Jaguar Land Rover sets up a testing ground for autonomous vehiclesNovember 22, 2020
British Jaguar Land Rover is developing a proving ground for self-driving cars. The landfill, which will be located in Ireland, will be created in collaboration with the Future Mobility Campus Ireland.
Jaguar Land Rover is developing a new smart city hub that will enable real-world testing of autonomous vehicle collaboration technologies with smart city infrastructure and other road users.
Through a partnership with Future Mobility Campus Ireland (FMCI), several hundred kilometers of public roads will be distributed, allowing the British automaker and the FMCI to collect valuable data so that they can simulate real-world driving conditions and scenarios and test new technologies.
As part of the trials, Jaguar will use a prototype of its I-Pace electric crossover with self-driving cars on the road.
“This partnership with FMCI provides us with a real opportunity to test our technologies for autonomous control and co-operation of urban infrastructure with vehicle systems,” said a spokesman for the UK brand. “Working with leading software vendors will enable us to design our future systems more efficiently.”
Sensors and high-precision positioning systems will be deployed throughout the test site. The test site, which will be located next to the FMCI Shannon Program Center in Ireland, will also feature smart interchanges, connected roads, autonomous parking and electric vehicle charging.
A number of other companies will also be involved in the tests, including Cisco, Seagate, Renovo, Red Hat, Valeo.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Land Rover accuses the VW Group of stealing technology. Land Rover accuses German VW Group of using patented technologies and is seeking a ban on the sale of some of its crossovers in the United States.
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