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Jaguar Land Rover to collaborate on connected car tech

Friday 21 October 2016, By Autovolo

Jaguar Land Rover to collaborate on connected car tech

Jaguar Land Rover to collaborate on connected car tech

Jaguar Land Rover will partner with parent company Tata and its former owner, Ford, to develop connected car technology.

The system would allow cars to communicate with each other, as well as interacting with other parts of the road network, such as traffic lights.

Tony Harper, head of research at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “We know that there’s a huge potential for these technologies in future vehicles around the world. Until now we have focused on communication between Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles, but this collaborative approach is a major stepping stone towards all connected and autonomous vehicles co-operating with each other in the future.

“Our aim is to give drivers exactly the right information at the right time and collaborations with other manufacturers are essential to help us deliver this commitment to our customers.”

The news comes as Jaguar Land Rover pushes towards introducing autonomous technology, which it hopes will help motorists through the more difficult or boring aspects of motoring, such as motorway miles and off-roading.

At present, the manufacturer is developing a highway assistance system to help drivers on motorways. When introduced, the vehicle would be able to overtake cars independently, needing no steering or pedal input from the driver.