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Britain has ambitious plan for driverless cars, but roadblocks remain
Britain has ambitious plan for driverless cars, but roadblocks remain

Britain has announced a plan to fast-track driverless cars, meaning self-driving cars could hit public roads by early 2015. It is the first sovereign state to make such a large-scale and public commitment to testing the cars, experts said. “It’s an early statement by a national government that this is a policy priority," said Bryant Walker Smith, an associate law professor at the University of South Carolina who studies the legal implications of driverless cars. “I wouldn’t say we’ve seen a similar announcement, say, by a U.S. federal agency.” The British government is also promising to review current driving laws to better accommodate...

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