Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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Nissan to debut new crossover utility and interactive Star Wars: The Last Jedi-themed display at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

LOS ANGELES – Nissan is out in full force at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show with the debut of an all-new crossover utility vehicle and a fleet of Star Wars-inspired show vehicles.

The first new nameplate launched in the last eight years, the new crossover utility will join Nissan's best-selling Rogue and Rogue Sports CUVs in U.S. showrooms.
Additionally, Nissan is bringing Star Wars excitement to the show floor of the Los Angeles Auto Show. The fully immersive environment involves Star Wars-inspired show vehicles, a fleet of X-wing starfighter replicas and several interactive opportunities all in celebration of Nissan's collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd. for Star WarsThe Last Jedi in theaters Dec. 15.
Seven custom Star Wars-inspired show vehicles
Constructed not only as a way for Nissan to bring the Star Wars galaxy to some of its best-selling models, the seven custom show cars are also a way for the brand to express its true love of the movie franchise. The concepts – not available for purchase – are based on characters or vehicles found in Star WarsThe Last Jedi, each with its own signature twist. From the menacing TIE Silencer Nissan Maxima to the fully functioning BB-8 sitting inside Poe Dameron's Nissan Rogue-based X-wing, there is plenty to see and experience for Star Wars fans of all ages.
Fleet of X-wings
Fighting for The Resistance, a fleet of six X-wing starfighter replicas hovers over the Nissan stand on display for all to see. The X-wings are scale models designed to exacting film specifications and worthy members of the Resistance Starfleet. Information on the front lines, the unmistakable spacecraft can be seen from nearly anywhere in the galaxy, or the show floor.
Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay Virtual Reality Experience
A requisite stop for any fan of virtual reality is Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay Virtual Reality Experience, created by ILMxLAB. The experience puts users inside a virtual repair bay on General Leia's ship where they can interact with BB-8 and other brand-new droids created for this story. Anyone who misses this opportunity will have the chance to participate in the VR experience at select participating Nissan dealers across the country. 
Star Wars Digital Mirror Experience
Visitors to the Nissan show can jump right into the Star Wars universe by simply standing in front of what appears to be a typical mirror. However, upon approaching the display visitors transform into a digital character from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
"See the Unseen" Augmented Reality Lobby Experience
As soon as auto show attendees walk through the convention center doors, they'll be greeted by Nissan and Star Wars excitement. Visitors will be invited to a scene inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi and can see the Nissan Maxima and Roguelike they've never seen before. Within the display space, Nissan leverages augmented reality technology with "See the Unseen" that will virtually transport the vehicles into another galaxy while exhibiting Nissan Intelligent Mobility features.


Star Wars character appearances on the show floor
R2-D2 and First Order Stormtroopers will greet fans during the following times:
Saturday, Dec. 2 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

Sunday, Dec. 3 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 10 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Source: Nissan

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tumblast Shot Blasting machine with a height of 9 Ft only

A Tumblast shot blasting machine size 20"x27" has been developed with a maximum height of 9 Ft only. The normal height of the machine generally ranges around 11 to 11.5 Ft. But this specific model has been designed for installations at the low height areas, such as the Basement of the Industrial Sheds. 


The machine has a suitable Dust collector attached with it & can be used for the cleaning & finishing of Castings, Forgings, Aluminium & Zinc die castings, Brass & Gunmetal parts, Sheet metal as well as Tempered components. Medium to small sizes of components can be loaded in the machine in suitable batches for the desired outcome. 

Trials can be arranged for all type of Metal parts on these Shot blasting machines. Please feel free to contact the Manufacturers & Exporters of the machine via  http://www.finishingmachines.com/vohrasinternational.htm

1 in 10 medical products in developing countries is substandard or falsified. WHO urges governments to take action

An estimated 1 in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries is either substandard or falsified, according to new research from the World Health Organization (WHO). 



This means that people are taking medicines that fail to treat or prevent disease. Not only is this a waste of money for individuals and health systems that purchase these products, but substandard or falsified medical products can cause serious illness or even death.


“Substandard and falsified medicines particularly affect the most vulnerable communities,” says Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “Imagine a mother who gives up food or other basic needs to pay for her child’s treatment, unaware that the medicines are substandard or falsified, and then that treatment causes her child to die.  This is unacceptable.  Countries have agreed on measures at the global level – it is time to translate them into tangible action.”

