Self-Driving Cars set to roll onto UK Streets in 2015

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Self-Driving vehicles can be a godsend or something straight out of your nightmares depending on how you feel about driving. The tech is still in its infancy, but folks in the UK are going to experience it firsthand as the first self-driving cars are set to hit UK streets next year.

Google’s self-driving cars have been buzzing around the states all year, and while most of us have never seen one, they are out there. Four states in the U.S. have approved the new tech for the streets, and now it’s going global as self-driving cars are headed to the UK in “less than six months” according to Business Secretary Vince Cable.

Three UK cities will be selected to host the trials in January, and it’s all part of a larger $16.9 million initiative started towards the end of 2013 to bring driverless vehicles to the country. The tests will tackle “Level 3 and Level 4 autonomous driving” and the latter doesn’t require any human assistance at all.

The self-driving car trial will go for 36 months, and cities that want to participate have until October 1st to get their bids in. It’s all but a given that you’ll soon see some driverless cars in the UK, and while the cars may be able to handle it, do you trust tech enough to take your hands of the wheel on your daily commute?

Via – ibtimes

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