British luxury car maker Jaguar is all set to introduce the new XE compact executive sports saloon in September. One of the unique features to be found on the new Jaguar XE is the all new InControl infotainment system which is designed around an 8-inch touchscreen. The user interface gives quick and easy access to all features and functions, and voice control using plain speech means that drivers can keep their eyes on the road at all times.
Speaking about the new InControl infotainment system, Dr Mike Bell, Jaguar’s Global Connected Car Director said, “In-car technologies in this ever-more connected and fast-paced world are an integral part of your driving experience. With the all-new XE we’re introducing an entire suite of cutting-edge driver aids and entertainment systems. Designed and developed from scratch, they will ensure that every journey you take is simpler, more relaxing, safer, and effortlessly enjoyable.”
Jaguar InControl Remote allows users of iOS and Android smartphones to connect to the car from wherever they are and control a range of vehicle functions. These include seven-day timed pre-setting of the XE’s climate control system, locking or unlocking the doors, or starting the engine.
Jaguar InControl Apps allows users to access smartphone apps through the vehicle’s touchscreen, making it easy to do everything from make a conference call, find a parking space or booking a hotel room. The XE also functions as a Wi-Fi hotspot, enabling multiple devices to connect to the internet – the vehicle antenna provides the best possible signal.
The infotainment system is matched by the array of driver assistance systems available in the new XE. The laser head-up display (HUD) in the new Jaguar XE is an industry-first. Projecting sharp, high-contrast colour images onto the windscreen, the technology provides the driver with information such as speed and navigation instructions with maximum clarity and minimum distraction.
Designed and engineered in the UK, the aluminium-intensive XE will be the first Jaguar manufactured at a new purpose-built production facility at the company’s Solihull plant in the West Midlands in the UK. The new Jaguar XE is set for a world premiere in London on September 8th.
Here is a video that showcases this new feature in the Jaguar XE. Stay tuned to Motoroids for all the action from the world of auto.