Off-road connected vehicles communicate with each other

Posted By : Nat Bowers
Off-road connected vehicles communicate with each other

Jaguar Land Rover’s multi-million pound Autonomous all-terrain driving research project envisages a self-driving car that can navigate both on-road and off-road as well as in difficult weather conditions. The project has used Cohda Wireless MK5 On-Board Units and software stacks and applications to deploy its V2X (vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure) systems.

In a world-first off-road demonstration, Jaguar Land Rover connected two Range Rover Sports together using Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) technology from Cohda Wireless to create an Off-Road Connected Convoy. The company has published a video, below, to show these off-road connected convoy research vehicles communicating with each other using Cohda MK5 units.

The Cohda-enabled wireless vehicle-to-vehicle communications system instantly shares information such as vehicle location, wheel-slip, changes to suspension height and wheel articulation, as well as All-Terrain Progress Control and Terrain Response settings between the two vehicles.

Paul Gray, CEO, Cohda Wireless, said the Jaguar Land Rover demonstration showed the wide range of benefits of connected vehicle technology. “Cohda has a suite of V2X products focused on the platooning of autonomous vehicles,” he said.

Image courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.

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