October 22, 2016 at 4:52 PM
Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Tata Motors are testing, for the first time in Britain, cars that can communicate to each other using a technology designed to speed up journeys and cut accidents. The connected cars are capable of warning each other when any of these suddenly breaks down.
At the same time, Jaguar Land Rover (which owned by India’s Tata Motors) also demonstrate a sophisticated technology that will be able to overtake slower cars.
"The benefits of having cars that can communicate with each other and their surroundings could be very significant -- from increased road safety to improved traffic flow," said Tim Armitage, a project director at government-backed UK Auto drive which coordinated the trials.
Jaguar Land Rover plans to create a fleet of more than 100 research vehicles over the next four years to test autonomous and connected technology, while Volvo plans to trial driverless cars in London by the next year.