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JLR reveals innovative new research

Jaguar Land Rover has showcased some of the new and innovative low and zero emission technologies it is researching at this year’s CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle event. As well as showing Battery Electric Vehicle, Plug-In Hybrid and Mild Hybrid technologies, Jaguar Land Rover’s research engineers have revealed how they are researching more efficient heating and ventilation systems and new solutions […]

SEAT downloads connectivity technology

SEAT is undertaking an ambitious plan to prioritise in-car connectivity across all of its models, seamlessly bridging the gap between the smartphone and infotainment system, so in today’s increasingly digital world the driver is always connected. Several new models, starting with the New Ibiza CONNECT and closely followed by New Alhambra, Leon MY16 and Toledo MY16, will be available with […]

Gamers to revamp future of mobility

Ford Motor Company announced yesterday during Gamescom a competition that challenges video game developers to create solutions for global mobility issues. The Ford Smart Mobility Game Challenge, developed with Cologne Game Lab, encourages developers to turn the challenge of integrating different transport modes within a city into fun and engaging online games. Gamescom 2015 – the largest interactive games trade fair […]

UK does not want driverless cars

A survey by OSV Ltd shows that although the car industry is heading towards an autonomous car revolution, a whopping 75% of the UK population do not want a driverless car. The survey also showed that the English were most against driverless cars, with 82% stating that they did not want one.  This week the government announced plans to put […]

Audi reveal new OLED lighting tech

Audi is presenting the next step in its pioneering automotive lighting programme at the IAA in Frankfurt. The Vorsprung durch Technik brand is forging ahead with new Matrix OLED lights that open up further creative opportunities for design due to their thin and flat composition and significantly increased homogeneity, which makes them even more adaptable within today’s lighting installations than point light […]

Jeep owners urged to update cars

Security boffins are urging owners of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) cars to update their on-board software after hackers were able to take control of a Jeep and disable the engine and brakes before crashing it into a ditch. A flaw in FCA’s security for its Uconnect internet-enabled software allows hackers to remotely access the car’s systems and then control it. Unlike other cyber […]

Vauxhall 360 captures repair on smartphone

Vauxhall is offering servicing you can see for yourself with VX360°, a programme that allows onsite expert technicians to capture on video recommended repair work and share it with owners immediately via mobile and email. Available now as a complimentary extra at participating retailers, VX360° allows Vauxhall customers to authorise work with complete transparency and confidence. How VX360° works: The […]

Global automotive market awaits 5G

The world will soon see 5G emerge as a blend of pre-existing technologies such as 2G, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi to allow higher network coverage, availability and density. With its key differentiator being greater connectivity, 5G will act as an enabler for autonomous vehicles, machine-to-machine and machine-to-infrastructure services, and the Internet of Things. It will also penetrate the over-the-air (OTA) […]

£20m backing for driverless cars

The UK government has launched a £20m research and development fund dedicated to boosting driverless car developments. Funding will be awarded following a competition to find the bid with the most innovative approach to developing the technology. It is hoped the money will make Britain the best place to test the autonomous vehicles, in a market estimated to be worth […]

Ford developing advanced headlights

Driving at night, particularly on unlit roads, can be a nerve-wracking experience. Ford is developing new lighting technologies that will enable drivers to more easily identify potential hazards, including pedestrians, cyclists and animals. Ford’s Camera-Based Advanced Front Lighting System can widen the beam at junctions and roundabouts to better illuminate hazards that are not in the direction of travel. New […]

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