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Driverless cars to hit UK roads next year

Driverless cars to hit UK roads next year | Remembering tomorrow | Scoop.it

Driverless cars are an exciting glimpse of the future, with great potential to improve road safety. It seems the UK has caught on to this, announcing a £10 million (US$17 million) scheme to test driverless cars on public roads from January 2015.


The UK Government is calling on all major cities to join together with businesses and research organizations to put forward a proposal for the country to become a test location for autonomous cars. Trials are expected to last between 18 and 36 months, and the £10 million funding pot will serve as a competition prize for up to three UK cities, with London being confirmed as a hopeful bid.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
Marco Bertolini's insight:

Des voitures sans chauffeur au Royaume Uni dès l'an prochain !


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Eric Chan Wei Chiang's curator insight, August 8, 2014 10:01 PM

Google isn't the only one working on a driverless car. However, they would be the most ambitious and perhaps the only company which could imagine digitizing all the surface streets of the United States as a key part of the solution of self-driving cars. Read more about it here: http://sco.lt/5XGlH7

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