For the U.K., however, with a new major review confirming the safety and compatibility of driverless cars for British roads, these cars could very well be emerging sooner rather than later. Say hello to the Lutz pod – one of the more popular designs you’ll likely see driving around the U.K. in the next couple of years.
“Driverless cars are the future. I want Britain to be at the forefront of this exciting new development, to embrace a technology that could transform our roads and open up a brand new route for global investment.” – Transport Minister Claire Perry
The Lutz pod is a small, two-passenger automated electric vehicle that can cover around 40 miles, at a top speed of 15mph, in a single charge. Specs wise, the Lutz carries twin cameras and LIDAR sensors in the front, two more cameras and a LIDAR on the back, with a subsequent pair of cameras fitted on each side. This provides the vehicle a fully detailed 360-degree purview of its surroundings.
“Technology such as driverless vehicles, intelligent phone apps, and social media, will transform how we travel in the future – making journeys faster, easier, and more connected.” – RDM Group