The ambition is to develop self-driving cars that are capable of tackling all manner of terrain in any weather condition thanks to ‘5D’ technology, which combines acoustic, video, radar, light detection and distance-sensing data in real time. Together this data will allow the vehicle to become more aware of its environment.
Chris Holmes, Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Research Manager at Jaguar Land Rover, 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.”
The Cortex project forms part of the company’s vision to make the self-driving car viable in the widest range of real-life, on- and off-road driving environments and weather.