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2014-06-11 14:02

THE SMARTEST KEY? Infiniti's intelligent i-Key is supplied with every Q50 car with personal settings for two drivers. Image: InfinitI


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HONG KONG, China - Automaker Infiniti has launched a smart digital solution branded "My car knows me".

Infiniti says the digital solution is as simple to use as it sounds. The car does all the hard work and the few controls that do exist will be entirely intuitive to use.

The car will welcome the driver by name and display photographs of friends and family on its touch screens.


The Infiniti Q50, set to go sale later in 2014, can remember the personal settings of four people - three registered users and one guest - covering the areas of life on board, dynamic performance and safety technology.

Infiniti's intelligent i-Key supplied with every Q50 stores personal settings for two drivers and can easily be updated or deleted on the touch screens. Tailoring the personal profiles extends to 16 photographs, says the automaker.

Memory functions vary on Q50 models and on their engines and transmissions - but a constant ingredient is the new Infiniti drive mode selector fitted to every model. The drive selector mode is operated by a switch on the centre console which offers performance choices: standard, sport, eco (not diesel), snow (automatic only) and personal.

Depending on country and model, personal mode is the custom setting where a driver can choose his or her ideal performance and not only engine and transmission changes. The Q50 can also remember each driver's preferences for the many technologies working behind the scenes to enhance the drive and keep the car out of trouble. This guarantees the car's electronic systems will always be perfectly set for that driver without the need to press buttons or scroll through menus.

Features include predictive forward collision warning which uses sensor technology developed to react to the speed/distance not only of the car in front - but also the car in front of that.


Other systems include (depending on model and country) reverse collision intervention, intelligent brake assist plus, lateral stability enhancement, active trace control, intelligent cruise control, distance control assist, high beam assistant and blind-spot intervention and warning, as well as active lane control.

The Q50 will recognise the settings for each driver every time he or she gets behind the steering wheel. Depending on model, favoured driving positions such as seats, steering column, exterior mirrors, air conditioning, navigation routes, options and preferences can all be set and stored.

Screen displays, language, colours, photographs and short cuts can be chosen, too - the system will even remember whether you prefer litres/100km or mpg, Fahrenheit or Celsius and an analogue or digital clock.
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