The driverless car project UK Autodrive says it has passed a major milestone, with project partners Ford, Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) completing the final proving ground trials of their connected car technologies.
It says the three manufacturers are now all set to begin trials later this year on public roads in the host cities of Milton Keynes and Coventry.
The June trials at the HORIBA MIRA Proving Ground in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, culminated in a presentation day that comprised three connected car demonstrations and demonstration of JLR’s 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.
Films from both demonstrations and from our self-driving pavement-based pod demonstrations can also be viewed here.