Land Rover’s Newest Partners

Land Rover Dallas is excited to announce Land Rover’s partnership with start-ups Tyfone and SIMPLENIGHT as part of the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Incubator program, located in Portland, Oregon. These two start-ups will focus on personalizing consumer experiences and data security.

The Portland Tech Incubator program first opened in January of 2016. New start-up companies that work in automotive technology, connected car technologies, or mobility apply every quarter to partner with the program for six months. The program was initially expanded from the Jaguar Land Rover Open Software Technology Center that was established in July of 2014.

During the six month period, start-up companies have access to a variety of resources, support from Jaguar Land Rover’s global engineering teams, mentorship, and a designated workspace within the Portland facilities.

“We’re excited to have Tyfone and SIMPLENIGHT join our program, as we continue to explore heightening the security of transmitted data and creating customized experiences for Jaguar Land Rover customers,” Danielle Alexander, Jaguar Land Rover Tech Incubator General Manager, said. “We’re eager to collaborate with these two companies for the next six months as we see what opportunities there might be to apply these technologies for Jaguar Land Rover consumers in the future.”

SIMPLENIGHT works as a “global distribution platform for in-destination experiences including tours, dining, shows, events, attractions, transportation, nightlife, hotels and more.” SIMPLENIGHT has more than 500,000 bookable products all over the world.

Tyfone’s patented SideCard product brings the security of credit card chips to mobile phone payments. SideCard give customers access to “the highest level of security sufficient for militias grade applications without the need for complex passwords and enrollment.”

Jaguar Land Rover is excited to partner and collaborate with Tyfone and SIMPLENIGHT over the next six months. Over the next decade The Portland Tech Incubator program plans to work with 120 start-up companies.

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Making Waves Towards Sustainable Energy

At Land Rover Dallas we are excited to announce Jaguar Land Rover’s partnership with sustainability experts, ClimateCare! ClimateCare’s goal is to being safe and clean solar technology to rural communities in Kenya. The program, ‘Lighting up Lives,’ specifically aims to target children and their education.

Jaguar Land Rover believes that renewable solar powered energy is an affordable alternative to the use of kerosene light. Kerosene can create hazardous indoor pollutants which makes it one of the largest causes of premature death in all of Africa. Jaguar Land Rover believes that implementing ‘Lighting up Lives’ will improve the education in the children of the rural communities, which will then give women greater opportunities to learn and work, and the living conditions will be safer and healthier.

Many of the children in these communities can only work on their schoolwork during daylight hours because they have no access to any sort of electricity. With the implementation of the ‘Lighting up Lives’ program, children are able to complete their schoolwork and be able to spend more time looking upon the faces of their families.

“This exciting new venture is exactly the type of program that Jaguar Land Rover wants to lead on in the future,” Helen McLintock, Jaguar Land Rover Director, said. “Using technology for good and supporting the power of engineering to improve lives and help to build a cleaner future. Our purpose is to make responsible business relevant to everyone. By sharing our skills, our technology, our people and our passions we can make a difference to people’s lives and prosperity.”

Recently, Jaguar Land Rover announced they would be moving to 100% renewable energy at all of their United Kingdom facilities. Keeping to their word, Jaguar Land Rover has installed the largest group of rooftop solar panels in the United Kingdom at their Engine Manufacturing Center.

We are proud to be a part of Jaguar Land Rover and their goal to make the world a cleaner and more sustainable place to live. We aim to make a difference, not only in our own community, but in communities around the world.

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Jaguar Land Rover Highlights Women in STEM Field

In celebration of International Women’s Day in March, Jaguar Land Rover released some new images and announced their partnership with Getty Images, a world leader in visual communication, to highlight the need for more realistic representations of women in STEM roles.

The images of women in STEM roles people usually find are dated and do not properly represent the variety and excitement these women experience in their careers. Jaguar Land Rover and Getty Images are striving to change that. Studies have shown that people searching for photos of women in STEM has risen by 526% in the past year.

