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Driverless cars to hit UK roads in 6 months

The UK Government have given the green light to fast-track the arrival of driverless cars.

Business Secretary Vince Cable revealed two measures this morning that will bring the cars to British roads by January 2015.

The announcement comes after Google announced they were to manufacture 100 self-driving cars in May.

Which cities will win?

Though this is an exciting announcement, it is only trials in selected areas of the country that will take part initially.

Up to three cities will be selected to host trials for autonomous cars which will last between 18 and 36 months.

Cities across the country can bid for a share of a £10m competition to host the driverless car trials.

Driverless car review

Ministers have also launched a review that will examine road regulations to decide how the UK can become one of the first countries in the world to have driverless cars.

The review will look into both cars that drive themselves but have a driver who can take over and cars that are completely autonomous with no driver.