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  1. Jaguar Land Rover’s pioneering structural electronics research could allow dashboards to be replaced by curved screens and let drivers customise interiors thanks to colour-changing body panels Jaguar Land Rover’s pioneering structural electronics research could allow dashboards to be replaced by curved screens and let drivers customise interiors thanks to colour-changing body panels. In a world-first, Jaguar Land Rover is developing the Lightweight Electronics in Simplified Architecture (LESA) research technology – used in flexible wearables and curved OLED TVs – for car interiors. It has the potential to radically change cabins of the future and would offer customers greater ability to customise their cars to suit their needs. With LESA technology, Jaguar Land Rover will be able to manufacture body panel displays to show information only when needed to help designers achieve streamlined and buttonless designs for future cars. Such designs may include, customisable interior ambient lighting systems, body controls, wraparound button-less dashboards and advanced fabric/leather heated steering wheels. The innovative printed electronics system will also reduce the weight of in-car electronics by up to 60% as wiring, sensors and computing is contained within all non-metal materials, removing the need for extra packaging space for control units. Features using the award-winning LESA technology would be created using a faster, simpler and more automated process, be more flexible in usage and offer technological advancements – such as making digital displays appear on surfaces like wood without the need for a screen. It also makes adding solar panels to the vehicle possible without adding extra system weight to car. The renewable power generated from the sun could then be used to recharge the battery. The system uses computer animated drawings (CAD) to virtually “unfold” a part into its 2D structure. The required electronic circuit, ordinarily wired into a traditional ECU, is then printed onto the flat surface, and components are mounted, before the CAD is folded back into its original 3D. The part is then manufactured with the electronics printed into the structure. Jaguar Land Rover has successfully trialled LESA technology on an overhead control panel prototype, achieving a weight reduction of 60% and minimising the part size from 50mm to 3.5mm. The research was awarded an Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Award with judges praising it as “the future of electronics in the car”. The lightweighting benefits are a step towards Jaguar Land Rover’s vision for Destination Zero; an ambition to make societies safer and healthier, and the environment cleaner delivered through relentless innovation. By removing weight from the vehicle, future Jaguar and Land Rover models will benefit from increased electric range or improved fuel efficiency, helping to further the company’s goal of a zero emissions future. ASHUTOSH TOMAR - JAGUAR LAND ROVER ELECTRICAL RESEARCH TECHNICAL MANAGER
  2. Hi Tony....welcome to the Club I'm sure there will be plenty of add on accessories on the market as soon as they are available (e.g. side steps, etc) Good to have you onboard Cheers, Trevor
  3. Hi Paul.....welcome to the Club Sorry for the late response, good to have you onboard Sounds like it has over-extended the drive rod. First check there is no obstruction underneath the seat (e.g. something dropped into the area such as a bottle or umbrella) Possibly try operating it with someone gently pushing back with their feet against the front footwell and see if it can be persuaded back off the rest point. Cheers, Trevor
  4. Hi Bill.....welcome to the Club Sorry for the late reply. You can list the parts in this forum Would love to see some photos of the build, sounds very exciting (and expensive!) Good to have you onboard Cheers, Trevor
  5. Hi David.....welcome to the Club Good to have you onboard Cheers, Trevor
  6. Hi Mark.....welcome to the Club Good to have you onboard Cheers, Trevor
  7. Hi David Here are some links to Tracker companies that we have listed within the Club as offering a discount to Premium Members:
  8. Hi Roy....welcome to the Club As long as it is serviced and maintained regularly using quality replacement parts then there's no reason it shouldn't go on for many years to come Good to have you onboard Cheers, Trevor
  9. Hi Raj....welcome to the Club Wow! huge miles but as I always say 'it wouldn't have got to those miles if it wasn't any good'. Just got to carry out routine maintenance when it is required and use reputable parts and fluids and you shouldn't have any issues Good to have you onboard Cheers, Trevor
  10. Managed to crash by BMW Z3 on cheap Chinese tyres that came with a set of replacement wheels....LETHAL in the wet is definitely an understatement!!! I would not recommend anyone to buy these dangerous tyres that are currently flooding the UK market, spend some money and buy branded or at least not Chinese.
