Jaguar Land Rover has demonstrated a range of innovative research technologies that would enable a future autonomous car to self drive over any surface or terrain.
This multi-million pound research project aims to make the self-driving car viable in the widest range of real life, on- and off-road driving environments and weather conditions.
To enable this level of capability, JLR’s researchers are developing next-generation sensing technologies that will be the eyes of the future autonomous car. As the sensors are always active and can see better than the driver, this advanced sensing will ultimately give a vehicle the high levels of artificial intelligence required for the car to think for itself and plan the route it should take, on any surface.
As part of this, in a world-first off-road demonstration, JLR has connected two Range Rover Sports together using its dedicated short-range communications technology to create an off-road connected convoy. This wireless V2V communications system shares information instantly between the two vehicles, including vehicle location, wheel-slip, and changes to suspension height and wheel articulation, as well as all-terrain progress control and terrain response settings.
July 12, 2016