The future models of the brand could help stop cold and flu from spreading with the new innovative ultraviolet light technology (UV-C) borrowed from the medical industry, where the technology has been used for more than 70 years.

Jaguar Land Rover believes that with the integration of the UV-C technology it could help stop bacteria known as pathogens, from surviving in the cabin. This technology is currently being used for disinfecting water, filtering the air and to sterilize surface by utilizing wavelengths of light between 200 – 280 nanometers.

When you expose pathogens to UV-C within the air conditioning system it breaks down the molecular structure of the DNA, neutralizing them. Clean air is then discharged in the cabin. This technology could even help in fighting against superbugs that are drug-resistant. “The average motorist spends as much as 300 hours per year behind the wheel. There is a clear opportunity to better utilize cars for administering preventative healthcare.” Jaguar Land Rover Chief Medical Officer, Dr Steve lley said.


“The implementation of individual wellbeing measures as part of our ‘tranquil sanctuary’ research promises to not only improve quality of life for our customers but in this case, offers clear advantages in reducing pathogen spread – protecting the overall population from the threat of disease: particularly as we move towards shared mobility solutions.”