Driverless vehicle to be tested on UK streets for the first time

A driverless vehicle carrying passengers is taking to Britain's public roads for the first time on Tuesday, as part of trials aimed at paving the way for autonomous cars to hit the highways by the end of the decade. The government is encouraging technology companies, carmakers and start-ups to develop and test their autonomous driving technologies in Britain, aiming to build an industry to serve a worldwide market which it forecasts could be worth around £900 billion ($1.

1 trillion) by 2025. Earlier this year, it launched a consultation.

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