Driverless Cars Prepared by Emily

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  • Definition of driverless cars
  • How google's cars work
  • When these things coming
  • Driver or passenger
  • Cost
  • Insurance
  • Law

What is driverless cars?

  • Called a self-driving car or an automated car.
  • It is designed to travel between destinations without a human operator.
  • Audi, BMW, Ford, Google, General Motors, Volkswagen and Volvo are developing driverless cars.
How google's cars work

When are these things coming?

  • Nissan last year announced an “ambitious goal” of having an affordable autonomous car ready by 2020.
  • See this serious production after few years — 2025 or 2030.

How much will they cost?

  • $70,000 to $100,000 for the technology.
  • The price might be drop when driverless cars are popular.

Drivers or passengers?

  • Your will able to drive the driverless cars if you want.
  • Meeting inside the driverless car during the two or three hours journey.
  • Become "controlling passenger" in private car or "complete passenger" in a robo-taxi.

Will owner still need insurance?

Yes, considered a different class of vehicle that requires additional compulsory insurance cover.

How will the law adapt to driverless cars?

  • Currently, UK law is use for the driver who is in control of the car at all times.
  • The law needs to be revised to allow the use of automotive technology without a driver and ensure that the technology is maintained correctly.
  • Other changes will be required, such as to the Highway Code

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