Jaguar Land Rover latest to demonstrate automated valet

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Jaguar Land Rover latest to demonstrate automated valet
Jaguar Land Rover latest to demonstrate automated valet
Jaguar Land Rover latest to demonstrate automated valet
Jaguar Land Rover latest to demonstrate automated valet
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Imagine turning up to a parking lot and having your car spend the time to find a spot and park itself without you being there.

Jaguar Land Rover is the latest to demonstrate so-called “automated valet” technology, joining the likes of rival firms such as Mercedes-Benz and Volvo.

The demonstration took place on Thursday as part of the United Kingdom’s Autodrive project, a government-backed initiative that explores how future connected and self-driving cars can replicate human behavior and reactions. It follows Jaguar Land Rover’s first public road tests of its self-driving cars last November.

The automaker’s self-driving cars operate at Level 4 capability, meaning they’re able to safely operate in set conditions without the need of a driver. A driver still needs to be behind the wheel to take over when the car approaches roads outside of the set conditions, however. Crucially, a Level 4 self-driving car is also able to come safely to a stop should a driver fail to take back control when required. The final goal is a Level 5 car, which can handle all conditions expected of a human.

Jaguar Land Rover says it is developing both partial and full self-driving systems. The automaker’s long-term goal is to make self-driving cars viable in the widest range situations, including in off-road conditions and with inclement weather. It’s previously said it will have a full self-driving car, likely at Level 4 capability, on sale within the next decade.

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