Driverless cars to be rolled out on UK roads by end of 2019, government announces

‘Key priority must be ensuring cyber security defences are deployed so this fantastic, ground-breaking technology does not fall victim to hackers,’ one cyber security expert warns

Self-driving cars without a human supervisor will be tested on public roads in the UK by the end of the year, under government plans.

Fully driverless trials have previously only taken place on a limited scale in the US and Europe.

The Department of Transport said the move towards advanced trials would push the UK to the forefront of the industry.

“Thanks to the UK’s world class research base, this country is in the vanguard of the development of new transport technologies, including automation,” said Jesse Norman, the transport minister.

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Source: The Independent