All of us here at Land Rover Dallas must say that we are quite impressed and are itching to try out the new toy that our parent company is set to release in the coming years!
Jaguar Land Rover is now testing a new smartphone app that will allow the driver to tackle the tough terrain all by remote control! The app includes control of a Range Rover’s steering, accelerator and brakes as well as changing from high and low range. This would allow the driver to walk alongside the car, at a maximum speed of 4mph, to maneuver the car out of challenging situations safely, or even to negotiate difficult off-road terrain as well as pesky parking spots.
JLR is still testing the system and looking at installing it as a feature starting in about 2020, said Nick O’Donnell, a spokesman.
The remote-control app is controlled via Bluetooth, only usable when the driver is within 30 feet of the car, and the maximum speed will be 4 miles per hour. There are reported plans to move the system over to Wi-Fi for greater range, and a tablet version, which would take advantage of the Range Rover Sport’s surround camera system to provide a live video feed from the bumpers and wheels, is also said to be in the works.
Dr Wolfgang Epple, Director of Research and Technology, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “Research into technologies like these won’t only help us deliver an autonomous car. They will help make real driving safer and more enjoyable. The same sensors and systems that will help an autonomous car make the right decisions, will assist the driver and enhance the experience to help prevent accidents. Autonomous car technologies will not take away the fun of driving.”
Land Rover Dallas is thrilled to announce that we have been named a “Hole in One Sponsor” for the upcoming 19th Annual Links Fore Leukemia Golf Tournament and the inaugural Helicopter Golf Ball Drop!
The 19th Annual Links Fore Leukemia Golf Tournament is taking place on Monday, June 29, 2015 at the stunning Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco, Texas. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer.
Drop Golf balls are now available for purchase for the chance to win the $2,000 grand prize! Think of the helicopter golf ball drop like a raffle that falls from the sky! The public will have the opportunity to purchase a golf ball or a set of golf balls leading up to the tournament. Each purchaser will be assigned a number or set of numbers that corresponds to their purchased golf ball(s). On tournament day, a helicopter will hover over the drop site, where the purchased golf balls will be dropped from the helicopter. The purchaser of the golf ball that lands in the cup or closest to the pin, will win the grand prize of $2,000! There will also be a cocktail hour, silent auction, lunch, and awards reception following the tournament.
To purchase drop balls please click here, and if you would like to learn more about Links Fore Leukemia as well as event details, please visit their website at www.linksforeleukemiadallas.org
We thank you for your support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission and look forward to seeing you at the tournament!
In case you didn’t get the memo, there is a new kid on the block here at Land Rover Dallas, and this kid packs quite a big punch!
The high-performance Range Rover Sport SVR is definitely a force to be reckoned with, as it is now the fastest and most powerful Land Rover to date!
The 550 horsepower SVR (Special Vehicle Racing) was given birth by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations team, and accelerates with its growling 5.0-liter supercharged V8 from 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. This beast also boasts a top track speed of 162 mph, and its sophisticated drivetrain and advanced four-wheel drive chassis technology delivers unsurpassed high speed handling characteristics.
The exclusive Estoril Blue paint and the new front and rear fascias show off its sporty and elegant style along with a very aggressive stance. The rest of the chassis remains closely related to the regular Sport Supercharged, but it has been thoroughly recalibrated. The magnetorheological shocks, active roll control, brake-based torque vectoring, air suspension, and limited-slip differential are all retuned for maximum performance.
John Edwards, Managing Director of Land Rover Special Operations, said: “The Range Rover Sport SVR is a natural progression beyond the core vehicle’s outstanding on- and off-road capabilities and leading-edge design. It’s exhilarating performance will satisfy a particularly demanding customer set.”
We invite you to take a quick gander at the video below to see just how well the SVR performs, and then stop by Land Rover Dallas so you can find out how you can get yourself behind the wheel of this sophisticated and truly breathtaking luxury SUV.