When you sit in the driving seat of a Continental GT or Flying Spur, the dials in your field of view are a model of clarity and characterful design. It’s easy to forget that the hint of 3D knurling on the dial inners and the subtle shadowing beneath the elegant needles are all generated digitally on an active matrix Thin Film Transistor whose thickness is measured in millimetres. That’s the work of the Human Machine Interface (HMI) team, led by Graeme Smith - the specialists responsible for Bentley’s infotainment systems.

General Motors will be the first automaker to use an almost completely wireless battery management system, or wBMS, for production electric vehicles. This wireless system, developed with Analog Devices, Inc., will be a primary driver of GM’s ability to ultimately power many different types of electric vehicles from a common set of battery components.  

The COVID-19 crisis has presented new challenges for mobility, with social distancing impacting public transportation, the flow of traffic being affected by more deliveries, and increasing concerns regarding personal health and well-being.  

Luxury customers expect their vehicles to be more than a moving sanctuary; they want them to be smart devices on wheels. And though Lincoln Aviator embodies quiet flight, it also comes packed with purposeful technological capabilities, while voice-activated SYNC®3 takes care of connectivity.

Many drivers get to know their cars like close companions over time, but how well do our cars know us? Vehicles soon will prompt their owners to make a regular phone call, work out at a favoured time, or stop off at a much-loved coffee shop – if those activities are part of their regular routine.

Land Rover’s best-selling compact SUVs, the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport, are now even more efficient and digitally connected, with state-of-the-art Pivi infotainment, new efficient petrol and diesel mild-hybrid engines, and unique Special Editions.

Cadillac Middle East and Al Ghandi Auto - its exclusive dealer in the UAE, are bringing the showroom to customers by providing them with an innovative and simple way to purchase a Cadillac through the launch of Shop.Click.Drive. online e-commerce tool. The easy-to-use platform puts customers in complete control when it comes to buying the latest Cadillac model right from the comfort and safety of their own home. Available on Al Ghandi Auto’s website, customers have access to the platform 24/7 from anywhere and at any time.

In 2019, the Mercedes-Benz V-Class facelift was introduced to the region with a new front design, new colours and upholstery choices, as well as an extended range of safety and assistance systems. Mercedes-Benz has further enhanced the model with the integration of the intuitive and self-learning MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) multimedia system in the V-Class, available now in showrooms in the region.

New contactless touchscreen technology developed by Jaguar Land Rover and the University of Cambridge will help keep drivers’ eyes on the road and reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses in a post COVID-19 world.

Technology-minded entrepreneurs, managers and doers from Leipzig had the opportunity to experience Roland Gumpert’s Nathalie's “First Edition” last weekend.