So the u.k government has just made it clear that they are in the process of the “advanced trials” of autonomous vehicles, during a press release Richard Harrington, automotive minister said “We need to guarantee by way of the Industrial Technique Way forward for Mobility Grand Problem that we construct on this success and power to make sure we’re residence to improvement and manufacture of the subsequent era of automobiles. “We have to guarantee we take the general public with us as we transfer in the direction of having self-driving automobiles on our roads by 2021.
The department for transport said it would approve the idea of driverless vehicle without a steering wheel on it public road if only it passes it “rigorous safety assessments” needed before the trial.in Britain, public trials of driverless cars began in Milton Keynes in October 2016, where a company spun out of the Oxford Robotics Institute, Oxbotica, began testing the vehicles although the tech has has been estimated to be worth £25b to the uk by 2035. However the early date of the end of this year has prompted warnings from transport experts who have suggested the technology is still immature.
Another driverless shuttle bus was involved in a crash less than two hours after it was launched in Las Vegas.
The potential damage caused to other vehicles as well as contributions towards traffic jams are a concern for regulators and legislators.