Baby Jaguar SUV borrows new AI-based smart features from the I-Pace.
Jaguar has updated its E-Pace SUV with a few additional features which include the self-learning Smart Settings technology, an Adaptive Dynamics suspension set-up and a new base 197bhp version of the 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine.
The Smart Settings feature, which debuted on the all-electric I-Pace, is an AI enabled system that learns the driver’s habits and anticipates their needs to make their life easier. It recognises the approaching vehicle, based on both a key fob and smartphone Bluetooth signal. The car will then adjust the seat, climate and infotainment system based on the driver’s normal preference.
Over time, algorithms tailor settings based on time, location, weather and behaviour patterns – for example, 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. Up to eight profiles can be set up on the E-Pace using Smart Settings.
The system also has an Intelligent Phone Reminder function will also tell the driver if they forget their smartphone, while the Predictive Call List learns patterns of phone use to cue up popular contacts at the appropriate time.
Smart Settings is offered as part of the Connect Pro Pack, which also consists of a 4G WiFi Hotspot, Pro Services and Navigation Pro – offering real-time traffic information, door-to-door routing from your smartphone, street view and parking availability.
The E-Pace is the entry-level SUV in Jaguar’s global lineup. We’re positive that the E-Pace is India-bound, but we're not certain about when. Also, we don’t know if these aforementioned new features will make it to the India-spec E-Pace.