CRA Global Trends Explored – UK
- Jaguar Land Rover pod to be used on roads in Coventry as part of a driverless car trial called ‘Project Vector’
- Scheme launches in 2021 to test how self-driving machines can interact with other vehicles and road users
- The pure electric pod has glass sliding doors and can seat up to five passengers at once
- At four metres in length and capable of zero-emission and silent transport, it has been designed for urban use
Jaguar Land Rover today revealed its new electric driverless pod that will be at the heart of new real-world autonomous vehicle trials on public roads in Coventry from next year.
The city will be used as a ‘living laboratory’ by Britain’s biggest carmaker to test how the self-driving pods interact with other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. One of the first to get an early preview is Prince Charles, who was on hand to officially open the National Automotive Innovation Centre at Warwick University, where the vehicle has been unveiled.
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