UK rolls out new laws for driverless cars

New cars will be tested in Milton Keynes and Coventry
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The UK Government is set to roll out new road regulations to help accommodate driverless cars.

A Department of Transport report has confirmed that there will also be changes to MOTs, as the Government aims to become a world leader in driverless technology.

The new cars, which will be tested in Milton Keynes and Coventry, have also been unveiled for the first time.

The Government is set to publish a code of practice in the Spring, which will allow the testing of the cars to go ahead.

Claire Perry, transport minister, said: “These are still early days but today is an important step. The trials present a fantastic opportunity for this country to take a lead internationally in the development of this new technology.”

This news comes after reports suggested Google was competing alongside taxi service Uber with its driverless cars.

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