Jaguar Land Rover to launch driverless cars in Britain

Google gets new rival

Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed plans to test driverless cars in Britain over the next four years,

The first of 100 research vehicles will hit the road as early as this year. Jaguar, which is Britain’s biggest car maker, will test the vehicles on a 41-mile (66km) route on motorways and urban roads near its headquarters in Whitley, Coventry.

Jaguar Land Rover’s head of research, Tony Harper, said: “Our connected and automated technology could help improve traffic flow, cut congestion and reduce the potential for accidents.”

The car giant is working on technology that provides a 3D view of the street ahead to recognise barriers, and radio signal communication between cars to ensure safety of drivers.

The self-driving car market is known to be worth £900bn with Google and Tesla among the big players.

 

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