Revealed, the reason behind the odd-looking cars spotted around Telford

Revealed, the reason behind the odd-looking cars spotted around Telford

You may have seen a Land Rover with a distinctive black and white full wrap cutting about the area and wondered what it is.

A few years ago the Google Street Car was the cause of many scratched heads, and these black and white 4x4s share some similarities, not least the mirror gizmo fixed to the roof.

It can be revealed that the these Land Rovers appear to part of the £8m Bosch project to map out the roads, ready for the rise of autonomous vehicles.

The project, entitled ConVEx (Connected Vehicle data Exchange) is led by Bosch. The consortium includes Jaguar Land Rover, Transport for West Midlands, WMG, and three SMEs: Valerann, Synaptiv and Immense Solutions.

Project lead for Bosch, Prof. Nick Reed (Head of Mobility R&D, Bosch UK), said:
“We all recognise that there is tremendous value to be gained in the sharing of data to support the development and deployment of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs). We also know there is significant global competition to deliver the future mobility systems which will revolutionise the movement of people and goods around the world.”

This one was captured on the A442 by Steve@rjpr.co.uk on his dashcam.

Have you spotted it?

23 thoughts on “Revealed, the reason behind the odd-looking cars spotted around Telford

  • August 7, 2019 at 8:26 am
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    Nice scoop. I’ve seen it a couple of times… Bring on the driver-less cars!

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  • August 7, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    I saw that car yesterday to

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  • August 7, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    Aren’t they also new Defender models disguised? I guess that’s a great way to get some extra value from the road testing.

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  • August 7, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    It’s also a new land rover defender under there.

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  • August 7, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    Becky-Loo Cottle is this what you seen other day xx

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  • August 7, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    I think it’s a Robin Reliant in disguise!!

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  • August 7, 2019 at 8:31 am
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    Andy Abbotts now you know what it is

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  • August 7, 2019 at 8:31 am
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    Natalie Marks I seen this in wolves this morning

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  • August 7, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Kerrie Billington what we saw on sunday

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  • August 7, 2019 at 8:34 am
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    Yeah we saw one in Telford on Friday

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  • August 7, 2019 at 8:34 am
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    I saw it in overdale telford to day at 8am

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  • August 7, 2019 at 8:35 am
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    Gavin Gorman that’s what we seen lol

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  • August 7, 2019 at 8:35 am
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    See it up at the retail park a couple of times

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