Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled the Multi-Point Turn Range Rover Sport prototype, which is capable of autonomously manoeuvring through 180 degrees, with the system taking over gear selection, steering, braking, and acceleration.
Also, using their smartphone, drivers can safely manoeuvre the vehicle out of difficult situations or negotiate challenging terrain while walking alongside the car at a maximum speed of 4 mph (6.4 km/h).
The remote control system has a range of 10 metres. What's more, various sensors calculate the amount of space available and help avoid collisions with pedestrians and other obstacles.
“Getting a car out of a tricky parking manoeuvre can be a stressful experience for any driver. A Remote Control car, or a vehicle that can autonomously turn in the road, demonstrates how we could use these new technologies to reduce the tedious parts of driving and improve road safety,” said Dr. Wolfgang Epple, Director of Research and Technology at Jaguar Land Rover.
The following video is pretty telling: