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Autumn statement 2014: Bristol, London, Milton Keynes and Coventry confirmed for driverless car trials

Date: 03 December 2014

The four cities that will host the UK's first trials of driverless cars have been confirmed, with Coventry, Milton Keynes, Bristol and London's borough of Greenwich the four taking Government funding to help develop the technology.

The trials can legally kick off from 1 January 2015, and will last for between 18 months and three years.

The Government has announced in the chancellor's Autumn Statement that the fund for testing has been increased by £9m to £19m.

Technology firm Google is pioneering driverless cars, and intends to have models on sale in 2017, while manufacturers including BMW, Audi, Nissan and Mercedes are also developing vehicles.