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The new Jaguar XE promises connectivity at its heart

Jaguar XE
By Richard Devine on 21 Aug 2014 01:15 pm

Ahead of the world premiere of the new Jaguar XE in London on September 8, the car maker has been talking up how connected its new model will be. Here's a hint; a lot. At the center will be the already established InControl system used by both Jaguar and Land Rover, which offers in-car app support for both iPhone and Android users.

At the heart of the cabin – and that InControl system – is the 8-inch touchscreen in the dash. What's also interesting about InControl in the XE beyond just apps is the pre-programming it allows you to achieve on the car:

Smartphones are changing the way people interact with the world around them – the new XE ensures that drivers stay connected. Jaguar InControl Remote allows users of iOS and Android smartphones to connect to the car from wherever they are and control a range of vehicle functions. These include seven-day timed pre-setting of the XE's climate control system, locking or unlocking the doors, or starting the engine.

Imagine that during the winter months you can tell the car to warm up every morning before you head out to work. For that ultimate connectivity the XE will also function as a wireless hotspot. So it's not just the in-car entertainment system that's connected, your passengers can get on their e-mail, social media and the like without needing their own cellular connection.

We'll know a lot more about the Jaguar XE when it officially launches on September 8, but for now check out the video below for more on its interior gadgetry.

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The new Jaguar XE promises connectivity at its heart