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JLR high-tech set to squash virus invasions

PRETORIA, South Africa – Jaguar Land Rover’s future cabin-air purification technology has been shown in laboratory tests to inhibit viruses and airborne bacteria by as much as 97%. The prototype heating, ventilation, and aircon (HVAC) system uses Panasonic’s NanoeX technology is claimed to inhibit harmful bacteria and viruses and will help future Jaguar and Land… Continue reading JLR high-tech set to squash virus invasions

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JLR sees the lighter as Jaguars and Landies go composite

LONDON, England –  Jaguar Land Rover is preparing for future electric vehicles with light composite bodies to help deliver greater driving range, more powerful performance, and ”a more dynamic drive”.  What has been named the Tuscana Project will be a four-year programme to make Britain a world leader in low-carbon technology intended to erase a… Continue reading JLR sees the lighter as Jaguars and Landies go composite

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Touch too much? JLR working on better vehicle switches

PRETORIA, South Africa – Contactless touchscreen technology developed by Jaguar Land Rover and England’s Cambridge University will help drivers to keep eyes on the road. ‘Predictive touch’ uses artificial intelligence and sensors to make the user’s choice – satnav, aircon, or entertainment settings – without the human touching a button. It’s part of Jaguar Land… Continue reading Touch too much? JLR working on better vehicle switches

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Choose your ride: JLR offering car-swop subscriptions

PRETORIA, South Africa – Jaguar Land Rover, as more people choose flexible monthly payments over once-off bills, is trying to change the way we use vehicles. The secret is a premium car-subscription service. Britain’s biggest automaker has set up Pivotal, a programme intended to allow UK customers to experience either the latest technology of the… Continue reading Choose your ride: JLR offering car-swop subscriptions

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JLR fleet for world’s first high-powered electric taxis plan

OSLO, Norway – Jaguar Land Rover is to support the City of Oslo’s plan to create the world’s first high-powered wireless-charging taxi fleet. The capital’s ‘ElectriCity’ will be helped with development by JLR in conjunction with Nordic taxi operator Cabonline (NorgesTaxi AS), the region’s largest charge-point operator Fortum Recharge, US technology developer Momentum Dynamics, and… Continue reading JLR fleet for world’s first high-powered electric taxis plan

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JLR brings remote updates to in-car connections

PRETORIA, South Africa – Jaguar Land Rover, as part of on-going transformation in connected services, can now remotely install the facility in earlier units. This, the automakers say, will mean every owner can receive future software updates without visiting a JLR franchise – including the latest Touch Pro and Touch Pro Duo infotainment systems which… Continue reading JLR brings remote updates to in-car connections

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JLR’s high-tech ‘seat of future’ targets back pain

JAGUAR LAND ROVER is developing the vehicle seat of the future and describes it as ”a pioneering, shape-shifting, system designed to improve occupants’ wellbeing by tackling the health risk of sitting too long. The ”morphable” seat created by JLR’s cabin research division has actuators in the squab foam that make constant micro-adjustments to convince occupants… Continue reading JLR’s high-tech ‘seat of future’ targets back pain

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Gloves-off as JLR fights factory injuries with, well, gloves

PRETORIA, Gauteng – Engineers from Jaguar Land Rover are working on the next generation of protective workplace clothing – in this case a light 3D-printed glove which could help to protect employees from the threat of musculoskeletal damage. The 3D glove is intended to be used by workers on production lines, for example those required… Continue reading Gloves-off as JLR fights factory injuries with, well, gloves

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JLR going seriously uptech with in-car satnav, video

LONDON, England – Jaguar Land Rover says it’s developing head-up display technology able not only to beam road-safety information in front of the driver but also for passengers to stream 3D movies direct from their seat. The display is intended to project road-safety alerts such as (below right) lane departure, hazard detection, and satnav info… Continue reading JLR going seriously uptech with in-car satnav, video

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Long drive ahead? Face up to it with JLR’s mood control

AI technology will monitor driver and passenger(s) Facial expression recognition will tackle stress Working towards ‘a tranquil cabin sanctuary’ PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar Land Rover says it is investigating new artificial intelligence (AI) technology not only to try to understand a drivers state of mind but also to adjust cabin settings to improve his or… Continue reading Long drive ahead? Face up to it with JLR’s mood control