UK OKs Testing Of Driverless Cars On Public Roads

Law360, New York (July 17, 2013, 2:28 PM ET) -- The U.K. government announced Tuesday that researchers would begin testing driverless vehicles on public roads by the end of 2013, as the country joined a handful of U.S. states in allowing trials to assess the technology's reliability and safety.

In a report outlining its plans to update the country's roads, the U.K. Department of Transport said that University of Oxford researchers are expected to conduct a trial later this year using the vehicles. Driverless technology uses computer programs, radar sensors and GPS to allow cars to...
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