Land Rover Testing Self-Driving Off-Road Cars

July 12th, 2016 by

In recent years, lots of different high-end manufacturers and tech giants have began developing autonomously driving cars. While this technology is interesting, innovative, and exciting in and of itself, Land Rover is taking it to the next level with its plan to roll out fleet of 100 Land Rover self-driving SUVs. Find out what we know so far about the unprecedented self-driving capabilities of this Land Rover lineup, and discover some of the driver assist features already available in the new Land Rover lineup.

Technology Behind Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous car technology would have been unthinkable to most consumers just a decade ago, but today, Land Rover has a variety of vehicles equipped with some of the most advanced driver assist safety features in the industry, which are similar to some of the technologies used to develop self-driving cars. These include things like front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning and intervention, self-parking, traffic sign recognition, 360-degree cameras, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alerts, and adaptive cruise control.

These technologies use a combination of sensors and cameras to judge where your vehicle is, correct potential mistakes, keep a safe distance between you and the car in front of you, and warn you if you’re about to make a mistake. Right now, it’s only a short step between these technologies and a car with a fully integrated self-driving system that makes the driver’s part in the equation obsolete.

Self-Driving…Off Road

What sets Land Rover apart from the competition, though, is that the luxury automaker invested in making sure that the off-road driving experience is an equally hands-free experience. This process is already underway on models with the Terrain Response 2 system, which allows you to maintain a pre-determined speed up to 20 mph on difficult terrain.

As part of their off-road autonomous driving plan, Land Rover is showing how two off-road convoy vehicles can communicate between one other through Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) boxes, which utilize complex software to track things like GPS, vehicle speed, vehicle direction, and more. The goal, eventually, is to be able to have a vehicle like this run without the need of a driver behind the wheel.

Find Out More About Land Rover Self-Driving Cars

While it could be a while before we see a Land Rover self-driving car on the market, there’s still plenty of reason to be excited. Get the latest on this exciting technology by staying in touch with the team at Land Rover Fort Myers.