Here's Where Driverless Cars Will Be Allowed In The UK


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The UK government on Wednesday announced which regions will be opened up for testing driverless cars.


TechCrunch reports that we'll soon see driverless vehicles appearing in four locations in England:

  • Milton Keynes
  • Greenwich
  • Bristol
  • Coventry.

The government is spending £10 million on helping the UK's fledgling driverless car industry, and a key part of that is testing them on actual roads.

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We won't see driverless cars zipping around all four locations, though. They've been split up for different uses.

Greenwich is going to play host to shuttle vehicles, Bristol has been designated a testing ground for the Venturer consortium (which includes a group of technical universities from across the UK), and Milton Keynes and Conventry will be home to the Autodrive programme.