XF OUT OF OFFICE
STEP OUT OF THE OFFICE AND INTO TOMORROW
Out of Office is a series of follow-up stories with some of the brightest minds from WIRED2015. Join deputy editor Greg Williams in the All-New Jaguar XF, as he leaves the conventions of the office to interview four standout speakers. Explore their stories and find out how similar thinking has helped us create the most advanced XF ever built.
EMOTIVE COMPUTER ENGINEER
Much of Daniel’s work involves computer measurement of human emotion, shown by facial expressions. He envisages the car of tomorrow sensing driver stress, helping him or her relax. It’s not hard to imagine when All-New XF already has technology that senses and understands certain driver behaviours – for example, drifting out of lane or losing concentration due to tiredness.
Intelligent technology and driving dynamics run through
the range. Enhancing safety, connectivity and performance.
Francis brings together science and design using cutting-edge manufacturing technology, often adapting machinery to achieve new and interesting results. His alternative, visionary approach resonates with All-New XF. Its Lightweight Aluminium Architecture involves one of the most advanced manufacturing processes in the world.
ANTIMATTER ROCKET SCIENTIST
Ryan Weed believes even NASA spacecraft, which can reach speeds of 14 km per second, are too slow for useful space travel. His solution is to build an antimatter rocket that, in theory, could reach 72 million mph. Such radically different thinking produces radically different outcomes. For a rather more down-to-earth example, find out about XF’s efficient new Ingenium engine.
In 1993, when Vincent Connare created the Comic Sans typeface, his goal was to help users interact with computers in a more human, more appropriate way. More than 20 years on, All-New XF uses a similar principle. It allows drivers to control and monitor the car’s functions by using a familiar tablet-style touchscreen or, remotely, by smartphone app.