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Volvo To Test Self Driving Cars In Britain

Swedish automakers, Volvo announced it would be giving self-driving cars to ordinary Britons to test on the streets of London in 2017.

Initially, the so-called autonomous driving cars would be semi-autonomous with plans to test a more advanced driverless version in 2018, the company said on Wednesday.

“Drive Me London will begin in early 2017 with a limited number of semi-autonomous driving cars,” it said, “and expand in 2018 to include up to 100 autonomous driving cars, making it the largest and most extensive autonomous driving test programme on Britain's streets.”

Volvo said self-driving cars would improve transport times and driver comfort, and reduce traffic jams, pollution and accidents.

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