A Range Rover Sport has completed the first ever self-driving lap one of the most challenging roads in the UK – the Coventry Ring Road – changing lanes, merging with traffic and exiting junctions at speeds of up to 40 mph (64 km/h).
The Range Rover Sport has been modified to include additional navigation sensors such as RADAR and LIDAR. As such, the vehicle can now autonomously maneuver through roundabouts, traffic lights, pedestrians, detect cyclists and other vehicles on complicated roads and also park itself.
“The Coventry Ring Road is known for its complicated slip roads and exits. It makes for very challenging conditions especially when under pressure in the rush hour,” said Jaguar Land Rover Autonomous Vehicle Research Manager, Mark Cund.
“Our self-driving car is not impacted by the same pressure, frustrations or fatigue that a driver may experience and so it’s capable of turning a potentially very stressful situation into a completely stress-free one,” he added.