Google's driverless cars headed for UK

8 February 2016

google-self-driving-car The gaffers of the UK transport scene are having "active discussions" with Google about bringing and trialling their driverless cars to these shores. Seeing as thorough trials of the cars haven't been done much outside of America, it is thought that they'll soon be getting the once over in London.

Deputy mayor for transport Isabel Dedring said: "It's going to have to work in big cities so why don't we start trialling it now? We met them a few weeks ago to see whether they would do trials here."

"It is still very early days but we would be keen for trials to happen in London whenever Google are ready to move them into other countries."

The prototype cars are pretty distinctive, as you can see from the image above, and they use lasers, radars, cameras and all manner of things to make their way around the roads. They're electric too, which of course, is a hot topic in the world of motoring.

The Government said last week that they're going to be investing £20m in a host of driverless car projects, and obviously, seeing as they're big pals with Google (as anyone with an interest in big companies paying tax will know), it is likely that the tech behemoth will be sending some of their cars to Britain.

Dedring continued: "One of the interesting benefits of driverless vehicles is we can construct a much smaller tunnel because you don't have to have the same safety requirements."

So while that's all happening, no-win no-fee lawyers will be prepping their files for when someone gets knocked down by one of these vehicles. Kerching!

TOPICS:   Technology   Motoring

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