Jaguar Land Rover aims to bring the driving a complete self-contained off the road.
The Group Jaguar Land Rover presented today its latest advances in driving technology autonomous, focus on the detection and correct reading of the surface of the ground on which leads to be able to offer the same functionality inside as well as outside of the asphalt. That is to say, to bring the driving autonomous as we understood it until the day of today outside of the road.
Jaguar Land Rover is one of the few brands that continues to invest in the segment of true off-road. A single look at the range Land Rover revealed as the English firm has adapted to the new current SUV without losing the identity off road that characterizes them, taking this philosophy also to the field of new technologies that are coming. As is the case of driving autonomous, so much in vogue today, especially since the arrival of the famous Autopilot Tesla Motors.
The lines of research of Land Rover focus not only on the ability of the systems of the vehicle to perceive its environment and possible obstacles to be able to draw the correct path to follow, in addition, seeks to be able to read the true relief of the same, to adapt the vehicle to all kinds of situations. He declared Tony Harper, head of research at Jaguar Land Rover, the research of the brand in terms of driving autonomously off-road, not only in the management assisted of the vehicle both inside and outside of the asphalt, but of to provide the maximum help to the driver when driving as the own vehicle when you take the wheel, whether on the road or in a zone trail, with the largest range of conditions possible.
The new systems allow communication between vehicles.
To do this, Jaguar Land Rover is working on new technologies in the field of the detection, so that these new sensors to be able to offer a wider range of variables for the vehicle to be able to take better decisions, whatever the terrain or conditions of the same. Among this new generation of detectors, we can emphasize the Surface Idientification and 3D Path Sensing, which we translate as the id surface and sensor of the road in 3 dimensions. This system combines the readings of cameras, ultrasound, radar and the technology for measuring distance by laser or LIDAR, to scan all around the vehicle. Offering a superb 360-degree view and even be able to determine the characteristics of the surface that surrounds it.
According to Land Rover, the secret lies in knowing how to read completely all the land around it, not only obstacles but your own surface. Which is crucial when we are out of the asphalt, since the vehicle will be able to predict the grip of the terrain is going to face and not only detect possible obstacles.
Combining this capability of reading the ground with systems as the new Terrain-Based Speed Adaptation, which we can translate as the adaptation of the speed based on the terrain, will allow the vehicle to respond by itself to possible changes of the firm and adapt your own gear or vehicle speed.
These new technologies will facilitate both driving autonomous off-road and help the driver himself.
The accuracy of these new sensors will detect even minor elements, as for example a branch hanging in the way and not just a wall or a barrier.
What is more interesting is that the brand also provides for connectivity to other vehicles with these systems. So that between different vehicles, there is a wireless connection in the exchange of all data of the sensors of the models, allowing you to expand the amount of data to assess and thus be able to steer even a convoy off the road, starting with a single vehicle guide.
As can be seen in the video posted by the brand, the vehicle guidance guide to the systems of those that precede it, so that they can anticipate the possible changes of the firm, by adapting parameters such as speed or suspension height.