Dutch driving tests to include advanced car technology

Wheel of carLearner drivers will soon be able to use advantaged car technology such as adaptive cruise control and safety sensors when taking their driving tests in the Netherlands, the national driving authority CBR said on Tuesday.

Currently, advanced driving assistance systems have to be switched off during a test, but the CBR says this is no longer appropriate because so many cars are now fitted with them.

However, systems which take over driving completely, such as automatic parking, will remain on the banned list, the CBR said. Learner drivers will have the choice of whether or not to use the technology when taking the test.

‘Examiners will continue to judge the ability of people to drive not how they use support systems,’ a spokesman said. Navigation systems have been used in tests for some time.

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