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Jaguar and Land Rover take test drives to a whole new ballgame

Witness the capabilities of Jaguar and Land Rover in this special tour

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See these agile and powerful vehicles crawl, charge, and conquer obstacles. Better yet, drive one!

All British Cars, the sole authorized dealer of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles, parts, and accessories in the Philippines, officially kicks off a three-day experiential event starting today.

Dubbed Jaguar’s The Art of Performance Tour and Land Rover’s Above and Beyond Tour, the two-in-one event will run from May 25 to 27 at the Mega Tent along C5, Quezon City.

The event is open to the public and is the perfect opportunity to take the vehicles to a whole new level of test drive complete with obstacles — a slalom course, wet track, inclines, the whole nine yards.

Basically, they just want to show off the capabilities of the two British brands’ latest vehicles. And show off they did.

Another goal of the event is to immerse participants in interactive sessions and learn more about the two iconic brands. So that’s another thing to look forward to at the event.

The Philippine staging marks a first for Jaguar Land Rover Asia Pacific and for All British Cars, following the latter’s appointment as sole exclusive dealer earlier this year. Both tours have their presence in various markets across the globe like the United States, India, France, Russia, and many more.

The Art of Performance Tour will put participants inside a Jaguar vehicle and have them charge their way through various driving simulations to have a first-hand experience of how the vehicle responds in such situations.

Meanwhile, the Above and Beyond Tour will have the participants undergo rigorous road conditions and terrains — from steep descents to sideway tilts and water pools — to see how Land Rover’s safety technologies work and how confident it can overcome obstacles.

Those interested in this event may register online:

Jaguar’s The Art of Performance Tour

Land Rover’s Above & Beyond Tour

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Why Nissan’s new infotainment system looks better than others

As seen in the Ariya Concept

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Cars are turning up the heat in the infotainment department. Today’s vehicles have bigger and better screens nestled snugly on the center. However, for the current upward trend in technology, a few carmakers have refused to follow the zeitgeist.

Today, Nissan has announced its own unconventional take on the large infotainment system. Compared to everyone else’s central tablet-like dashboards, Nissan’s Ariya Concept puts the wave-like system in a more free-flowing position between the driver’s wheel and the center.

According to Nissan, the new design derives its inspiration from Japanese Futurism and Stanley Kubrick’s timeless classic, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Besides its aesthetic value, it lends itself to better functionality. Flowing horizontally, the layout matches a driver’s line of sight more than the more grandiose versions of systems today.

Despite stemming from the driver’s side, the Ariya Concept’s system is still easily accessible from a passenger’s perspective. Also, users can seamlessly switch information displays between positions. For example, if drivers prefer route directions right in front of them, they can transfer that information right in front of the steering wheel. Likewise, if they want to control the music, they can shift it there, too.

Naturally, a concept pertains to a marketable vehicle in the future. Though it already had its debut at CES 2020, the Nissan Ariya Concept has not made an official launch in the real world yet.

SEE ALSO: WOCEE 2019: Nissan Intelligent Mobility Tour 2.0

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Tesla’s Autopilot saves family from deadly accident

Eight people were saved overall

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It’s not often that you hear a story about Tesla’s Autopilot saving lives from deadly mishaps. However, that’s what exactly happened in the UK last Saturday. Tesla’s Autopilot function literally saved eight people from a falling tree which could have resulted to their deaths.

The whole accident happened while a powerful storm ravaged the UK’s countryside. Laurence Sanderson, the man behind the wheel of a Tesla Model X, was driving when a large tree suddenly fell due to strong winds. In an interview with Mirror UK, Sanderson said he was unable to react on time.

Luckily though, Tesla’s Autopilot function kicked in and automatically applied brakes. While the tree did considerable damage, it could have totally crushed the car if not for that function. Laurence, his wife, and his three kids were saved by Tesla’s technology.

And by chance, the technology also saved three people in a separate Tesla Model X. Josh Whitelock was driving the other Tesla in the opposite direction when the tree fell towards their car. As with the other Tesla, this car’s Autopilot function kicked in and saved him, his girlfriend, and his mother from death.

The two Tesla Model X involved in the accident | Image by Mirror UK

All in all, Tesla’s Autopilot literally saved eight people. While the function is still far away from enabling a true driverless experience for Tesla owners, they can rest assured that their car’s Autopilot works on keeping lives away from harm.

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LG debuts world’s first curved OLED for cars

Featured in 2021 Cadillac Escalade

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Pretty soon, smartphones and televisions won’t be the only place you’ll find OLED screens in. The automotive industry is slowly perfecting the OLED screen for everyone’s cars. In particular, LG is partnering with a few car makers for this endeavor.

Earlier this week, Cadillac has launched the 2021 Escalade. Aside from what’s under the hood, the iconic SUV debuts the industry’s first-ever use of a curved OLED screen in a car. The massive 38-inch display houses LG’s P-OLED Digital Cockpit Solution. The all-new software displays the vehicle information and infotainment system.

The display itself combines three separate P-OLED panels into one. The largest panel measures 16.9 inches.

LG is also boasting a new augmented reality-enabled navigation system and night vision. Presumably, the new features make driving friendlier for any road condition and driving time.

With the 2021 Escalade’s debut, LG dips its toe into the automotive display market. It predicts substantial market growth in the industry by 2023. The display company is also expected to debut a similar display in Mercedes Benz vehicles later this year.

SEE ALSO: LG withdraws from MWC 2020 due to Coronavirus outbreak

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