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UK: Driverless cars roll out and are 'safer' according to Vince Cable01:26

UK: Driverless cars roll out and are 'safer' according to Vince Cable

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February 11, 2015 at 11:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Giving a new meaning to social mobility, Britain launched its first official trial of their new driverless city car - the Meridian shuttle - in London, Wednesday.

Resembling a elongated golf buggy, the vehicle is operated by a touch screen GPS system and uses lasers on each corner of the shuttle, as well as radar, cameras, and ultrasonic sensors to detect oncoming objects. UK Business Secretary Vincent Cable was present at the launch, telling press that the autonomous vehicles were safer than human beings, adding that 'most accidents were caused by human errors.'

British government officials also unveiled three other types of autonomous vehicles under trial beside the Meridian shuttle, with the driverless cars set to hit London streets in summer 2015.

UK: Driverless cars roll out and are 'safer' according to Vince Cable01:26
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Giving a new meaning to social mobility, Britain launched its first official trial of their new driverless city car - the Meridian shuttle - in London, Wednesday.

Resembling a elongated golf buggy, the vehicle is operated by a touch screen GPS system and uses lasers on each corner of the shuttle, as well as radar, cameras, and ultrasonic sensors to detect oncoming objects. UK Business Secretary Vincent Cable was present at the launch, telling press that the autonomous vehicles were safer than human beings, adding that 'most accidents were caused by human errors.'

British government officials also unveiled three other types of autonomous vehicles under trial beside the Meridian shuttle, with the driverless cars set to hit London streets in summer 2015.

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