Jaguar Land Rover to test 100 driverless cars in UK
Jaguar Land Rover has announced that it will be launching a series of autonomous car trials on UK roads later this year.
There’s no escaping autonomous cars. Whether you love them or hate them, there’s no denying that the automotive industry seems to be obsessed with them at the moment, which is why it’s almost impossible to avoid reading about them in the news.
Although, they’re not quite ready to go on sale just yet, as they are still in their testing stages, they could be coming to our roads sooner than we thought.
With numerous manufacturers and big corporations investing a ton of money into the development of driverless tech, it’s no surprise therefore that they’re pushing for the government to take measures in order to speed up the process of making them road-legal.
Jaguar Land Rover is one of many manufacturers heavily invested into making autonomous cars a reality.
The brand has revealed last month that it is planning on making off-roading easier through the use of driverless-tech, and this week it has emerged that a fleet of 100 Jaguar Land Rover cars will be taking the UK roads by storm in order to gather data crucial to bringing self-driving cars to our roads.
The main focus of the trials is said to be connectivity. The cars will communicate with each other, in order to test whether connectivity can be used to improve traffic and prevent potential accidents from occurring.
According to Jaguar Land Rover, the test will commence later this year, although a date hasn’t yet been revealed.
Whether you love them or hate them, there’s no denying that driverless cars are here to stay. It’s going to be a while until they become road-legal and go on sale; however, it’s definitely going to happen. Instead of fighting it, we’ve decided to embrace the autonomous future to see what it brings.
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