Jeep is known for its rugged vehicles that can tackle any terrain. Still, the brand is also looking ahead to the future of mobility with its latest innovations in artificial intelligence (AI).
Both vehicles are equipped with Jeep 4xe Connect, a system that uses AI to optimize the performance and efficiency of the plug-in hybrid powertrain. The system can learn from the driver’s habits and preferences and the road and weather conditions to select the best driving mode and battery management strategy automatically.
The system can also communicate with the driver through a smartphone app, which allows the driver to monitor the battery status, locate charging stations, schedule charging times, and access remote services such as pre-conditioning and locking/unlocking.
But the most impressive feature of Jeep’s AI technologies is the Trail Control, which enables autonomous off-road driving in challenging situations. The system uses cameras, sensors, and GPS to map the terrain ahead and plan the best route. It can then control the steering, throttle, brakes, and suspension to navigate obstacles such as rocks, sand, mud, and water.
The driver can activate the Trail Control by pressing a dashboard button or using voice commands. The system will then display a virtual guide on the windshield, showing the optimal path and speed. The driver can also adjust the level of autonomy and intervention by using a slider on the touchscreen.
The Trail Control is designed to enhance the off-road experience for Jeep enthusiasts, not to replace it. The system can help novice drivers learn from experts or allow experienced drivers to enjoy the scenery without worrying about the technical aspects. The system can also assist drivers in emergencies or when they are tired or distracted.
Jeep’s AI technologies for autonomous off-road driving are still in development and unavailable for production vehicles. However, they show the brand’s vision of combining its heritage of adventure and freedom with cutting-edge innovation and sustainability.
As more consumers are interested in electric vehicles (EVs) that can reduce emissions and save fuel costs, Jeep offers a compelling option with its 4xe models. These vehicles can deliver both on-road efficiency and off-road capability while providing a fun and engaging driving experience.
Jeep is adapting to the changing market trends and leading them with its AI technologies for autonomous off-road driving. The brand is demonstrating that EVs can be more than just eco-friendly transportation devices; they can also be smart and adventurous companions for any journey.