‘The aim of our self-learning technology is to minimise driver distraction, which will help reduce the risk of accidents,’ said Dr Wolfgang Epple, Director of Research and Technology for JLR.
‘Up until now most self-learning car research has only focused on traffic or navigation prediction. We want to take this a significant step further and our new learning algorithm means information learnt about you will deliver a completely personalised driving experience and enhance driving pleasure.’
So what does that mean, exactly?
It means Auto Adaptive Cruise Control that will learn your driving style; Fuel Assist that will memorize your preferred brand of fuel and find suitable stations for you; and Vehicle Personalisation, which will automatically recognize each occupant of the vehicle and adjust the climate, seat, steering wheel, mirrors and infotainment settings accordingly.
There’s even mention of a ‘Smart Assistant’ that will review your calendar for the day, and use it to determine where you want to go next. If you go to the gym on Wednesdays at 8am and like a slow massage to your lower abdomen on the way there, your Land Rover will learn that, and offer one automatically.