Jaguar Land Rover has shown off some new technology which allows for a Range Rover Sport to be driven using a smartphone and an app.
The video below shows the technology in action, being used on a remote control Range Rover Sport research vehicle, the driver is outside the car controlling it with his smartphone.
The driver could use the smartphone to reverse the car out of a parking space if someone has parked too close for them to open the door, or allow the driver to become their own off-road spotter, to guide the car over off-road obstacles from outside the vehicle.
By walking alongside the car, the driver could continually check ramp, approach and departure angles and allow precise positioning of the vehicle when rock crawling. It could also be an invaluable aid when the vehicle is fording a stream or traversing sections made slippery by mud or snow. The remote control function will only operate if the user is within 10 metres of the car and if the smart key can be detected. The system will stop the vehicle if the driver moves out of range or gets too close.
You can find out more details about this remote controlled Range Rover Sport over at Jaguar Land Rover at the link below.
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