Driverless Vehicles Are On Their Way

Driverless cars are due to be tested on public roads by the conclusion of 2013, says the UK government.

So far, Great Britain trials of the autonomous vehicles have taken place solely on non-public land.

Driverless cars are radio-controlled by a system of sensors and cameras and are seen as much safer and a lot more economical than regular vehicles.
Internet Corporation Google are at the forefront of the technology however currently several leading automotive manufacturers including Mercedes, Toyota, Ford, Audi and Volvo are at present developing their own systems that rely for the most part on a mix of GPS, cameras, radar and ultrasonic sensors.
However, the visual sensors and cameras are dependent on having clear visible road markings and signs, particularly at night. We are going to have to just wait and see just how effective these systems are on British roads as much of the…

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