Driverless car takes to the road in first trip across Spain

Baku, December 14, AZERTAC

A prototype autonomous Citroen that could be on the market as soon as 2018 made the journey from Galicia, in northwestern Spain to Madrid on Monday, according to The Local.

The C4 Picasso made the 600-km road trip between the two main Citroen factories in Vigo and the Spanish capital without the help of a driver at the wheel.

The test was carried out after Spain’s traffic directorate adopted new regulations earlier this month that sets the framework for driverless cars.

The ‘intelligent’ car that combines GPS and camera sensors, radar and laser scanners to navigate the roads looks no different from any other car but is intended to make road travel safer by removing human error.

However, at the moment regulations only allow the car to be driven on motorways and dual carriageways and restrict use in built up urban areas.

The cars could be on the road within five years.

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