New tech: Self-driving delivery van can be built in just four hours

We could be seeing more self-driving cars on the roads by 2020

The Wired 2016 conference held in London has announced a self-driving delivery van that can be built in just four hours. The van could be seen on the UK streets by next year.

The materials used are very light-weight and the design of the van itself makes it easier to be constructed, it can be assembled by just one man in four hours.

The firm said vehicles will be “autonomous-ready” for when new self-drive legislation has been put into place.

The government would like to self-driving cars on the road by 2020.

Denis Sverdlov, chief executive of Charge, the automotive technology firm behind the truck told the BBC: “We find trucks today totally unacceptable. Loud, polluting and unfriendly,”

“We are making trucks the way they should be - affordable, elegant, quiet, clean and safe.”

He also said: “We are removing all the barriers to entry for electric vehicles by pricing them in line with conventional trucks, giving every fleet manager, tradesperson or company, no matter how big or small, the opportunity to change the way they transport goods and make our towns and cities better places to live in.”

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