To develop innovative technological solutions focussed on electronic or photonic systems and components that can benefit both automotive globally and the wider industrial community. These could be to solve technological problems that exist today in the industry or to create new technology to meet and exceed the demands and expectations of the modern day consumer.
JLR’s vision for CAPE is based around a number of key principles and the development of new and exciting technology that will complement our brands:
o Jaguar – Beautiful, Fast Cars
o Land Rover – The Finest All Terrain Vehicles
The areas we see being addressed initially through development of electronic and photonic solutions at CAPE are:
o Enhancement of the driving experience
o Enhanced safety of vehicle occupants
o Reduced driver distraction and workload
o Accommodating the growing demand for information processing.
JLR has a well defined research agenda and roadmap and believe CAPE could enhance the depth and breadth of research and knowledge building in the following topical areas:
o Human Vehicle Interaction
o Vehicle Capability
o Design Enabling Technology
o Low Carbon Propulsion / Kinetic Energy Recovery
o Energy Efficiency and Parasitics
o Light Weight Vehicles
o Product Life Cycle
JLR sees participation in CAPE as a significant step in growing a partnership with the University of Cambridge, engaging world class scientists and engineers in the topics suggested, and bringing their expertise into the development of practical solutions.
Similarly, engagement with the other industrial CAPE partners will strengthen mutual understanding and energise the development of knowledge, technology or ideas to create solutions and roadmaps of benefit to all parties.