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Milton Keynes Citizen: "Ministers take automated car ride" (Any interest from "Roads, Roads, Roads and Roads" Barnet Council?)

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"Two Government ministers have been taken for a ride - on an automated vehicle being used in driverless car trials that started today.

Well wrapped up against the biting cold at Greenwich in south London, Business Secretary Vince Cable and transport minister Claire Perry were transported around the outside of the O2 Arena on a Meridian shuttle.

Resembling a giant golf buggy, the shuttle will take part in driverless vehicle trials over three years.

The other test areas will be in Bristol, Coventry - in the West Midlands - and Milton Keynes, in Buckinghamshire.

Stepping off the shuttle after a short ride, Mr Cable declared:
"Driverless vehicles are potentially the transport of the future, in terms of road safety and congestion easing."

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