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Road test of the Google car in the Telegraph, so may be paywalled: "After a while, I begin to think that it shows more intelligent thinking and greater forward planning than most drivers I know.".

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in Milton Keynes, a “pod car” with no steering wheel will be seen humming along at 10mph down pedestrian areas near the railway station.

I may be wrong, but on pedestrian areas I thought mobility scooters were limited to 4mph on pavements and the like, with higher speeds only permissible on roads? If so, how does this pod get away with 10mph?

Although, assuming it's intelligent enough to not run people over, that may well be an irrelevant question for the most part as it trundles along at 2-3mph and randomly comes to a sudden stop as the person ahead gets a text or steps into its path while updating facebook...

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"how does this pod get away with 10mph?"

There's a Milton Keynes taxi driver sitting in it!

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The Tesla Model S self drive is looking pretty good.  There is a demo on the web - although its all filmed at night whcih I find a bit odd...

Anyway, all "technology pack" cars have the self drive system - but its disabled at the moment IIRC.

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From JK's linked article

From April, a driverless car based on a Land Rover Defender will be test-driven around the University of the West of England campus in Bristol

Love the fact that for testing in the UK they have picked the least pedestrian friendly car in the world, a proper British approach. Safety, why ? just tell the bl006y students to get out of the way :-)

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They picked a Land Rover so that when it breaks down and the AA are 2 hours away, there's no driver to inconvenience.

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Land Rover, break down, Never.

Says the man with a discovery in pieces on the drive Redface

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Biglaugh

I speak merely as one who spent several of my teenage summer holiday days helping remove/replace/remove/replace the gearbox on my step father's Series II.

And undersealing the chassis.

And watching as he drained/filled/drained/filled the engine oil.

And again when he had a quick exploratory poke of one chassis outrigger just to see how solid it was, which resulted in a lot of ferric oxide on his mother's drive and a need to replace all the chassis outriggers.

etc...

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Rare to have to drain oil from a Landy, they have had a self drain feature for years, its designed to stop the front hubs rusting 

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