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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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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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Land Rover’s Hard Top branding becoming serious business

PRETORIA, South Africa - Land Rover has confirmed that the 2020 commercial Defender 90 and 110 units will restore the Hard Top name to its 4x4 family but notes: ''The New Defender 90 and 110 Hard Tops are not planned for introduction to South Africa. Land Rover SA has reviewed the potential for introduction of… Continue reading Land Rover’s Hard Top branding becoming serious business

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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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For love of your Landy: Book now for classic SA off-road fest

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Nothing says “off-road” better than the best-loved four-(and six)-wheeler vehicle of them all, the Land Rover - and especially their older generation - the Series 1, 2 & 3 and other leaf spring-suspended Land Rovers. The annual Land Rover (LR) Classic will again host the LR Series Fest of 2020 – this… Continue reading For love of your Landy: Book now for classic SA off-road fest

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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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New engines bring limited run of 50 special Land Rovers

PRETORIA, South Africa - Land Rover has widened the choice of engines for its Discovery SUV and to celebrate Land Rover SA has packaged 50 units with additional features to serve as a value-packed but still affordable entry to the family. They're based on the Discovery SE package which already has diode headlights, rain-sensing wipers,… Continue reading New engines bring limited run of 50 special Land Rovers

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Paws and claws: Yogi let loose to rip-up a Landy

PRETORIA, South Africa - Jaguar Land Rover has developed a unique 3D-printed dog paw to help engineers assess the durability of future vehicles - with a little help from Yogi the Labrador and a new Land Rover Defender. The ‘RoboYogi’ paw was used to test the rear bumper’s ability to withstand a dog’s claws scraping… Continue reading Paws and claws: Yogi let loose to rip-up a Landy

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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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Back on the road (the mud?) again: Landy No.1 back to life

PRETORIA, South Africa - After playing a starring role in Land Rover’s 70th anniversary celebrations in 2018  the ''missing'' original-launch Land Rover demo vehicle from the 1948 Amsterdam auto show is back on the road (and in the mud) for the first time since the 1960s, It's been through a year-long restoration/rebuild was by a… Continue reading Back on the road (the mud?) again: Landy No.1 back to life