Lamborghini is converting departments of its super sports car production plant
in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy in order to produce surgical masks and
protective plexiglass shields. The masks will be donated to the
Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Hospital in Bologna to be used in the fight against the
Work on this solidarity initiative will be carried out by personnel of the saddlery that produce the interiors and specialty customization for Lamborghini cars, producing 1,000 masks a day. The medical shields will be realized in 200 units a day, using 3D printers within the carbon fiber production plant and the Research and Development department.
The activity has been
approved and supported by the Emilia-Romagna Region, and is taking place in
collaboration with the University of Bologna. The Department of Medical and
Surgical Sciences will oversee validation testing of the medical devices made
by Lamborghini, prior to their delivery to hospital.
Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, comments: “During this emergency,
we feel the need to make a concrete contribution. The S. Orsola-Malpighi
Hospital is an institution with which we have had a collaborative relationship
for years, through both professional consultancy in promoting programs to
protect our workers’ health, and in research projects. We will win this battle
together by working in union, supporting those who are at the forefront of
fighting this pandemic every day.”
CES 2020: FORD TO PURCHASE AGILITY ROBOTICS HUMANOID
Ford has announced that it is purchasing a new two-legged, two-armed robot produced by Agility Robotics, which the car-maker hopes will soon be walking around neighborhoods carrying parcels from the delivery vehicle right up to your door.
Going by the name of Digit, the five-feet tall humanoid can navigate its way across urban settings ranging from sidewalks to flowerbeds in a surprisingly human-like manner, due to the mobile limbs attached to its upper torso. The uncanny valley effect is fortunately avoided thanks to the robot’s lack of a head.
Digit has only just gone on sale, and the reason that Agility can boast Ford as the very first buyer is that the robot provides a solution to the so-called “last 50 feet problem”. In the home delivery industry 2.0, those 50 feet are the final steps between the autonomous vehicle carrying a customer’s order, and that customer’s doorstep.
Ford’s interest in making driver-less delivery vans and pick-ups is not new. The car-maker has committed to providing autonomous vehicles “for commercial operation” by 2021 and has already teamed up with pizza maker Domino’s in Miami to deploy self-driving Fusion Sedans, vans, and SUVs to deliver meals.
Digit is designed to fold itself up in the back of the vehicle, pop out of the car trunk when needed, grab packages up to 40 lbs, and work its way to the correct door. But contrary to most delivery robots out there, such as those already deployed by Amazonor FedEx, Agility’s humanoid walks on legs, and not wheels.
Ken Washington, the vice president of Ford Research, said: “Gaining access to a customer’s door often requires walking through obstacles, including going upstairs and dealing with other challenges, which can be hard for robots with wheels to do. Digit has been designed to walk upright without wasting energy, so it has no issue traversing the same types of environment most people do every day.”
Teaching a robot to walk like a human is no easy task, even for an Oregon State University spin-out like Agility. In fact, the robotics company has been working on tailoring Digit to Ford’s delivery project for several months, in what was announced last May as a “research project” in partnership with the car-maker.
As part of
the project, the two companies looked at ways to integrate their technologies,
and it emerged that cars and robots did have much to learn from each other.
vehicles, indeed, can provide both data and power. Not only can Digit recharge
in the back of the car; the robot can also benefit from the vehicle’s knowledge
of maps, of the surrounding environment – and therefore, of the best pathway to
the customer’s front door.
Digit needs to function on its own,” said Washington, “the desire to
keep it lightweight and capable of a dynamic movement led to an innovative
idea: letting it tap the resources of another robot – one that’s equipped with
advanced sensors and heavy computing hardware.”
And so, should Digit encounter an unexpected obstacle, the robot can send an image via its cameras and LiDAR sensors, back to the vehicle, and let the car configure a solution.
added that the vehicle could even send that information into the cloud and
request help from other systems to provide multiple levels of assistance to the
forward, Ford said that the car could even send Digit-specific information such
as where a customer prefers the package to be left or other delivery needs. The
two technologies, therefore, would effectively be “talking” to each
So far, however, the project is still in its very early days, with Ford having purchased only two of Agility’s Digit. The car maker has not even started commercializing autonomous delivery vehicles yet. So, it doesn’t look like humanoid delivery men will be walking the streets anytime soon.
Audi India kick-started 2020 with the launch of the Audi Q8 SUV on January 15, 2020. After an underwhelming 2019, the company has a slew of launches slated in 2020 beginning with the Q8 SUV. In fact, the car has already made its way to Indian shores ahead of its launch.
