Jaguar Land Rover joins $7.9 million program to test self-driving cars

Jaguar Land Rover joins .9 million program to test self-driving cars

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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.

JLR connected car

Image: Jaguar Land Rover

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…

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Jaguar Land Rover joins .9 million program to test self-driving cars