Re: Link to the Beeb not the Financial Times
"It’s a car that’s going to take people at 20-30 mph through city centres."
Not in many capital cities it's not! it will be lucky to manage10MPH, especially if the things really take off. Think of thousands of Autonomous cars going into a city centre with safety a high priority in their programming, they will go slower not faster, even if the software and machinery has the ability to go at speed the Elfin safety crowd will make sure that a dangerous automatic machine will be tethered in some way.
Autonomy as I have said before, is not the way it will go if they take our steering wheels it will be a central computer running transport and where's the fun in that? ( Particularly after your autonomous Fusion goes critical with a self aware central mainframe at the figurative wheel.)