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All UK cars 'could be driverless by 2050'

Google could be starting driverless car trials in London soon. Credit: PA

The UK could see the end of human-driven cars by 2050, according to a new report.

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers made the prediction as it demanded urgent action from the Government and the motor industry to encourage development of the technology.

All cars on UK roads could be "highly automated" by 2040 and fully driverless just 10 years later the experts say.

The study found that it will take 10 years to get innovations onto the production line and a further 10 to 15 years for the majority of the UK fleet to be changed.



Final broker cleared in Libor-rigging trial

A sixth and final defendant has been cleared of trying to manipulate the official Libor interest rate used for lending between banks.

All six men in the trial were acquitted Credit: PA

Darrell Read, 50, of Wellington, New Zealand, was found not guilty of conspiracy to defraud by a jury at London's Southwark Crown Crown.

His five-co defendants were also cleared yesterday of by trying to manipulate the Libor rate linked to the Yen.

All six men in the trial had been accused of helping trader Tom Hayes to manipulate the Libor rate over a period of four years.

Hayes was was convicted of conspiracy to defraud earlier this year.

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