Salih Khater studied electrical engineering at Sudan University of Science and Technology.
Basu said "we don't believe this individual was known" to police or Britain's intelligence services.
The Fiesta was driven to London on Monday night, and was in the capital's Tottenham Court Road for five hours until 6am.
The driver was arrested at the scene and officers have been searching three addresses in central England as part of their investigation.
Two people were hospitalized and one person was released, Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said.
Police activity on Millbank, in central London, after a vehicle crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament.
None of the injuries are believed to be "life-threatening", said police.
A man and a woman were taken to hospital after the crash and later discharged, while another man was treated for minor injuries at the scene.
"The priority of the investigation team continues to be to understand the motivation behind this incident", the London Police said in a statement.
The vehicle has now been removed and the security lane re-opened.
Acusan a más de 300 sacerdotes de abuso sexual durante 60 años
Entre los resultados: el Gran Jurado concluyó que Koharchik "es ciertamente un depredador de niños" y la Iglesia lo sacó del sacerdocio.
British Home Secretary Sajid Javid said, "Huge thanks to our emergency services for their rapid reaction to incident in Westminster this morning". The police officer who was stabbed also died.
U.S. President Donald Trump responded on Twitter, urging tough action.
"A number of people were injured as a result of the collision and they have been taken to hospital".
Eye witness Kirsty Moseley, of Brixton, south London, said the cyclists "were thrown everywhere" after being struck. "He wasn't shouting anything, he wasn't screaming, he didn't look crazed or out of control - he was just deadpan".
It looked deliberate. It didn't look like an accident. "How do you do that by accident? It was a loud bang", the 45-year-old man explained to the Associated Press.
Ahmed Abdi, who is originally from Somalia, said Khater was regularly at the Bunna internet cafe, and was a "very quiet" man who "never spoke" and drove a small white, old vehicle.
The vehicle attack outside UK's Houses of Parliament this week is eerily similar to the one a year ago that left five people dead - and now authorities are looking into whether the two are related.
In March of 2017, four people died after Khalid Masood rammed a auto into a crowd on Westminister Bridge.
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