Published: October 09, 2015 | Warwick, UK
The UK Government has no intention of being a passenger in innovation so is pioneering autonomous car technology in partnership with industry.
Sajid Javid, UK Business Secretary
Jaguar Land Rover is working on a new £11 million research programme to develop fully autonomous cars in collaboration with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and several other academic institutions.
EPSRC issued a joint call for research proposals that focussed on developing fully autonomous cars under the title Towards Autonomy – Smart and Connected Control (TASCC). Five projects were selected and Jaguar Land Rover will be leading the collaboration with these successful research groups.
The projects will look into the use of radar and video sensing to interpret the road conditions and pedestrians; how drivers will react to new autonomous systems; how systems can be designed to adapt to the personal characteristics of users; investigate how the transition between human control and automated systems can be designed to best effect; how distributed control systems and cloud computing can be integrated with vehicles; and how data from intelligent infrastructure, drivers and automated vehicles can be used to aid interaction.
EPSRC is working in partnership to deliver the UK’s national strategy on autonomous cars through such inter-connected investments.