A driverless car was tested for the fist time on UK streets in Milton Keynes, but such new technology is bound to draw criticism - even in these early test phases.
It sounds like the UK government is prepared to invest heavily to be seen at the forefront of this new technology, but with so many health & safety regulations to bypass, will we ever really see our automotive industry threatened by 'tech' companies?
Would such cars ever really work in London for example? And can automation ever really replace human instinct when it comes to motoring?
Mind you, I can see the appeal of being driven home at 2am from central London without having to engage in tedious conversation with a cab driver about how busy he's been, and what time he clocks off. Maybe we're on to something here...
Although fully automated cars are not expected to be in use in the UK for about 10 years, the government is keen to ensure that Britain is at the forefront of developing driverless technology.