Driverless cars are no longer a dream but watching one in the road might have been one till now because recently, the UK government has allowed Driverless cars to be driven in streets. This marks as a recent development in the field of technology. The UK government has announced that driverless cars will be allowed on public roads from January next year.
It also invited cities to compete to host one of three trials of the tech, which would start at the same time. In addition, ministers ordered a review of the UK’s road regulations to provide appropriate guidelines. The Department for Transport had originally pledged to let self-driving cars be trialed on public roads by the end of 2013.
“Today’s announcement will see driverless cars take to our streets in less than six months, putting us at the forefront of this transformational technology and opening up new opportunities for our economy and society,” told Business Secretary Vince Cable.
Although driverless cars aren’t entirely a new concept as stated earlier as The US States of California, Nevada and Florida have all approved tests of the vehicles. In California alone, Google’s driverless car has done more than 300,000 miles on the open road.
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