UK Autodrive partners Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) successfully demonstrated prototype-connected and autonomous-vehicle technologies.
The demonstrations marked the culmination of several trials as part of the UK Autodrive project, and represent the first major milestones of the three-year project designed to bring autonomous and connected cars and pods to UK roads.
Technology to Reduce the Risk of Rear-End Collisions
Green Lights Ahead
Technology Detects When It Is Safe to Pass
In the third of three demonstrations, a Jaguar Land Rover showed how a self-driving vehicle could safely pass a slower-moving vehicle, overriding the pass request if it detects a vehicle in the occupant’s blind spot. This technology could eliminate the frustration of drivers wondering if they should or shouldn’t pass a slower-moving car and prevent accidents that sometimes occur during lane changes.