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Transport bosses 'actively discuss' bringing driverless cars to the capital

Google and London's transport bosses are in "active discussions" to trial the internet giants' driverless cars in the UK.

If given the green light - it would be the first time Google's autonomous cars would be tested outside of the United States.

The deputy mayor for transport in the capital confirmed officials met with Google to encourage extending their pilot scheme to the city.

It is still very early days and we understand Google are not yet ready to trial their self-driving cars outside of north America. We would be keen for a trial to happen in London whenever Google are ready to conduct trials in other countries

– Isabel Dedring, Deputy Mayor for Transport

Google has been testing their driveless cars since 2009, where trials have been limited to Mountain View in California, Texas and Washington state.