Jaguar Land Rover joins .9 million program to test self-driving cars
Jaguar Land Rover announced Monday morning that it is putting five highly automated vehicles on U.K. roads this year to test both connectivity and self-driving tech.
Imagine, for example, if your car knew about a patch of black ice before it crossed it and warned you so you could avoid.
This project is part of a much bigger vision than just black ice warnings, however.
The JLR vehicles are joining the £5.5-million ($7.9 million) U.K. Connected Intelligent Transport Environment (UK-CITE) project that includes 100 vehicles and a 41-mile test corridor between Coventry and Solihull, England. The project will utilize newly installed vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) systems on public roads that will send information about traffic jams and road conditions before they can be seen. Read more…