Here's the tiny, futuristic-looking driverless car that Britain is about to unleash on streets

Driverless cars are coming to Britain’s streets.

This morning the British Government unveiled a selection of self-driving car prototypes that will hopefully one day ferry commuters around the city, reports the Guardian. The government is spending £19 million on the trial.

The prototypes include a converted Landrover and an autonomous shuttle, but one vehicle in particular is getting all the attention. It’s called the Lutz Pathfinder.

Behold:

Developed by engineering company RDM Group, the Lutz “pod” has a 6-hour battery and a top speed of 15 miles an hour.

Forty of the driverless vehicles are going to be tested in Milton Keynes this year.

The Guardian got a chance to ride in one of them. Below is a shot of the interior. There’s currently a steering wheel and foot pedals for testing, but they will be phased out in time. Ultimately the only input will be two dash-mounted touchscreens. One will be for entering destinations, and the other for entertainment.

And here’s a shot of the view from the “driving” seat.

Here’s a video of the vehicles:

RDM also tweeted a photo of the Lutz “in the wild”:

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