Driverless Cars Officially Tested For The First Time On UK Roads

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Driverless cars have officially been launched on the roads of the United Kingdom for testing purposes. The cars are being tested in four cities in the UK.

The government of UK is looking to change the country's highway codes to become the world leader in driverless car technology.

A code of practice will also be published later this year which will allow the testing of driverless cars to go ahead.

These trials are backed up by funds worth 19 million pounds from the government, according to Vince Cable, the Business secretary.

Driverless Lutz Pathfinder 'pods' were seen testing in Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, South-East England, and Coventry, Central England, on public roads while a Gateway scheme is testing out its autonomous shuttle vehicles in Greenwich.

The pods will drive themselves on pavements and pedestrian areas. These driverless cars can be hailed through smartphone apps. If they prove to be successful, 40 such vehicles will be launched.

Bristol will host the Venturer consortium, which will test and see if driverless car technology will be able to reduce traffic congestion on public roads.

Driverless cars, which looked like something of the far future, is eventually here and looking at the pace it's going in, it could only be a matter of time when Formula One races will be held with drivers sitting in their cars and watching the race than driving!

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Story first published: Thursday, February 12, 2015, 9:46 [IST]
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