With the Q8,
Audi India hopes to emulate the success that the company tasted with the Audi
Q7. Audi India will also be launching the Audi e-Tron and the new-gen Audi Q3
in India throughout 2020.
has adopted a wait and watch for its diesel engines and therefore, we expect
the company to launch the 55 TFSI Q8 model which gets a 3.0-liter V6 turbo
petrol that makes 340 bhp and 500 Nm of peak torque. In all probability, the
engine will be paired to an 8-speed automatic Tiptronic transmission. Audi’s
patent ‘quattro’ AWD system will be standard of course. The Audi Q8 has a
claimed 0-100 kmph sprint time of 5.7 seconds.
It is a
visual delight, the Audi Q8, with the new, wide grille up front and the
coupe-like roofline. The rear of the SUV is characterized by the slim LED tail
lamps and the thin strip that connects the two units, giving the impression of
having a single unit. The SUV also gets a 10.1-inch MMI touch response display
on a piano black dashboard layout and another 8.6-inch digital display below
for the air-con system and other in-car controls, while the instruments are
shown in the fully digital Audi virtual cockpit. Other features include –
adaptive cruise assist, efficiency assist, lane change warning, curb warning,
and a 360-degree camera.
The Audi Q8
is the company’s flagship SUV and will be positioned above the Audi Q7 in
MERCEDES’ LEWIS HAMILTON WRAPS UP F1 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX WITH A WIN
Fire sprinklers sizzled through the start-finish straight of the 5.554km Yas Marina Circuit and was followed by an amazing display of fireworks of different hues and colors, that lit up the pitch-dark night sky.
And Lewis Hamilton, as is customary at the season-ending
Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, celebrated by doing donuts,
much to the delight of the packed main Grandstand.
The Briton, then parked up, stood on top of his Mercedes W10
car and patted it for a job well done. It had served him well, winning him a
sixth world title this season. A little later, he took a selfie with the car,
He duly gave it the perfect farewell, leading from lights to flag in the 55-lap
race, for an utterly dominant victory in Abu Dhabi.
It capped another stellar season with this being his 11th win
and the 84th of his career, and his 151st podium, in his 250th start.
This was also the 34-year-old’s fourth triumph with the
Silver Arrows and his fifth overall in Abu Dhabi, making him the most
successful driver in the UAE capital.
Hamilton, who had also logged the fastest lap, completed the
race with a time of 1:34:05.715 seconds, +16.772 seconds ahead of second-placed
Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing.
Hamilton wrapped the Drivers’ Standings with 413 points.
Hamilton also put the lap record to shade by conjuring the fastest lap of 1:39.283 to eclipse the 1:40.279 seconds, set by Sebastian Vettel in 2009, when the four-time champion drove for Red Bull.
The Dubai International Motor Show 2019 was flocked by luxury car enthusiasts who were more than ready to discover the latest vehicle innovations of the world’s most iconic marques.
BMW, being one of the most anticipated brands at the event, didn’t disappoint its fans. Known for its sleek designs, high performance and sporty models, BMW brought the Z4 M40i. The roadster costs around Dhs 300,000 — Worth it for this gorgeous 340 horsepower convertible.
The 750Li xDrive M Sport is also a stunning, technological marvel with its 8-cylinder motor making 530 horses and can do 0-100kph in just 4.0 seconds. Perfect for those who seek for ultimate luxury.
The BMW Night Sky M850i was also displayed at the event, a special one that is not up for grabs. It will just be a beautiful model that no one would ever drive, though it was indeed an eye candy at the affair.
For those looking for family-friendly models that can accommodate more passengers in total comfort along with extra rooms for the goods, the stylish X6 won’t complete your desire for a sporty SUV with a coupe-like roof and muscular proportions. Definitely your best choice for style, space, and function.
Was there a time when you found
yourself in a Ferrari Dubai Showroom, Porsche Dubai Dealer or Mercedes Benz
Dubai Showroom and suddenly had a change of heart? You realized that you want
to just immediately search the internet for “luxury cars dealers in Dubai” and
look for more varied options?
Luxury car dealers aim to give
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Pearl Motors continues to fulfill
a top of the line customer satisfaction rating because of our committed
approach to providing our clients with a huge selection of brand-new and
pre-owned luxury vehicles from the world’s most legendary marques including
Jaguar, Cadillac, Aston Martin, Bentley, Ford, and more.
When you search the web for
“Lamborghini price in Dubai” or “Maserati Dubai price”, and realized that you
wanted to explore pre-owned vehicles instead of investing in brand-new, we are
here to support you to get your dream vehicles at a more cost-effective
approach. We guarantee that all the vehicles that we put up on our pre-owned
selection have gone through a very detailed inspection and efficient testing
before we label it as “approved” and “certified”.
