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Jaguar Land Rover monitors brainwaves

Jaguar Land Rover is exploring the possibility of brainwave sensor monitoring to improve driver concentration and improve vehicle safety.

The new research project named Mind Sense, will develop sensors that are embedded in the seats and steering wheels of research vehicles. At the Gaydon Technology Test Centre, researchers have adapted sensors used by Nasa applications to assess the concentration of the driver in the hope to reduce accidents on the road.

Jaguar Land Rover explained how it hopes monitoring brain activity will achieve this goal:

“One key piece of new research is to see how we could measure brainwaves to monitor if the driver is alert and concentrating on driving,” said Dr Wolfgang Epple, JLR Director of Research & Development. “Even if the eyes are on the road, a lack of concentration or a daydream will mean the driver isn’t paying attention to the driving task.”

How does it work?

Our brains produce four or more distinct types of brainwaves. During daydreaming, Theta waves are the dominant type of brainwave and by monitoring their occurrence, Jaguar Land Rover believe it will be able to detect when driver concentration is waning.

Traditionally, monitoring brainwaves has been performed using sensors placed on the head. Recognising that this isn’t suitable for driving, Jaguar Land Rover have developed sensors which will be embedded into the steering wheel and the data then captured onto an on-board computer. They have also created a sensor which will be embedded into the seat in order to pick up the driver’s heart-beat and breathing. All this data will then be used in the hope of improving driver – vehicle safety and thus reduce human error accidents on the road.

Source: The Engineer

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New Jaguar XF revealed 2015

Exclusive pics, a dramatic appearance on wires and more details on the spec: The new Jaguar XF is being revealed, and it shouldn’t disappoint.

Promising less weight and improved agility, Jaguar’s latest luxurious saloon has got everyone excited. What has been a relatively silent lead up to the new XF, the mystery surrounding this car is being slowly revealed by Jaguar in exclusive teaser pics and they only prove that Jaguar are still pushing the limits of it’s competition. Due on sale in 2015, Jaguar’s new XF is attracting even the most loyal Porsche and BMW lovers, and with most of the spec now revealed, you can understand why.

New Jaguar XF: style & technology combined

The original XF appeared in 2007 and Jaguar has done much to keep up with the latest technological and advanced engineering demands. The Jaguar XF appears to look somewhat the same but the foundation of the car is much different.  Weighing significantly less, the new XF is constructed from more than 75% aluminium which has meant the car will be significantly stiffer and subsequently more agile.  The new XF is also expected to be bigger than the model it replaces, creating more of a contrast between itself and the XE (due to be released also this year).

Following Jaguar’s £500m investment in it’s new Wolverhampton engine plant, it is not surprising that the new Jaguar XF will be equipped with the new Ingenium engine it has developed as a result. Full details of what the 2.0-litre-petrol four cylinder is capable of is yet to be revealed, however it is certain to be one of the cleanest cars on the road.

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Inside the new Jaguar XF

The interior of the XF proves why Jag is one of the most luxurious brands out there. The plush leather seats, wood trim & silver metal finish all add a touch of class to the XF which makes it feel every inch a luxury executive saloon. Jaguar’s new InControl infotainment and connectivity system is fully integrated into this car and has replaced what was an ageing interface in the previous XF range. What is most advantageous in the Jag’s infotainment system is the ability to be integrate with both Apple and Android smartphones making this car fully operational to most consumers. Other exciting features include an app which allows you to pre-heat or cool the interior before you have even entered the vehicle, unlock the doors and locate the car in a crowded car park. 

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The new Jaguar XF unveil – 24.03.2015

Jaguar have set out to prove the weight-loss and agility of the new XF by dramatically suspending the vehicle above wires across the River Thames.  What’s in store for later? Follow us to find out more!

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ADAS Engineering Jobs – We’re hiring!

Edison are currently looking for a number of engineers with experience in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to work on long-term projects in the UK.

We’re looking for outgoing and enthusiastic engineers with a strong technical background in systems, software, and hardware engineering.  Your skills should include a broad understanding in automotive electrical systems in areas such as ADAS, chassis / powertrain control, and have knowledge of tools such as DOORS, SysML, Matlab / Simulink and the Vector CAN toolset (i.e. CANalyzer / CANoe).

Specific experience in the following areas would be of significant interest:

  • Vehicle diagnostics / network architecture
  • ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control), AEBS (Active Emergency Braking Systems), Lane Keeping Assist
  • Vehicle radar systems
  • Automotive (or similar) camera technology

We have roles available from entry-level through to experienced engineers.

If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch at your earliest convenience and one of our consultants will contact you for an initial discussion. Register or Contact us now.