Jaguar Land Rover with Highways England, INRIX, Ricardo, Siemens, Transport for West Midlands and Warwick University is working on a project to develop vehicles that can ‘see around corners and through obstacles, improving the capability of self-driving cars.
Named AutopleX, it is a £4.7 million project funded by the UK. The Project will combine connected, automated and live mapping tech so more information is provided earlier to the self-driving car.
This enables automated cars to communicate with all road users and obstacles where there is no direct view, effectively helping them see, so they can safely merge lanes and negotiate complex roundabouts autonomously.
AutopleX will develop the technology through simulation and public road testing both on motorways and in urban environments in the West Midlands.