Land Rover

Land Rover’s TD6 Turbodiesel Gamble

Land Rover’s TD6 Turbodiesel Gamble

I shouldn't have to say this, but I will: Land Rover does not use any emissions defeating technology on any of its diesel engines. When the morning starts with that kind of announcement from the engineer at the front of the room, you know the maelstrom surrounding Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal has permeated the entire industry. With American trust in clean diesel design seemingly shattered by the admission that the vast majority of VW TDI models tricked sniff-testing for over seven years, it would seem to be the worst possible time for Land Rover to introduce a brand new line-up of turbodiesel SUVs.

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Jaguar Land Rover researching electric Drive Module tech for future EVs, hybrids

Jaguar Land Rover researching electric Drive Module tech for future EVs, hybrids

Jaguar Land Rover has announced that it is researching new low and zero emission powertrain technologies for cars and SUVs of the future. As part of the research, the automaker has created a trio of concept_e demonstrators to show off the research they are working on including high performance electric drive modules (eDM) that are being developed in house by Jaguar Land Rover.

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Range Rover Sentinel is a luxurious armored car for the rich and paranoid

Range Rover Sentinel is a luxurious armored car for the rich and paranoid

In some parts of the world, there is a very real chance of the wealthy/famous and their families being the target of nefarious types who want to kill or kidnap them. Range Rover has a new vehicle that is aimed directly at the security conscious people out there who want a vehicle that can withstand just about any sort of attack while providing good looks and luxury that the wealthy expect. That vehicle is the Range Rover Sentinel.

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Land Rover camera system makes your trailer disappear

Land Rover camera system makes your trailer disappear

When you are towing a trailer, they create a major blind spot that makes it much harder for drivers to deal with traffic and switch lanes safely. Land Rover has announced a new camera system that is called the Transparent Trailer that makes the trailer or caravan appear see-through as you are driving. A Cargo Sense app also lets the user monitor their trailer cargo remotely via smartphone.

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Land Rover software bug causes doors to open on their own

Land Rover software bug causes doors to open on their own

You're driving along and all is well until you turn and your door swings open -- a door you're sure was firmly shut when you got in the car. Such is a potential problem some Range Rover owners are facing due to a software bug that may cause the doors unlatch on their own. A door opening without warning could distract the driver and cause a wreck, could result in property damage, or could on the extreme end of things cause a passenger who isn't wearing a seat belt to fall out of the vehicle.

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Jaguar: customers aren’t cargo, won’t make self-driving cars

Jaguar: customers aren’t cargo, won’t make self-driving cars

While some car makers are scrambling to make cars smarter, perhaps even to the point of being able to drive themselves, at least one is putting hard limits to what technology will be able to do. At least according to its R&D head. Wolfgang Epple, Jaguar Land Rover's research and development chief, might come off as anti-robot, but his reasoning pretty much appeals to human emotion. The company doesn't consider its customers as cargo so they aren't interested in developing a robot that just delivers them from one point to another.

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Jaguar uses brain wave monitoring to keep drivers alert

Jaguar uses brain wave monitoring to keep drivers alert

Auto manufacturers are getting smarter all the time. Jaguar Land Rover has just created a car that can read your mind. The car won't psychically take you to your destination, but it will hold your attention. The prototype feature, dubbed Mind Sense, measures brainwaves to monitor the driver's concentration. It was developed as a safety technology research project, which has the overall goal of decreasing accidents on the road. Drivers whose concentration fades due to stress or distraction pose a real threat to others on the road. It doesn't matter if a driver's eyes are on the road, it just takes a daydream to keep him out of touch with surroundings--only to be yanked back by a car horn or an accident. Jaguar's Mind Sense project found a way to tell whether the driver is paying attention or not based on his brain wave patterns.

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