Tata Tiago Takes Part In Jaguar Land Rover Autonomous Tech Programme

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Tata Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, and Ford have shown a series of new autonomous technologies as part of the 20 million pounds government-based Autodrive Initiative.

The three companies have developed technologies which will be part of the program and will be trialed on public roads in the UK by the end of 2018.

The technology includes a vehicle system that communicates with infrastructure features such as traffic lights to advise the car or the driver about the speed at which to travel to minimize the number of red lights the vehicle must wait at.

The particular system has been named Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory. The system has been designed to reduce waiting times and minimize emissions caused by the engine functions due to stopping at red lights and to maximize fuel efficiency.

Ford, who is also part of the initiative claims the average daily driver spends two days per year waiting at the traffic lights.

If the vehicle is unable to avoid a red light, then a control module in the traffic light will inform the driver or the car how long to wait for the green light.

Jaguar Land Rover's technologies include semi-autonomous systems such as Advanced Highway Assist, this system allows hands-free and pedal-free driving while the vehicle is able to overtake any other vehicles safely and automatically on the road.

Also showcased was the Electronic Emergency Brake Light Assist, this is just like an extension of autonomous emergency braking.

This system warns the driver of any heavy braking performed by the vehicle in front and can detect other cars at a distance of up to 500 meters.

Jaguar Land Rover said its aim with the autonomous technology is to implement them in both on and off-road conditions.

Its ultimate goal with the technology is to help the driver with the challenging or more tedious parts of driving while maintaining an enjoyable driving experience.

Watch the Tata Tiago in action at the trails of the autonomous features.

Story first published: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 13:57 [IST]
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