Range Rover Sport, equipped with an autonomous steering system, successfully crossed one of Britain’s most sophisticated routes – the Coventry Ring Road junction. The car completely dealt with overhauling, junctions and deviations, respecting all driving rules and the speed limit of 65 km/h.
The unmanned machine is based on the standard Range Rover Sport, equipped with adaptive cruise control. Navigation sensors, a GPS signal receiver, a radar, and a laser distance measuring device were mounted on the SUV. Thanks to this, the car can go round, recognizing traffic lights, to recognize pedestrians, cyclists and other road users.
For its mobility, the unmanned Range Rover Sport also uses a vehicle-to-infrastructure standard (V2X). It allows the SUV to receive information from other cars as well as traffic lights.
The test is part of UK-funded UK Autodrive project. The three-year Autonomous Car Test Program in Milton Keynes and Coventry ended in late October, with a total investment of 20 million GBP.