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Trevor Collett | Aug, 19 2014 | 1 Comment

Jaguar’s steady stream of information on its new XE midsized sedan continues, with the Big Cat detailing the all-new infotainment system.

Called ‘InControl’, the system features an eight-inch touchscreen and almost full integration with Apple or Android smartphones.

Owners of the new XE once it’s released will even be able to lock or unlock the Jag’s doors and start the engine using a smartphone from anywhere in the world, using ‘InControl Remote’.

The InControl theme continues with InControl Apps, allowing the user to transfer selected apps to the touchscreen for easier and safer use via voice commands while on the move.

This means apps currently restricted to a smartphone or tablet detailing traffic conditions, parking information or even weather updates will now be available to the driver on the car’s touchscreen.

Other features include an ability to set the XE’s climate control remotely using a mobile phone.

The new XE can also become its own Wi-Fi ‘hotspot’ for multiple devices, using a roof-mounted ‘shark-fin’ antenna to boost reception with mobile data providers.

Jaguar is claiming an industry-first for its new laser head-up display (HUD), which projects high-contrast colour images onto the windscreen including speed and navigation instructions. The system is smaller than existing HUDs and around one-third lighter.

“In-car technologies in this ever-more connected and fast-paced world are an integral part of your driving experience,” Jaguar’s Dr Mike Bell said.

“With the all-new XE we’re introducing an entire suite of cutting-edge driver aids and entertainment systems.”

Jaguar has previously outlined technical and fuel specifications for the XE. The all-new model is set for a world premiere in London on September 8.

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