Driverless cars prove a hit at CES

Driverless cars prove a hit at CES

Herbie the Love Bug and KITT from Knight Rider are being given a run for their money by new driverless cars currently on display in Las Vegas.

The state-of-the-art technology is proving a major hit at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. BMW and Mercedes both have vehicles on display which have truly captured the public's imagination.

The Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion, for instance, has fully rotating seats that enable the driver and front seat passenger to turn around and have a face-to-face conversation with the back seat passengers, while the car drives itself.

Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Dr Dieter Zetsche, says cars are evolving from a simple means of transport to a mobile living space.

And it seems we won't have to wait too long until the technology arrives in the UK.

Business Secretary Vince Cable announced earlier this month that the hands-free cars will be trialled across the UK in a move that puts Britain firmly in the driving seat of automated vehicle technology.

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