Driverless cars could soon be driving themselves to a road near you after a trial was successfully completed in Milton Keynes. During the test run, a two seater electric vehicle drove members of the public along a 1km loop on pavements around the town’s railway station. The cars were powered by Selenium, a software developed by Oxford University’s Oxford Robotics Institute, which navigates by using data from cameras and LIDAR systems. Programme director Neil Fulton said “This public demonstration represents a major milestone for autonomous vehicles in the UK and the culmination of an extensive project involving UK companies and experts. Oxford University’s technology will go on to power automated vehicles around the world, and the project will now feed into a much wider programme of autonomous trials across the UK…Driverless vehicles are coming to Britain, and what we have demonstrated today is a huge step on that journey.” If you were wondering how members of the public were persuaded to participate in the trial, a safety driver was inside to take the car out of autonomous mode in the case of an emergency. A car with a driver? That’s just so old school.