Land Rover to Demonstrate World’s First Nine-Speed Automatic Transmission at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Land Rover plans to demonstrate the world’s first nine-speed automatic transmission for a passenger car next week at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, in a pre-production prototype of its 2014 Range Rover Evoque sport utility vehicle. Developed by ZF Friedrichshafen AG of Friedrichshafen, Germany, in collaboration with Land Rover, the ZF 9HP transmission will be […]

General Motors In Deal with AT&T for Factory-Installed 4G LTE, Starting Next Year With Most MY2015 Vehicles

General Motors Co. next year will introduce factory–installed 4G LTE high–speed cellular connections for mobile Internet access in the majority of its 2015 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC models sold in the U.S. and Canada, using wireless service from AT&T Inc. The purpose: to enable a slew of new communications and entertainment features, including new […]

Review: Livescribe’s Sky Smartpen with Wi–Fi Syncing

Nearly six years ago, a startup company named Livescribe set out to transform old-fashioned pen–and–paper note–taking by appending written words with spoken words. Its then–new Pulse “smartpen” could see, hear and record both whatever was scrawled onto a page and any sounds that were audible at the same time, using a tiny camera and microphone […]

Ford Launches A “Fiesta Movement” Social Media Sequel While Pursuing “One Social” Global Initiative

Ford Motor Company, in the midst of implementing a new One Social initiative to make social media involvement a priority among executives company–wide and around the world, has announced its first social media marketing campaign for 2013 — a revival of its 2009 Fiesta Movement campaign that will debut this spring. Fiesta Movement: A Social […]