The Jaguar Land Rover Pothole Alert System Will Detect & Share Road Blocks

By: Corinne Guirgis - Jun 15, 2015
References: newsroom.jaguarlandrover & engadget
The future of driving is now as proven by the Jaguar Land Rover Pothole Alert System – a still-evolving technology that will allow future editions of the car to detect road blocks like pot holes and broken drains, and alert the appropriate authorities. Once the authorities have been alerted by the vehicle, they can send maintenance crews to fix the issue or block off this section of the road in order to avoid vehicle damage or collisions.

While the Jaguar Land Rover Pothole Alert System is not the only high-tech initiative in the works for the luxury auto manufacturers, its unprecedented social sharing feature will share road block information with nearby vehicles until the problem is fixed by authorities.

While the technology is still in the primary research phase, it represents a massive step in the shift towards the self-driving smart car.