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Britain began testing driverless cars in four cities Wednesday, launching the first official trials ahead of a series of planned rule reviews to accommodate the new technology.

A woman poses for photographers beside a prototype driverless car called a LUTZ (Low-carbon Urban Transport Zone) Pathfinder Pod during a launch event for the media near the O2 Arena in London, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Britain has begun testing driverless cars in four cities, launching the first official trials ahead of a series of planned rule reviews to accommodate the new technology.The Associated Press

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A general view of the driverless 'Lutz Pathfinder' pod vehicle.Getty Images

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Britain's Business Secretary Vince Cable holds his hands up as he poses for photographers in a prototype driverless car called a LUTZ (Low-carbon Urban Transport Zone) Pathfinder Pod during a launch event for the media near the O2 Arena in London.The Associated Press

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A prototype of a Lutz Pathfinder driverless vehicle is displayed to members of the media.Reuters

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A general view inside the driverless 'Lutz Pathfinder' pod vehicle.Getty Images

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People ride a prototype of a driverless vehicle as it is moves through a pedestrian area.Reuters

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People stand on a prototype of a driverless vehicle as it is displayed to members of the media.Reuters

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A prototype of a Lutz Pathfinder driverless vehicle is displayed to members of the media.Reuters

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Britain's Business Secretary Vince Cable, second left, tries out a prototype driverless car called a Meridian shuttle during a launch event for the media near the O2 Arena in London.The Associated Press

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Business Secretary Vince Cable sits in driverless 'Lutz Pathfinder' pod vehicle.Getty Images

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A general view of the driverless 'Lutz Pathfinder' pod vehicle.Getty Images

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Business Secretary Vince Cable stands in a driverless vehicle.Getty Images

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A general view of a driverless vehicle.Getty Images

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A general view of the driverless 'Lutz Pathfinder' pod vehicle.Getty Images

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