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Jaguar self-drive car revealed in New York

The first self-styled “premium” autonomous car has been unveiled in New York – and it’s a Jaguar.

The vehicle, made in conjunction with Google’s self-driving unit Waymo, will be tested on public roads this year.

By 2020, the firms say 20,000 self-driving Jaguar sport utility vehicles (SUVs) will be part of Waymo’s public fleet.

The launch comes a week after an Uber self-driving car killed a woman in the state of Arizona.

The investigation into that crash is ongoing.

Waymo has committed to launching the first fully-driverless taxi fleet – without a human safety driver – in Arizona by the end of 2018.

“That Waymo is moving forward shows a lot of confidence,” commented Tim Stevens, editor-in-chief of news site Roadshow.com.

“The company knows its technology is solid and it’s eager to allow a wider audience to experience it.”