Published: April 09, 2015 | Coventry, UK
Jaguar Land Rover has selected HERE Auto platform to navigate its cars as part of its flagship InControl Touch Pro infotainment system. The announcement came from this year’s New York International Auto Show, wherein JLR launched “most connected car”— the XF featuring the said infotainment system.
With InControl Touch Pro, Jaguar XF drivers have a car that learns their commuting patterns and preferences over time, combining that knowledge with live information from the vehicle and its environment to deliver real-time and relevant information at the right moment. JLR is the first car brand to fully incorporate HERE Auto in their vehicles and the XF marks a significant step forward for car navigation.
A new, more personal approach evolves from navigation to guidance
HERE Auto takes a new approach to guidance, going beyond navigation to give a personalised experience that intuitively guides drivers through their entire journey, both inside and outside the car. A continuous connection to the HERE location cloud enables InControl Touch Pro to anticipate drivers’ needs, solving many of the challenges – from the complex to the mundane – that they face on every drive.
From planning to parking in one easy step
Drivers can plan a trip at home and the route automatically shows up when they turn on the system in the car. If they make a spontaneous stop along the way, the system intuitively knows to keep routing to the final destination when they get back in the car.
The connection to HERE’s location cloud means that as drivers near the end of their journey, the screen switches to approach mode, showing a street level view of their destination and one-touch options to find an available parking space. Images for the street level view and for the maps used by InControl Touch Pro are gathered and constantly updated by HERE’s worldwide fleet of data collection vehicles. And when drivers park and leave the car, the journey continues on the smartphone companion app to get them to their final destination.
A car that learns your drives
In addition to the customisable home screens which InControl Touch Pro offers on its 10.2″ touch screen, HERE Auto technology allows the Jaguar XF to learn driving routines over time, whether daily commutes, school drop-offs or regular pit stops. With personalized profiles, drivers can also customize one-touch recommendations for preferred fuel brands or other favourite destinations.
Traffic? We may have found the answer
A connection to live traffic information through the HERE location cloud means that InControl Touch Pro will automatically suggest alternative routes to avoid delays. HERE aggregates and analyses traffic data to reflect real-world road conditions, from sources including live probes, fixed sensors, government data and more than a trillion historical traffic records. With HERE’s traffic data, Jaguar XF drivers can get to their destination faster and more efficiently.
Connecting the car with the world outside
InControl Touch Pro is integrated with the Jaguar XF’s in-car sensors and connected to the HERE location cloud. If they are low on fuel, drivers get suggestions for the nearest fuel stations from their favourite brand, or with the lowest prices to fill up at.
Source: HERE 360