LUTZ Pathfinder is the First Driverless Car for the UK

 |  |  |  |  February 11, 2015

by Shane McGlaun

Hot on the heels of the government in the UK approving autonomous cars to be tested on public roads comes the unveiling if the very first driverless car for the UK. The car is called the LUTZ Pathfinder and it’s an ugly little beast. It rather looks like a Smart car and one of those stands police sit in that raise above a parking lot had a love child.

The tiny car has a range of 40 miles and a top speed that is limited to 15mph. That will make that 40-mile trip take a really long time. The idea of the diminutive car isn’t to use it for long hauls though, but to help the elderly and shoppers get around and to help reduce pollution and traffic on public streets.

The cars are festooned with sensors and radar to make them safe to operate on public roads. Despite their size, the cars are said to have enough space for two passengers and their baggage. They had better be small bags.

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