Britain Fast Tracks Driverless Cars, Automatic for the People in 2015…

Britain’s Government has announced yesterday that the first trials of driverless cars will begin on British roads in 2015. The trial will initially be limited to a small number of roads but this will stretch out to cover 3 cities during the three year trial.

Most of the major auto manufacturers are on-board with cars being developed by Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Nissan, Vauxhall, Volkswagen and Honda.

Guided by a combination of radar, lasers, cameras and sat nav the British government hopes to see packs of autonomous cars traveling together. Initially the cars are all expected to have a manual override with the normal driving equipment in place.