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Jaguar Land Rover to cut output and jobs due to Brexit, diesel slump: source

LONDON: Britain’s biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover will cut around 1,000 jobs and production at two of its English factories due to a fall in sales caused by uncertainty around Brexit and confusion over diesel policy, a source told Reuters. Output will be cut at its central English Solihull and Castle Bromwich plants, affecting some 1,000 agency workers, the source said. A spokesman at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) declined to comment on the number of jobs which would be lost but the firm said it would be making changes to…

Jaguar Land Rover tests first driverless vehicle on public roads

LONDON: Britain’s biggest automaker, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), has tested its first driverless car on public roads, it said on Friday, as carmakers race against each other and tech firms to tap into new technologies. Last October, a pod heavily adapted from a compact Renault car was the first autonomous car to take to Britain’s streets as part of government-backed trials aimed at seeing more widespread use of such vehicles by 2020. Politicians are trying to make it as easy as possible to test new driving technologies in…

Fast cars and fancy SUVs at the Los Angeles auto show 

LOS ANGELES: From Nissan's "Star Wars" model, to Alfa Romeo sedan, lots of fast cars and a flock of SUVs: fun and fantasy collide at the Los Angeles auto show opening Friday. An SUV, high-tech sedan at Alfa Romeo The new Giulia was presented by Alfa Romeo boss Reid Bigland as "the quickest, technologically advanced four-door sedan in the world." READ MORE: Electric Jaguar SUV highlights auto industry’s cross currents Bigland told a crowd during the press preview at AutoMobility LA the Giulia was sort of…

Electric Jaguar SUV highlights auto industry’s cross currents

LOS ANGELES: A lot of strange things can be found in Los Angeles, but a battery-powered Jaguar sport utility vehicle is something new even for Southern California. The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV, a preview of a vehicle Jaguar intends to start selling within two years, highlights how technology, regulation, shifting consumer tastes and cheap gas are converging to force automakers out of their traditional lanes. The visitors will also see the largest-ever Mini car offered by Germany's BMW AG and a bevy of…

Jaguar Land Rover and Ford test connected cars in Britain

Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Tata Motors are testing connected cars which can communicate with each other using technology designed to speed up journeys and cut accidents, the first such trials in Britain. Cars which are able to warn drivers when another connected vehicle brakes suddenly and those which can monitor traffic signals and regulate their speed to encounter fewer red lights were being showcased at a testing ground in central England. Increasingly sophisticated technology in vehicles is paving the way for fully…