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Self-driving cars could be allowed on UK motorways next year

Industry welcomes consultation for use of technology in slow lane, but risk concerns some

Motorists could be allowed to let their cars drive themselves on motorways, using automated technology, as early as next year, under proposals being considered by the government.

Manufacturers are expected to roll out the next generation of collision-avoidance and lane-keeping technology in new car models in 2021. They will progress from providing alerts and driver assistance to taking control – and potentially responsibility – for speed and steering once under way.

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