Trials of the self-driving on Cumbrian roads have been welcomed by industry experts, who say the sector needs to embrace the latest technology.

 They will travel in convoy with speed controlled by a person in a lead vehicle.

The idea has been mooted since 2014 and last year it was reported that a stretch of the M6 in Cumbria will be a testing ground.

Watch every Carlisle United match on TV

Another digital advancement set to happen is that Carlisle United fans could soon be watching every blues match live on their laptop, phone, tablet and TV.

The EFL said it would receive £600million from Sky Sports as part of the new terms which will see the Championship, Leagues One and Two, the Carabao Cup and Checkatrade Trophy continue to be shown live.

The new deal which kicks in from 2019, means that fans of League Two clubs will be able to live stream games on their respective websites outside of the blocked hours of 2.45pm and 5.15pm on a Saturday afternoon.