Monday 20 October 2014

Jag's XE technology really puts the driver InControl

Published 20/08/2014 | 02:30

Jaguar's InControl remotely start the engine, pre-set the heating/cooling system, unlock the car and find it for you in a car park

Jaguar's new XE will get the full infotainment treatment with a system they are calling 'InControl'.

The focus is an 8ins touchscreen interface with smartphone integration for iOS and Android. They have specially designed apps and the system can work as a Wifi hotspot for several devices.

It can also remotely start the engine, pre-set the heating/cooling system, unlock the car and, of course, find it for you in a car park. And there is a laser projected head-up display, something they are claiming as an 'industry first'.

Should the BMW 3-series rival be stolen, the InControl system can work as a tracking device.

With new engines from its Ingenium line-up, the XE will have three spec levels from the start: the entry-level XE, XE S and XER-S.

The car will be unveiled in London on September 8.

 

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