Who and what is driving the development of driverless cars

By: David Bailey @dgbailey
Published: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 14:44 GMT

In future you won’t necessarily own a car but might summon a driverless car whenever you need one. We could end up thinking about the ‘auto-mobile’ in a very different way.

Google’s unveiling a few months ago of its latest driverless test car has sparked a scramble in the industry, both amongst assemblers and suppliers.

OK, the ‘Google Car’ looks a bit bizarre, leading some to think it won’t catch on. It’s a two-seater with no driver controls or steering wheel and resembles a cross between a ‘Noddy’ car and an old bubble car.…

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