Self-drive Sport passes its test

LRO (UK) - - News -

A brave new world for Land Rover took a gi­ant step closer af­ter a self-driv­ing Range Rover Sport per­formed im­pec­ca­bly dur­ing a rush-hour test on one of Bri­tain’s busiest roads.

Packed full of hi-tech equip­ment in­clud­ing cam­eras, laser sen­sors (li­dar), 3D im­agery and radars, the pro­to­type L494 Sport took to the Coven­try Ring Road and mixed it with the rush-hour traf­fic. At speeds of up to 40mph, it changed lanes, merged with traf­fic, dealt seam­lessly with round­abouts and traf­fic lights, and ne­go­ti­ated com­plex road lay­outs that daily prove chal­leng­ing for drivers.

And, of course, at the end of the test, it parked it­self (no doubt bet­ter than most of us could have man­aged).

The Sport’s on-board tech­nol­ogy uses the in­ter­net to con­nect ve­hi­cles with each other, and also to the road net­work in­fra­struc­ture.

This is no pie in the sky – Land Rover plans to make self-driv­ing ve­hi­cles a re­al­ity within the next decade.

Driver­less Sport was sent to Coven­try

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