Beep Beep! UK lays out plans to embrace driverless cars

Beep Beep! UK lays out plans to embrace driverless cars

Driverless_pods2The government has said that it wants the UK to be a hotbed of research into driverless cars, and has announced a prize fund of up to £10 million for a town or city to join Milton Keynes in becoming a test center for the new unmanned automotive technology.

The National Infrastructure Plan, published yesterday, said that a legislative  and regulatory review will take place in 2014 to ensure that there are adequate and appropriate provisions for driverless vehicles to operate on public roads or pathways.

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According to the BBC, by mid-2017 there could be up to 100 driverless pods cruising along the paths of the UK, avoiding pedestrians by using special sensors.

➤ UK government paves way for driverless cars [BBC]

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