There are plans by the Driven Group to test driverless cars on UK roads and motorways in 2019. Previous tests of driverless vehicles in the UK have mainly taken place at slow speeds and not on public roads.
The project is backed by an £8.6m government grant and involves an insurance company, which will assess the risks involved at each stage of the journey.
The UK government has committed about £100m in total towards autonomous driving projects and has said it wants Britain to "lead the way in developing" the tech.
"It will save so many lives and so much money."