so it is not possible to say which roads would be included. Estimates made by the Transport and Road Research Laboratory suggest that drivers equipped with the Autoguide system could reduce their mileage by about 6 per cent. and their journey times by some 10 per cent. No applications have yet been received or invited for Autoguide licences in areas outside London.

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