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Land Rover to take autonomous driving off-road

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Ask most people to describe autonomous driving and they’ll talk about cars piloting themselves around city-streets. But now, Land Rover’s CORTEX project is aiming to take self-driving cars off road, ensuring they are fully capable in any weather condition be it dirt, rain, ice, snow or fog.
Land Rover are pioneering a 5D technique to enable vehicles to drive autonomously off road.
(Image via Jaguar Land Rover).

Land Rover are pioneering a 5D technique combining acoustic, video, radar, light detection and distance sensing (LiDAR) to make autonomous off road driving a reality. The system will also make use of machine-learning, enabling the self-driving car to behave in an increasingly sophisticated way.

The CORTEX project will develop the technology through algorithm development, sensor optimisation and physical testing on off-road tracks in the UK. The University of Birmingham, with its world leading research in radar and sensing for autonomous platforms, Myrtle AI, and machine learning experts have also joined the CORTEX project.

Commenting on the project, Chris Holmes, Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Research Manager at JLR, said:

“It’s important that we develop our self-driving vehicles with the same capability and performance customers expect from all Jaguars and Land Rovers. Self-driving is an inevitability for the automotive industry and ensuring that our autonomous offering is the most enjoyable, capable and safe is what drives us to explore the boundaries of innovation. CORTEX gives us the opportunity to work with some fantastic partners whose expertise will help us realise this vision in the near future.”

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