who would not like to go to the field and get mud? Despite the technological development experienced in recent years, and the growth experienced thanks to their todocamino, as the Range Rover Evoque, Jaguar F-PACE and Land Rover Discovery Sport, their products are more focused on the road, in Land Rover want to be faithful to its origins, to its off-road, along with Jaguar. And what is your plan? Ensure that technology is your best ally to make your atv more efficient and enough off the road thanks to systems becoming more advanced, and even create authentic off-road autonomous. And these are the 5 keys of the advances proposed by Jaguar and Land Rover for its off-road autonomous.
1. Jaguar and Land Rover have been proposed to create an off-road autonomous.
Jaguar and Land Rover want your future autonomous car can do without the driver in any situation, and not only within the asphalt.
May sound like a joke. Off-road riding in today is usually understood as a leisure activity, with very few exceptions, and even is very limited to reduced circles of lovers of the off-road. An off-road autonomous, a priori, it may seem as interesting as a car racing circuit or stand-alone (which already exists).
Jaguar and Land Rover are investing, and much, in the technology of off-road autonomous. But their ultimate goal is not exactly to create cars that move off the road without driver intervention, but take advantage of the possibilities of the development of the autonomous car to create driving aids more effective and accurate. In any case, Jaguar and Land Rover would not understand the autonomous car as the one who would be able to move without a driver on the asphalt, but as one who could be circular for any environment without driver intervention, regardless of whether you have asphalt or not.
2. A new generation of sensors more advanced.
why is it so interesting to the autonomous car off the road? Because the car has to face up to a inhospitable terrain and little comfortable to the logic of the applied driving these cars. Unlike a technology such as Autopilot Tesla, which requires some very controlled conditions (road markings clearly marked, highways, etc.), this technology bet on face terrain on which the car can be found with all sorts of obstacles, to extreme conditions. Which probably would be put to the test, to the limit, the ability of the autonomous vehicle to cope with unusual situations on the road.
Land Rover tells us that they are using camera systems, ultrasonic, and laser, so the car will make a virtual representation of the terrain that surrounds you in 360 ° . What is also really important, is that these systems would not be restricted to the firm on the one that hit the car, or to the obstacles a half height, but to any element that might stand in our way, such as branches that encroach on the road and other obstacles.
3. Overhead Clearance Assist: that no branch gets in your way.
Jaguar and Land Rover would have designed a system to prevent chafing in the body at any height. Simplifying a lot, we might as well define it as a parking sensor capable of detecting everything that stands in our way at any height, even near the height of the ceiling. The sensors could be configured to cover the entire bodywork of the car, and even raise the height of the scanning of obstacles if the roof mounted bars, portaesquíes, a trunk, or even bicycles.
4. Terrain-Based Speed Adaption (TBSA): the “adaptive cruise control” off-road.
Will agree with me that out of the asphalt can be driven at any speed. An experienced driver will adjust their speed to conditions on the ground, will decelerate when there are many potholes, or even stop, when these are prominent, and will circulate faster when the ground improves. Not be understood to an off-road autonomous driving at high speed on a terrain that is very broken, or strolling at a speed negligible by a solid clue and without potholes.
The technology autonomous of Jaguar and Land Rover will allow you to analyze with precision the terrain to adapt the speed of the car to its firmness and, above all, to predict the impact they will perceive the passengers to drive for him, so that these discomforts are minimized.
5. Off-Road Connected Convoy: traveling in a team.
do You remember those wonderful convoys of the old Camel Trophy? Now imagine a row of Land Rover Discovery wading rivers and climbing hills without driver. Land Rover also believes that communication between cars will be vital to improve the qualities off-road their vehicles. And one of the ideas most interesting passes by facilitating the exchange of information between the vehicles of a convoy to overcome the obstacles that are in the ground, and so complicated that result.
Imagine that the first car of the convoy is located with a track cut by a tree felled, or a flooding stream. That information could send it to the last vehicle of the convoy to make this stop, or modify their path.
Land Rover even imagine a use case very interesting experiences of safari, in which the first car of the convoy to warn the latter of the ideal places to stop to do a good panoramic photo.
Source: Jaguar – Land Rover