Peers invite feedback on driverless vehicles



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    “If the UK is to be at the forefront of this transport revolution, investment into research is vital to ensure the technology is perfected, allowing the public to embrace the use of autonomous vehicles,” he said.

    “There are potentially considerable economic opportunities and good benefits from this technology.”

    The committee wants to hear about potential uses, user benefits and disadvantages, insurance and legal implications, the market opportunity and the impact on infrastructure.

    Development of driverless cars has come a long way already with models being tested in Pittsburgh in the US and taxis on the streets of Singapore.

    One carmaker plans to run driverless cars around London and Gothenburg from 2017. And driverless pods like those at Heathrow Airport are also being adapted for roads.

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