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Britain puts driverless car program in top gear

  • Britain has said that changes to the Mot test and the highway code would be essential in order to introduce driverless cars on UK roads.

    The government wants Britain to take a lead when it comes to driverless technologies, and will soon come up with a code of practice that gives a green signal for testing autonomous cars.

    Self-drive pods are unveiled, and a thorough review of current legislation will be conducted by the middle of next year, the transport department said.  

    Transport minister Claire Perry said that the new technology will deliver key benefits for "road safety, social inclusion, emissions and congestion”.

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