Source: WHO

Hyundai Marks 5 Millionth Car Milestone With The ‘Next Gen VERNA’ for Domestic Market

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the number one car exporter since inception, today marked 5 Millionth Car Milestone with the rollout of the Super Performer brand - ‘The Next Gen VERNA’ for Domestic Market.

Commenting on the milestone Mr. Y K Koo, MD, and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited said, “Hyundai has a remarkable journey in India by becoming the most loved and trusted brand by customers, partners, and experts. Today we are very happy to roll out the 5 Millionth car with the NextGen VERNA in the Indian market, the fastest in the Industry symbolizing Hyundai's long-term commitment to the Indian market. Hyundai’s Modern Premium Brand direction is a commitment to offer world-class and benchmark products meeting customers aspirations. We will continue this momentum with strong efforts towards customer delight through unique experiences to customers. We thank our valued customers and partners for their support and trust in Hyundai.”
Hyundai rolled out its 1st Millionth Car, Santro, in 2007 in just 8 years and 7 months post-commencement of commercial production in 1998 and continued the trend of setting benchmarks in the industry with its 3 Million Mark in less than 2 years and 8 months in July 2013 followed by next fastest 4 Million Mark in only 2 years and 4 months in Nov 2015


Hyundai has been expanding its product portfolio, foraying into new segments, strengthening the sales and service network with over 2,200 sales and service points including 422 rural outlets.


Models that significantly contributed to Hyundai’s successful journey in the past two decades include Hyundai Santro, new models Hyundai EON, Hyundai Verna, Hyundai CRETA, i10 GRAND, Hyundai Elite i20 & i20 ACTIVE, Hyundai XCENT, Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai ELANTRA.
Hyundai Motor India’s Domestic Million Milestones  
1 Million
April 2007
8 Years & 7 Months
2 Million
Nov 2010
3 Years & 7 Months
3 Million
July 2013
2 years & 8 Months
4 Million
Nov 2015
2 Years & 4 Months
5 Million
Nov 2017
2 Years

Source: Hyundai

Ericsson predicts 1 billion 5G subscriptions in 2023

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) forecasts there will be 1 billion 5G subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband by 2023. This prediction is among the key statistics presented in the November edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report released today.

Expected to be deployed first in dense urban areas, 5G will cover over 20 percent of the world’s population by the end of 2023. The first commercial networks based on 5G New Radio (NR) are expected to go live in 2019, with major deployments from 2020. Early 5G deployments are foreseen in several markets, including the US, South Korea, Japan, and China.
Global mobile data traffic to surpass 100 Exabytes per month in 2023
Mobile data traffic is expected to surge by eight times during the forecast period, reaching 110 Exabytes per month by 2023. This corresponds to 5.5 million years of HD video streaming.
All regions maintain mobile data traffic growth, with North America showing the highest average usage per smartphone, exceeding 7GB per month by the end of 2017.
Video consumption continues to fuel mobile broadband traffic growth. The driving force behind video’s uptrend is the young millennials – those in the 15 to 24 age bracket - who stream 2.5X more than those over 45 years of age.
Streaming video in higher resolutions and an emerging trend of increased streaming of immersive video formats, such as 360-degree video, will have an impact on data traffic consumption volumes. For example, a YouTube 360-degree video uses 4 to 5 times as much bandwidth as a normal YouTube video of the same perceived quality.
LTE deployments – momentum continues
By the end of this year, LTE will be the dominant mobile access technology. It is estimated to reach 5.5 billion subscriptions and cover more than 85 percent of the world’s population by the end of 2023.
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) has been launched in more than 125 networks in over 60 countries across all regions. VoLTE subscriptions are projected to reach 5.5 billion by the end of 2023, accounting for more than 80 percent of the combined LTE and 5G subscriptions.
Smartwatches are one of the latest devices to use VoLTE. Users are able to make voice calls directly on their smartwatch, without having a smartphone nearby (multi-SIM). Calls can also be transferred between a user’s smartphone and watch.
Niklas Heuveldop, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Technology and Emerging Business, Ericsson, says: “The latest report highlights trends in mobile subscription and data traffic growth, as well as the industry’s effort to tackle the increasing demands on mobile networks globally. In addition, the report examines the emergence of new use cases as network capabilities evolve – smartwatches, IoT alarms, and augmented reality-assisted maintenance and repair, to name a few. As we prepare for 5G, these trends will continue to set the agenda for the mobile industry going forward.”
Source: Ericsson

Monday, November 27, 2017

Tata Nexon embarks on a Star Wars Adventure in India

Tata Motors today announced the Tata Nexon association with Disney India ahead of the theatrical release of its much awaited LucasFilm Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This exclusive tie-up promises to offer a unique adventure to fans of cars and Star Wars!


