Driverless car technology
A major review has confirmed the UK is uniquely positioned to develop driverless car technology.
Up to now, the scope for testing driverless cars has been limited, but industry has been given the green light for testing on public roads.
The UK’s regulatory environment now sets it apart as a premium location for developing new technology, with tremendous potential for reducing accidents and making traffic flow more smoothly.
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."
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