The prototype Range Rover Sport autonomously drove on the Rong Road around Coventry, which is considered to be one of the most challenging roads in the UK.
The experiment is part of the British Government's £ 20 billion worth UK Autodrive project, which after three years lead to a successful conclusion. The experiments were initially conducted on closed testing grounds. Finally, the project successfully passed practical tests on the roads in Milton Keynes and Coventry.
Range Rover Sport, which was chosen for the experiment due to its performance and built-in assistive systems such as Adaptive Cruise Control, which were upgraded with additional navigation sensors, lidar and radar. In combination with geographical and other data from the UK Autodrive project, the car can now also autonomously face roundabouts, traffic lights, pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles on demanding roads. It can also park istelf.
Jaguar Land Rover's engineers have also made it possible for the car's online connection with the environment and other cars in the surrounding area, which, through mutual communication and alerting to obstacles in the way, can contribute both to fuel savings and to increased traffic safety.