Hailed as “the most important SUV of the year”
by Doug DeMuro, the electric crossover manufactured in Austria by Magna Steyr couldn’t do better than avoiding a collision with the help of AEB at 15 km/h (9 mph). Curiously enough, the E-Pace’s system did it even at 70 km/h (43.5 mph).Jaguar
engineers were present for the group test, and following the woeful result of the first run, they convinced Dinside 20 år to try again. Later in the day, the second run yielded a similarly disappointing outcome.
The engineers then explained to the Norwegian motoring publication that “power is cut to some systems”
when opening the driver’s door, erasing “some data”
from the car’s electronic brain. But wait, there’s more! “The vehicle uses the first ten minutes of driving to learn the traffic conditions and in what scenarios the emergency braking system should activate.”
If that jibber-jabber makes any sense to you
, we’re inclined to think that Jaguar has experimented with the programming and sensors of the AEB
in the I-Pace without giving thought to this particular scenario, which happens to be similar to the testing procedure of the Euro NCAP. The engineers might have made a hodgepodge of the system in the I-Pace, but the question is, why couldn’t Jaguar use the one in the E-Pace?