Jaguar Land Rover tested its driverless car on the UK roads. The carmaker tested its vehicles as part of £20m UK Autodrive project which is the largest of three consortia launched to support the introduction of self-driving vehicles into the UK.
Jaguar Land Rover tested a range of research technologies that allows cars to talk to each other as well as roadside infrastructure, such as traffic lights on the roads of Coventry — which with the launch of trials joined just 12 other cities in conducting tests on public roads globally– the trials also tried to explore how future connected and autonomous vehicles can replicate human behaviour and reactions when driving. This Real-world testing takes Jaguar Land Rover another step closer to bringing an intelligent vehicle to reality.
Jaguar Land Rover is developing both fully and semi-autonomous vehicle technologies to offer customers a choice of an engaged or autonomous drive, while maintaining an enjoyable and safe driving experience. The company’s vision is to make the self-driving car viable in the widest range of real-life, on- and off-road driving environments and weather.
“Testing this self-driving project on public roads is so exciting, as the complexity of the environment allows us to find robust ways to increase road safety in the future. By using inputs from multiple sensors, and finding intelligent ways to process this data, we are gaining accurate technical insight to pioneer the automotive application of these technologies. Jaguar Land Rover is proud to be a leader in collaborative research projects for autonomous and connected cars. We are supporting innovative research that will be integral to the infrastructure, technology and legal landscape needed to make intelligent, self-driving vehicles a reality within the next decade” said Nick Rogers Executive Director – Product Engineering.