Whether you call them driverless cars, autonomous cars or self-driving cars, there’s little doubt that they’re just about the most talked about and controversial cars of the moment.
And we can expect to see driverless cars roaming the streets of Britain very soon, with the UK government giving them the green light to start testing in 2015.
In simple terms, a driverless car will allow you to jump into a car, select a destination and that car will chauffeur you to where you want to go. This will either sound delightful or terrifying, depending on your point of view.
Whilst most major car manufacturers are experimenting with driverless cars, it is perhaps Google that has generated the most headlines. Its own autonomous car does away with conventional controls, has no steering wheel and will do 25mph.
It’s already out testing on the streets of California.