Released JLR Patent Details Show Jaguar Land Rover Puts Focus on Aerodynamics
Jaguar Land Rover has once again proved that efficiency is just as important as style is when it applied for a patent related to a unique aero guide vane system. JLR has apparently worked to develop a new channelling system for guiding the airflow to the side of the cars.
Though the company had filed for the application for the patent in August 2015, at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, no details were released back then.
Now, images and details have been released. The system of aero guide vane is made up of unique pop-out air channels, which works to guide airflow past the car’s body and hence, may be able to increase fuel efficiency and reduce drag.
The images of the released JLR patent by the Jaguar Land Rover depict separate panels known as guide vanes that can be deployed from the side sills, rear bumper bar sides, and the front bumper. These panels apparently can be deployed and retracted so that they can work at varying speeds, as well as varying degrees based on the speed for optimizing the airflow and thus, end up reducing the turbulence around the wheels.
As per the released JLR patent application’s abstract, the vehicle may include sills that can be laterally displaced outwardly and downwardly from their retracted position to the deployed position.
JLR is known for showcasing some of the best design models in their cars, in the automotive industry, no matter if SUV or Sedans.
Nevertheless, what remains to be seen is if the company will be able to set up a new benchmark in the aerodynamics.