There are plenty of reasons to buy a Jeep, with the extreme off-road capability and sense of community being significant factors. However, Stellantis has been on a roll with unveiling awesome ideas for its products at CES 2023, and the off-road brand is no exception. During Stellantis keynote presentation led by CEO Carlos Tavares, he revealed that Jeep is working on an autonomous solution for outdoor excursions in their 4xe vehicles, possibly solving the inconvenience that can sometimes occur with hiking.
Jeep 4xe Autonomous Off-Road System On The Way?
When talking about Jeep, Tavares stated: “it’s going to use autonomous driving tech to enhance advantages even further. Our Jeep community will be able to explore and enjoy off-road experiences safely and sustainably with the help of our advanced autonomous systems. For example, if you want to go for a hike, on our autonomous off-road systems, they could allow your Jeep to pick you up further down the trail.”
That’s extremely convenient if they do manage to make a way to integrate it into future Jeep products. Nothing is worse than finishing a hiking trail only to have to walk another couple of miles to get back to your car. Especially if you’re already exhausted, with Jeep’s autonomous solution, that would no longer be a concern. If you’re more of an outdoors enthusiast, that’s a much cooler feature than Tesla‘s autonomous solution that brings the car through a parking lot.
As of right now, it’s still being determined if Jeep will ever integrate this solution into their vehicles; though it is cool to think about the concept of autonomous off-roading, not that many people would enjoy not being in control when going up a steep incline or rugged terrain. They are also working on a system that will enable Jeepers in a convoy to communicate with one another, even if they aren’t on the grid. So, like walkie-talkies, but integrated into your Jeep.