Jaguar has revealed the Future-Type – its premium compact on-demand vehicle concept car – that comes with Sayer, a steering wheel that lives in your home and becomes your trusted companion.
The concept car is designed to meet the mobility needs of future generations.
It provides us with a glimpse into the future.
It is a car for a world of autonomous, connected, electric and shared mobility.
In the future, Jaguar imagines its customers can summon a fully-charged Future-Type on-demand.
At the heart of the concept is the world’s first intelligent and connected steering wheel.
Sayer steering wheel – named after the designer of the Jaguar E-type, Malcolm Sayer – is the first voice-activated Artificial Intelligence (AI) steering wheel that will be able to carry out hundreds of tasks.
It can summon your car, play music, book you a table and even knows what’s in your fridge. Sayer signals your membership of our on-demand service club. A club which offers either sole ownership or the option of sharing the car with others in your community, meaning that you need only fully own the steering wheel, not the car itself.
Need to be at a meeting two hours away from home by 8am tomorrow? Simply ask Sayer from the comfort of your living room and it will work out when you get up, when a car needs to autonomously arrive at your door and even advise which parts of the journey you might enjoy driving yourself.
Sayer is the heart of an advanced HMI system that will keep you connected to your world throughout your journey – or not, if you want to be alone and concentrate on the thrill of driving.
Occupants can summon information from different orbits of their world and bring them to life through the system.
Pull up your home, family, friends or work orbits to check what’s happening and stay connected with all parts of your life.
Select different orbits one by one, all at the same time or nothing at all, allowing you to dial up the information you do want to see and dial down what you don’t.