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Meet Ford’s dogbot Fluffy – taking scans at a trot

DEARBORN, Michigan - This 30kg, four-legged, dog-like robot can sit, shake hands, and roll over. He (we assume) can also perform 360-degree camera scans, handle 30-degree slopes, and climb stairs. And never get tired - so long as a bowl of doggie volts is available. The one in the images and video is called Fluffy… Continue reading Meet Ford’s dogbot Fluffy – taking scans at a trot

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Tech breakthrough: Diesel goes digital to save millions

CAMBRIDGE, England - Heavy-duty diesel truck fleets could save millions of pounds in fuel costs and commercial vehicle manufacturers could meet increasingly stringent emissions regulations by adopting digital engine technology from Camcon Automotive.''Intelligent'' valve technology, the company explains, replaces the engine's camshaft with electronic actuators for precise control of the engine’s breathing when combined with… Continue reading Tech breakthrough: Diesel goes digital to save millions

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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 Rover’s… Continue reading Touch too much? JLR working on better vehicle switches

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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