Budget 2015: UK in pole position for driverless cars

Budget 2015: UK in pole position for driverless cars

Budget: 2015. John Leech, head of automotive at KPMG UK comments on Chancellor affirming investment in driverless car technology

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John Leech, head of automotive at KPMG UK comments on Chancellor affirming investment in driverless car technology. He said:

“The £100m investment into developing driverless cars will be warmly received by the automotive industry. The UK is well placed to develop driverless cars compared to other EU countries. Pilots of the technology are already underway in Greenwich, Bristol, Milton Keynes and Coventry and we have Europe’s finest independent testing facilities for this technology at MIRA. Driverless cars will reduce congestion and improve safety and this investment will help to unlock these benefits in the next decade.”

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