London is Bidding to Become a Driverless Car Test Centre

By Gerald Lynch on at

The Mayor's office is hoping to secure London as one of the UK's three driverless car innovation centres, following yesterday's announcement that autonomous vehicles will be allowed on public UK roads as of next year.

City leaders will team up with local businesses and universities to bid to become one of three driverless car test locations in the UK, as part of a new £10m plan from the government. Speaking to City AM, the Mayor's office confirmed that it too hopes to bid for one of the three positions. If the proposal is accepted, driverless cars could be cruising alongside London's iconic red buses as early as January of 2015, where previously they had been limited to journeys along private roads only. [City AM]