Last week’s New York Auto Show saw the launch of the all-new Jaguar XF, the most connected Jaguar yet and the first to offer Jaguar’s innovative InControl Touch Pro Infotainment System.
With decades of experience in developing location services for the automotive and consumer industries, HERE was a natural choice for Jaguar Land Rover to collaborate with for InControl Touch Pro. As a leader in navigation, mapping and location experiences, HERE integrated intelligent location technologies for the system, as well as for Jaguar’s smartphone companion apps, giving drivers the smartest guidance experiences available.
Built on the HERE Auto platform, the InControl Touch Pro Infotainment System reimagines what’s possible with connected car technology, with the most comprehensive set of driver-focused location services across multiple screens. 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.
The best part is the up-to-date information and personal features that make driving more comfortable even taking care of traffic problem.
HERE Auto is intrinsically up-to-date thanks to a SIM card connecting it to the Internet. When you perform a search or see traffic information, it’s fresh from the HERE location cloud. And with HERE Auto, this includes real-time parking availability information at your destination, and real-time fuel prices at petrol stations.
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.
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.
Using HERE Auto technology means that InControl Touch Pro can offer in-car services once possible only on smartphones, such as sharing an estimated time of arrival with another person with just one touch. If the driver should later encounter traffic, the system automatically sends an updated ETA to the other person.