All-new Jaguar XE gets smart infotainment system with 8-inch touchscreen

All-new Jaguar XE gets smart i...
Jaguar's InControl infotainment system features an 8-inch touchscreen
Jaguar's InControl infotainment system features an 8-inch touchscreen
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Jaguar's InControl infotainment system features an 8-inch touchscreen
Jaguar's InControl infotainment system features an 8-inch touchscreen

Jaguar recently announced the upcoming debut of its new XE, providing teasing pictures of the compact sport sedan's engine and front-end. Now, the manufacturer has released details of the car's new infotainment system, which boasts an 8-inch touchscreen.

The XE's InControl infotainment system is centered the touchscreen, which provides quick and easy access to all features and functions. Drivers needn't worry about the possibility of visual distraction, either, as voice control capabilities means that they'll never have to take their eyes off the road.

The system offers Wi-Fi connectivity for multiple devices, and allows iOS and Android smartphone users to connect with the car from anywhere in the world. Drivers can also make use of a range of vehicle functions via their smartphone, including unlocking the car door, starting the engine or leveraging the climate control system.

Jaguar’s InControl system additionally allows users to access their smartphone’s apps via the touchscreen – meaning you could find the nearest petrol station, a parking space or book a hotel room while on the move.

The XE’s smart tech is topped off with a laser head-up display (HUD), which projects sharp, high-contrast color images onto the windscreen. The HUD is capable of providing the driver with information such as current speed or navigation instructions.

Jaguar isn't the first manufacturer to smartly integrate smartphone apps with an infotainment system – GM is hard at work creating an in-car app shop, allowing developers to design programs specifically for its vehicles.

The XE has been designed and engineered in the UK, and will debut in London on September 8. More information on its InControl system is available in the following video.

Source: Jaguar

Seems like an awful lot of built-in distractions for the driver of any vehicle, let alone a high performance sports car, to have to deal with. I fear for the safety of us lesser mortals in more mundane transport.
Why do car makers spend more money on systems that will distract the driver. Do they also invest in mortuaries?
Stephen N Russell
resize system, lisc for other makers, reduce distractions alone