02:14PM, Wednesday 13 January 2016
Windsor MP Adam Afriyie has said he wants everyone to ‘enjoy benefits of a chauffeur’ as the government progresses plans to introduce self-driving cars to UK roads.
The government has supported a number of projects in the UK, including UKAutodrive, Venturer and GATEway in order to deliver more precise autonomous systems and examine the steps necessary to introduce self-driving cars to our roads.
The MP said: “Self-driving cars are one of the most exciting inventions of the past few decades. As the technology goes from strength to strength we can expect to see more and more self-driving cars on our roads in the coming decades which have the potential to significantly improve road safety and reduce congestion.
“Cars were once unaffordable to most people but soon everyone will be able to enjoy the safety of relatively inexpensive driverless cars with an inbuilt ‘chauffeur’ that lets them work or relax on route.
“The benefits to business efficiency and people’s quality of life will be life-changing.
“This is yet another example of the positive benefits technology and the free market can bring to business efficiency, people’s quality of life and safety on the road.”
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