Friday, September 30, 2022
News Jaguar Land Rover Develop Contactless Screen To Improve Safety

Jaguar Land Rover Develop Contactless Screen To Improve Safety

JLR’s “predictive touch” technology is designed to reduce driver distractions and the spread of bacteria in a post-COVID world.

  • Technology uses “predictive touch” artificial intelligence.

  • Reduces the time and effort needed to use the touchscreen by 50%.

  • This is part of JLR’s Destination Zero plan for safer and environmentally cleaner and healthier vehicles.

This new technology was developed by Jaguar Land Rover in collaboration with engineers from the University of Cambridge with the intent to create an infotainment system that not requires less attention but dramatically cuts down physical surface contact.

Jaguar Land Rover’s Destination Zero vision is an ideology rooted in making vehicles safer and healthier. Already, JLR products can be equipped with such technologies as a Driver Condition Monitor, engine noise cancellation, and cabin air ionization with PM2.5 filtration to capture ultrafine particles and allergens.

The next step comes in the form of predictive touch which has shown in lab-tests and on-road trials to reduce a driver’s touchscreen interactions, be it effort or time, by up to 50%. Another benefit is that this will limit the of bacteria and viruses. The latter will be an important bonus for ride-sharing programs and their vehicles in a post-COVID-19 world.

Lee Skrypchuk, HMI Technical Specialist, JLR, said: “The technology also offers us the chance to make vehicles safer by reducing the cognitive load on drivers and increasing the amount of time they can spend focused on the road ahead. This is a key part of our Destination Zero journey.”

Most interesting is that this software-based solution for contactless interactions with screens can be integrated into existing touchscreens and interactive displays. The only caveat is that the correct sensory data must be available to support the machine learning algorithm.

Trending Now

Nearly 75% of Potential EV Buyers Still Want the Dealership Experience

The result of the survey is that buyers want both in-person and online shopping options. More than half of those surveyed think the...

Wards publishes its list of the 10 best powertrains for 2022

Earlier this week, Wards Auto released its list of the 10 Best Engines and Powertrain Systems of the past year. And as expected, electrification...

A Slight Restyle for the 2023 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Toyota has just made the first major changes to its Corolla Hatchback lineup for 2023. Recall that Toyota had already revealed its plans for...

The Polestar 3 SUV’s Rear-End Revealed

The Polestar 3 launched officially on October 12th. The elegant SUV will pack serious performance. And it looks really good. Based on this new...

Battery Problems will Lead to a Volkswagen EV Recall

A manufacturing defect has been found in some battery cells This problem affects the ID.4 and the ID.3 Volkswagen estimates this recall to...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.