UK companies developing driverless cars

Charlotte Trueman
Charlotte Trueman

Charlotte Trueman

Charlotte Trueman is a staff writer at IDG UK. She joined IDG in 2016 after graduating with a degree in English and American Literature from the University of Kent. Charlotte is particularly interested in the impact technology will have on the future of work and promoting gender diversity throughout the tech industry.

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Although Europe is trailing behind the rest of the world when it comes to connected and autonomous vehicle technology, a number of UK-based companies are hoping to change that.

A massive £500 million has already been invested here by the automotive industry, technology companies and the UK government into R&D and testing of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) and former Chancellor Phillip Hammond has said he expects to see autonomous vehicles on British roads by 2021.

With large-scale investments, comprehensive legislation and a number of test-centres across the country already in place, below is a list of some of the companies taking advantage of the UK’s global, mass-market potential for this technology.

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