Month: July, 2015

The Sleeker Sexier Jaguar F-Type

July 24, 2015 rednoland Jaguar Tags: , , ,

The Jaguar F-Type is sexier and sleeker than ever, but sporty looks aren’t the only thing that the latest F-Type has improved on. The vehicle has a range of new and exciting features that customers will be looking forward to.

The 2016 Jaguar F-Type at the Chicago Auto Show
The 2016 Jaguar F-Type at the Chicago Auto Show

High Performance Audio

To make the package even more desirable Jaguar is including a 770-watt Meridian sound system. The system offers a superb surround experience and top audio quality that will make it even more enjoyable to listen to music while bolting down the road.

Improved Driving Mechanics

The F-Type is one of the few vehicles out on the market that still offers a manual transmission and they do it quite well. The manual shifts with precision and comfort. It’s fun to drive and a good solid option for anyone still looking for a manual in a newer vehicle. The one downside to opting for the manual is that it’s only available with the rear-drive versions of the vehicle. If you want the newly offered all-wheel drive system, you’ll have to choose an automatic transmission to go with it as well.

Updated Technology

Any tech enthusiasts will enjoy the tech upgrades Jaguar made to the new F-Type. It now comes with a range of Apple and Android functions that allow drivers to unlock and start the vehicle remotely. They can even roll down the windows of the car using the smartphone. This connected capability makes it easier than ever before to keep control of your car and make it perform the way you want it to. It of course will have improved media that will go along with that enhanced Audio system nicely.

More Power

Let’s face it, most people who buy the Jaguar F-Type like to go fast, and won’t object to more power. The top trim level of the F-Type, the R trim, has 55 more HP than before and is now sitting at 550 HP. It’s faster and more exciting to drive, and it’s now available in both coupe and convertible styles.

Sexier than Ever

All those enhancements are available without sacrificing the sexy sleek look of the Jaguar F-Type. The vehicle remains as compact and edgy as it’s always been. It’s got curves in all the right places. Exotic air scoops that cool the brakes while making the car more attractive to look at. It’s the F-Type shape at it’s best, and if you were just after a nice looking vehicle the F-Type would make sense for looks alone, even without factoring in all the other improvements the vehicle has.

There’s a whole slew of reasons to love the new Jaguar F-Type. It’s a major improvement on an already awesome car, and there’s more than enough reasons to trade in last year’s model for the next generation.

Jaguar Tests Wearable Tech at Wimbledon

July 1, 2015 rednoland Jaguar Tags: , , , ,

It’s no secret that Jaguar has been developing and testing wearable technology for drivers. They want to get more information from the people riding in and operating their vehicles. This technology could be used to make driving today safer, and make self-driving cars safer to operate as well in the future. To help advance that technology Jaguar decided to test some of their wearable equipment at Wimbledon to find out when the most exciting events were happening at the many different courts.

jaguar feel wimbledon 2015

The Theory Behind the Technology

Jaguar theorized that by getting biometric readings on many of the attendees at the Wimbledon games they could find out when the exciting stuff was happening at the many different courts. They simply strapped some of their scanners on a selection of the viewers and relied on the technology to switch between court views and to gather data throughout the event.

The Tech in Practice

If you visit the Jaguar Twitter Feed or take a look at the Wimbledon website it’s easy to see the technology in action. Jaguar shows exciting snippets from the various events throughout Wimbledon and they are all based on valuable biometric feedback that the company’s devices collected. It gives viewers more insight into how people at the event feel and lets fans look back on important events they have missed as well.

The technology simply explains the collective feelings of tech wearers during specific events that occur during the match. You can find out when someone was anxious, exhilarated, focused and even feeling insightful. This is all information that the automaker could collect from drivers as well to learn more about them and adjust the way a vehicle responds.

Translating the Technology into the Automotive World

While it’s pretty cool to see how Wimbledon fans feel at the event as they are watching matches unfold, it’s even cooler to think about how Jaguar is going to make use of this technology in its own products later on. Soon vehicles will take biometric information into account to help the driver make better decisions and to keep them safe while out on the road. It’s expected that the technology will help alleviate tired driving issues, and problems that occur from things like road rage or even distracted driving.  As Jaguar gets real world testing information from events like Wimbledon the company is demonstrating its technology while gathering useful data that will help to make that technology even more effective over time.