Driverless cars to be on UK roads by the end of 2013

Plans have been unveiled by the UK department of transport to allow fully autonomous cars to be tested on public roads in the UK by the end of the year. The vehicles will be required to have a safety driver for now but with camera’s and computers with accuracies beyond that of a human it is likely they will more for the public’s piece of mind than for safety.


Google have been leading the way and have covered more than 300,000 miles in the US in their converted Prius vehicles. Similar tests in the UK will be undertaken by Oxford University initially on quiet country roads.

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