Through this first-of-its-kind campaign, Tata Motors has strategized to aggressively increase awareness of the Nexon in the country by joining forces with the Star Wars franchise.
Similar to the Star Wars franchise, Tata Motors has a long legacy of celebrating fan engagement and unparalleled brand experience over the decades. With its epic galactical adventures and space battles, Star Wars has been fueling the imagination of millions with path-breaking innovation in storytelling. The feature loaded Nexon with its LEVEL NEX Design, Performance, Technology and Comfort has fueled a similar level of excitement among auto enthusiasts.
According to Mr. Vivek Srivatsa – Head – Marketing, PVBU, Tata Motors "We are very excited to associate the Tata Nexon with the Star Wars brand which is a huge franchise globally. Nexon has been one of the most talked about recently, just like the ‘The Last Jedi’ has been for the movie buffs. Fueling the force within you, the Tata Nexon takes driving to LEVEL NEX which has resulted in a culmination of a radical shift in thinking about our products. Nexon promises to deliver an experience beyond the next level which will change the norms of what you can expect out of a car just like the Star Wars movies. We are sure that this association will definitely prove to be a real treat for fans of both the brands."
Customers will experience the best of both worlds at every level in this innovative campaign. Under this association, the two brands will collaborate across various platforms, from test drives to showrooms to the Nexon Skills Arena. It will offer an immersive and engaging experience that Star Wars fans would love and relate to the technologically-advanced Tata Nexon. Exciting Star Wars merchandise will also be available at the Nexon Skill Arenas.
The Nexon has empowered the customers with exciting new technology features to experience best-in-class driving on road. The Moroccan Blue and the Vermont Red colors of the Nexon – are symbolic of the light and dark side of the Force in the Star Wars galaxy. These unique colors depict a sense of empowerment and world’s best experience and driving the pleasure. With cool tech features like the Wristband Key, Floating Navigainment Touchscreen with Voice Control and the 8-Speaker Sound System, Nexon is sure to become a favorite amongst this target group. Also with the Superior 6-speed Transmission, drivers are in for a real-life demonstration of the force.
The Star Wars franchise witnesses huge fan following and the movie is expected to release on December 15th, 2017.
Source: Tata Motors

Tata Motors launches Hexa in Nepal

Tata Motors announces the foray of it's most awaited lifestyle SUV – Tata Hexa in the Nepal market. Commencing retail of the Hexa in Nepal, CEO & MD of Tata Motors, Guenter Butschek today handed over keys to the first batch of eleven customers on the momentous occasion of the launch. Available at a price of NPR 77.95 Lakhs, the Hexa will be available in the XT 4×4 variant across Nepal.

Commenting at the launch ceremony, Mr. Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors, said – “At Tata Motors we have always been at the forefront of providing a rich and dynamic product experience to our customers through our product innovations and the new Tata Hexa reinforces this commitment. We understand that our customers in Nepal are aspiring for more stylish, lifestyle-oriented products and the Tata Hexa is an important step in catering to these emerging customer needs. We are confident that this complete package will be an instant hit in a highly popular but immensely competitive segment and will surely excite the new-age customers of Nepal."
The Hexa comes with a 2.2-litre VARICOR diesel engine with 156PS / 400Nm. Additionally, the XT 4×4 is available with a 6-speed manual transmission. The Hexa also features ‘Super Drive Modes’ that can be activated through a well-placed rotary knob, on the center console. The ‘Super Drive Modes’ allow the driver to seamlessly switch between the four different driving modes – Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Road, to provide the occupants with a choice of driving experience that is customisable to the terrain as well as to the mood of the driver.
Enhanced ride comfort & stability over different terrains is ensured by the new selectable driving modes, through a flawless combination of the vehicle’s Engine Management, new-generation Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and Torque on Demand (TOD). Additionally, the Instrument Cluster displays and the vehicle’s Ambient Lighting for the interior can be customized according to the user preference.
Packed with segment-leading features the Tata Hexa comes equipped with Projector Headlamps, 19-inch Alloy Wheels, LED Tail Lamps, 6 Airbags, Traction Control System, Hill Hold Control, Hill Descent Control, Automatic Headlamps and a 10-speaker JBL Audio System amongst others.
Source: Tata Motors

Sunday, November 26, 2017

A drive against pollution in Delhi NCR !

