Sci-fi pods heading to Milton Keynes in £65million project

DRIVERLESS pods could be heading to Milton Keynes as the city looks at new methods of transport for the future.
The £65million scheme run by the UK Automotive Council will be tested in Milton Keynes next year, and in the long-term, users will be able to hail pods using their smartphones or book them at certain locations.
They will be powered by an electric motor in each wheel and will travel at up to 12mph.
The autonomous vehicles will use high definition cameras and sensors to navigate around obstacles including people, roadworks, and buildings.
“This isn’t about a transport need we may necessarily have today,” said Geoff Snelson, director of strategy at Milton Keynes Council.