A National Infrastructure Plan was revealed by the UK government to turn the country into the world leader in driverless car development.
As an incentive to accelerate development, the government has put up a £10 million prize for a town or city to develop itself as a testing ground for driverless cars. Currently, the UK’s hub for driverless car development is at Oxford University, where the Mobile Robotics Group (MRG) is researching with an adapted Nissan Leaf. The government said it believed that “driverless cars are innovative technology that will change the way the world’s towns and cities look and the way people travel; they present opportunities for the British automotive industry in the manufacture of the cars and the wider science and engineering sectors in the designs of towns.”
Read more about the National Infrastructure Plan revealed by the UK government.