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BBC News – UK government paves way for uk driverless cars

The government has announced that it wants to make the UK a world centre for the development of driverless cars.

It said it would conduct a…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

UK Driverless cars ? what a joke?

I think it would be better to rephrase the statement as “uk driverless cars in the South of England”.

Anybody who travels around the North of England would know that our roads in town and city centre are busting at the seams with traffic. We have had very little investment to our road structures here in the North for years. Successive governments have neglected to update the northern towns and cities. They cancelled the tram scheme in Leeds because of the costs, the East West train lines were to be electrified, but that never came off, because of lack of finance, now they can suddenly find some money by selling off their share in Eurostar to fund the development of Gatwick airport along with other projects down in the South, once again neglecting the northern towns and cities.

The only thing that I can think of that the government have done is to widen parts of the M62 motorway. We are desperately in need of a new road infrastructure to take us from North to South, before we completely grind to a halt. We all know what a nightmare it is trying to drive around West

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I must now admit that i thought that would not see electric cars being charged on the streets of cities, but they are now here? but i am not sure about the UK driverless Cars

Yorkshire in the rush hour traffic.

Now the government are going to give a £10 million prize to fund a town or city that becomes a testing ground for the UK driverless Cars. What a joke, the name of Milton Keynes has already been mentioned on more than one occasion, so I reckon that it’s a done deal. What chance would we have in the North for driverless cars, we are too congested as it is and one our largest cities Leeds, had to miss about on its tram system.

We do not need UK driverless Cars but a decent road and rail system, especially here in Yorkshire. The North is and will still be starved of investment, never mind this ridiculous idea of driverless cars, what a joke.

Eric Roberts

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I must be getting really old ?

i just cant see these things taking off here in the UK, without special lanes for them, which separate them from the regular cars. driverless cars ?what next.

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I suppose if I sit back and look at this more deeply, and then it probably does not mean what it sounds like. As a UK resident living in the North of England, I often travel to London on the odd occasion with my dear wife Michelle. I do try to take a break from writing about tyres and the Auto industry, to see what the rest of the country are up to.

Here in the North we are always moaning about the fact that we are left behind, when it comes to infrastructure development, as just an example we have the worst railway system in the country, most of the money is spent in the South and especially in the London area.

Whichever political party is in power, then it is the same old thing and nothing happens. One or two exceptions spring to mind, such as the Sheffield tram system, but this was built out of guilt, because of the decimation of the giant steel industry that the great city once had, and has now whittled down to nothing. I am sure that the same thing can be repeated in many other countries across the globe and perhaps you could let me know?

Our last trip to London was in December 2014, just before Christmas as a birthday treat to my wife. Once again the experience never fails to amaze me at the amount of money that is being spent on the transport system, compared to our virtual “nothing”. Although I love my country the indifference is there for all to see and in my mind immoral. We pay our taxes in the North, just the same as Londoners, so why should we not have the same travel facilities?

This takes me on to the subject of “driverless cars”, here in the UK.

To be truthful, driverless cars in my opinion are just a fantasy and will never really take off. Our northern towns and cities are too small crowded and frankly would need rebuilding if the driverless cars were ever to take off.

It took forty years to convert the closed down railway network into cycle paths and places where people can walk. In  the area where I live we have a twenty mile circuit called the “Kirklees way”, this was to be where we all could walk, run and cycle without any traffic problems affecting our pleasure, but this has now become grown over and covered in mud and horse poo, and is no pleasure to walk on any more.

This is when things started to click? What if we converted these old railway cycle paths into roads for the driverless cars? When I saw the example diving around the southern town of Milton Keynes, (where billions of pounds have been invested), they were driving on the cycle and walking/jogging path network that goes for miles around and  through the city.

I thought that that looked a good idea, if we had to have these driverless cars thrust upon us, then we could give them their own little road network and it would keep them away from the sensible drivers who just want to get on with their lives, it is bad enough trying to dodge an 82 year old lady, who flies around our local supermarket, in her mobility scooter almost hitting all the other customers, without having to worry about what the driverless car coming towards us will do next, and if they do hit you, who will give you the insurance details.

I say some of these things a little tongue in cheek, but do they really think it will ever happen? I don’t. The “driverless pods” look a better idea and all the unused cycle paths could be

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Driverless pods like these could soon be seen in Milton Keynes and Yorkshire could be getting half decent trains?

re-generated to make way the driverless pods?

Also to finish with as a garage owner I wonder which garage the Nissan Driverless Car or the Volvo Driverless Cars will drive into, probably not my garage.

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