Jaguar i-Pace clean-sweeps three World Car awards

World Car, World Car Design, and World Green Car Third success announced at New York auto show Jaguar SA taking orders – configure your car here CAR AWARDS TREBLE FOR JAGUAR: Image: Jaguar Land RoverNEW YORK – The all-electric Jaguar I-Pace has completed an historic treble at the 2019 World Car Awards: not only has it…

Jaguar Project 8 supercar blitzes Dubai Autodrome (V)

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 sets Dubai Autodrome record Now world’s fastest four-door production car… …thanks to supercharged 441kW/700Nm engine DUBAI AUTODROME, United Arab Emirates – The world’s fastest four-door sedan, Jaguar’s XE SV Project 8, has added a lap record to its global achievements by lapping the 5.39km Dubai Autodrome GP circuit in 2min18.81….

Ford Transit looking ahead with fuel-saving satnav

Tech and satnav combine to cut fuel burn 2019 Ford vans – heavier loads, less cost ‘Technical first for a commercial vehicle’ LONDON, England – A fuel-saving guide from Ford UK – titled ‘Ford EcoGuide’ – claims to be able to help drivers succeed at saving fuel by showing them when to slow down and…

Coming alive! Home-fit engine boost for latest Ford ST

Substantial power/torque gains for Mk 8 Fiesta ST Thoroughly engineered/tested for safety and reliability Innovative SMARTflash app for easy DIY installation BRENTWOOD, England – The 2019 Ford Fiesta ST has had its shackles removed by Mountune’s M225 latest upgrade with ”significant” increases in both power and torque without compromising safety or reliability. The upgrade is…

Will Williams carbon-fibre update change how cars go?

LONDON, England – Williams Advanced Engineering has published a White Paper to showcase its proprietary, patent-pending, innovations in carbon composites and the benefits they offer not only to the automotive industry The company has developed two pieces of ”innovative” technology that, it says, ”promises a step change in the affordability of composites”. Known as 223…

World-first secondary crash bags on way from Kia

Protection coming for a second impact Happens in 30% of all road collisions Kia on the ball chasing fewer impact injuries SEOUL, South Korea – Future Kia road vehicles will have double crash-bag technology to improve protection of humans in a multi-impacy collision. Automaker Kia, part of the Hyundai organisation, intends to improve crash-bag performance…

New role for autonomous cars: Tyre-tests for gravel

Any tyre test-track no longer needs a driver Automation means better processes, accurate results Automated Cruising Chauffeur luxmobile used HANOVER, Germany / Uvalde, Texas – Tyre manufacturer Continental has commissioned what it believes is the first driverless tyre-testing vehicle for a wide range of road types at a test site in Uvalde, Texas. The new…

Tech to the rescue to cut car-sales fraud

LONDON, England – Advanced facial recognition allied to artificial intelligence has been introduced by online vehicle retail specialist BuyaCar.co.uk to protect customers from online fraud. The business, in trying to create seamless and convenient vehicle purchases, says facial recognition has been added to what is described as ”an unrivalled suite of anti-fraud measures”. Online fraud…

Hyundai brings whole new meaning to ‘touch ‘n go’

World-first fingerprint tech for Hyundai Pads will unlock, start and adjust everything Updates will be done automatically LONDON, England – Hyundai has announced the pending introduction of fingerprint technology to unlock and start its vehicles from 2019. First to be equipped will be Santa Fe SUV units to be released in some world markets within…

Sick of being car-sick? Here’s an answer from Citroën

PARIS, France – More than 30-million people in Europe are believed to succumb to chronic travel sickness so automaker Citroën has created SeeTROËN, the first eyewear intended to eliminate motion sickness. The principle is said to be simple – the lenses contain a coloured liquid that maintains the horizon line to resolve conflict between vision…

Arc Vector: You’re looking at the future of motorcycling

Ground-breaking haptic ride-wear, connected  helmet Safest, most fulfilling, battery-bike experience yet It also has a ‘human machine interface’ PRETORIA, Gauteng – InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund, has revealed its investment in Arc, which today (Nov 6 2018) unveiled  the Vector – the world’s first fully-electric motorcycle. It also has a ”human machine…

Bentley creates luxury mobile office and entertainment space

Bentley claims world’s fastest car WiFi ‘Future-proof’ with multiple simultaneous services Viasat to deliver new high-powered system CREWE, England – Luxury automobile builder Bentley has announced its ‘Advanced Connectivity’ system while claiming it’s ”the world’s first super-fast, reliable and secure in-car WiFi system”. Bentley says its customers will be able to benefit from uninterrupted mobile network…