Driverless Robot Pod Cars to Populate the British Streets in 2017

By | October 14, 2013

A cutting edge technology that is due to be introduced into Milton Keynes transport by 2015 is a driverless robot vehicle similar to the self-driving car introduced by Google in California. The pod can carry two passengers at a time allowing them check emails and play games as they are transported to their destination. Traveling at 12mph max speed, each journey is going to cost two pounds.

To prevent pedestrians from being hit, the vehicle will chauffeur passengers on a separate lane. It is going to equipped with a joystick  and a steering wheel that passengers can use if ever they want to take control of the pod car. One hundred fully self-directed cars are planned to be operational in the middle of 2017. By that time, the pods will be sharing pathways with pedestrians without worrying about collision.

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