Jaguar I-PACE Gesture Liftgate Gets Tested By Bjorn

SEP 25 2018 BY MARK KANE 31

Jaguar I-PACE’s gesture tailgate impresses.

Bjørn Nyland finally found some advantage of the Jaguar I-PACE over Tesla, so maybe he will update his latest video “11 reasons why Tesla is the best EV” by adding what’s missing from Teslas.

One such thing is the gesture tailgate, which enables you to open the trunk without using hands or the smart key (however you need to have one with you). This is function available in many cars, but not in Teslas, which is kind of strange taking into consideration it shouldn’t be hard to implement.

Below we’ve attached another video, this time from Jaguar, that explains the details:

“The vehicle’s powered tailgate incorporates gesture-based technology, which allows automatic opening, or closing of the powered tailgate.”

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31 Comments on "Jaguar I-PACE Gesture Liftgate Gets Tested By Bjorn"

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Teslas are short on technology cars.
They invest a lot in the drive unit, batteries and auto pilot. Outside those they lag behind most makers.
Automatic trunk is more or less normal in many cars around $30k – at least as an option.

“Teslas are short on technology cars”, is not looking at the big “technology” Tesla picture, across their entire current Model S,X, and 3 lineup. One convenience “technology” item or feature, doesn’t really make or break any “technology car(s)”.

Enough positive customer responses, like the Bjorn Utube video, will probably get Tesla to add it, among other features, to their future refreshes, and on their S3XY line up. Time will tell what Tesla decides to add for customer convenience, and at what additional cost.

I was very clear, there are things that Tesla does well.
But things like traffic sign recognition, auto closing/opening doors/trunks, smart lights, smart suspension, collision avoidance, parking cameras, pre safe systems… just to name a few are things you can find in many similar priced cars or are just better.

Also Tesla charges a lot for the most high tech items. Per example the auto-pilot costs $5000 while Nissan and GM (to name a couple) sell a similar system for $1000.

More BS by a serial anti-Tesla poster.

Tesla has the best integrated electronics hardware/software of any auto OEM as evidenced by their OTA updates that keep improving their vehicles after you buy them.

Oh wow, the best example you could give was something that a $80 smartphone can do! I could give you much better examples pro Tesla – do you want any help?

good lord.
Tesla DOES the auto trunk. What they do not do, nor does ANY OTHERS, is allow you to walk up to car and waggle your foot under it to open the trunk.

Please go elsewhwere to troll.

Yes, with my arms full, I kick my foot at my Cadillac and my Jaguar and the trunk opens. This is particularly handy in the rain or with snow/mud on the ground.

Does you brain know your fingers are typing?

Do you want to debate with me like a civilized person or your speciality is the cheap insult without substance?
I could also ask you for your brain, but that would be impolite, something I don’t like to be.

Nothing you said was debatable. Try harder next time.

Why debate a troll? You placed your comment in an I-Pace article solely to get a negative reaction from others. Your comment offers no substance, just the usual “Tesla is lousy, blah, blah, blah….”

I thought I recall Ford having something like this available on the Escape at some point. The reviewer was shoveling snow around the vehicle, and it kept opening up on him because it kept thinking it was being kicked. It was kind of humorous. I wonder if this would suffer from the same issue.

If the car was locked, and you didn’t have the key fob with you it wouldn’t open.

but if you do have the key fob????

Our 2014 C-Max Energi still has this feather. You kick under the back bumper and the liftgate will open or close.

One of the reasons why Teslas are not luxury vehicles, just BEVS with a large battery pack and a lot of cost cutting elsewhere.

Go back to daily stormer, don.

So, porsche, Caddi, MB, Audi, BMWs, are not luxury car either because you can not open the trunk with your foot???
Is that what you are saying?

Go back to Daily Stormer.

Nope. Most German cars have that features for almost decades.

2011 $22K Passat has it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HalYVN9MIs

Well, Tesla does the front door openning. And can do the lift gate openning by OTA update. What can iPage gain with an OTA?

Aesthetically, the I-Pace is the most beautiful EV yet designed.

Nope! The S is better looking….this is second.

By their very nature, SUVs are not pretty. And, you should really avoid overgeneralizing. So you don’t think the Tesla Roadster looked better than a box I-Pace SUV? I could go on, but you get my point.

No of course the Kalashnikov looks best …… and has the best in class wind-drag – same class like the Berlin-wall

Don’t like such features. Yet another weak spot for a SW bug or a sensor malfunction, yet another component that will need replacement at some point… All too easy to leave the key in a purse/bag inside the trunk, and lock the key inside.
Also, if the tailgate doesn’t have obstruction sensors, and a dog/child performs a movement interpreted as a kick, the tailgate could hit someone when opening/closing.

I agree! However, for some who have difficulty opening/closing a tailgate, this feature would be a good option. But for the rest of us, this is just another electric motor and sensors that add weight and cost to a car and would be expensive to repair when they fail. KISS!

The Ford Escape (in EU = ‘Ford Kuga’ ) “kick the tailgate” was malfunctioning after half a year at a friends car. So indeed too much fancy electronics means more possible malfunctions.

This is a great example IMO of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Applies to things like electric pop-out door handles, softtware-only glove box opening, electric handbrakes and keyless start systems.

There is another video of Bjorn giggling like Homer Simpson when he went Vmax on the Autobahn with the I-Pace.

I wonder, does this need some dedicated sensor, or can it be implemented in software using the Autopilot sensors? Should be pretty simple though — so if it’s the latter, one would have to wonder why Tesla hasn’t done it yet…

Tip if you don’t want the back to open on I-Pace: press Valet Mode. Now nothing will make the liftgate open.
Gesture liftgates are common. I don’t know a popular brand that doesn’t offer it. There might be, but I don’t know. Tip 2 – The Valet Mode also locks the frunk on the I-Pace so nothing can open it but the 4 digit code, much like a hotel safe. Wow, and it’s the size of a hotel safe. Who’d have thunk?