In­tel­li­gent steer­ing wheel

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

JAGUAR Land Rover has shown its idea of the fu­ture steer­ing wheel, called Sayer.

Sayer is the first voice-ac­ti­vated ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (AI) steer­ing wheel that will be able to carry out hun­dreds of tasks.

A sculpted piece of func­tional art, “like ev­ery Jaguar Land Rover prod­uct” ac­cord­ing to a state­ment, Sayer owes its name to one of the most prom­i­nent de­sign­ers from Jaguar’s past, Mal­colm Sayer, who worked for the Bri­tish mar­que be­tween 1951 and 1970. It will be dis­played at the in­au­gu­ral Tech Fest at Cen­tral St Martins art, de­sign and tech­nol­ogy col­lege in Lon­don, UK.

Jaguar said in a state­ment the Sayer steer­ing wheel “lives in your home and be­comes your trusted com­pan­ion”. To or­der a car for the next day, a driver sim­ply asks Sayer to do so and the net­worked de­vice will work out when a car needs to au­tonomously ar­rive and even ad­vise which parts of the jour­ney you might en­joy driv­ing your­self.

PHOTO: NEWSPRESS

Meet Sayer, a per­sonal com­puter/steer­ing wheel that Jaguar de­signed for fu­ture ride-shar­ing driv­ers.

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