LONDON -- Jaguar Land Rover has tested its self-driving valet technology in the UK. The system allows cars to find a space and park themselves.
The trials took place on open public roads in Milton Keynes outside London as part of JLR's work with UK Autodrive, a consortium testing self-driving vehicles and connected-car technologies.
"Reducing the everyday stresses of driving - like squeezing into a tight parking place - means that we can all focus on the more enjoyable aspects of our cars," Joerg Schlinkheider, JLR's chief engineer for automated driving, said in a statement following the tests.
JLR also tested technology which alerts drivers when an emergency vehicle is approaching and notifies motorists when another connected car brakes, helping to potentially avoid accidents.
In a potential blow to the technology expected to transform transportation worldwide, an Uber self-driving car hit and killed a woman crossing the street in the U.S. on Sunday.