2015 is the Year the Driverless Car Hits the UK

By Gary Cutlack on at

Four parts of the UK will be testing driverless cars from the beginning of 2015, with Greenwich, Bristol, Coventry and Milton Keynes all hosting various automated vehicle projects.

The three schemes are set to launch on January 1st, with Bristol testing the Venturer system, backed by governmental driverless slush fund Innovate UK. Greenwich will be running the separate £8m GATEway project, that'll test three different types of automated zero-emission vehicle.

Coventry and Milton Keynes are sharing a scheme, with the Transport Systems Catapult looking at public reaction to its LUTZ Pathfinder driverless cars and gauging their real-world performance on our roads and footpaths. All will begin their testing next January. [BBC]