In a Drive against pollution, the residents, RWAs, MTAs, NGOs, as well as the Activists, have been invited to join a Non-Political Forum, to generate awareness as well to talk to the agencies to take necessary steps. The problem of various RWAs as well the Activists is that they are not empowered to do anything. They can just raise their voice at various forums, though the official & concerned agencies, don't take them seriously. Now a bigger forum is being launched with the sole aim that our voice is heard and we can also put our pressure on various agencies, to take necessary steps to curb the pollution that is responsible for over 30,000 deaths in DELHI NCR alone, every year.







B S Vohra, Environment Activist
Founder President, East Delhi RWAs Joint Front - Federation
CEO, RWABhagidari Network

Friday, November 24, 2017

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Mahindra and Uber Join Hands to Deploy Electric Vehicles in India

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., part of the US$ 19 billion Mahindra Group, today announced that it will collaborate with Uber, the global transportation technology company, to explore the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) on the Uber platform in several cities across India.


To begin with, the companies will deploy hundreds of electric vehicles in Delhi and Hyderabad. Mahindra's electric vehicles on the Uber platform will include the e2oPlus hatch and the eVerito sedan. As part of this collaboration, both the companies will also explore deployment of Mahindra electric vehicles to other cities. The joint deployment of electric vehicles will further reinforce the strong relationship between Mahindra and Uber. Over the years, there has been a strong deployment of Mahindra vehicles on Uber's platform and Mahindra is also a key financier for Uber's driver partner through Mahindra Finance.

Speaking on the collaboration, Dr. Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, "Electric vehicle adoption is clearly gaining momentum in India. As the pioneers of electric vehicles in the country, we would like to be at the forefront, leading this change toward smart and sustainable mobility. Our collaboration with Uber is an important next step to help accelerate the large-scale adoption of electric vehicles on shared mobility platforms, and meet the nation's vision for EVs".

According to Mr. Madhu Kannan, Chief Business Officer, Uber India & Emerging Markets, "We are extremely excited about our collaboration with the Mahindra Group to deploy this electric vehicles pilot in India. Aligned with the government’s vision, we aim to build a more sustainable future of mobility, moving more people needing on-demand services with fewer, fuller, and more efficient vehicle trips. We see a key role for high-efficiency vehicle technologies, and therefore believe that this collaboration with Mahindra, the pioneers in the electric vehicles space, will be truly beneficial not just for Uber but for our driver partners, riders and the cities we operate in."

Through this collaboration, driver partners on the Uber app can avail of a package which will include Mahindra electric vehicles at competitive prices, attractive financing and insurance premiums as well as comprehensive maintenance packages from Mahindra and its associates. Further, to make this model sustainable, Mahindra and Uber will work closely with public and private players who are in the process of setting-up a common use charging ecosystem across multiple locations in the cities.

Mahindra will also support with driver education and training related to various aspects of electric vehicles. Going forward, electric vehicles will play a major role in reducing urban pollution plaguing several Indian cities and resulting in health hazards. With the increased penetration of EVs and eventual 100% transition, the country and its citizens stand to benefit tremendously.

All these initiatives align perfectly with Mahindra’s Rise philosophy of empowering people with the right products and services to enhance the quality of their lives and earnings.

Source: Mahindra

Hyundai Releases #BeTheBetterGuy - Road Safety Awareness Film

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the number one car exporter since inception, in association with Ministry of Road Transport and Highways today released Road Safety film aimed at creating a positive change in the society and inspire people to adhere to traffic rules. This film marks phase II of #BeTheBetterGuy road safety initiative by Hyundai since 2016 and draws attention to critical issues pertaining to road safety such as– Under Age Driving, Don’t Drink & Drive, Usage of Mobile Phone, Over Speeding & Violation of Traffic Signal.

