The company has been testing its "highly automated" vehicles in Europe but now wants to challenge its tech in China where multi-level highways reign supreme.
The UK government has approved trials of self-driving cars on public roads next year.
In a report, the agency sees the vehicles as opening up new possibilities for law enforcement, but also for criminals.
Recent tests, says Lockheed Martin, show that fully autonomous convoys can safely navigate road intersections, oncoming traffic, stalled and passing vehicles, and pedestrians.
Ford announced it would work with both Stanford and MIT on its autonomous vehicle program to develop new car behaviors.
When you think about autonomous cars, it is often in reference to the sensor technology making the car aware of objects and other vehicles around it. Here at CES 2014, BMW showed off another technology key to making autonomous cars a reality, the systems needed to steer, accelerate, and brake.
At a racetrack north of Las Vegas during CES 2014, BMW took me for a wild couple of laps at high speed, with no driver.
Analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein say Apple could conceivably build an electric, "autonomous" car. But they don't expect the vehicle to hit the market for at least five years.
The government will conduct a review next year to help make Britain a prime destination for making and testing driverless cars.
Ruth Porat, a Silicon Valley native, will head west from the marquee Wall Street firm, where she had a hand in a number of technology ventures.