A quad-core Intel processor and 60GB SSD run this new Jag’s infotainment system

With features like a brainwave-monitoring steering wheel under its roof, the Jaguar Land Rover company (JLR) is without doubt a tech-forward company. It makes sense then that its flagship sedan, the XJ, would boast the latest and greatest in terms of infotainment options.

The facelifted 2016 model was just unveiled by the British brand, and in terms of technology, it does not disappoint. Let’s take a closer look at the gadgets and gizmos the range-topping four-door has to offer.

There are many futuristic standouts on the XJ, but the brightest of the bunch is the new InControl Touch Pro infotainment unit. Conceived in-house, InControl Pro uses a quad-core Intel processor and a 60GB solid-state drive to offer improved response times, and the 8-inch touchscreen can be customized just like a smartphone. If you so desire, you can switch between different wallpapers, widgets, and shortcuts, and extra pages can be added if necessary.

A solid-state drive is well-suited for navigation, as the quick refresh rate is helpful in curbing lag. It also features something called dead reckoning, which can calculate the vehicle’s position based on its relation to nearby landmarks, even when there is no GPS signal.

Jaguar XJ

The vehicle’s nav enables door-to-door guidance as well, which includes public transportation options, alternate routes based on habit, and real-time traffic info. When you reach your destination, InControl Touch Pro will even direct you to the nearest available parking space.

Outside of the InControl Pro system itself, the sedan’s bespoke smartphone apps are the biggest techy highlights. With InControl Remote, drivers can monitor fuel level, door locks, and window status wirelessly, while Remote Premium allows them to pre-set cabin temperature, operate the locks, and locate the car from their phone.

The 2016 XJ boasts dual 10.2-inch screens for rear passengers, Wi-Fi for up to eight devices, semi-autonomous parking, and an available 17-speaker, 1,300W Meridian audio system.

The four-door hits showrooms this fall, with a starting price of £58,690 ($93,177) in the U.K. Pricing for American markets will be released closer to the on-sale date.

Product Review

The HTC U12 Life is a midrange contender, but it’s no champion

The HTC U12 Life is a midrange smartphone with a large 6-inch screen, plenty of battery life, and a dual lens camera, but it bears little relation to its bigger sibling. Find out if it’s worth considering in our HTC U12 Life review.

Where are you going this weekend? These 5 off-road vehicles say 'anywhere'

The body-on-frame SUV is going extinct, but there are still several options for buyers looking to skip the asphalt. To help you sort the good from the bad, we've rounded up the best off-roaders currently available.

Apple will fix these iPhone X, 13-inch MacBook Pro issues for free

Apple launched free repair programs for the iPhone X and 13-inch MacBook Pro with no Touch Bar. Some iPhone X units are suffering from unresponsive touchscreens, while a specific batch of the 13-inch MacBook Pro is prone to drive failure.
Smart Home

Facebook's Alexa-enabled video-calling devices begin shipping

Facebook's Portal devices are video smart speakers with Alexa voice assistants built in that allow you to make calls. The 15-inch Portal+ model features a pivoting camera that follows you around the room as you speak.

Lime’s first carsharing service motors into Seattle this week

Lime may be better known for its app-based bike and scooter rental services, but in Seattle, Washington this week it's launching its very first carsharing service, similar to Car2go and Zipcar.

Land Rover shows its artsy side by previewing the 2020 Range Rover Evoque

Land Rover made life-sized wire sculptures to preview the 2020 Range Rover Evoque. The all-new SUV will make its debut during a private event held in London on November 22, and deliveries will begin in 2019.

Car parts maker ZF is using drones to deliver components to its factories

ZF recently became the first entity in Germany to receive approval to use drones to deliver spare parts, and the company now uses them to deliver parts from its central warehouses to its workshops.

These headlights have 4 color settings to help save lives under all conditions

Boslla headlights are an easy-to-install solution to achieve all-weather lighting for your vehicle. After a quick ten-minute install, these lights have up to four settings to get you through anything.

The DBX SUV will go where no Aston Martin has gone before

When it launches in 2019, the Aston Martin DBX will be the British automaker's first SUV. In the meantime, camouflaged DBX prototypes will undergo strenuous testing around the world.

Ford teams up with Walmart to study consumer response to autonomous delivery

Last week it was Ford and VW, and this week Ford and Walmart are signaling a desire to work together on autonomous vehicles solutions. Ford and the giant retailer will study consumer reactions to self-driving delivery vehicles.

Our favorite fuel-efficient cars are as frugal as they are fun

You don't need to opt for a hybrid or an all-electric ride in order to achieve good fuel economy. These vehicles pack both performance and style, whether you're in the market for a luxury sedan or a game-changing pickup truck.

Out of juice? Learn how to jump-start a car with this quick guide

Jumping a car is a simple procedure, but not everyone knows how to properly do so. To make things easier, we've put together a quick-hit guide on how to fire up your vehicle using jumper cables and a second power source.

Born to run (forever): The most reliable cars you can buy right now

We all dread the thought of our car turning into a money pit, but choosing a dependable vehicle from the start can help us rack up countless care-free miles. Here, we've rounded up some of the most reliable cars available.

Prep your car for the coming snow and sleet with these cold weather tips

Driving in the winter, whether downtown or across the country, is rarely easy. Luckily, we've put together a quick rundown of a few things you should do to winterize your car before the snow officially hits.