UK Autodrive sees milestone as OEMs complete connected car tests

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UK Autodrive – a three-year project under which the use of connected and self-driving vehicles is being trialled on the streets of Milton Keynes and Coventry – has passed a major development milestone with project partners Ford, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) completing final proving ground trials of their connected car technologies. The three partners are now ready to begin testing later this year on public roads.

The trials undertaken in June at the Horiba MIRA Proving Ground in Nuneaton culminated in a media presentation day that comprised three connected car demonstrations.

JLR also used the event to demonstrate its autonomous urban drive research technology. An automated Range Rover Sport fitted with the prototype technology was able to navigate its way around an urban-style road network, successfully negotiating roundabouts, traffic lights and junctions.

July 25, 2017

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