Is Google Eyeing Britain For Driverless Cars?


Google seems to be interested in driving its driverless cars in the UK.

According to documents obtained by the Telegraph, the search engine giant has held several meetings with the British authorities regarding its driverless car project.

The newspaper reports that Google had met with the Department for Transport (DfT) in five face-to-face meetings over the last two years.

The records, Telegraph obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, show that Google views the UK as a key market for its driverless cars. The company looks happy with UK’s rules for testing self-driving cars.

In July, the British government announced a £20 million fund for research and development of driverless vehicles. In addition, the government introduced a code of practices for testing.

Google is currently testing self-driving cars in California. The company has self-driven over 1 million miles on the road.

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