Jaguar Land Rover cars closer to driving city streets autonomously

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Jaguar Land Rover recently demonstrated prototype autonomous technology called Autonomous Urban Drive that can enable a vehicle to operate autonomously through a city, obeying traffic lights as well as negotiating T-junctions and roundabouts. 
This research technology, called Autonomous Urban Drive, is designed and developed in the UK. It is a step closer to achieving ‘level four’ autonomy in Jaguar Land Rover’s future vehicles within the next decade. 
Level four autonomous vehicles are capable of carrying out the entire driving task for specific environments such as towns and cities without any driver intervention. Using the Autonomous Urban Drive prototype technology, passengers can select a location and the Range Rover Sport research vehicle will decide the best route. It can navigate a complex urban environment which is being trialled at the Horiba Mira proving ground. 


Jaguar Land Rover is developing both fully and semi-autonomous vehicle technologies to offer customers a choice of an engaged or autonomous drive, while maintaining an enjoyable and safe driving experience. The company’s vision is to make the autonomous car viable in the widest range of real-life, on and off-road driving environments and weather. 
Jaguar Land Rover Director of Engineering Research Tony Harper said: “The automotive landscape is changing faster today than ever before. As a technology company, our innovation is continuous and our cars of the future will become more capable, cleaner, more connected, more desirable and smarter.”
“Our Autonomous Urban Drive research is Jaguar Land Rover’s next step in our development of both fully and semi-autonomous vehicle technologies. However, we aren’t looking at simply replacing the driver, and making cars ‘driverless’. Future technologies will give the driver more not less – they will assist and ultimately enhance the driving experience.”
Autonomous Urban Drive is being demonstrated as part of the £20 million UK Autodrive research and development project which is pushing the UK to the forefront of connected and autonomous innovation. Jaguar Land Rover is working with Ford and Tata Motors’ European Technical Centre testing connected technologies that will allow cars to talk to each other, as well as to the roadside infrastructure such as 
traffic lights. 
Following the final trials at Horiba Mira’s Midlands proving ground today, the first set of trials on public roads are due in Milton Keynes and Coventry by the end of this year. These will initially take place on closed roads before evolving into open-road trials and demonstrations as the project draws to a close in summer 2018.
Intersection Collision Risk Warning (ICRW) warns the driver in advance when it is not safe to enter an intersection because of a high probability of a collision. ICRW could reduce the number (and severity) of collisions and reduce congestion. 
In Vehicle Signage (IVS) sends road and traffic information such as roadwork or a change of speed limit directly to the car’s display, minimising dependence on physical roadside signs. This connected technology aims to reduce accidents and congestion.
Emergency Vehicle Warning (EVW) tells drivers when an emergency vehicle is approaching, and from which direction. This connected technology aims to improve safety, reduce journey time for the emergency vehicle and cut congestion by helping drivers pull over more quickly and less stressfully.
Levels of autonomy
*Level 0 - No Automation: There is no automation; the driver is in sole control of the vehicle.
*Level 1 - Driver Assistance: The driver has assistance for one function e.g. cruise control.
*Level 2 - Partial Automation: The driver has assistance for two functions e.g. speed and steering such as Traffic Jam Assist.
*Level 3 - Conditional Automation: The car undertakes normal driving functions autonomously in a specific environment but the driver may be required to retake control if the environment is too challenging.
*Level 4 - High Automation: The car can operate independently in specific environments such as urban environments or motorways, without any driver intervention.
*Level 5 - Full Automation: No human control of the vehicle is needed. The vehicle can complete a journey without any human intervention. 

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