UK to Allow Driverless Cars on Public Roads in January

Google self-driving cars are parked May 14 outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. (AP photo)
Google self-driving cars are parked May 14 outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. (AP photo)
Google self-driving cars are parked May 14 outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. (AP photo)

 

(BBC) – 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 trialled on public roads by the end of 2013.

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