Whether it be the continuing advancements in technology, or the controversy between different companies and their driverless cars, it seems like every day there is something new to read about driverless cars in the media. The United Kingdom has been at the forefront of allowing testing for these vehicles due to a historical fortunate turn of events which could not have been predicted at the time. By not signing an international road traffic act in 1968, the United Kingdom found itself without barriers in testing driverless car technology, while other European countries hurried to amend the act so they could compete in the race to further test this technology.
The United Kingdom’s government has also just passed a bill which addresses driverless cars insurance and liability demonstrating a clear intention to continue to be at the forefront of the exciting industry.
It is easy to see the benefits of driverless cars, and understandable as to why many are keen on seeing further progression of the technology behind them. It is proposed that they will allow for more productivity on your drive to work, offer greater mobility to those who otherwise couldn’t drive, and even allow you to turn away from the road to have a conversation with people in the back seat.
Many websites and articles have even claimed that in the future, driverless cars will allow drivers to drink well past the legal limit and just have their cars drive them around! Though the name “driverless car” would give you the impression that this would be possible, we doubt this will happen anytime soon.
The fact of the matter is, driverless cars fall into two categories: