Jaguar has updated the E-Pace, its sporty compact SUV, with ‘self-learning’ smart settings technology, an adaptive dynamics suspension setup and with its latest 197.26hp Ingenium petrol engine.
Artificial Intelligence inspired from the I-Pace
The E-Pace now features Jaguar’s self-learning technology, Smart Settings. Debuted on the all-electric I-Pace, Smart Settings learns the driver’s habits and anticipates their needs to make their life easier.
The Jaguar E-PACE recognises the approaching driver, based on both a key fob and through the smartphone’s Bluetooth signal. The vehicle will then adjust the seat, climate and infotainment system based on the driver’s normal preference.
The algorithm is tailored in such a way that over the course of time the settings are done 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 Jaguar E-PACE.
The 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 Wi-Fi Hotspot, Pro Services and Navigation Pro – offering real-time traffic information, door-to-door routing from your smartphone, street view and parking availability.
Dynamic comfort setup
Jaguar’s ‘Adaptive Dynamics’ uses continuously variable damper technology with a triple-tube design and externally mounted hydraulic valves for improved handling response, body control and ride.
Adaptive Dynamics monitors vehicle movements every 2 milliseconds and calculates the required damping force every 10 milliseconds to respond instantly to the driver’s inputs and road surface changes, providing greater control and minimising body roll. Rough surfaces and off-road conditions are sensed immediately, and the damping adapts accordingly.
Drivers can select normal and dynamic settings for the adaptive dampers through the configurable dynamics menu in the ‘Jaguar Drive Control’ system. The normal mode focuses on comfort while the dynamic setting is calibrated to provide increased body control and road holding, enhancing driver confidence behind the wheel.
Leveraging the prowess of the latest Ingenium engine
Jaguar has incorporated its latest indigenously built 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbocharged Ingenium petrol engine into the E-Pace. The engine features twin-scroll turbocharger, continuously variable valve lift and variable cam timing which could enhance power and efficiency as well as drivability.
It is also equipped with particulate filters to make it even cleaner. The filters are integrated to the after-treatment system and trap ultrafine particulates as the exhaust gases pass through. In a gasoline engine, under normal driving conditions, the trapped soot will be oxidised into CO2 and the filter regenerated whenever the driver lifts off the accelerator.
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