JLR gets green light to solve 150-year-old problem on the road

Vehicle-to-Infrastructure tech to avoid red lights Tech gives speed to avoid having to stop​ System to cut congestion, reduces emissions PRETORIA, Gauteng – New Jaguar Land Rover technology has been created to, the automaker claims, reduce traffic by avoiding stops at red traffic lights – an invention from 150 years ago that is now the…

Help for parents… has JLR found tech answer to car-sickness?

Is this the end of scourge of vehicle motion sickness? Cabin settings will adapt to passengers’ needs Individual ‘wellness scores’ for driver and passengers PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar Land Rover autonomous vehicles will soon be able to tell if its occupants are suffering from motion sickness then adjust settings to combat motion sickness. JLR says…

One day, there might be no more stopping for red lights

Ford exploring how to choreograph junction traffic Plan follows how sentient being handle crowds Average UK driver spends two days a year at lights COLOGNE, Germany – Imagine a world where crossing a busy road junction no longer requires observance of a red light, when the only reason to stop your car is reaching your destination….

Renault robocar: Hail it, call it, ride it – meet the Ultimo

PARIS, France – Groupe Renault is using the 2018 Paris auto show to present its radical EZ-Ultimo ”robo-vehicle”, a sort of autonomous office / lounge whose main connection with any other automobile is that it has four wheels. The French automaker describes the car(?) as an autonomous, electric, connected, and shared-mobility service solution that offers…

Volvo just took ‘autonomous’ to a whole new level. Want one?

Volvo Cars’ new 360c autonomous concept. Re-imagining work/life balance and future Door-to-door continental travel envisaged WHERE WOULD would you choose live if you could commute each workday in an autonomous-driving, fully functional, connected, comfortable, mobile office? What if the service was provided through an on-demand subscription? Or step alone into a car in Johannesburg, snuggled…

MasterTips: Is current autocruise too dangerous?

Some írksome, others called ‘dangerous’ No consistency between tested vehicles Some models failed to respond to parked vehicle Just when many road safety ‘experts’ are beginning to feel that autonomous vehicles will address this issue ”once and for all” others are questioning it. Insurers in the US believe adaptive cruise control is unsafe. – SA…

Here comes the first three-cylinder (but 115kW!) Volvo

One engine for now – but lots of trim levels Stainless-steel belly plates part of the deal XC40 is a Euro Coty winner now going volume  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Volvo’s XC40, the first three-cylinder engine in the company’s 91-year history, is now available in South Africa as a T3. The all-new, 1.5-litre, direct-injection petrol engine,…

Coming baby Merc going big on style and fun features

Sleekest car on the planet – of any Six million A-Class sold around world Lights fantastic – 64 cabin ambiences STUTTGART, Germany – Coming towards the end of 2018 or in early 2019 will be Mercedes’ A-Class Sedan, a small four-door with a wheelbase of only 2.73m and described as ”having the proportions of a…

JLR tests plan to get cars talking autonomously

JLR testing cars that can ‘talk’ to each other on UK roads R128-million project  for connected roads Roads and vehicles fitted with world-first tech PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar Land Rover UK has begun testing smart connected cars on UK roads to prepare for self-driving cars as part of a £7-million project to create Britain’s first fully…

Land Rover’s next project: Autonomous off-roading

Jaguar Land Rover SUV’s involved in Project Cortext R62m project exploring all-terrain, all-weather ability World-first ‘5D’ technology for off-road automation PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar Land Rover is developing autonomous vehicles capable of all-terrain, off-road, driving in any weather. ”The world-first Cortex project,” the automaker told The Corner in a media release, ”will ensure they are…

‘Hey look, Ma! No hands!’ In fact, not even a rider

No rider needed! Hello, pizza parlours! BMW scooter mule for computer testing Full motorcycle performance no problem LONDON, England – A self-driving (riding??) motorcycle, co-developed by AB Dynamics in Britain, will allow autonomous cars to be tested under much more challenging and representative conditions. Unlike slow-moving pedestrians and cyclists, the combination of rapid acceleration and…

UK automakers back new Euro road-safety measures

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association’s (ACEA) Euro proposals to further improve vehicle safety while stressing that some proposed measures require further review. ACEA secretary-general Erik Jonnaert said in a media release: “ACEA members acknowledge the importance of including additional safety features in new vehicles.” These included autonomous emergency braking and lane-departure warning…