Self Parking Cars Trialled
Fully self-parking cars now being trialled in Britain.
10:21 20 August 2018
Fully self-parking cars are currently being trialled in Britain and could be on UK roads as early as 2021.
The Government’s unique hub for testing autonomous technology, which is funded through the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, is investing £5million to help firms create technology that will allow autonomous cars to park in a number of different scenarios without the need for any human intervention.
Business Minister Richard Harrington said: “Self-driving vehicles have the potential to revolutionise the way we move people and goods across the UK.
"They also support our ambition for a cleaner, greener future as part of our modern Industrial Strategy.
“The UK is already leading the way in developing this technology and today’s funding will bring self-driving vehicles one step closer to becoming a normal feature on UK roads and could, in time, make learning to parallel park a thing of the past.”
Chair Automotive Council Technology, Graham Hoare said: “On behalf of the Automotive Council, I welcome the latest developments at Meridian Mobility Technology, the UK’s CAV Development Capability.
“Meridian continues the acceleration of the UKs CAV development facilities with the announcement of important partnerships as part of the latest outcomes of the TestBed program, Wave 2&3.
“These new capabilities will complement our strengthening UK Test capability with the advantage of a ‘one stop shop’ mindset for the industry.”