Pupils from a local school were the special VIP guests of retailer McLaren Birmingham in Solihull where they got to find out for themselves how pursuing a science or maths based career helps to create some of the world’s most iconic sportscars and supercars. Year 7 students from Alderbrook School met engineers and designers from McLaren Automotive to find out about what inspired their own journey to the luxury car company and how they use their skills to help push the boundaries of technology in the automotive sector.
Jaguar Land Rover has developed a system that projects the direction of travel onto the road ahead of self-driving vehicles, to tell other road users what it is going to do next. The intelligent technology beams a series of projections onto the road to show the future intentions of the vehicle – for example stopping and turning left or right – as part of research into how people can develop their trust in autonomous technology. In the future, the projections could even be used to share obstacle detection and journey updates with pedestrians.
Jaguar Land Rover has today launched a campaign to inspire more talented female STEM students to pursue innovative, creative and well-paid careers. The campaign aims to smash outdated stereotypes by giving young women an accurate, in-depth look at careers in the automotive sector with opportunities to meet pioneering women from around the business and hear their inspirational stories. The Furthering Futures launch event attracted 80 talented female A-level and undergraduate students from across the UK. Students participated in inspirational talks and career networking sessions with brilliant women from across the business and learned how to join its growing numbers of female degree apprentices, undergraduates, and graduates.
McLaren Automotive has announced its backing for the 2018 Telegraph UK STEM Awards that highlight science, technology, engineering and maths-based careers. McLaren Automotive is supporting the automotive technology category to emphasize the importance of STEM careers. The Awards – now in their fifth year – are aimed at talented undergraduate level students and showcase the company’s constant drive to hire the best talent needed to develop the next generation of world-beating sports cars and supercars. For talented and ambitious students, the Awards provide a rare opportunity to present their bright ideas to some of the key decision-makers at one of the world’s most exciting car companies.
Jaguar drivers can now use their car’s touchscreen to pay for fuel with a new cashless payment app. The Shell app is one of several new enhancements to Jaguar’s F-PACE, XE and XF models. Other updates include the introduction of the latest efficient Ingenium petrol and diesel engines and the addition of convenience features such as gesture technology where the sweep of a foot can open the boot.
Burlen Ltd, the world’s only manufacturer of genuine SU (Skinner’s Union), AMAL and Zenith carburetors, is gearing up for an exciting 2017, with an innovative and truly ground-breaking product set to roll out of the workshop. This game-changing launch from Burlen will be an all-new and complete fuelling system that includes a fuel injection device working inside an SU carburetor, and it’s set to completely shake up the market when it’s released in the summer.
‘Engineers of the future’ got a hands-on experience with MG Motor’s upcoming SUV, the MG GS, at a local careers fair and STEM exhibition. Last year, colleagues from MG’s technical centre volunteered to work as ambassadors to close the skills gap that is currently affecting the UK engineering industry. As part of this role, they took along MG’s GS augmented reality kit, to a career fair at Woodrush High School, which generated great interest from students and led to conversations about the work going on at the historic Longbridge site. At the end of last year, the technical centre was approached by an organisation called STEMNET based at the University of Worcester. STEMNET aims to bring the application of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects to life by creating opportunities to inspire young people all over the UK in […]
In-depth illustrated guide to understanding, repairing & improving electrical systems of British classics equipped with Lucas, Smiths Industries & SU components. 1950 to 1980. […]
The new Flying Spur V8 builds on Bentley’s more than 60-year tradition of using cross-plane V8 engines. The V8-powered Flying Spur offers a characterful engine note, greater range between fuel stops, and a reduction in CO2 emissions – while still offering breath-taking performance. […]
Bentley Motors is delighted that as it continues its journey to become the most sustainable luxury automotive brand, three female colleagues have been recognized by the Automotive 30% Club in its Inspiring Automotive Women Awards for 2020 […]
Our Video-of-the-Week for you this second week of January is about one of my all-time favorite cars, the MG 1100. The video comes by way of Shelburne Films and their MG Cars Channel. […]
Bentley is taking the next step on its journey to a sustainable future with the launch of the new Bentayga Hybrid – the only electrified true-luxury SUV in the world, and a model that Bentley predicts will become the best-selling member of the new Bentayga family […]
InMotion, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital and mobility services arm, has invested in blockchain technology firm Circulor. […]
A world-famous customer has worked with Bentley’s bespoke and personal commissioning division, Mulliner, to upgrade his flying sleigh to something a little more luxurious and special: a unique, festive Flying Spur V8 called the ‘Reindeer Eight’. […]
A maximum speed of 255mph, an aerodynamic design honed to perfection and race-winning powertrain technology define the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV – the latest all-electric virtual race car developed for Gran Turismo, and built in the real-world as a full-scale design study. […]
The new Land Rover Defender has been bestowed with two further globally-recognized awards being named Top Gear’s overall Car of the Year while also securing the Unstoppable Force award in this year’s coveted TopGear.com Awards. […]
As Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London finalizes its relocation to an all-new boutique, the marque’s home market flagship has spearheaded advanced contact methods and services from its temporary location in the capital’s luxury quarter, Mayfair. […]