Wednesday, 30 July 2014

"And Next January, the M25 Will Be Blocked"


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"Forget Google, use the new BRITAINISTHEBESTCOUNTRY search engine!" (Vince Cable)

Potentially funny news today, as British Business Secretary Vince Cable announced at the MIRA (Motor Industry Research Organization) Headquarters that driverless cars will be allowed on roads starting from January 2015. The cars would be legal in 3 cities that are yet to be decided, as the governement are currently encouraging cities to bid to be a host city. Cable claimed that Britain is now "at the forefront of this transformational technology", despite the fact that Google created the driverless car, and it's already been tested in many other countries.

However, not everyone is genuinely convinced that this will be a safe thing to do, as an AA survey showed. 43% of it's members didn't agree with this new trial, but why wouldn't they? Driverless cars are the future, and numerous tests have shown that they can function well, despite the fact that it's still in an early prototype! Well, driver's tend to want full control of their car, and if they have no control, they won't feel safe and therefor won't buy the car. Plus there's the problem of terrain. Sensing space is all fine and dandy, but if your car floors it on a clear but slippery motorway, that won't be good news for your spine.

What do you guys think? Is this law a good idea? Tell us in the comments below!

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