Automotive developments suggest that autonomous vehicles could be on our roads in the near future as several companies begin trials. We already have ‘self-driving’ technologies in the cars which are on our roads, from lane departure warning systems, cruise control and active park assist, but just how far are we from introducing fully autonomous vehicles onto our roads? As Google tests its own self-drive vehicles, clocking more than 200,000 miles in a fleet of self-driving cars retrofitted with sensors, it seems we are not far from seeing fully autonomous vehicles on our roads at all. However, it isn’t all good news – as vans have become a common weapon in recent terror attacks, law makers have warned that autonomous vehicles must have secure and safe technology to prevent use as an accessory in terror attacks in the future. VW dealership Vindis raise concern as lorries and vans continue to be used as terror weapons, but what does this mean for autonomous vehicles.

 

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