Jaguar Land Rover Teams Up With Ford To Hit Every Green Light
The two automakers along with JLR's parent company, Tata Motors are working on autonomous and “vehicle to infrastructure” technologies.
The most interesting of all of these technologies is Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory. The vehicle connects to the traffic-light network and determines what speed a driver needs to travel at to hit the next green light.
“Enabling drivers to ‘ride the green wave’ means a smoother, continuous journey that helps to improve the flow of traffic and provide significant reductions in carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption,” said Christian Ress, supervisor, Driver Assist Technologies, Ford Research and Advanced Engineering.
The group is also working on Electronic Emergency Brake Light Assist - a system that can detect if a driver up ahead has slammed on the brakes, giving you and other drivers enough time to react.
Finally, the group is testing Advanced Highway Assist that can automatically overtake other cars without any assist from the driver.
"We know that there's a huge potential for these technologies in future vehicles around the world. Until now we have focused on communication between Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles, this collaborative approach is a major stepping stone towards all Connected and Autonomous Vehicles co-operating with each other in the future," said Tony Harper, head of research for JLR.
"Our aim is to give drivers exactly the right information at the right time and collaborations with other manufacturers are essential to help us deliver this commitment to our customers."
Pic Credit: Jaguar Land Rover