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Land Rover BAR's America's Cup boat for 2017

The brave British boat men hoping to poke Larry Ellison's lads in the eye

We got a sneak peek behind the scenes of the Land Rover BAR sailing team hoping to leave Oracle’s Larry Ellison with a red face in this year’s America’s Cup. Using some rather nifty custom-built mobile app tech, running on off-the-shelf Android hardware, the team hopes to win the America’s Cup for Great Britain for the first …
Gareth Corfield, 25 Apr 2017
Lix Toll Land Rover photo Mark Whitehorn Paul Hazell

Iconic Land Rover Defender may make a comeback by 2019

Jaguar Land Rover is to resurrect the venerable old Defender – and it may be built abroad, according to media reports. The Defender design was discontinued in 2016 thanks to EU regulations on vehicle emissions. Unlike Volkswagen, JLR decided to halt production rather than engage in software trickery to defeat emissions testing …
Tilted Land Rover photo Mark Whitehorn Paul Hazell

Land Rover Defender dies: Production finally halted by EU rules

The iconic Land Rover Defender is to cease production today after 33 years in continuous production. Built by Jaguar Land Rover at its Solihull factory, the Defender can trace its roots through the original Series vehicles back to 1948, making it one of world’s first four-wheel-drive vehicles. The Land Rover was conceived by …
Gavin Clarke, 29 Jan 2016
Land Rover in the Korean War

Land Rover's return: Last orders and leather seats for Defender nerds

We all know there’s only on one true Land Rover: the Defender. A cheerful, competent, boxy-shaped device that’s been in production since 1948, inspired by the Jeep, the Allies' WWII workhorse. It looks as good pulling logs from a forest as it does pulling up outside a house in Mayfair and it was voted Greatest Car of All Time …
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Jaguar to open new car-making factory in Blighty (virtually)

Jaguar Land Rover has promised to return car manufacturing to Britain, although it will only be simulating cars rather than building them. It has announced plans to plough £10m into developing simulation technology which will allow designers to mimic the process of building and testing a car. The programme is a collaboration …
Jasper Hamill, 14 Jun 2013
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Sony Xperia converts flash motors into fancy remotes

MWC 2012 Sony will pre-load RealVNC's server onto all its Xperia handsets in 2012, enabling cars to control phones and customer support to reach out and touch you right on the screen. VNC is a widely supported standard for using computers remotely, and already allows one to take over a desktop PC from a mobile phone. Cambridge-based …
Bill Ray, 27 Feb 2012
Range Rover Evoque Si4

Range Rover Evoque Si4

First Look By the time the Range Rover Evoque is launched in September, Land Rover expects to be producing one every seven seconds from its Halewood factory, which should leave you in no doubt as to how important Range Rover views its first step into true mainstream motoring. Range Rover Evoque Si4 Land Rover's Range Rover Evoque Si4: …
Dave Stevenson, 17 Aug 2011

Sonim S1

First Look The iPhone 3G S or Palm Pre are fine for city-dwellers, but if you live a more rugged lifestyle then you’ll need a handset capable of keeping up - come rain or shine, literally. And, at a recent launch event near Birmingham, Register Hardware was thrown a handset so tough that its manufacturer – Sonim – decided that only two …
James Sherwood, 25 Jun 2009

Hybrid Jaguar XJ en-route?

'Leccy Tech Come 2011, Jaguar will launch a Chevy Volt/Opel Ampera-swatting extended range electric hybrid version of its next generation XJ saloon. Jag_CXF_Concept_02 Jaguar's 2007 C-XF. The shape of things to come? According to a report by magazine Autocar, the leccy XJ will be capable of roughly 30 miles of battery powered travel …
Alun Taylor, 14 Apr 2009

Jaguar-Land Rover to develop F1-style energy recovery tech

'Leccy Tech Reg Hardware has never really shared Formula One President Max Mosley's belief that the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) technology that will be allowed in the sport from this year will filter down to road cars. Just goes to show how wrong we can be. Today, Lancashire-based transmission expert Torotrak announced it is …
Alun Taylor, 18 Mar 2009

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