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The driverless car delusion

Self-driving cars are a distraction from a transport policy that puts people first. So who is behind the obsession?

By Christian Wolmar   December 2016

A driverless car in a pedestrianised area of Milton Keynes, the UK's testing ground for autonomous electric vehicles © Ben Cawthra/Rex/Shutterstock

On 7th May this year, Joshua Brown left a family trip to Disney World, Florida. He was heading back to his home in Ohio when his car struck the trailer section of a truck. He was found dead at the scene. At first, it seemed there was nothing…

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