Commenting on the initiative, Mr. YK Koo, Managing Director & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “Hyundai is a responsible and caring brand globally. Through Safe Move – Road Safety Campaign; we want to spread the message of road safety and create strong awareness within communities for a positive Behavior Change. We want to make Safe Move – Road Safety Campaign a mass movement in India in association with Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and contribute by Big Impact activities towards making Hyundai a Life Time Partner of its customers.”
Supported by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Safe Move - Road Safety awareness film is unique in nature as it highlights various situations in our day-to-day life highlighting actions which can prevent mishaps. The messages in this film revolve around creating innovative content, emphasizing on to ‘Be The Better Guy’ in an adverse situation. Safe Move is Hyundai Motor Group’s key CSR initiative across the globe. The film features Hyundai’s Corporate Brand Ambassador Mr. Shah Rukh Khan promoting road safety practices.
Phase II of ‘Safe Move – Road safety’ campaign will continue until the end of 2017. The initiative also has an offline road safety activity in association with Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) at 150 Schools in 15 cities and 14 Malls in 6 cities. The campaign will also be promoted in prominent Cinema halls in top 20 cities.
Phase I of Road Safety Campaign #BeTheBetterGuy in 2016 was a big success clocking over 3.84 Million Views and has won prestigious awards on Road Safety campaign by eminent Indian media. Along with digital films, Hyundai also conducted on-ground Road Safety activities like the School Contact Program and Resident Contact Program, which covered over 90,000 Students in 142 schools and 23,000 Residents in 146 Resident Welfare Associations in 10 cities across India.


Source: Hyundai

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

the all-new 2019 Audi A8 brings future premium to the luxury segment at the Los Angeles Auto Show

The all-new A8, in its fourth generation, serves as a leader in the luxury sedan segment. The all-new A8 delivers a serene interior design, a usable technology that seamlessly connects drivers and passengers to their digital lives and driver assistance technologies that allow everyone to arrive more relaxed. The A8 redefines future premium and leads all that is to come in the Audi model portfolio.



