UK budgets $99M for AI, clears legal barriers to get driverless cars on the road by 2021

UK budgets $99M for AI, clears legal barriers to get driverless cars on the road by 2021

The UK’s budget, to be officially released on Wednesday, will include funding to encourage the development of driverless and electric cars, artificial intelligence (AI), and 5G mobile networks, the finance ministry announced on Sunday. The finance ministry said that British finance minister Philip Hammond would announce regulatory changes to the driverless car industry that would allow developers to apply to test their vehicles on UK roads without human operators for the first time, according to a Reuters report detailing parts of his budget. Hammond aims to have fully self-driving cars on UK roads by 2021. The government estimates that […]