  11. Jaguar marks the 60th anniversary of the inimitable Mk 2 with a very special set of photographs that pay homage to the style, creativity and individuality of one of the world’s best-loved saloon cars Jaguar marks the 60th anniversary of the inimitable Mk 2 with a very special set of photographs that pay homage to the style, creativity and individuality of one of the world’s best-loved saloon cars. ‘Rooms by Rankin’ is a unique partnership between Jaguar and internationally renowned fashion and style photographer Rankin, designed to celebrate the character of three key models – XF, XE and Mk 2. For the third and final instalment, Rankin created ‘Period Drama’ for the Mk 2 – a bespoke, white-out room complete with a mesmerising pattern of black polka dots. RANKIN - PHOTOGRAPHER JULIAN THOMSON - JAGUAR DESIGN DIRECTOR The Mk 2 featured in the 'Rooms by Rankin' partnership is a Dark Blue 3.8-litre manual from the Jaguar Classic Collection. In addition to the active vehicle collection housed at its Classic Works facility in Coventry, Jaguar Classic offers sales, servicing, restoration expertise and parts to keep these treasured classics on the road for future generations to appreciate. Launched in 1959 at the Earls Court Motor Show, London, the Jaguar Mk 2 became an overnight sensation with its daring design, graceful curves and powerful XK-derived six-cylinder engines, including the top-of-the-range 3.8-litre that delivered 220bhp and a top speed of 125mph. In addition to its supreme road-going performance, the Jaguar Mk 2 was extremely competitive on the race track, scoring countless saloon car victories in the hands of greats such as Roy Salvadori and Graham Hill.
  12. Jaguar is the first manufacturer to offer customers an all-electric RACE eTAXI experience around the epic Nürburgring Nordschleife Thrill-seekers and fans of electric vehicles can now experience the sports car performance of the I-PACE at the most demanding race circuit in the world with a professional driver behind the wheel. The zero-emissions model can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds (0-60mph in 4.5 seconds) thanks to its state-of-the-art 90kWh lithium-ion battery, which develops 400PS and 696Nm of torque. The performance SUV will feel at home in all weathers around the 20.8km, 73-corner Nordschleife thanks to its dynamic handling and all-wheel drive; the zero-emissions I-PACE – 2019 World Green Car of the Year – will be able to cope with any conditions the circuit known as the ‘Green Hell’ has to offer. The introduction of the first all-electric RACE eTAXI is another step in Jaguar’s electrification strategy as it enables more people to experience Jaguar’s award-winning I-PACE first-hand. Jaguar is no stranger to electric race cars, with the Panasonic Jaguar Racing team preparing for a fourth season in Formula E. Jaguar has also completed its inaugural season of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the first all-electric single-make competition of its kind in the world, which features a grid of close-to-production I-PACE racers. The new experience is available from now until the end of the season in late November and costs from €149 per lap. For further information on dates and availability please visit: Since its launch in 2018, the Jaguar I-PACE has won multiple awards including 2019 World Car of the Year, European Car of the Year and German Car of the Year.
  13. Either hoses or ABS issue (valve holding on that particular circuit/channel)
  14. It sounds like the automatic gearbox fluid needs topping up or replacing (assuming it is an automatic) if it is a manual gearbox then the clutch is slipping
  15. It sounds like the keys are not coded to the car, this would need dealer level equipment to code the fobs to the car but a reputable diagnostic specialist with the correct equipment could easily carry out this task
  16. Thanks for your post Max.....very enlightening! It certainly makes you wonder about submersing electrical power supply and components that consume enough power to char the wiring....although never heard of any tanks catching fire but when you feel how hot an external mounted pump gets under load I'm quite surprised that the fuel keeps it all sufficiently cool.
  17. Can you plug the original LED in to see if that makes any difference to the system?
  18. It sounds like there is air trapped in the it blowing hot air?
  19. Can you post up some photos of it please?
  20. Its worth getting quotes from reputable independent repairers as they would be cheaper than the dealer but you may also need to replace the water pump whilst in the area as it is more cost efficient to do it then
  21. Hi Simon.....welcome to the Club Can't say I have any experience with Vinyl spray but I have heard it is great, if applied correctly. Worth restoring the old girl in my mind.....far fewer on the roads nowadays Good to have you onboard Cheers, Trevor
  22. Hi Alan....welcome to the Forum You could try just a couple of psi extra in each tyre to see if this keeps the sensors happy. Always ensure that the pressures are checked when they tyres are cold and 2 psi extra won't affect the handling that much. Let us know what you find Cheers, Trevor
  23. I think the 270 would be fine if lower gears are used and engine revs are high as this would keep the engine running clean and also should be quite close to the 200 for economy.
  24. Hi....and welcome to the Club Good to have you onboard Cheers, Trevor