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Friday, 17 November 2017

Jaguar Land Rover Quietly Begins Real-World Driverless Car Tests On Coventry Roads In A 'Major Landmark' Trial Ahead Of A Nationwide Roll Out In 2020

The race to conquer the driverless car market has stepped up a gear, with the first ever tests of an autonomous vehicle built in Britain on the country's public roads. Jaguar Land Rover is leading the pack with its trial, which aims to help vehicles react in a similar way to people
The race to conquer the driverless car market has stepped up a gear, with the first ever tests of an autonomous vehicle built in Britain on the country's public roads.
Jaguar Land Rover is leading the pack with its 'major landmark' trial, which aims to help vehicles react in a similar way to people.
The pilot project is part of a government-backed bid to encourage more widespread use of automated cars by 2020.

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is conducting the tests on the streets of Coventry, the historic heart of the British car industry, where the firm is headquartered. 
JLR hopes the testing will allow it to understand more about how self-driving vehicles interact with other cars and road infrastructure, such as traffic lights, and how models can replicate human behavior whilst driving.  
A Jaguar Land Rover research vehicle, equipped with the company's self-driving technology, have been navigating its way through Coventry city centre, the historic heart of the British car industry, where the firm is headquartered
Further trials are scheduled to take place in Coventry and Milton Keynes early next year, followed by a final series of open road demonstration events in both cities during the second half of 2018.  
Nick Rogers, the firm's Executive Director for Product Engineering, said: 'By using inputs from multiple sensors, and finding intelligent ways to process this data, we are gaining accurate technical insight to pioneer the automotive application of these technologies.
Politicians are trying to make it as easy as possible to test new driving technologies in Britain, seeking to build an industry to serve a worldwide market expected to be worth around £900 billion ($1.2 trillion) by 2025. 
An Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill is currently being debated in parliament to set out how new technologies will operate in Britain. 
Carmakers Tata, Ford and Jaguar Land Rover, are part of driverless car projects in Britain, as part of the UK Autodrive group.

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