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UK designed self driving car

British researchers have designed a car that will drive itself. The navigation system can recognise its surroundings using small cameras and lasers discreetly built into the body of an adapted electric car and linked to a computer in the boot.

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How it works: UK's self-drive car uses lasers to 'see'

An Oxford University professor explained how the UK's entry into self-drive cars uses a more affordable system of lasers and camera.

Professor Paul Newman said: "When the car is driving, it is using a small, quite cheap laser on the front of the car that casts a curtain of laser light vertically around.

"As the car moves, it paints the world with this invisible laser light and produces a local idea of what the world looks like in 3D."

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