UK leading the way in driverless car technology

The Government has awarded £19m of funding across four driverless vehicle projects – one in Greenwich, one in Bristol, one in Coventry and one in Oxford.

The review was carried out over the course of six months and looked at the best approach to trialling automated cars where a human is present to take control if necessary.

Transport Minister Claire Perry said: “Driverless cars are the future. I want Britain to be at the forefront of this exciting new development, to embrace a technology that could transform our roads and open up a brand new route for global investment.

“These are still early days but today is an important step. The trials present a fantastic opportunity for this country to take a lead internationally in the development of this new technology.”

The first driverless vehicles are set to appear on the road in the Summer.

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