Design
The exterior design of the all-new 2019 A8 marks the start of a new era for Audi. With an emphasis on progressive elegance, the sedan blends bespoke craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology. The latest generation A8 establishes the basis from which the Audi portfolio will build upon in terms of design and integration of life-simplifying technologies. 
The front with its broad, upright Singleframe® grille, the flowing and muscular body design and the rear with its full-length strip of dynamic lighting, radiate the powerful presence of the new A8. The flat roof dome offers the sedan a sporty touch, while stretched lines underscore its length and luxury presence. The upright front end combined with the gently sloped rear creates visual interest. The proportions equally highlight the front and rear wheels, with the definition at the wheel arches calling attention to the standard quattro® all-wheel drive. The exterior lighting is state-of-the-art, particularly when equipped with HD Matrix LED headlights and rear lamps with OLED technology, further cementing Audi lighting leadership. These taillights continue the horizontal architecture from the front of the vehicle, contributing to an overall light, precise and distinctly Audi presence. The result is a dynamic light show, welcoming driver, and passersby.
Based on the ASF® multi-material frame technology, the body of the 2019 A8 consists of 58 percent aluminum parts paired with hot form-steel and ultra-high strength carbon fiber reinforced polymer components, creating a dramatically stronger body in white over the outgoing model. The resulting superior rigidity of the body provides the basis for the precise handling, excellent ride comfort, and a tranquil, quiet cabin despite varying road conditions.
The well-appointed interior of the A8 has been simplified, refined and intelligently redesigned. With expert attention to material selection and the fine details, even in darkness, the contour and ambient lighting subtly highlight the striking new horizontal design lines and luxury fittings. The tailored quality of the interior is elevated through innovative technology, offering the most progressive experience yet for the Audi brand.
Rear-seat passengers experience advancements through a host of relaxation and comfort features, from available, fully customizable Matrix LED reading lights, allowing the customer to direct overhead lighting where it’s needed most, to reclining and multi-setting heated massage seating. Further enhancing the rear-passenger experience are electrically height-adjustable comfort head restraints, footrests, along with center heated console and armrest, four-zone automatic air conditioning, the Rear Seat Entertainment system comprising of two Audi tablets, and a detachable Rear Seat Remote. Stored in the center console, this smartphone-sized OLED touch control remote allows passengers to conveniently customize their seating and infotainment preferences. Completing the luxury cabin, for ultimate relaxation, the right rear passenger seat offers an available heated massaging footrest discretely positioned on the rear of the front passenger seat. The A8 interior offers a serene respite from the hectic life that surrounds it.
Technology
As the flagship of the brand, the A8 has long presented industry-leading technologies. This latest generation is no different as Audi approaches the digital age with a revolutionary infotainment concept debuting in the A8. It transforms the award-winning rotary/push-button control and touchpad – into the MMI touch response® a step-change system for the future of the brand. At the center of this intelligent new system’s instrument panel is a 10.1-inch touchscreen display that, when turned off, blends almost invisibly into the high-gloss black surround. When the system is started, the user interface illuminates with a soothing greeting and a new, simple graphics configuration. Like a smartphone, the menu structure is intuitive and flat, and the user can freely arrange the feature icons according to their personal preferences. The intelligent system can store up to seven profiles, allowing each driver an entirely unique and customized experience, from lighting preferences and media favorites to preset navigation inputs.
The driver interacts with the infotainment system through two large stacked touch displays positioned in the center console. The lower control panel, previously consisting of numerous individual buttons, is now a simple touch surface to operate the climate control and convenience features, as well as enter text through a keyboard or freeform handwriting. When the driver makes a selection across the platform, the system offers confirmation through an audible and tactile ‘click’ that helps the driver use the system without diverting his or her eyes. All audible and haptic feedback can be configured to the drivers’ wishes.
The A8 voice interaction extends to a new level of search commands as well as driver-activated functions in the vehicle using an updated, natural form of voice control. Information on destinations and media is either available onboard or is sourced from the cloud at LTE speeds. The driver can make commands with the voice recognition system and dialogue manager understanding complete sentences for navigation searches or requests for adjustment to HVAC or media. A multifunction steering wheel and an optional head-up display round off the new infotainment offering.
The all-new, MMI Navigation plus functions as a multifaceted media center, using th modular infotainment platform in its latest version, the MIB 2+. It integrates cutting-edge processing power to seamlessly link the multi-surface system, including the standard Audi virtual cockpit. Connectivity throughout the vehicle, as well as an onboard Wi-Fi Hotspot for up to eight passenger devices, is offered through LTE capability.
The line of services from Audi connect is highly diversified. The all-new HERE-powered map and navigation system debuting in the A8 is able to learn overtime through driven routes, so that the system can make smarter route suggestions. The new myAudi app enables a greater range of smartphone-controlled vehicle selections, including myAudi Navigation. This time-saving function becomes a personal mobility manager, where a route started on a smartphone and continued on the on-board system upon entering the vehicle can be passed back to the smartphone to guide the occupant to their next destination – by foot or public transport.
Bang & Olufsen brings its leading audio expertise to the A8, adding 3D surround sound to the luxury sedan for the first time. This premium sound offering delivers a new audio experience encapsulating the driver and passengers. The music unfolds exactly how it’s experienced in the concert hall.
Performance
