Jaguar Land Rover to offer AI and autonomous off-road tech in its vehicles soon

Team OD Published: June 12, 2018, 06:32 PM IST

Most of the automobile manufacturers around the world are working on bringing autonomous tech to their vehicles. Jaguar has offered AI technology and adaptive suspension on their newest offering, the E Pace. On the other hand, Land Rover is working on introducing off-road autonomous driving tech on its vehicles.

The artificial intelligence system with smart settings that is being offered on the the Jaguar, debuted on the I-Pace

The artificial intelligence system with smart settings that is being offered on the the Jaguar E-Pace, debuted on the I-Pace. Jaguar explains that the system recognizes the approaching driver, based on both a key fob and smartphone Bluetooth signal. The vehicle will then adjust the seat, climate and infotainment system based on the driver's normal preference. This will be done with the help of individual settings saved in the profile. These settings will be based on time, location, weather and behavior patterns such as pre-heating the steering wheel and seats on a cold day, or changing the media source on a particular day of the week or time of day. It will also come with a phone reminder along with the cuing up frequently used contacts. The smart settings in the Jaguar E-Pace will be offered as part of the connect pro pack, which also consists of a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, pro services and navigation pro.

Level 4 and 5 autonomy will soon make its way to Land Rover's off-road vehicles

The adaptive dynamics in the Jaguar E-Pace SUV monitors vehicle movements every 2 milliseconds and calculates the required damping force every 10 milliseconds to respond instantly to the driver's inputs and road surface changes. Land Rover, on the other hand, is developing off-road self-driving SUVs under the Cortex project. The £3.7m project is exploring all-terrain like dirt, rain, ice, snow or fog, all- weather autonomous capability, states Land Rover. Most importantly, when Land Rover's Project Cortex is complete and unveiled in production form, Level 4 and 5 autonomy will soon make its way to off-road vehicles. The British brand has already showcased future autonomous tech in a fully autonomous Range Rover prototype.

"It's important that we develop our self-driving vehicles with the same capability and performance customers expect from all Jaguars and Land Rovers. Self-driving is an inevitability for the automotive industry and ensuring that our autonomous offering is the most enjoyable, capable and safe is what drives us to explore the boundaries of innovation" commented, Chris Holmes, Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Research Manager at Jaguar Land Rover.

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