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Unmasked: The New Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Every G-Class has to conquer the Schöckl. Mercedes-Benz uses the 1,445 meter high local mountain near the Austrian city of Graz as a test track. The 5.6 km route includes gradients of up to 60 percent and lateral inclinations of up to 40 percent. During the development stage, a “G” has to endure over 2,000 strenuous kilometers on this very ...

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Revealed: Five Watches with Automotive Pedigree

It’s no secret that cars and watches are a match made in heaven, with the right examples of each offering engineering excellence, delightful aesthetics and even investment potential. The connection between cars and watches has always been defined by the driver, and in the same way a driver forms an emotional bond with a car, the same occurs with a ...

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Can Computers or Robots think? Could they have a Consciousness? Read Answers from VW IT Data Lab

When specialists from the Volkswagen Group IT Data Lab talk about their work, they often hear questions like this. The Data Lab, an international team is working on the development of self-learning programs. In future, their development work could provide better support for their colleagues at the office and factory in many corporate processes. However, one thing is important for ...

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How Cutting-Edge Thinking in Cancer Treatment – and Car Making – is Coming Together to Benefit Drivers and Patients

After being diagnosed with cancer, Mike Butler was fascinated by the process through which patients were treated – but saw an opportunity to introduce practices from the car manufacturing facility, where he works, so that it might run more smoothly. Working together with his colleagues, at the Ford assembly plant, in Cologne, in Germany, quality director Butler and the team ...

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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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