Jaguar is sending out a wake up-call for drivers. Our busy lives so filled with long working hours to daily school runs and the potentially stressful commute, Jaguar understands that life for many is now busier than ever. So busy that unfortunately 1 in 8 UK drivers admit to having fallen asleep at the wheel* – and this causes up to 25% of fatal accidents**.
Jaguar has developed a piece of technology, “Driver Condition Monitor“, designed to alerts the driver if it detects the tell-tale signs of drowsiness as part of a wider vision to enrich and improve the lives of its drivers and passengers. How the system works is that 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 data to accurately determine whether a driver is becoming fatigued.
Comes Standard on E-PACE and Across Jaguar Range
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.” said Edmund King, Director of the AA Charitable Trust
David Willey, Assisted and Automated Driving Attributes Senior Manager, Jaguar, comments: “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.”
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
Every Jaguar, including E-PACE, has achieved a five‑star 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.
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.
* 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