Com­puter driven cars here by 2017

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AU­TOPI­LOT cars could be on the road within ten years, ac­cord­ing to the boss of Ford.

Sci-fi fans have long dreamed about com­put­erised ve­hi­cles that can drive them­selves.

Now Bill Ford, speak­ing at the Detroit Mo­tor Show this week, reck­ons the fu­tur­is­tic cars could be on the road as soon as 2017.

The 54-year-old great­grand­son of founder Henry Ford, said car-to-car com­mu­ni­ca­tion would make the feat pos­si­ble.

He ex­plained: “Cars are be­com­ing mo­bile com­mu­ni­ca­tions plat­forms.

“Right now, there are a bil­lion com­put­ing de­vices in the form of in­di­vid­ual ve­hi­cles out on our roads.

“They’re largely un­con­nected from one an­other and the net­work. Be­tween 2017 and 2025 we’ll in­creas­ingly use them as a rolling col­lec­tion of sen­sors to re­duce con­ges­tion and help pre­vent ac­ci­dents.” AN ad de­mand­ing ‘chavs’ be shot with tran­quiliser darts at Chel­tenham Races has caused outrage.

The promo, for book­ies Paddy Power, shows a sin­is­ter gun­man at a race­course fir­ing darts to knock out fans that look a bit rough.

Bosses claim they got the idea af­ter a fight broke out at posh As­cot last year and a fan posted on Face­book, “Hope the chavs don’t ruin Chel­tenham like they did As­cot.”

The 40-sec­ond clip, re­leased on Youtube be­fore the race next month, prom­ises to ‘take care of the chavs – vet­eri­nar­ian style’.

Two girls with huge hair, with fake tan and boobs hang­ing out, are shot to the voiceover: “Va­jaz­zlers no! Down you go!”

An­other girl who bares her bum gets the bul­let too as the ad jeers: “Down you go my orange friend.”

Es­sex babe San­dra Lyons said she was dis­gusted, adding: “What girl doesn’t go for a spray tan, hair ex­ten­sions, nails and fake lashes? It’s just snob­bery. You don’t have to be rich and posh to have a nice day out at the races.”

But fans have ap­plauded the ad on Youtube. One re­marked: “God I wish nor­mal peo­ple could go around and shoot the crap out of Chavs. Mainly NOT with un-fa­tal weapons!”

WHY did the tramp cross the road? To get to the other cider! GO­ING DOWN: ‘Chav’ gets a dart in dodgy ad

TRIAL: Gary Brock­well. Right: Gaynor

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