Jaguar Land Rover is leading a £4.7 million (approximately R79 million) project to develop self-driving cars that can "see" at blind junctions and through obstacles.
Britain’s biggest carmaker is leading a project called AutopleX to combine connected, automated and live mapping tech so more information is provided earlier to the self-driving car. This enables automated cars to communicate with all road users and obstacles where there is no direct view, effectively helping them see, so they can safely merge lanes and negotiate complex roundabouts autonomously.
According to Chris Holmes, Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Research Manager at Jaguar Land Rover, this project is crucial in order to bring self-driving cars to our customers in the near future. “Together with our AutopleX partners, we will merge our connected and autonomous research to empower our self-driving vehicles to operate safely in the most challenging, real-world traffic situations. This project will ensure we deliver the most sophisticated and capable automated driving technology,” he tells CyberStoep.
Jaguar Land Rover is developing fully- and semi-automated vehicle technologies, offering customers a choice of an engaged or automated drive, while maintaining an enjoyable and safe driving experience. The company’s vision is to make the self-driving car viable in the widest range of real-life, on- and off-road driving environments and weather.
AutopleX will develop the technology through simulation and public road testing both on motorways and in urban environments in the West Midlands. Highways England, INRIX, Ricardo, Siemens, Transport for West Midlands and WMG at the University of Warwick join the AutopleX consortium, which was announced as part of Innovate UK’s third round of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Funding in March 2018.
Original source: CyberStoep.co.za
True Price, the innovative start-up that is providing South African motorists with free vehicle evaluations, turns one this month (June 2019)!
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Korean cars are growing in terms of stature, quality and appeal. However South African motorists still prefer Japanese vehicles. This much has emerged after analysing the resale values of Korean versus Japanese cars. The data has been extrapolated from the vast records held by the innovative start-up, True Price. True Price has data pertaining to thousands of vehicles sold on bank repossession auctions on its system. This data is utilised to provide free vehicle evaluations to South African motorists.
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