- New research fleet will begin real-world tests in the UK
- New technology aims to reduce driver stress and help prevent accidents
- ‘Roadwork Assist’ will help steer drivers through roadworks and contraflows
- ‘Safe Pullaway’ will prevent accidents
- Cars will communicate with other cars from ‘over the horizon’
- Drivers will be alerted that an emergency vehicle is approaching – long before they see or hear it
Whitley, UK: Jaguar Land Rover plans to create a fleet of more than 100 research vehicles over the next four years, to develop and test a wide range of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technologies. The first of these research cars will be driven on a new 41 mile test route on motorways and urban roads around Coventry and Solihull later this year.
The initial tests will involve vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications technologies that will allow cars to talk to each other and roadside signs, overhead gantries and traffic lights. Ultimately, data sharing between vehicles would allow future connected cars to co-operate and work together to assist the driver and make lane changing and crossing junctions easier and safer.
A full press release about Jaguar Land Rover technologies is available download along with supporting video assets.
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