Driverless pods plot new course to overtake humans

Driverless pods plot new course to overtake humans

Autonomous cars used at Heathrow and being trialled in south-east London now beg the question – should humans be banned from driving?

In a little over two years, a fleet of driverless cars will make its way from Oxford to London, completing the entire journey from start to finish without human intervention, including on urban streets and motorways.

Organisers of the government-backed project, announced on Monday, still expect to have a human in the driving seat. But as the cars communicate, update on hazards, and automatically react, is the time coming when a human driver is not just redundant but an active danger?

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Source: Guardian Transport

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