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 Jaguar E-PACE R Dynamic

19 November 2019

  • Jaguar’s Driver Condition Monitor technology reacts to the tell-tale signs of a drowsy driver and is standard across the Jaguar range
  • By continuously calculating thousands of data points, the technology provides an early warning which encourages a driver who displays signs of drowsiness to take a break
  • 1 in 8 UK drivers admit to falling asleep at the wheel, research shows*
  • 25% of fatal accidents are caused by drivers who have fallen asleep**
  • Findings also revealed that nearly 37% of drivers have been so tired they have been scared of falling asleep when driving*

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As part of a wider vision to enrich and improve the lives of its drivers and passengers, Jaguar has developed a piece of technology, Driver Condition Monitor, which alerts the driver if it detects the tell-tale signs of drowsiness. The system takes inputs from thousands of data points, some of which are measured every thousandth of a second, including the Electronic Power Assisted Steering system, pedal inputs and general driving behaviour. Complex algorithms analyse all this to accurately determine whether a driver is becoming fatigued.

Fitted as standard on E-PACE and across the Jaguar range, Driver Condition Monitor detects if the driver is starting to feel drowsy and when required, provides an early warning to take a break. E-PACE’s instrument cluster displays a coffee-cup icon and sounds an alert when a prompt is needed.

The statistics around drowsy drivers are shocking, even more so when you realise it is an under-reported issue. Any measure that helps reduce the risk of tired drivers, such as Jaguar’s Driver Condition Monitor, is to be welcomed. The only real cure for tiredness is to rest – if drivers feel tired, or are alerted to possible tiredness by their car, they should pull over at the next safe place, drink a caffeinated drink and take a short nap.

Edmund King
Director of the AA Charitable Trust

At Jaguar, we continuously review the latest advances in vehicle safety and develop innovative technologies to improve the driving experience, making it safer and more enjoyable. Driver Condition Monitor, along with a range of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are offered as standard across the Jaguar range.

David Willey
Assisted and Automated Driving Attributes Senior Manager

The Jaguar E-PACE is also fitted with an array of other advanced driver assistance systems to help keep the driver and occupants safe. Standard features on all Jaguar models include Automated Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Cruise Control with Speed Limiter, front and rear parking aid and a rear facing camera.

The Jaguar E-PACE’s unique combination of sporty looks, dynamic driving and innovative safety features mean it’s fun to drive and safe, too. The SUV you’ll never tire of, is priced from £29,080 in the UK and can be configured at www.jaguar.com

 

* AA Charitable Trust research. AA-Populus 11-17 September 2018. Online poll of 20,561 drivers

** Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) Fitness to Drive report 2016

Further information

Notes to Editors

About E-PACE:

Every Jaguar, including E-PACE, has achieved a fivestar Euro NCAP rating, confirming the vehicles are amongst the safest on the market. Offering outstanding protection for adults, children and pedestrians, the vehicle scored highly in all categories. Its comprehensive suite of standard safety systems, including Automated Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist and Cruise Control with Speed Limiter combine to provide enhanced protection.

About Jaguar:

Jaguar’s heritage of elegant design and breathtaking performance has excited and delighted the world for over 80 years. Today’s world-class Jaguar family comprises the award-winning XE, XF and XJ saloons, the dramatic F-TYPE sports car, the F-PACE performance SUV – the fastest-selling Jaguar ever – the E-PACE compact performance SUV and I-PACE, the all-electric performance SUV and 2019 World Car of the Year that puts Jaguar at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution.

About the AA:

The AA is the UK’s largest motoring organisation, providing services to drivers for over 100 years. From pioneering early roadside patrols to piloting 'connected cars', the AA has a unique history of embracing new technology and innovations to better serve drivers. The AA Charitable Trust runs campaigns designed to improve road safety for all road users in the UK. Its Drowsy Driver campaign showcased the importance of tired drivers taking a break when needed.