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JLR to drive into the future with intelligent steering wheel, `Sayer'

JLR to drive into the future with intelligent steering wheel, `Sayer'

Since the steering wheel can store all personal settings, drivers can move it between cars and have their configurations automatically adjusted.

Recent reports have revealed that Jaguar Land Rover has taken it to the next level after unveiling the steering wheel of the future called the Jaguar Sayer, which is removable and equipped with the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI).

The steering wheel concept lives in your home and becomes your trusted companion. Jag calls it 'the first voice-activated artificial intelligence (AI) steering wheel that will be able to carry out hundreds of tasks'.

The idea is it would be a residential assistant and as a portal to the company's on demand service club offering conventional means of ownership or sharing of the vehicle with others.

Called Sayer, it is the first voice-activated steering wheel with artificial intelligence and rather than being attached to a single auto at a time, it will be able to work in any Jaguar Land Rover vehicle.

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It's not only looking at the dawn of autonomous motoring, but also the concept of auto ownership itself. For example, it could enable membership of Jaguar's proposed on-demand service club, which offers either sole ownership or the option of sharing the vehicle with others in your community.

Jaguar says that system will be intuitive explaining, "Need to be at a meeting two hours away from home by 8 am tomorrow?"

The wheel will apparently be a significant feature on an upcoming Jaguar concept auto called Future-Type but whether or not it'll ever actually go into production is another matter. The situation is harder for Jaguar as it has to take into account whether the steering wheel used for different vehicles will be compatible with different models within the brand as more than 50 percent of the offerings will not have caught up to that level of technology even at the time of production. The concept will be accompanied by a keynote from Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth.

Named "Sayer" after Jaguar's designer Malcolm Sayer who gave the world the E-Type and worked for the British firm during the fifties and sixties, the smart wheel will also be able to pick out custom routes and hand over control to you with suggestions of driving roads you might want to enjoy yourself on the way.


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