Self-driving cars hit UK roads: Driverless vehicles could have ‘BOOZE-CRUISE control’ for drunk motorists in future
Created with shoppers, commuters and the elderly in mind, the Lutz Pathfinder is the UK’s first fully autonomous vehicle, revealed today in Greenwich, London, on the very same day that the UK will begin to allow driverless testing on public roads.
According to The Telegraph, this little pint-sized auto has 22 different sensors including panoramic cameras, laser imaging, and radar. The Pathfinder can drive within a 60km distance and can run for eight hours at a time. The car’s top speed is only 24km/h, meaning Google’s 40km/h top-speed would definitely beat the Pathfinder in the most unexciting car race of all time.
But more importantly, the Lutz continues a growing trend with the autonomous car future — it’s really freaking cute. I mean look at it. It’s like the most adorable little glorified golf cart you’ve ever seen. And then, of course, you have Google’s own vehicle:
The UK Government set out its roadmap for the technology in driverless cars will develop over time
Google launched its prototype for a two-seater self-driving car (above) and the three trials launched by the British government will determine whether vehicles like it will be allowed to share public roads with motorists
The Meridian driverless vehicle, above, will be the first to be tested on the streets of Greenwich in London