Robotic cars will appear on UK roads this year
In the USA, similar cars are already allowed in some states (and not for the test, but in a general sense). In California, autonomous cars can appear on public roads without any problems. In addition to California, the same situation is in the states of Florida, Nevada, possibly Michigan, in the near future. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also urges other states to allow autonomous vehicles.
Automakers, realizing that such cars may well become a common mode of transport in the near future, create their own models. Nissan, Audi, Toyota have already introduced their own cars that can move on roads without human intervention. The pioneers in this area were Google Corporation, whose representatives believe that the commercial use of a new type of transport will begin in 3-5 years.
Now the autonomous car control system is mainly used not for a complete “autopilot”. Automakers so far consider autonomy only as a fallback when something goes wrong with the participation of a human driver. If something happens (for example, the driver fell asleep, or is bad for him, or has lost control for another reason), the computer takes control and tries to eliminate the dangerous situation.
Perhaps in the future, with the advent of a large number of “smart” cars on the roads, the latter will be able to exchange data, which will make it possible to make driving on the road practically safe.