SELF DRIVE TEST SUC­CESS FOR ROVER

Saturday Star - - METRO -

A RANGE Rover Sport has com­pleted the first self-driv­ing lap of one of the UK’S most chal­leng­ing road lay­outs. A pro­to­type self-driv­ing Range Rover Sport han­dled the com­plex Coven­try Ring Road, suc­cess­fully chang­ing lanes, merg­ing with traf­fic and ex­it­ing junc­tions at the speed limit of 65km/h. The trial is part of the £20 mil­lion (R3.7 bil­lion) govern­ment-funded project, UK Au­to­drive, which ends this month af­ter a three-year pro­gramme. Jaguar Land Rover en­gi­neers have com­pleted sig­nif­i­cant self-driv­ing tech­nol­ogy test­ing on closed tracks be­fore head­ing onto pub­lic roads in Mil­ton Keynes and Coven­try. A ONE-OFF Land Rover De­fender made a dra­matic en­trance at Sel­fridges in Lon­don, en­ter­ing the fa­mous de­part­ment store through a first-floor win­dow. The unique Sel­fridges Edi­tion De­fender Works V8 will form the cen­tre­piece of the new-look menswear de­part­ment at the Ox­ford Street store, but not be­fore tech­ni­cians from Land Rover Clas­sic re­assem­ble the ve­hi­cle in full view of shop­pers.

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