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

Google's driverless cars in the USA Credit: PA

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.

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