Land Rover's New Technology Lets You Drive With Your Smartphone

Jun 19, 2015 By Mary Madsen
It looks just like a modern-day Range Rover, but its remote control and autonomous technology look like something from the future. While it's not available to buy yet, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is hoping to offer it as a feature in about five years.

Before anyone begins to worry about people using their phones to cause a car to careen down the road, know that the technology has a few safety limits. The app is only usable when the driver is within 30 feet of the car and going at or below 4 miles per hour.

Wolfgang Epple, the head of research and technology at JLR, says the aim of the new sensors and systems is to assist the driver and enhance the driving experience. He also hopes that increasing automation will prevent accidents.
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