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Google chief Eric Schmidt proposes bringing driverless car trials to a UK city


By John Glenday, Reporter

March 10, 2016 | 1 min read

Google boss Eric Schmidt has revealed that the UK is being considered as a test bed for its new fleet of driverless cars as the company ramps up its development of the hi-tech vehicles.

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Schmidt told the Telegraph that his company was in talks with government officials to bring the vehicles to an unidentified UK city for testing, saying: “One of [Britain’s] leaders suggested we pick a city and start testing there, so we are evaluating these things.

“We have to get permission from the government to have these things coexist, we have to go through country by country and state by state in the US, so we are working through that, it takes forever.”

If such a move transpires it would make the UK the first international proving ground for the technology, following its introduction, following extensive trials in California, Texas and Washington.

Schmidt is an ardent evangelist for AI controlled vehicles, believing that "eventually we will all be in self-driving cars, eliminating human error and limitations."

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