Driverless cars will make our roads safer, says Oxbotica co-founder

Co-founder of UK startup Oxbotica says use of autonomous vehicles for shopping, short trips, airports and warehouses is imminent

Paul Newman is a self-confessed “positivist” when it comes to autonomous driving.

A professor of information engineering at Oxford University, he co-founded Oxbotica in 2014, a specialist provider of autonomous control system technologies, and believes driverless cars will make our roads safer and help an ageing population remain independent.

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