Synced up: Jaguar looks to a more connected future with new technology testing

Imagine a world full of connected machines. Hyper-advance and specifically engineered for performance, constantly sharing information and data about their surroundings, with the ultimate goal of making the world a safer place. No, this is not part of the plot of a Terminator movie. What it is is an ambitious new road testing initiative from Jaguar, aimed at advancing autonomous driving and making connected car technology a reality.

Wouldn't it be nice if you could be alerted to potential obstacles, roadwork, or passing emergency vehicles approaching even before they were in view? Well that's exactly what Jaguar is aiming to do with its new Over the Horizon Technology. By equipping it to vehicles like the Jaguar XF and Jaguar F-Pace, Jaguar allows these vehicles to communicate with one another, creating a network of data that each vehicle can access on the demand based on data other vehicles have collected, allowing autonomous systems and drivers to prepare and make more accurate decisions, even before they encounter obstacles.

In the future, Jaguar hopes that this connected vehicle technology will be incorporated not only with its own vehicles, but with communal infrastructure like emergency services and municipal work zones as well, providing drivers with information about possible traffic and route delays from the moment they step into their vehicle. Now, unfortunately, this technology is still a few years away from being readily available on the open market. But fortunately for you, the already highly advanced Jaguar F-Pace and Jaguar XF are available right now, so stop in to Jaguar Exeter for a test drive today!


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