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Autonomous Pods With “Eyes” Is Like Pixar’s Cars In Real Life

Autonomous vehicles are going to be here sooner or later, and this inevitable arrival will lead to mistrust, simply because there is no one behind the wheel of these self-driving cars (remember how I, Robot plays out? Yeah. Something like that). To quell this mistrust in pedestrians, Jaguar Land Rover has came up with a novel solution: putting cartoonish (and strangely, somewhat sad) eyes on autonomous cars – starting with the company’s intelligent pods. Continue reading Autonomous Pods With “Eyes” Is Like Pixar’s Cars In Real Life

Land Rover Set To Restored The 70-Year-Old Original 4×4 Prototype

Jaguar Land Rover group has an interesting project planned for 2018. The company has found one of the three original pre-production prototypes 4×4 that made their debut at the Amsterdam Motor Show in 1948. The vehicle was apparently bought by someone in the 60s and when it was found, it was in such a dilapidated state that it took a team of experts at Jaguar Land Rover Classic months poring over the archives to determine that it is indeed the long lost vehicle, the vehicle that started it all. As part of the group’s 70th anniversary in 2018, the group will embark on a year-long meticulous restoration progress to bring the 48’ prototype back to its former glory. Continue reading Land Rover Set To Restored The 70-Year-Old Original 4×4 Prototype

New Range Rover Is Not Just Luxurious, But It Is Silent Too

Land Rover fans who are a tad eco-conscious can now look the marque’s 2018 Range Rover because, this luxury off-roader has now gone a teeny weeny bit greener – thanks to the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain made up of a longitudinally-mounted 300 PS (221 kW or about 295 HP) 2L four-pot Ingenium petrol engine and a 85 kW electric motor. According to the horse’s mouth, the total yield from the P400e PHEV is 404 PS (or 297 kW which works out to be 398 HP). Now, at this point, keen eye readers probably noted the discrepancy in numbers. Me too, but don’t ask me why, really. I spent the last five minutes brooding over this and I still don’t get it. Continue reading New Range Rover Is Not Just Luxurious, But It Is Silent Too

Red Cross Land Rover Has A Drone That Can Land Even Vehicle Is Moving

As Amazon plots the ambitious plan to have a drone mothership for its future delivery drones, the rest of the world, specifically the automobile industry, remains pretty much grounded and thinking of how best they could leverage on this drone technology in automobiles. The earliest we recall was the three-year old concept from Renault, but in recent months, there was a leap in exploration of this relationship between an automobile and a drone. Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations’ Project Hero is one of such endeavor to surface this month. Continue reading Red Cross Land Rover Has A Drone That Can Land Even Vehicle Is Moving

Jaguar And Shell In-Car Payment System For Fuel To Kick Off In The UK

Well, what do you know? It looks like Jaguar has beaten Honda to making in-car payment for fuel a reality. This Jaguar and U.S. oil and gas giant Shell announced the launch of the first payment system by a car last week (February 15) and as part of this in-car payment, new Jaguar models will get the Shell app that will enable the in-car payment. Like Honda’s concept, Jaguar and Shell in-car payment allows car owners to simply drive up to any pump (in this instance, any Shell service station) and via the vehicle’s touchscreen, indicate how much fuel to top up and subsequently make the payment using PayPal, or Apple Pay. Android Pay will be added later this year. Continue reading Jaguar And Shell In-Car Payment System For Fuel To Kick Off In The UK

Jaguar Land Rover Aims to Reduce Accidents with Technology to Ensure the Driver is Focused at All Time

If there is one car maker that is more concern about road safety and pushing automobile into the futuristic era, it would be Jaguar Land Rover. The British luxury car maker is relentless in those fronts, pursuing the ultimate in driving experience and safety technology that we can’t help but to think that perhaps a la Minority Report vehicle may not be too far away. The company latest’s research effort aims to reduce accidents, starting by ensuring the driver’s mind is 100 percent on driving. To do that, Jaguar Land Rover’s pioneering Mind Sense project works to research on ways to effectively measure the brainwaves to determine the driver’s concentration in the car. But don’t worry, there will be no headbands involved, that would be silly. Instead, Mind Sense is studying a method already used by NASA to develop a pilot’s concentration skills. Continue reading Jaguar Land Rover Aims to Reduce Accidents with Technology to Ensure the Driver is Focused at All Time