Watch the video of the autonomous Range Rover Sport that completed the first self-driving lap in UK's most challenging road now!
See the autonomous Range Rover Sport that completed the first self-driving circuit around the Coventry Ring road- one out of other UK's most challenging roads.
Jaguar Land Rover manufacturers are working on semi and fully-automated car technologies
UK's Coventry road is known to be notorious for tormenting drivers because of its wraparound concrete constructions, which has a way of tricking them.
The challenging road was able to be conquered by the Range Rover while driving itself at 40mph.
The Range Rover Sport had its adaptive cruise control modified into high-tech features like the RADAR, LIDAR and navigation sensors. With these features, it was able to maneuver its way through traffic lights, roundabouts, cyclists, pedestrians, merged with traffic, changed lanes and exited junctions, all at a speed of 40mph. And not only that, but it can also park all by itself.
The Range Rover Sport had its adaptive cruise control modified into high-tech features
Coventry Ring road is one out of other UK's most challenging roads
You may be wondering why Coventry road was chosen. Well, let's hear from Jaguar Land Rover's autonomous vehicle research manager Mark Cund.
“The Coventry Ring Road is known for its complicated slip roads and exits. It makes for very challenging conditions, especially when under pressure in the rush hour"
“Our self-driving car is not impacted by the same pressure, frustrations or fatigue that a driver may experience and so it’s capable of turning a potentially very stressful situation into a completely stress-free one"
This self-driving test demonstration was part of UK Autodrive project funded by the government for £20 million. The project had run for three years and as part of Uk's Autodrive, engineers at Jaguar Land Rover also embarked on connected features. The emission reducing and safety-enhancing technology connects cars to each other with the use of the internet. It also connects infrastructures like the traffic lights.
Jaguar Land Rover manufacturers are working on semi and fully-automated car technologies to enable people to make choices on whether to have an automated or engaged drive.
Watch as the Range Rover Sport self drives itself around Coventry ring road, the Uk