A driverless car has been tested among members of the public for the first time in the UK, in Milton Keynes. The two-seater electric vehicle travelled in a 1km (0.6-mile) loop on the pavements around the town’s railway station.
The team behind it hopes a fleet of 40 of the pods will be available to the public next year.It called the test “a landmark step” towards bringing self-driving vehicles to the roads of the UK. Local dignitaries and members of the press sat alongside a safety driver, who was there to take the car out of autonomous mode in the case of an emergency.
Programme director Neil Fulton said: “This public demonstration represents a major milestone for autonomous vehicles in the UK and the culmination of an extensive project involving UK companies and experts. Source: BBC News