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Limited Edition Ford Transit Marks 50th Anniversary

The Ford Transit is 50 years old and to mark the occasion, rally specialist M-Sport has teamed up with Van Sport to produce a limited edition Transit van. Replicating the appearance of M-Sport’s Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car (WRC), the special edition Transit comes complete with a WRC-inspired bodykit and hand-crafted leather interior.

A new exhaust gives the van the thrilling sound expected of a sports car, and the new steering wheel, roof spoiler and lowered suspension adds to this look and feel. A unique numbered plate identifies the limited edition status of the vehicle and an exclusive range of M-Sport branding options allow buyers to specify how they would like the vehicle to look.

M-Sport’s Managing Director Malcolm Wilson said: “This is a fantastic project which we are all extremely proud to be involved in. Combining Ford’s driving dynamics and the Transit’s versatility with Van Sport’s ingenuity and style, this product compliments the M-Sport brand which is all about quality, performance and flair.”


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Jaguar Land Rover Develops Technology to Detect Potholes

Jaguar Land Rover announced this week their pioneering ‘Pothole Alert’ research project which could help save motorists billions of pounds in punctures, vehicle damage and road accidents every year. The cost of vehicle damage caused by potholes in the UK is estimated at £2.8bn every year and Jaguar Land Rover plan ensure their vehicles can identify the location and severity of potholes and broken manhole covers – and adjust suspension in milliseconds. This Research Project will work alongside the Coventry City Council to help understand how sharing data with road authorities could enhance the speed and efficiency of road repairs.

The first vehicle to be equipped with this technology will be the Range Rover Evoque which will take place at Jaguar Land Rover’s Advanced Research Centre in the UK.

Dr Mike Bell, Global Connected Car Director, Jaguar Land Rover said: “At the moment the most accurate data comes from when the car has driven over the pothole or manhole. So we are also researching how we could improve the measurement and accuracy of pothole detection by scanning the road ahead, so the car could predict how severe they are before the vehicle gets near them.”

Ultimately this piece of technology will continue the progression of the autonomous, connected car which many automotive OEMs are feeling the pressure to research & develop. Car connectivity, advanced driver safety and infotainment features are advancing fast and it has become a battleground amongst OEMs to differentiate themselves in a highly competitive market. Jaguar Land Rover without a doubt appear to be one of the fore-runners.

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>> Engineering Project Manager | Derby | Permanent | Electronic Jobs

>> Programme Engineer | Oxfordshire | Permanent | Programme Management Jobs

>> Electrical Systems Engineer | West Midlands | Contract | Electrical Jobs

>> HIL Software Engineer | West Midlands | Contract | Powertrain Jobs

>> Project Engineer | West Midlands | Contract | Chassis Jobs

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