Government Offers Towns £10m to Pioneer Driverless Vehicles

By Gary Cutlack on at

Part of the chancellor’s National Infrastructure Plan announced during yesterday's Autumn Statement asks for a town to offer itself up as a test bed for driverless vehicles, with a kitty of £10m on offer to help transition one area to an autonomous vehicle future.

As well as the cash incentive, George Osborne suggests the government is about to rework our road legislation to ensure changes can be made to accommodate the possible driverless car future, in order to further encourage developers to come over here with their sensors and try out their wacky new ideas. [NIP via Telegraph]