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Self-driving car tested for first time in UK in Milton Keynes | The Guardian

A driverless car has been tested for the first time on UK streets in the latest development in self-driving technology in Britain. The trial saw a two-seater LUTZ Pathfinder travel 1.25 miles (2km) through pedestrianised areas of Milton Keynes, reaching speeds of up to 15mph while having to cope with walkers and cyclists for the first time. A driver was on board to take over in case of emergency.

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Alex is a passionate writer and science communicator with a BSc (hons) in Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology from Lancaster University, and an MSc in Science Communication from the University of the West of England.

Alex is currently a PhD candidate in the field of science communication. His research focuses on, among other things, the relationship between science and society, and engaging lay audiences via narrative forms. He is particularly interested in transportation theory and its application in communicating sciences.