Jaguar Land Rover Technology Can Predict and Measure Potholes

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

Jaguar Land Rover is developing a technology aimed at eradicating potholes.

More specifically, this system is designed to identify the severity and location of roadway defects, things like frost heaves, manhole covers and chuckholes and then share this data in real time through the cloud to help authorities make repairs. The firm is currently working with Coventry County in the UK to find out how to make all of this work.

This innovative connected-car feature has the potential to save motorists bucket-loads of money as they can sidestep vehicle damage, flat tire and crashes.

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If a driver knows where a bad section of road is they can avoid it altogether or slow down while traversing a particularly treacherous spot to avoid trouble. Additionally, the Jaguar or Land Rover vehicle they’re driving can adjust its suspension to soften the blow.

Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport models equipped with MagneRide also feature an array of sensors that allow them to profile the road and identify the above mentioned defects. These sensors could also be beneficial to autonomous vehicles. If they can sense the road ahead safety and convenience can be improved.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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