Published on May 4th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Grosjean Sets a Time in ‘Smart Cone’ course. Do We Get a Chance to Beat It?
Formula 1 star Romain Grosjean has set the standard for drivers to beat by completing a unique and fun test of agility and skill. Roman put a Jaguar XF (read about the recent local launch of this model here) through its paces around a new ‘Smart Cone’ course to mark the start of Jaguar’s ‘Art of Performance’ tour.
The global tour, which starts in Europe this month with over 200 locations, gives existing and potential customers the opportunity to drive the Jaguar range in a series of activities. The innovative Smart Cone course will feature at some of the tour locations to measure driver skill and exploit the cars’ precise, agile handling.
Grosjean was the first to try the Smart Cones, which use wireless technology to randomly illuminate pairs of cones to set out a different route each time, notifying drivers of their next target with only a moment’s notice.
It’s been likened to the sports agility training game ‘Batak’ and is just as unpredictable, with a million different potential options. As a car is driven, its precise coordinates are measured in relation to the cones and sent to a central computer system 100 times per second to track its performance. Every driver gets a score report that takes into account the model of car used, the weather and the driving conditions.
Over the next 12 months the The Art of Performance tour will visit more than 600 venues in 46 countries, welcoming more than 100,000 guests to an unforgettable Jaguar driving experience.
This brand experience will involve F-TYPE Convertible, F-TYPE Coupé, XJ, XE, XF and the latest addition to the Jaguar family, the F-PACE. All feature Jaguar’s lightweight aluminium architecture.
Will it be coming to Malaysia? Let’s hope so!