Launching with a new 3.0-liter V6 turbo engine, the A8 powertrain is paired with a standard new 48-volt electric mild-hybrid drivetrain. This 10Ah lithium-ion battery and new beltdriven alternator starter (BAS) has been engineered to support the TFSI engine and functions as the main vehicle electrical system enabling the advanced infotainment and luxury equipment including the driver assistance systems and electromechanical suspension in the A8. This system allows for recuperation of power and is designed to provide a more efficient, responsive and smooth ride. The paired powertrains operate in conjunction with a fast and gently shifting eight speed tiptronic transmission and standard quattro® all-wheel drive with self-locking center differential.
With dynamic all-wheel steering, active electromechanical suspension and the powerful all-new electronic chassis platform, Audi has rethought every aspect of the all-new flagship’s chassis and ride experience.
All-new technologies and control systems make the A8 more comfortable, dynamic and adaptive to the driving environment. The available dynamic all-wheel steering allows the steering angles at the front and rear axles to be set independently of one another. It combines instantaneous response and steering behavior with superior driving stability, tightening the steering radius and offering improved performance at high and low speeds. This all-wheel steering remarkably shrinks the turning radius of the A8 long wheelbase to 38.7 ft (11.8 m), that of an A4 sedan.
Audi AI active suspension is an active electromechanical suspension system. It uses rapid electric actuators to increase or decrease the load on each wheel individually as a function of the driving situation for active and optimal control of the body, far quicker than available hydraulic systems currently on the market allow. The characteristics range from the gentle rolling of a premium sedan to the agility of a sports car, with the energy coming from the new 48-volt mild hybrid. In daily driving conditions, this groundbreaking system allows the vehicle to intuitively adapt and effectively float above imperfections in the road, leading to an effortlessly premium ride.
On vehicles equipped with the pre sense 360° system, the Audi active suspension also enhances passive safety systems through mitigating the impact of side collisions. In the event a potential side impact is detected through onboard sensors and camera systems at more than 15.5 mph, the body is raised by up to 80 millimeters (3.1 in) within half a second. As a result, the other vehicle collides with a more rigid zone of the side on the A8 sedan. Further preparing the cabin for possible impact, the vehicle simultaneously engages pre-collision preparation, optimizing the interior for possible impact.
Driver Assistance Systems
Delivering an Audi benchmark in driver assistance and convenience systems, the 2019 A8 sets a new standard in luxury with 40 unique functions. As a result, the flagship sedan provides increased ease of mind and operation through its comprehensive assistance functionality. In addition to advancements in systems previously debuted by the Audi Q7, including the stress reducing adaptive cruise assist, advanced collision mitigation and cross traffic assist, through its onboard sensors, cameras and laser, the A8 sets a new technical benchmark.
The state-of-the-art Audi driver assistance platform takes a step forward with an advanced intersection assist, helping to reduce the possibility of a collision with crossing traffic through early detection and emergency braking as well as maneuver assist with curb warning. The advanced maneuvering assist offers steering inputs and braking when navigating the tightest garage facilities, thus helping to avoid costly low speed impact with unseen walls, columns and other vehicles. Curb warning is achieved through two mirror mounted cameras and sensors to visually alert the driver of contact risk between the vehicle’s wheel and the curb that could result in damage.
In addition to driver assistance systems, the A8 debuts an intelligent approach to parking assistance with the Audi AI park pilot and the Audi AI garage pilot. These systems offer convenience for the otherwise tedious task of parking by maneuvering, accelerating and braking the A8 on behalf of the driver into and out of tight parallel or perpendicular parking spaces. While the system takes control, the driver can relax hands-free in the vehicle or monitor the action from nearby with smartphone control. Both systems are activated using the AI button in the center console or through the myAudi smartphone app.
The final component of the Audi suite of assistive technologies is conditional automated driving. The new A8 is the first production automobile developed specially for Level 3 automated driving. In A8 models equipped with Audi AI traffic jam pilot, the feature takes charge of driving in slow-moving traffic at up to 60 km/h (37 mph) on freeways and highways where a physical barrier separates the directional traffic. The system is activated using the AI button on the center console.
Traffic jam pilot meets the definition of a Level 3 automated vehicle system according to the Society of Automotive Engineers. Because traffic jam pilot is capable of handling the full driving task – acceleration, steering, and braking – when certain conditions are met, drivers can take their hands off the steering wheel until the car requires manual driver control again. This takeover request occurs before the system nears the limits of its capabilities. While system advancements are constantly being achieved, many factors have to be in place to deliver a first of its kind technology. Audi continues to assess the timing and will deliver the system when market readiness allows.
The foundation of these advanced systems is the central driver assistance controller (zFAS). About the size of a tablet, this central controller continually merges the signals from all sensors into a differentiated model of the vehicle’s surroundings through its high-powered NVIDIA processors. Consisting of radar and ultrasonic sensors, front rear and a mirror mounted 360-degree cameras, and as an automotive manufacturer first, Audi has incorporated a laser scanner in series production - fully equipped, the new A8 has 24 unique sensors. The precise image of the vehicle surroundings created through these sensors are the underpinnings of the powerful suite of driver assistance systems in the Audi A8.
Arriving to the U.S. market in late 2019, the A8 delivers a transformation for Audi in the luxury market. The all-new flagship sedan sets the bar for the brand’s pursuits in design, technology, performance and driver assistance systems to which all future model lines will aim.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Love you Southend - Must visit the places to eat at Southend !

