Growing up, Jarvis’ father was an engineer, building tools for a big company. Jarvis would watch in amazement at his father’s thought patterns, gripped by how he’d use basic tools to fix things with such precision and attention to detail. It was here Jarvis learnt a respect for craft, and there’s obvious influence on his cooking today.
A passion for perfection is also mirrored in the way that Weaver and his team work. Every stitch, every curve, every reflection is meticulously created, assessed and tuned. Technology excites him. It makes processes quicker and more efficient; it opens up new ways to make the customer feel something different.
The seats in the latest INFINITI models are based on Zero Gravity Seat technology, which he believes connect you to the road like no other. But the drive itself – much like the flavours of a well-presented dish – is where the true essence of the car comes through. In the Q60, performance is channeled to the driver through a world-first digitally adaptive handling system – Direct Adaptive Steering. Its purpose, says Weaver, is to enhance the driver experience, rather than to take over.
Ultimately, then, Weaver shares Jarvis’ thinking – technology shouldn’t drive what you do, it should serve to make it better.