Jaguar Land Rover launches driverless car testbed in Ireland

UK car maker Jaguar Land Rover is setting up a testbed for autonomous ground and air systems in Ireland, starting with the electric i-Pace.

The Future Mobility Campus Ireland (FMCI) will be a collaborative testbed spread across 12km of public roads around Limerick. This will provide facilities and expertise to harness valuable sensor data, simulate a variety of road environments and traffic scenarios and trial new technologies. As part of the trials, the all-electric Jaguar i-Pace will be used for testing.

JLR is working with Cisco, Seagate, Renovo, Red Hat, Valeo and Mergon at the site.

The driverless car testbed will work on autonomous, connected, electrified and shared vehicles in a smart city zone to test technology in the real world.