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Sunday 21 September 2014

Driverless cars coming to UK roads in 2015

Published 31/07/2014 | 07:37

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Google is building a car without a steering wheel. There are buttons for go and stop and a combination of sensors and computing will drive the car.
Google is building a car without a steering wheel. There are buttons for go and stop and a combination of sensors and computing will drive the car.

January next year will see the beginning of the end of driving

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Google brought out the rather strange looking bubble that can take two passengers and has no steering wheel or pedals, there are more car companies going the route of driverless cars with Hyundai, Volvo and even VW all testing.

The UK Government want to allow these and other companies to start running trials on UK streets this means that UK will have these cars on the streets by January next year.

The new type of driving system uses a mix of GPS and live cameras to tell where the car is on the road, this allows the driver to stop interacting with the controls. The goal is for the car to allow the car to do all the driving and all you do is tell it where you want to go.

In Ireland the Road traffic act wouldn’t allow for driverless cars because it states that a driver must be in control of the vehicle at all times but we still may see some moves made here as car companies like to do some testing in Ireland.

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