Jaguar Land Rover has begun testing self-driving prototype vehicles on roads throughout the United Kingdom and has been doing so for a few weeks already, according to The Telegraph.
Jaguar Land Rover have tested these vehicles on closed roads and tracks before, but now they have been let loose in the public domain. The British manufacturer says that although the vehicle controls itself through a host of advanced sensors for the most part, there is still a driver behind the wheel.
“We stand on the brink of a mobility revolution. The impact of the changes we are about to embrace will be huge across all sectors of the UK economy. The opportunities are great: this mobility revolution will change lives profoundly,” said JLR chief executive Ralf Speth.
There are not as many autonomous vehicle being tested in the UK as in the USA, particularly in California or in Sweden. However, as the UK never ratified the Vienna Convention (that requires drivers to have control of their vehicle at all times)there is no law change necessary for self-driving cars to be tested throughout the country.