Depending on the make and model,
we also give out an additional suite of complimentary services to our customers
such as flexible finance options, convenient insurance plans, registration
assistance, warranty, and service contract packages and more. Our aim is for
you to not just get into our showroom and purchase a vehicle. Our main goal is
to give you an A to Z, all-in-one customer service and make sure that you will
walk out from our showroom with the best luxury car shopping experience, and
our team of professional and knowledgeable car experts is dedicated to giving
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In addition to this, Pearl Motors
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Make a trip to our showroom in Al
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Dubai car dealers aren’t always easy to deal with. Some commit
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Upholding the philosophy of outstanding service and high-quality
standards of our luxury cars, Pearl Motors continues to serve our loyal clients
and new customers to fulfill their driving needs and vehicle requirements.
Located in Al Quoz, our showroom houses a wide range of the most iconic marques
such as Maserati, Cadillac, Aston Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini, just to name a
Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a loyal customer, Pearl
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Pearl Motors also does trade-in of luxury vehicles. You can
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Unlike BMW Dubai dealer or Jaguar Dubai showroom, we won’t limit
you on your potential to drive any make you dream to have. We also have
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All our second-hand luxury vehicles are certified and approved
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The next time you search the internet for “Top Dubai Car Dealer”
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Bentley launches the First Edition of its Flying Spur Special Edition at the Elton John AIDS foundation
At the Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala Bentley revealed the arrival of the Flying Spur First Edition, where it was auctioned in support of raising funds at the inaugural Midsummer Party, on July 24th.
With an astounding attention to detail, fine sculpted surfaces combined with intelligent technology the Flying Spur First Edition, will be limited to only 1 year of production which makes it a rare collectable and incredibly luxurious. This collector’s car takes the driver on a journey of constant discovery inspiring the imagination with its elegant form and intuitive interaction.
This world-leading sedan delivers extreme power and agility with an acceleration rate of 0-110 mph in just 3.7 seconds, with its active All-Wheel Drive System and All Wheel steering it ensures an engaging driving experience through maximum sure-footedness on demand.
To celebrate the Bentley’s Centenary year, and to support the charity gala, Bentley invited the new owner of the Flying Spur First Edition to customize their own bespoke and completely unique vehicle through Bentley’s co-creation luxury service, a service offered to a small selection of clients. This provides a chance to define personal luxury in a car of unrivalled performance.
The owner will closely work with a member of Bentley’s Design Team either at the headquarters of Bentley in Crewe, England, or in the comfort of their home, to create a truly personalized Flying Spur.
The choices to customize the Flying Spur are virtually limitless, starting from exterior paint colors to interior leather and trim combinations to personalised seat stitching. This auction was a once in a lifetime chance to experience a fantastic journey to create the car of your dreams.
Aston Martin all set to debut the Vantage GT4 at the Nürburgring 24h race
Aston Martin will take on its second 24-hour race at the
ADAC TOTAL 24 hours which will be held from 22-23 June of 2019 at the famous Nürburgring
Nordschleife, with four Vantage GT4 machines. This will be the machine’s debut
in the international 24-hour race in the N24 – perhaps the world’s toughest long-distance
Two 24-hour races in
two weekends that include significant four-car Aston Martin entries, this
underlines the strength in depth of our current contingent. With more than 60
Vantage GT3 and GT4 cars now in active service and competition around the
world, there is no place on earth more appropriate than the Nürburgring for the
GT4 to make its international 24-hour race debut. The car performed
exceptionally well in both its VLN debut and the recent six-hour qualifier race
on the Nordschleife, so our sights are trained firmly on earning a podium
finish for both cars in the SP8T class.” David Kind, President, Aston Martin
There will also be a parade lap held that would feature a
group of roadgoing examples from the British luxury sportscar maker on 22 June.
The Huracan Sterrato is Automobili Lamborghini’s way of
exploring new horizons with its unconventional concept, based on the V10 Huracan,
the Sterrato draws on Lamborghini’s off-road expertise that is illustrated in
the Urus Super SUV, creating a sense of ‘fun to drive off-road’ and, a change
of technology to create a super sports car for challenging environments.
The model concept is based on the Huracan EVO including the same 5.2 liter naturally- aspirated engine producing 640hp. The Huracan EVO’s LDVI (Lamborghini Dinamica Vericolo Integrata) has predictive logic, and this system integration manages the four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, modified suspension and torque vectoring, and system has more calculated guess of the driver to ensure perfect driving dynamics. Adjusted for off-road driving which includes low-adherence surfaces, and tuned to provide optimum traction and acceleration, the LDVI system in the Sterrato provides advanced rear-wheel-drive behavior, producing more torque together with additional stabilization during oversteer.
The brand has already explored the potential of combining
Lamborghini’s high performance and off-road capabilities with the Lamborghini
Jarama and Urraco during the 1970s.Bob Wallace Lamborghini’s test driver had
tuned the two models in order to create a desert-going high-performance sports
car, The Jarama Rally from 1973 and the Urraco Rally from 1974.