Britain's biggest automaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) was found showcasing self-driving valet technology on the streets of London on Thursday which allows a car to find a space and park it. The company's Range Rover Sport is also expected to travel on open public roads at up to 48 kmph, as the automotive manufacturers compete with each other and booming technology companies like Google in order to deliver the latest advancements to drivers.
Joerg Schlinkheider, Chief Engineer, Automated Driving, Jaguar Land Rover said that if the everyday stresses of driving like squeezing into a tight parking place will be reduced, it will allow us to focus on the more enjoyable aspects of our cars. JLR is also likely to come up with technology which alerts drivers in case of an emergency vehicle approaching towards the car and notifies the motorists when another connected car brakes, leading to potentially avoid accidents.
The tests are expected take place in the central English town of Milton Keynes.
The news of an Uber self-driving car hitting and killing a woman crossing the street in Arizona, as said by police on Monday has come as a potential blow to the technology which is expected to transform transportation worldwide.