“We have always championed women in the car business and are committed to inspiring more girls and women to consider careers in engineering and manufacturing,” Fiona Pargeter, Jaguar Land Rover Global PR Communications Director, said. “Our female workforce has grown from 9% to 11% over the past four years due to our focused STEM initiatives. But this is still far too low – businesses being proactive about using realistic imagery is one of the many ways that we can attract the bright minds we need into STEM careers.”

Jaguar Land Rover and Getty Images released pictures on March 8, 2017, International Women’s Day, of female Jaguar Land Rover employees in roles from aerodynamics to audio and cyber engineering. In addition to properly portraying women in STEM roles, Jaguar Land Rover and Getty Images hopes these pictures help to encourage women to apply for STEM jobs as well.

“Here at Jaguar Land Rover we need the diversity of skills that women bring to ensure we thrive and maintain our competitive edge for years to come,” Michelle Mortiboys, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar Land Rover, said. “It is well known that gender diversification in business is not just healthy culturally but also propels progressiveness and innovation. Our partnership with Getty Images is not just about recruiting women into engineering, it’s a small part of the work that needs to be done to upscale female employees in the automotive sector as a whole.”

Jaguar Land Rover Partners with CloudCar

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to developing their vehicles with the latest technology and continuing to strive for excellence in the future. Recently, Jaguar Land Rover and Ford have been testing vehicles that can “talk” to one another.

Jaguar Land Rover hopes that by creating cars that communicate with each other, accidents will be eliminated and drive time will be cut down.

Vehicles that can “talk” to one another will be able to tell other cars their braking status, steering-wheel position, speed, which land they are in, and other data. Vehicles will be so in tune that you will not need to worry about accidents.

Over the next few years, Jaguar Land Rover plans to manufacture more than 100 vehicles to be used as research to further the technology needed for communicating cars.

One of the ways Jaguar Land Rover is moving forward with this project is by partnering with CloudCar. CloudCar is a developer of connected driver experiences, based in Palo Alto, California. The cloud services platform allows car manufacturers to use its capability by using machine-learning capabilities tied to various sensors in the car.

“This represents an important step in developing connected car technology,” Hanno Kirner, Executive Director of Corporate Strategy, Jaguar Land Rover, said. “CloudCar has been working with premium manufacturers on some of the most exciting opportunities and challenges in the fields of machine learning and infotainment. This investment is integral to Jaguar Land Rover’s vehicle technology program: but the program also presents an invaluable opportunity for other automotive manufacturers to get involved. The eventual need to integrate into the car hundreds of driver-focused global cloud services and content means this platform is an excellent example were cooperation between OEMs can improve outcomes for customers, as well as reducing costs.”

Jaguar Land Rover is planning to include the next-generation CloudCar platform in the Jaguar I-PACE, its first fully electric model.

Land Rover Reborn

Land Rover’s original Series 1 is truly a classic. First launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show on April 30, 1948, the Series 1 has an 80-inch wheelbase, a pick-up body, and was originally priced at around 450 pounds.

When starting to draft the first design for the Land Rover, the consumer was always at the forefront. Due to the large amount of people working in agriculture in the 1940’s, Land Rover’s Series 1 sought to accommodate the consumer by excelling in the field, like a tractor, as well as transportation.

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Over the years many Series 1s have challenged expectations and assisted in discovering new lands. Land Rover Reborn is selecting 25 authentic Series 1s that have fallen into disrepair to make the trip to our home of the original Defender factory in Solihull, England.

Once at our factory, our team of experts will professionally restore the Series 1s to their original 1948 state. We believe that not one of our vehicles is the same. Especially with the Series 1s. Each Series 1 has its own unique history. Each had its own life it its own part of the world. It is our goal to restore each vehicle’s authenticity and uniqueness.

Each vehicle undergoes an examination so we know exactly what needs to be restored to what specification.

If you are willing to spend the money, you can purchase a Series 1 and even select which original paint color you would like for it to be (Light Green, Bronze Green, Royal Air Force Blue, Dove Gray, or Poppy Red) and what material you would like the seats recovered with. When restoring the Series 1s, it is our goal to retain each vehicles character and authenticity.

Tours are also available, so if you are a car enthusiast but do not have the money to bring a Series 1 home, you can see the restoration in person at our Solihull facility.