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Clarion Announces Multi Camera Washing System

17 Jan 2019 17:28:44

Clarion Co Ltd has developed a Multi Camera Washing System for automotive cameras used as sensors in autonomous vehicles. This system automatically washes away dirt on each camera with a mist that is a mixture of air and fluid. This Multi Camera Washing System combines Clarion's unique technology to detect dirt on cameras with the washing control technology of the air supply device, washing fluid supply device and solenoid valves. The technology to detect dirt by camera comes from an expansion of the technology that conventionally washed one camera. Clarion has developed a new camera ECU that includes the function to detect dirt on multiple cameras as images. The washing control technology controls the air supply device, washing fluid supply device and solenoid valves in the pump ECU according to the dirt condition detected for each camera. It then runs the optimal washing mode for each camera.


17 Jan 2019 17:27:51

Dacia have prepared some mouth-watering finance offers for the first quarter of 2019. The four-year Dacia Dimensions PCP packages are available across the entire model range. Therefore, the Sandero is now available from just £79 per month, including the Sandero Stepway which is priced from £99 per month. And, both the Logan MCV and the All-New Duster are available from £109 per month. There is an additional offer of a £250 deposit contribution on selected models. These offers are available from now until 1st April 2019.


17 Jan 2019 17:26:53

The Renault Clio is available with a £169 deposit for monthly payments of £169 over four years at 0% APR representative. The Captur can be yours with a £199 deposit for £199 per month. And, there are attractive offers on the New Renault Kadjar and the New Megane R.S. range. All the new Renault models are eligible for the fixed price £299 EasyLife Service Pack that provides care-free servicing throughout the first three years or 30,000 miles - whichever is sooner. Renault's EasyLife range ensures that every model has a simple choice of up to four high-spec trims that offer enhanced looks and enhanced specification combined with attractive pricing. Customers can take advantage of these offers until 1 April 2019.

Volkswagen's Latest Software Development Centre

7 Nov 2018 14:24:42

The Volkswagen Group continues to expand its software competence and is forging ahead with its digital transformation. On Tuesday in the Portuguese capital Lisbon, Volkswagen inaugurated the "Software Development Centre Lisbon" (SDC Lisbon) in the presence of the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. In Lissabon, 300 IT specialists are to develop software mainly for the digital ecosystems and internal corporate processes of the Group. 100 of these specialists are to work on cloud-based services specifically for the commercial vehicle sector for MAN Truck & Bus. "Software development for new digital services is to become a core competence for Volkswagen," says Martin Hofmann, CIO of the Volkswagen Group. "We are building up the know-how required for this purpose in a decentralized configuration. To recruit the best people, we must go where the best people are located." Volkswagen already operates two software development centres with several hundred IT experts in Wolfsburg and Berlin.

Wellness Score from Jaguar Land Rover

7 Nov 2018 14:22:50

Motion sickness affects over 70% of people. But nausea whilst on a car journey could soon be radically reduced. That's according to Jaguar Land Rover which has created an algorithm that generates a 'wellness score' for each passenger. JLR says this can be used to automatically personalise a vehicle's driving to reduce car sickness by up to 60%. "As we move towards an autonomous future where occupants will have more time to either work, read or relax on longer journeys, it's important we develop vehicles that can adapt to reduce the effects of motion sickness in a way that's tailored to each passenger," said Spencer Salter, Wellness Technology Researcher at Jaguar Land Rover. JLR says it has already collected 15,000 miles of motion sickness data. This will help it work towards minimising the need for steering corrections and therefore the risk of motion sickness while passengers work or relax in an autonomous vehicle. JLR says the findings of the research are already being implemented into further and will help it create personalised cabin experiences for its customers in future vehicles.


31 Oct 2018 16:41:52

Renault is proud to once again be the Official Manufacturer Patron of the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, which takes place on Sunday 4 November. Renault UK has entered its own Type C into the event, and the car will be joined by a total of 18 other early Renault models. Renault started building cars in 1898 and produced its own engines from 1903. With the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run open exclusively to pre-1905 cars, Renault is one of the few manufacturers of current road cars that has historic vehicles that are eligible to participate in the Run. The Veteran Car Run starts in Hyde Park at sunrise (06.59am) and comprises of a 60-mile route heading south to Brighton and the finish line on Madeira Drive. Around 400 pre-1905 cars will take part, with the first finishers expected at approximately 10am. On Saturday 3 November Renault will showcase its cutting-edge electric technology in the Regent Street Motor Show, a free to attend event that attracts a crowd of up to 500,000 people. Renault is celebrating its 120th anniversary in 2018 and the Regent Street Motor Show and the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run neatly bring together the company's past and its present.

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