Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed one of its interesting developments to date – the new self-opening door technology specially made for those living with disabilities.
The new self-opening door technology currently being tested on a Range Rover Sport, is aimed at being the ultimate solution to individuals living with disabilities, but then ofcourse it would serve as a great “Levels” check for those that enjoy the spotlight.
Basically, this new technology uses motion sensors and existing keyless entry technology to detect the driver as they walk towards the vehicle before automatically opening the door to welcome them like an invisible valet. Once on board, occupants can close the mobility door with an overhead button – without the need to reach out and pull the door shut. Software built into the infotainment system shows the status of each door and allows operation of the driver and passenger doors from inside the cabin.
The maker has gone a step further and also included radar sensors that detect lamp posts or other obstacles to stop the door swinging open and bumping into objects. The door can also be programmed to close and lock behind you as you walk away.
Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed that the new system is currently being tried and tested with the assistance of a gold medal-winning Invictus athlete. Former Royal Marine Commando Mark Ormrod is Britain’s first triple amputee from the Afghanistan conflict.
More details are yet to be confirmed. Stay tuned