The government wants self-driving cars on UK roads by 2021

Theresa MayVictoria Jones – WPA Pool/Getty ImagesPrime Minister Theresa May.

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce in his Budget on November 22 that the government will introduce regulatory reforms designed to speed up the introduction of self-driving cars in the UK, The Guardian reports.

The chancellor is reportedly planning to allow driverless cars to be tested in the UK without a human operator inside the car.

Several US states have eased regulations around self-driving cars in order to attract technology companies. Las Vegas, for example, worked with companies such as Alphabet and Uber on allowing the technology to be tested.

The UK is already used by Amazon to test its delivery drone technology as the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority allowed the company to do more in-depth testing than is allowed in the US.

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