MINI ideas that were just for laughs on each year’s first day of April

This is a serious and challenging time and many must be getting increasingly stressed with lockdowns and fear of getting infected by the COVID-19 coronavirus. That’s understandable but hopefully, being able to laugh is not lost yet because it can be therapeutic and provide some relief, if just for a while. April Fool’s Day, an […]

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Mazda CX-30 and MX-30

Mazda CX-30 and MX-30 receive Red Dot: Product Design 2020 awards

The ‘Red Dot’ Award, which originated in Germany, has become established internationally as one of the most sought-after seals of quality for good design. Initiated in 1955, it is one of the world’s largest design competitions. This year, two Mazda models received Red Dot: Product Design 2020 awards – the CX-30 and MX-30. Reflecting Mazda’s […]

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SEAT and Lamborghini factories switch from making cars to vital medical equipment

If you follow news (and who does not?) about the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that has swept the planet, you will read about the urgent need by hospitals in every country for medical equipment. The number of cases has been growing very, very fast – in some countries, it doubles every 3 days. Thousands of patients […]

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First look at the hydrogen fuel cell powertrain being developed by BMW and Toyota

Besides collaborating on the BMWZ4 and Toyota Supra, the BMW Group and Toyota have been working together on fuel cell technology. As Toyota has already commercialised a fuel cell vehicle (the Mirai), it can offer a good deal of knowledge and information to developing the alternative powertrain technology. “We are convinced that various alternative powertrain […]

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Mercedes-AMG HPP

F1 community provides expertise to develop life-saving breathing aids

A breathing aid that can help keep COVID-19 patients out of intensive care, adapted by mechanical engineers at University College London (UCL) and clinicians at UCL Hospital (UCLH) working with Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (Mercedes-AMG HPP), has been approved for use in the Britain’s National Health Service (NHS). The breathing aid, known as Continuous Positive […]

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2020 Genesis G80

All-new Genesis G80 makes global debut – online

Even with the COVID-19 pandemic on, Genesis (Hyundai Motor’s luxury division) has not postponed one of the major activities it would have planned long before the pandemic started: the launch of its all-new G80 executive sedan. The original plan may have been to have the global debut in America but since that is not practical […]

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Pirelli Track Adrenaline system

Pirelli’s Track Adrenaline system can make you a better driver on the track

Track Adrenaline, a system from Pirelli, gives track day enthusiasts and driving schools a way analyse their driving style. At the same time, they can also learn how to best to manage tyres as sensors assess the conditions of the tyres such as pressure and temperature. Track Adrenaline includes a high-precision GPS and an App […]

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Land Rover Defender for Red Cross 2020

Land Rover reassigns its New Defender media fleet to help in pandemic

With the many decades that Land Rover has been in existence, the name has been associated with many supporting activities during times of crisis. After all, its 4×4 vehicles have the capabilities to go into the roughest terrain, making it possible to bring vital supplies and rescue personnel to areas hit by a crisis like […]

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Filtration System Design

How Ford is using its manufacturing and engineering expertise to help in war against COVID-19

During World War II, Ford Motor Company, along with factories of other industries, switched from producing civilian vehicles to vehicles required for the war effort – aircraft, gliders, generators, etc. It was a time when the whole world was in crisis – just like now when the COVID-19 coronavirus is attacking every country. Once again, […]

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