Google ‘planning to introduce’ self-driving cars to UK

Google has praised Britain’s approach to how driverless cars should be governed and insured, while the Government wants to encourage the technology in the UK and insists it will change the law. Minutes from meetings released under the Freedom of Information Act show Sarah Hunter from the firm’s experimental division Google X said the company is ‘very positive’ about the UK’s approach. She said: ‘The non-regulatory approach being taken in the UK places the UK in a good position and could be seen as an example of best practice.’ Meanwhile Michael Hurwitz, head of technology for the DfT, has ‘emphasised our desire to work with Google to ensure the UK stays ahead’, according to the Telegraph report.Ms Hunter ‘noted the development of innovative insurance models as an area for UK leadership and a question Google are interested in’.