Tuesday March 31, 2020

Ross faces bumps in road over driverless cars

Marc MacSharry has made the first safety objections to the vehicles being tested on public roads

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
9th December, 2019
One of Google’s Waymo driverless cars: the government no doubt wants to send a message to tech firms that Ireland can provide a base for developing such vehicles. Picture: Getty

Self-driving cars could solve Shane Ross’s row with the Healy-Raes.

Michael Healy-Rae and his brother Danny regularly accuse the Transport Minister of being indifferent to the likes of the old man living up the side of a mountain who can no longer go for a few pints in his local pub due to stringent drink-driving laws.

Ross in turn has accused them of having no regard for road safety and once called Danny...

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