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Friday, March 17, 2017


Have driverless cars hit a dead-end?


Have driverless cars hit a dead-end?

For those who long to get an extra hour’s kip on the way to work, driverless cars can’t arrive quickly enough.

 However, the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee isn’t so enthusiastic. Although they conceded that fully automated vehicles could eliminate human error, they’re worried about models that have some AI yet are still partly under the driver’s control.

 Would there be confusion about who is in charge at any given point in the journey – the car or the driver – and who will grab the wheel, so to speak, when danger looms?

 Although the peers are unconvinced that nearly-driverless cars are a good idea, the Government is pressing ahead and will invest £200million in research and development into this fascinating new technology.

 Over in the US, of course, things are streets ahead – this week, California proposed tweaks to its laws to pave the way for driverless cars on the state’s roads. Are automated vehicles the transport of the future or are we staring down a road to nowhere? If you’re working in automation or driverless technology, give our team a call on 0800 772 0800 to let us know.

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