UPDATE: Consumption Test: Jaguar I-Pace Autosteer Put To The Test


Bjørn Nyland is quite impressed with the autosteer feature in the all-new 2019 Jaguar I-Pace.

***UPDATE: We’ve added video of Bjorn’s consumption test down below.

Nyland has been testing autosteer/lane keep assist on multiple vehicles. We’ve seen and shared plenty of videos showcasing Tesla Autopilot, but Nyland has also tested ProPilot in a Nissan LEAF, as well as Lane Following Assist in the new Hyundai Kona. Now, he’s had an opportunity to check out the Jaguar system. We’ve also used the system while driving the I-Pace, so we’ll share our thoughts as well.

Initially, Nyland seems thoroughly impressed with the autosteer feature in the Jaguar I-Pace. It allows him to keep his hands off the wheel for an extended period of time and keeps the car centered in the lane. In fact, he has trouble getting the technology to warn him. However, on a few occasions, it just shuts off randomly. This could be catastrophic if a driver was relying on it as if it were some type of self-driving technology. With the being said, Jaguar has not billed it as such and has made no claims that this technology matches that of Tesla Autopilot.

Once Nyland is able to get the system to warn him, he tries repeatedly to engage it and keep his hands off the wheel. The system continues to warn him and then eventually appears to go into a lockout mode. It will not let him engage the setting and it continues to beep without pause for an extended period of time.

When InsideEVs drove the I-Pace in Portugal, one of the vehicles was set with the haptic feedback on. This means that the steering wheel would vibrate every time we drove close to the lane lines. I found the feature helpful, especially when we were on the freeway and attempting to use the touch screen. Being that we were not familiar with the touch screen, we found it to be a chore and often had to pull over to find settings. However, when I did reach over to change a setting and the car moved toward the lane line, the I-Pace warned me immediately.

On the second day, we drove a car with the autosteer feature on. Interestingly, we were unaware that it had been turned on, so I was expecting the same vibrating steering wheel from the previous day. I will say that when the car corrected itself it caught me off guard. After that, I was purposely trying to cross the lines on curvy roads when no other traffic was present. The system worked well and would not allow me to go into another lane without force. Unlike Nyland, we didn’t attempt to use the feature to actually steer the car with our hands off the wheel.

Video Description via Bjørn Nyland on YouTube:

Very important! This test was to see what happens if the driver faints, falls asleep or something similar. For normal driving, you have to keep a hand on the steering wheel.

Similar test for Tesla and Nissan:

Similar test for Hyundai Kona:
All the autosteer settings were turned on during the test. I-Pace has two levels of lane assist. The first level (green lanes) will only do ping pong between the lines just like LKA on Kona. The second level (green steering wheel) will do a much better job of keeping the car centered in the lane.

The third setting is about what the car should do in case it goes close to one of the lines. It can either be:
1. Vibrate the steering wheel
2. Adjust the course by turning the steering wheel
I set it to automatically adjust the course.


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19 Comments on "UPDATE: Consumption Test: Jaguar I-Pace Autosteer Put To The Test"

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As these systems gain capability they paradoxically becomes harder to use safely. Vibrating the wheel when the driver steers close to a lane line is great (unless intentionally abused). Auto-steer not only invites intentional abuse, it eventually makes it harder for non-abusers to pay attention.

Humans weren’t built to babysit robots.

If they prevent more accidents then cause them, then it makes sense to have them in the vehicle even if they are occasionally intentionally abused by some folks.

In other words, do we wait for perfection, or save lives, and serious injuries with something less then perfection.

Yes or no… I both agree with you in one sense and disagree in another. These automated systems are nice, when used correctly, by drivers that understand their limitations… When you get a rookie in with one of these systems, and they have their hands off the wheel, they become more dangerous, not only to the driver, but to other people.

Having tested most of the available systems it seems to me the Cadillac system is the safest, but its is so conservative in comparison to the others.

Beta software seems to have some bugs and anomalies

It looked pretty good, seems comparable to the Autopilot in my Model X, well done Jaguar👍.

Jaguar is using the latest version of Mobileye, its ok, but I do not think it is nearly as capable as A/P, but it is also not 5K to add on, its $1300, and comes standard on the higher end I-Pace HSE or First Edition.

I would consider AP if it were $1000, but no way I’m spending $5k for the feature set.

If you add the “Full Self Driving” option at an additional $3,000 it can add up to $8,000 to the price of a Tesla even the Model 3.

It looks similar because it too is just a driver assist system. It seems very capable of its intended task of lane keeping. Autopilot has issues with splits in the road too, sadly highlighted by the fatal Model X Autopilot accident in California. But from experience with my own Tesla just looking at Jaguar’s system it looks very close. At the price difference 5k versus 1,300 it makes Autopilot look massively overpriced, especially considering that all Teslas come standard with Autopilot hardware.

Yeah, I agree, both systems are helpful in their intended use case, but customers will abuse it… Thats why I think Cadillacs safety features are the best, and only allowing it to be used on mapped highways is smart.

Autopilot is way over priced, but if they can make FSD work 8K is cheap.

I agree Cadillac’s system is very smart in terms of user safety, with mapped highways, and the camera that monitors the driver to make sure they’re paying attention.

Jean-Baptiste Labelle

Watch again the video: Bjorn was on very clear divided road, not on split roads and the system just disconnected by himself, without any warning.
It has nothing to do with AP, like Bjorn explained so I do not believe you have a Tesla. And Jaguar system is 4700$, not 1300.

Jean-Baptiste Labelle

No, it is 1700$ Drive Pack + 3000$ Driver Assist pack = 4700$ on the Jaguar. Same price although useless it seems.

No firetruck test. Fail!

haha! Come on… Poor firemen are running scared these days, never want to start at the back of the rig.

The I-Pace looks like a little bulldog, and it sounds like it drinks electrons like a little bulldog too… I cannot explain Bjorn’s test results other then to say, we need more testing before we conclude any consumption numbers. Bjorn’s numbers do not match anyone I know who has driven the I-Pace, and actually everyone I know has tested it at higher speeds, over longer ranges. Bjorn also did not start with a full charge and go to empty, so it is basically useless data. Hopefully Jag will give him a car to test for a week once they update the software, which Bjorn said is coming in 3 weeks.

In a previous video Björn mentioned that he was promised by Jaguar to get one for 3-5 days of in-depth testing, as soon as they have the update.

I look forward to his revised test, hopefully using the full to empty test as the further you go, the more accurate it is.

Jean-Baptiste Labelle

It DOES match all other tests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNw4pujdD78 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LlqOm7xVaU

and written reviews as well: TopGear, Le Figaro…

By now, it is an established fact that efficiency is abysmal and not due (only) to poor aero but poor engineering.