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FIRST ON-ROAD TESTS FOR SELF-DRIVING JAGUAR LAND ROVERS

Jaguar Land Rover is taking part in the UK’s first road tests for autonomous and connected vehicles. Real-world testing takes Jaguar Land Rover another step closer to bringing an intelligent vehicle to reality. 



As part of the £20m UK Autodrive project, Jaguar Land Rover is testing a range of research technologies that will allow cars to talk to each other as well as roadside infrastructure, such as traffic lights on the roads of Coventry. The trials will explore how future connected and autonomous vehicles can replicate human behavior and reactions when driving. 

Jaguar Land Rover is developing both fully and semi-autonomous vehicle technologies to offer customers a choice of an engaged or autonomous drive while maintaining an enjoyable and safe driving experience. The company’s vision is to make the self-driving car viable in the widest range of real-life, on- and off-road driving environments and weather. 

“Testing this self-driving project on public roads is so exciting, as the complexity of the environment allows us to find robust ways to increase road safety in the future. By using inputs from multiple sensors, and finding intelligent ways to process this data, we are gaining accurate technical insight to pioneer the automotive application of these technologies. Jaguar Land Rover is proud to be a leader in collaborative research projects for autonomous and connected cars. We are supporting innovative research that will be integral to the infrastructure, technology and legal landscape needed to make intelligent, self-driving vehicles a reality within the next decade.”

Source: Jaguar LandRover

Jaguar Land Rover Unveils XEL – Fourth Vehicle Manufactured in China

Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled the Jaguar XE Long-wheelbase (XEL), the second Jaguar vehicle to be manufactured in China, at the Guangzhou Auto Show.

As part of its RMB 10.9 billion joint venture with Chery Automobile Ltd, the Jaguar XEL will be manufactured at the state-of-the-art Changshu factory. Developed solely for the Chinese market the Jaguar is the fourth vehicle to be built at the company’s joint venture, in less than three years.
"Today’s unveiling of the Jaguar XEL signifies the next stage of the company’s expansion plans in China. This is an unparalleled success story of any foreign premium OEM in China. With sales up 20% year-on-year in China, we are expanding our portfolio giving customers tailored solutions, a suite of connected services and unrivaled design for the growing younger customer groups." – QING PAN, JAGUAR LAND ROVER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The all-new Jaguar XEL delivers great dynamics and peerless design of the standard XE with enhanced space, comfort, and state-of-the-art infotainment technology customers expect from a long-wheelbase Jaguar. With an additional 100mm wheelbase length, it is seamlessly integrated into the sleek design of the sports saloon, delivering even greater interior comfort.
Also showcased at the annual Guangzhou Motorshow will be the all-new Range Rover Sports PHEV; the company’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle delivering efficiency, capability, and performance like never before, XF Sportbrake and 18MY Range Rover will be on display at the Guangzhou Motorshow.
Jaguar Land Rover in China
Jaguar Land Rover has had a presence in China for over ten years and has a long-term commitment to its Chinese customers. With almost 120,000 vehicles sold in 2016, China is Jaguar Land Rover’s largest single market. It has more than 200 operational retailers and additional activities include 10 apprentice training programmes and three training academies as well as a Land Rover Experience Centre.
Demonstrating its commitment to the Chinese market, in the last six months, the company opened its first overseas engine plant in China as part of its RMB10.9 billion joint venture, manufacturing the all-new Ingenium 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine for future Chery Jaguar Land Rover vehicles. It has also confirmed that the all-new Jaguar E-PACE will be produced in China from 2018.
Source: Jaguar LandRover

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Haryana Girl Manushi Chhillar Is the New Miss World

The 54th Femina Miss India World 2017 winner Manushi Chhillar from Haryana has been crowned Miss World 2017 in the Sanya City Arena in China PR. Manushi was chosen from among 108 contestants at the beauty pageant.

Manushi, born to doctor parents, studied in St. Thomas School in Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.
In an interview during her grooming for Miss India, she said: "The only thing I believe is certain in life is uncertainty and this is what is amazing about the pageant."
Reita Faria, a medical student, was the first Indian to win the Miss World title in 1966. Manushi incidentally is also a medical student.
With Thanks: Yahoo News : LINK