Jaguar Land Rover unveils its Vision for Urban Mobility

Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled Project Vector, a new concept vehicle aimed to showcase the company’s vision of an autonomous, electric, connected future for urban mobility.

The compact vehicle concept measures just four metres in length and packs all its battery and drivetrain components into a flat floor allowing for a variety of uses. The interior cabin space allows seating configurations for private or shared use and the opportunity for commercial applications, such as last-mile deliveries.

“The megatrends of urbanisation and digitalisation make connected urban mobility systems necessary and inevitable,” said Dr Tim Leverton, Project Director. “Shared and private vehicles will share spaces with and be connected to public transit networks, so you can travel on demand and autonomously. That is a complex task, best achieved by working together with partners across the spectrum of vehicles, infrastructure and the digital world.

“With the technology and engineering power of Jaguar Land Rover, we can provide a unique opportunity for innovators to develop highly functional urban mobility services, seamlessly integrated into everyday life.

“Future urban travel will be a composite of owned and shared vehicles, access to ride hailing and on-demand services as well as public transport. Our vision shows the vehicle as a flexible part of the urban mobility network that can be adapted for different purposes.”

The intention, said Jaguar, is to collaborate with Coventry City Council and the West Midlands Combined Authority in the UK to plan a mobility service from late 2021 as a living laboratory for future mobility on the streets of Coventry. The project offers a unique opportunity, Jaguar said, as it is a concept platform designed and engineered as a blank canvas, for developing tailored services and apps in a smart city ecosystem.

Source: Motor Trader E-Magazine (March 2020)

11 March 2020

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