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Research Based Collaboration for Manufacturability of Advanced Passenger Seats

Manufacturability of Advanced Passenger Seats (MAPS) Project is research based collaboration between technology companies Gordon Murray Design Limited and Formaplex Limited. The programme is a part funded 12 month study through the Innovate UK framework that aims to further develop light weight automotive seat structures and production methods. The major deliverables from the MAPS project will be a new seat ...

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What You Need to Know About New Toyota LandCruiser Prado

New Toyota LandCruiser Prado is out of automotive factory with lots of Prestigious Enhancements and indeed a higher grade..What would Prado’s proud enthusiasts get from the new three-grade model, which are not in the old two? MATILDA FRACES finds out… Toyota’s premium SUV, the LandCruiser Prado in the past earned itself various nicknamed. To some, it is King of the ...

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Review: Ferrari FXX-K EVO

The Finali Mondiali provided the backdrop to the world premiere of the new FXX-K Evo which will be available both as an extremely limited-run model and as an upgrade package for the existing XX cars. This latest arrival marks a significant evolution of the XX programme launched in 2005 with cars developed specifically to play an active role in the ...

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How One Piece of Duct Tape Improved Handling and Efficiency in New Ford Mustang

In the data-driven, computer-monitored world of vehicle testing, sometimes there is no replacing the human touch. Ford engineers Jonathan Gesek and Mike Del Zio are proof that both the objective and subjective remain integral parts of car development. After driving a high-speed lap at the test track in a prototype Mustang, Del Zio, a vehicle dynamics engineer – the objective ...

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How safe is New Range Rover Velar?

The Range Rover Velar is the latest car in the category tested by Euro NCAP. But the question remains: How safe is the machine? Range Rover is the latest brand to capitalize on increasing popularity of SUVs in Europe with the launch of the brand new Velar. The SUV segment has continued to grow more than any other and sales of small ...

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JAC, Volkswagen Collaboration: What’s Next?

At JAC passenger vehicle General Assembly plant, there is now automated assembly line with all sorts of machines running. Having realized its intelligent production technology, courtesy of recent technology collaboration with European leading automobile maker, Volkswagen. JAC , in a recent statement affirmed that, first sedan from its joint venture with VOLKSWAGEN will be rolled off the plant and launched ...

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2018 Toyota Corolla: How Safe? How Economical?

Corolla, the best-selling Toyota nameplate of all time, enters its 52nd year with minor upgrades following last model year in which it received sportier exterior styling and Toyota Safety Sense-P (TSS-P). All Corolla models come standard with TSS-P, a system that bundles the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD); Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA); Dynamic Radar ...

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Envisage Group’s Craftsmanship, Key to Iconic Jaguar XKSS Continuation

Envisage Group Ltd, the world’s fastest growing engineering services company, has played a key role in the creation of nine new XKSS continuation models, replacing those lost in the Jaguar Browns Lane factory fire of 1957. Envisage Group was commissioned by Jaguar Classic to be the sole supplier of hand-crafted monocoque body shells and body panels for the XKSS continuation ...

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How Peugeot Put Italy on Wheels

The very first car to have been driven on Italian roads is one of the special entries in this year’s Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox.  It was owned by wealthy textile industrialist, Gaetano Rossi. He ordered the car in 1892 and it was delivered to his home in Schio, Vicenza, in the north of the ...

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New Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC+ COUPÉ

Mercedes-AMG is updating its S-Class Coupés and Cabriolets with a host of technical and visual highlights. The new-design front end is dominated by the Panamericana radiator grille, which now gives the two-door, luxury-class Performance vehicles an even more independent look. In the S 63 4MATIC+ Coupé and Cabriolet (combined fuel consumption: 9.3 and 10.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 211 and ...

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