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Jaguar Land Rover Unveil Their Upcoming Shuttle Pod

20 February 2020

Jaguar Land Rover became the latest automaker to unveil an electric and autonomy ready shuttle pod on Tuesday.

Although just a concept at this stage, “Project Vector” is expected to be doing on-road tests in 2021.

Not much has been disclosed by Jaguar Land Rover concerning the specs of the vehicle, however, the UK manufacturer did share basic insight into what can be expected.

The vehicle will be four meters long, with a motor and battery pack built into a flat floor.

The interior will be adjustable for private or shared use as well as for last-mile delivery service.

Although the concept has a driver’s seat with controls for human operation it’s capable of operating entirely on its own, should autonomous vehicles become more prominent in the future.

The Project which was developed at the National Automotive Innovation Centre is a joint venture between the University of Warwick, Jaguar Land Rover, and its parent company Tata Motor.

Recently, the UK automaker has been seriously affected by outbreak of the coronavirus and according to the Financial Times, the company has been flying components out of the country in suitcases, as it races to prevent its UK plants from closing at the end of the month.

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