Jeremy Clarkson Says a Driverless Car Nearly Killed Him

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Chancellor Philip Hammond is on the cusp of allowing driverless cars to be tested on public UK roads, but Jeremy Clarkson has a stern warning: they're not as safe as advertsied.

"I drove a car the other day which has a claim of autonomous capability and twice in the space of 50 miles on the M4 it made a mistake, a huge mistake, which could have resulted in death."

Due to legal issues, Jeremy was not allowed to mention which car was in question, but regardless, Jeremy stressed that the technology is far from being safe enough for mass deployment on British roads.

Audi is preparing to sell autonomous cars next year, but Jeremy has a challenge to Audi:

"You drive one of your driverless cars over the Death Road in Bolivia and I’ll buy one. Sit there with your hands folded and let it drive you up there, then squeeze past a lorry with half the tyre hanging over a 1,000ft drop while the car drives itself. Fine, I’ll buy into it.”

Like James May, as someone who is terrified of heights, I can confidently say "No...friggin...way."

SOURCE:

The Independent

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