Jaguar Land Rover introduces concept vehicle vector for the mobility of the future

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The automaker Jaguar Land Rover has presented the new concept vehicle Project Vector, as part of its electrification strategy on the way to a zero-emission company (Mission Destation Zero), which offers its vision of an autonomous, electrical and networked future for urban mobility.

Jaguar Land Rover leads its latest concept vehicle from the research program for autonomous driving as next stage of his destination Zero mission. ‘Destination Zero’ stands for the efforts of Jaguar Land Rover for a secure and healthy society and a clean environment. In its persistent innovation process, the company focuses on achieving a future without emissions, accidents and congestion with its facilities, products and services. The next stage of this trip shows the concept of vector an advanced and flexible multi-purpose electric vehicle ready for autonomous driving.

The compact, flexible vehicle concept is only four meters long and designed for the city. All battery and drive components are packed in a flat floor to enable a variety of applications. The interior offers cabin configurations for private or joint use and even the possibility for commercial applications such as deliveries on the last mile.

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The concept vehicle was developed with the aim of improving the quality of future urban life. It was developed at the National Automotive Innovation Center (NAIC) at the University of Warwick to take advantage of agile cooperation and close cooperation with academic and external partners. It will also address the other mobility landscape, from the way customers connect to mobility services, to the infrastructure required to enable fully integrated, autonomous vehicles in our cities.

The megatrends urbanization and digitization make networked urban mobility systems necessary and inevitable. Common and private vehicles share rooms with public transport and are digitally networked with these, so you can also drive autonomously if required. This is a complex task that best can be achieved through cooperation with partners from the entire vehicle, infrastructure and digital spectrum.

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Future urban rides will be composed of private and shared vehicles, ride-haying and on-demand services as well as public transport. Jaguars Vision shows the vehicle as a flexible part of the urban mobility network, which can be adapted for different purposes. The automaker intends to work with the city council of Coventry and the West Midlands Combined Authority to plan a mobility service as a living laboratory for future mobility on the streets of Coventry from the end of 2021.

His royal Highness Prince Charles officially opened the National Automotive Innovation Center (Naic) only a few days ago. The top researchers, engineers and designers based there are dealing with the largest mobility challenges of society and make up the future of the global automotive industry from the United Kingdom.

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The Naic brings smart heads from industry and science together and should be a lighthouse for research and development in the field of mobility and sustainability. They want to create sustainable vehicles and personal mobility solutions and pass on their skills and knowledge to keep Great Britain worldwide competitive. The Naic is located in the heart of the economic ecosystem of Midlands, which is a attraction for economic growth and makes a significant contribution to a sustainable future.

“We at Jaguar Land Rover believe in a better future for mobility. A future without emissions, without traffic jams and without accidents. We call this vision, destination zero ‘and the Naic is a milestone on the way to your realization. Here, academics, manufacturers and suppliers together will jointly develop an intelligent, safe transport infrastructure that integrates autonomous vehicles and public transport equally. They will develop zero emission vehicles with intelligent chargers operated with renewable energy. And they will achieve breakthroughs in material research and digitization of production that will help to avoid waste. We feel honored that the prince of Wales has come to us to open the National Automotive Innovation Center.”- Prof. Sir Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover

The 33.000 m² center is designed as an innovative, community work space for hundreds of academics, designers, researchers and engineers. It includes state-of-the-art workshops, laboratories, virtual engineering environments and forward-looking facilities for powertrain development. The concept for the Naic was developed by the deceased Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, the founder of WMG,. His honor is the building in which it is named after him.

Sustainable mobility of the future

Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Motors and WMG develop in Naic electrified and autonomous next-generation vehicles. In addition to the project vector, they made some more of their latest projects: the Formula Student vehicle and the Warwick Moto concept of WMG, the new affordable electric vehicle Nexon eV and the autonomous tatata hexa of Tata Motors, as well as the latest self-propelled prototypes of the Jaguar I- Pace and the Adas Land Rover Discovery by Jaguar Land Rover.

The building and all its facilities were designed from the beginning according to the principles of sustainability and well-being. The Naic Building was awarded the highest rating, excellent ‘of the BREEAM certificate for sustainable building. It has a photovoltaic system on the roof and electrical heating supplied with regenerative energies. Under one of the largest booty wood roofs in the world, the offices of natural light are flooded flooded and arranged around a daylight-filled atrium around. The 150 million pounds expensive center is a partnership project of Jaguar Land Rover, the WMG, Tata Motors and the University of Warwick, which is financed by Research England with 15 million pounds from the Research Partnership Investment Fund of the British Government.

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