Jaguar Land Rover Develops The Self-Learning Intelligent Car Of The Future

Continued tech news from last weeks Jaguar Land Rover Technology Showcase:

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  • The intelligent car will have its own on-board ‘Smart Assistant’ to carry out a host of functions to allow the driver to concentrate on driving
  • The ground-breaking system will minimise driver distraction to reduce the potential for accidents – with an eventual goal of zero accidents
  • New state-of-the-art software recognises the driver and learns their preferences. It can then predict their routine and changing preferences based on variables such as the weather and their schedule for the day
  • The ‘Smart Assistant’ will check your calendar in advance and remind you to take your child’s sports kit to sports day
  • The self-learning car will learn an individual’s driving style and apply them when Auto Adaptive Cruise Control (AACC) is engaged

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Jaguar Land Rover Develops Virtual Technologies To Enhance Performance Driving And Reduce Distraction

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  • Jaguar Land Rover reveals its ‘Jaguar Virtual Windscreen’ concept that will aid road and track driving
  • Hazard, speed, navigation data and the racing line could all be projected onto the entire windscreen.
  • Jaguar Land Rover demonstrates virtual imaging technology that could offer drivers a spectacles-free 3D image instrument cluster, replacing the rear view mirror
  • ‘Jaguar Virtual Windscreen’, 3D cluster and gesture control are part of a suite of new concept technologies that will reduce driver distraction

Whitley, UK: Jaguar Land Rover is creating cutting-edge technologies to develop new ways to give drivers higher quality, life-like graphics and information that will offer an enhanced ‘virtual’ view of the road or race track.

The ‘Jaguar Virtual Windscreen’ concept uses the entire windscreen as a display so the driver’s eyes need never leave the road.  High quality hazard, speed and navigation icons could all be projected onto the screen together. For performance drivers, imagery that could aid track driving includes:

  • Racing line and braking guidance. Virtual racing lines on the windscreen appear to be marked on the track ahead for optimum racing line, with changes in colour to indicate braking guidance.
  • Ghost car racing. Improve your lap times by racing a ‘ghost car’ visualisation of your car on a previous lap, or compete against a lap uploaded from another driver.
  • Virtual cones can be laid out on the track ahead for driver training. These could be moved as the driver’s ability improves.

Jaguar Land Rover Powers Up New Ingenium Engine Family

Official PR with the latest on Land Rover’s own Ingenium Engines – so many possibilities coming – designed from the ground up.

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Jaguar Land Rover powers up new Ingenium engine family

Ingenium is an all-new family of compact, lightweight, low-emissions diesel and petrol turbocharged engines that deliver both the efficiency and performance that our global customers desire

Configurable and flexible common diesel and petrol architecture enables maximum manufacturing efficiency, more variants, higher quality and greater speed to market

Designed and engineered in-house by Jaguar Land Rover engineers, volume production begins in early 2015 at the all-new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre near Wolverhampton, UK

Weighing up to 80 kg less than todays engines, Ingenium uses patented technologies to reduce friction and deliver class-leading CO2 emissions, refinement and high performance

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Minor updates for MY2015 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport

Various sources indicated to me that the MY2015 wouldn’t bring too many changes and now I know which of my sources to really believe – even had the new silver color in a tip.

Here’s the official PR, not much but I definitely could have used the Intelligent Cargo Mode on the 4th of July.  And the fixed panoramic roof is great, it would make for a tough decision – go for full glass without the crossbeam or keep the crossbeam and the ability to open the roof up.

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ENHANCED PERFORMANCE AND INCREASED PERSONALISATION OPTIONS FOR 2015 MODEL YEAR RANGE ROVER AND RANGE ROVER SPORT

  • Range Rover and Range Rover Sport continue to improve the customer experience by offering an extensive selection of in-car technology, including Land Rover InControlTM
  • Uprated SDV8 with additional 40Nm for effortless overtaking; enhanced eight-speed transmissions on diesel SDV8 and petrol SCV6 derivatives
  • Increased personalisation options, including exterior colours, alloy wheels, panoramic roof and interior colourways

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High Performance Range Rover Sport SVR Prototype Set To Storm The Goodwood Hill #SOUNDOFSVR

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Official PR:

  • Fastest and most powerful ever production Land Rover breaks cover at Goodwood Festival of Speed
  • First appearance of the new high performance SVR designation for future high-performance Land Rover and Jaguar models created by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations
  • 550PS (542BHP) Range Rover Sport SVR prototype will complete the hill course at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June
  • New film takes a look behind-the-scenes CLICK HERE
  • 500,000 Range Rover Sport vehicles have been produced since Land Rover redefined the performance SUV sector in 2005

The fastest and most powerful ever production Land Rover will make its public debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (27 to 29 June). The Range Rover Sport SVR will be the first model to wear the new SVR designation, which will be worn by all future high performance models.

A camouflaged prototype of the 550PS Range Rover Sport SVR will take a break from its demanding development schedule to give spectators a chance to experience the sights and sounds of the most exhilarating Land Rover ever produced. It will perform a series of runs up the famous Goodwood Hill course in the ‘First Glance’ category.

The SVR is currently undergoing development prior to going on sale in 2015. Details of the vehicle’s 550PS powertrain are still under wraps, but crowds can expect a thrilling soundtrack to match its impressive pace. Performance data for the SVR will extend the Range Rover Sport’s established capabilities as the fastest, most agile and most responsive Land Rover ever built.

The Range Rover Sport SVR has been created by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations team and all future SVR models will need to meet stringent key performance criteria in order to wear the SVR badge. They will be built alongside existing models and sold through the Land Rover dealer network in the usual way. 

Range Rover Sport SVR – designed, engineered and built in Britain – amplifies the engineering integrity, robustness and attention to detail that are hallmarks of today’s Land Rover brand.

Land Rover redefined the performance SUV sector with the launch of the original Range Rover Sport in 2005, successfully combining sports performance with uncompromised all-terrain capabilities. This is reflected in the current tally of 500,000 vehicles produced.