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Driverless car makes debut on UK streets

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>> A driverless car hitting the UK streets for the first time Tuesday in a ground breaking test. Electric pod is zipping around Milton Keynes just north of London. With Reuters correspondent Costus Pitus/ in the hot As you can see from the clip, the steering wheel, no hands on it, no one in charge of the car.
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The technology that's involved includes radars. There's been virtual mapping to make sure that it is of course as safe as possible and also cameras fitted as well. All part of the technology that allows the car to navigate around people and cyclists and others to its final destination.>> The car was developed by Oxford University spin out, Oxbotica.
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The trial's organizers want to have 40 of the pods on the road next year, and they have the government's full support.>> Next year the government wants driverless cars to be on motorways being trialed. And the ambitious target is that by the end of the decade autonomous cars could and should be starting to being used on the streets.
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>> But some road blocks still stand in the way. Notably determining who would be responsible in the event of an accident. And general concerns about safety. The team hopes this test run will put them well on the path toward public trust.