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Magic on the move: Mustang Mach-E tech updates at top speed

DEARBORN, Michigan - Owners of the new all-electric Mustang Mach-E will be able to keep their machine's tech current with over-the-air updates that will work continuously to improve the SUV... even when being driven. The factory can upload updates in the background - sometimes in as little as two minutes.1 John Vangelov, Ford US's connected… Continue reading Magic on the move: Mustang Mach-E tech updates at top speed

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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 now… Continue reading JLR brings remote updates to in-car connections

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Hyundai takes automotive tech to new level with 2020 Elantra

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California - Hyundai officially launched the 2020 version of the brand's Elantra and Elantra Hybrid on March 17 2020 at The Lot Studios in West Hollywood with an event broadcast around the world. The automaker also released what it called ''a short, high-energy, immersive video'' showing the cars' essence and highlights'' with a… Continue reading Hyundai takes automotive tech to new level with 2020 Elantra

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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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Ford’s Smart Window ‘displays’ view to blind passengers

LONDON, England - Smart Window enables blind or semi-sighted people to visualise everything from rolling hills to mountain ranges, views make any road trip memorable, which for blind passengers had until now been missed. A still-in-development prototype will enable blind or partially-sighted people to visualise passing scenery through touch. Feel The View takes pictures that are… Continue reading Ford’s Smart Window ‘displays’ view to blind passengers

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Volvo driving forwards with battery-car crash protection

MALMO, Sweden - The advance of electric cars, Swedish automaker Volvo believes, represents the biggest change in the history of the automobile as - for the first time in more than a century - cars move without a petrol or diesel engine and have a battery under their floor. (That statement, of course, doesn't acknowledge… Continue reading Volvo driving forwards with battery-car crash protection

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Coming in 2020: Meet the new Mercedes AMG GLB 35 SUV

THE NEW seven-seat Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 has joined the compact SUV segment, motivated by a turbocharged two-litre, four-cylinder, engine capable of 225kW and driving through an AMG SpeedShift DCT8 transmission and equipped with an AMG Performance 4Matic all-wheel drive. All of which co-operated to produced a 5.1sec launch to 100km/h takes only 5.1 sec. Up… Continue reading Coming in 2020: Meet the new Mercedes AMG GLB 35 SUV

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Farming flexing tyres: Electicity from rubber by Sumitomo

TOKYO, Japan - Electricity generation from inside your car's tyres is being worked on by Falken Tyres parent company Sumitomo Rubber and a professor at Kansai University. The theory is that static electricity - ''frictional charging'' is the technical name - is said to produce power, efficiently, as the tyre rotates. The plot involves two… Continue reading Farming flexing tyres: Electicity from rubber by Sumitomo

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Toyota goes autopark – no more ‘did I set the handbrake?’

PLANO, Texas - Toyota Motor North America has announced two feature updates to its vehicle line up – automatic engine shut-ff and autopark. The automaker says they show Toyota’s ''relentless commitment to continuous improvement''. The additions will be fitted to 2020 vehicles, Toyota says; auto shutoff will have audible and visual warnings, the former automatically… Continue reading Toyota goes autopark – no more ‘did I set the handbrake?’

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World’s best four? Affalterbach, of course!

AFFALTERBACH, Germany - With its output of up to 310kW the completely new Mercedes-AMG two-litre M139 engine is claimed to be the world's most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine in series production. With this engine Mercedes-AMG has even exceeded the previously most powerful M133 engine by 30kW and max torque has increased from 475-500Nm. With an… Continue reading World’s best four? Affalterbach, of course!