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October 11, 2017: Jaguar Land Rover Usa issued new European patent [GB2549108 (A)]

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Jaguar Land Rover Usa has been issued a new European patent titled "Improvements in vehicle speed control" by the European Patent Office.

ABSTRACT

A crest detection system (10, 19, 185C) for a vehicle (100), the system comprising a processing means (10, 19) arranged to receive, from terrain data capture means (185C) arranged to capture data in respect of terrain ahead of the vehicle by means of one or more sensors, terrain information indicative of the topography of an area extending ahead of the vehicle (100), wherein the processing means (10, 19) is configured to, in dependence upon a predicted path of the vehicle (100) over said terrain extending ahead of the vehicle (100), determine that a crest exists in the predicted path in dependence at least in part on the detection of a discontinuity in terrain along the predicted path ahead of the vehicle (100) based on the terrain information, and information in respect of slope of terrain before the discontinuity.

Appl. No.GB20160005777

Source: European Patent Office

INDEX

SECTION 1 JAGUAR LAND ROVER USA PROFILE

SECTION 2 PRESS RELEASES: 2017

SECTION 3 OTHER NEWS: 2017

SECTION 4 JAGUAR LAND ROVER USA PATENTS

SECTION 5 JAGUAR LAND ROVER USA TOP MANAGEMENT

SECTION 1 JAGUAR LAND ROVER USA PROFILE

1.1 ACTIVITIES

The year is 1947. A man sketches the silhouette of a car in the sand of a Welsh beach. That car is the Land Rover. Tough, intrepid, it goes on to change history, mastering all manner of terrain and capturing hearts around the world. Decades of innovation have taken us Above and Beyond. We've navigated uncharted territory with a firm grasp of where we started - the unique marriage of capability and composure, which distinguishes every vehicle bearing the Land Rover badge.

1.2 SUMMARY

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SECTION 2 PRESS RELEASES: 2017

February 06: Land Rover Bar Launches America's Cup Boat In Bermuda

(BERMUDA) - February 6, 2017 - Land Rover BAR have launched the boat they believe will make sailing history. An extremely fast and technically advanced craft has been developed with Jaguar Land Rover engineers with one aim: to win the world's oldest sporting trophy.

Launched in Bermuda, the boat was named 'Rita' by Sir Ben Ainslie's wife Lady Georgie Ainslie and daughter Bellatrix. The name has a winning pedigree - Sir Ben has used it throughout his career.

BAR shared the engineering skills used by Jaguar Land Rover to create its newest models. Aerodynamic, self-learning car, artificial intelligence and virtual-modeling technologies are all helping the boat to go faster. Jaguar Land Rover is the UK's largest investor in automotive research, development and engineering spending billions on new product creation and innovation, the partnership with Land Rover BAR enables the engineers to up-skill and practice new methods in different environment and platforms.

Tony Harper, Director of Research at Jaguar Land Rover, said, "This process of two-way engineering and our wider STEM program across the business has enabled us to develop, learn and provide our capabilities to the BAR team. We developed industry-first aerodynamic testing to support the wingsail design which you can see on the final boat here today. From the success of this project, and with our knowledge of analysis and construction of light-weight vehicles, we have also supported the structural design of the daggerboards - the surfboard-style structure underneath the boat that allow it to fly and keep it stable when out of the water."

Each light-weight daggerboard needs to bear 5,291lbs, the equivalent of a new Land Rover Discovery model, so their job on the boat is crucial.

Tony Harper added, "It has been an incredible campaign to be involved in as a British automotive brand.

SECTION 3 OTHER NEWS: 2017

June 12: Jaguar Land Rover And Inmotion Invest $25m In Ride-Sharing Platform Lyft

(COVENTRY, U.K.) - June 12, 2017 - InMotion, Jaguar Land Rover's mobility services business, today announced a $25m (Pound19m) investment in Lyft, the fastest-growing rideshare company in the U.S.

This investment will support Lyft's expansion and technology plans. It will also provide Jaguar Land Rover's InMotion Ventures with the opportunity to develop and test its mobility services, including autonomous vehicles, and to supply Lyft drivers with a fleet of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.

Sebastian Peck, InMotion Managing Director, said, "We are excited to collaborate with a leading platform like Lyft not only on developing premium mobility solutions but also devising innovative solutions to the transport problems Jaguar Land Rover's customers face."

"Personal mobility and smart transportation is evolving and this new collaborative venture will provide a real-world platform helping us develop our connected and autonomous services."

"We're excited to join forces with Jaguar Land Rover and InMotion," said John Zimmer, Lyft President and Co-founder. "Lyft envisions a future where shared mobility will transform cities and improve people's lives. This partnership will help us achieve that ambitious goal."

Hanno Kirner, Executive Director of Corporate and Strategy, Jaguar Land Rover, said, "This is a strategic investment for both parties as we focus on innovating new mobility solutions for our customers.

March 01: Jaguar Land Rover Usa; World Premiere: New Range Rover Velar Unveiled At The Design Museum, London

(London, UK) March 1, 2017 - Taking its place alongside the works of the greatest designers of all time, the Design Museum welcomed a new exhibit this evening: the Range Rover Velar.

The Velar launches with a suite of consumer technologies working together in an all-new infotainment environment. The new system called Touch Pro Duo which is part of the Land Rover InControl(Registered) technology suite.2 With a slender profile and clean surfaces, the innovation makes the in-car technology experience clearer, quicker and more enjoyable.

The fourth member of the Range Rover family was unveiled in spectacular style at the Design Museum, London, where the audience also enjoyed a photographic exhibition by world renowned photographer Gary Bryan, showcasing elements of the new vehicle. The images are now being shown on the Land Rover Instagram channel: @landroverusa

The Range Rover Velar is the first vehicle to be launched and displayed at the new Design Museum, which opened to the public in November 2016 after moving from its original Shad Thames location. The Range Rover Velar was simultaneously shown for one night only in a pop-up display on Kensington High Street, West London, alongside the Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Sport and full-size Range Rover.

The Range Rover Velar is now on public display in the Design Museum, in a unique installation, open until March 6, 2017.

January 24: Jaguar Land Rover Usa: LAND ROVER WELLINGTON EVENTING SHOWCASE WELCOMES INTERNATIONAL ELITE RIDERS AT THE WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL IN WELLINGTON

(MAHWAH, N.J.) - January 23, 2017 - Land Rover North America is proud to announce its continued partnership of the Winter Equestrian Festival, and support of the Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase. The Winter Equestrian Festival is held over 12 weeks, from January to April, with the Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase held Week Four, February 3 - 4, 2017.

Land Rover North America has been at the heart of equestrian sport for over two decades and has an established repertoire of prestigious events across the U.S.

The Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase is held in the unique setting of Wellington, Florida (Palm Beach County) and attracts equestrian's most talented eventers who will battle it out across two days for the $100,000 prize money on offer. Included in the line-up is top U.S. Eventing Team Rider, Boyd Martin, who returns as defending champion for the second year running having won this competition in both 2015 and 2016. Great Britain's William Fox-Pitt, who miraculously recovered from a life-threatening head injury in late 2015, plus eventing legend from New Zealand, Sir Mark Todd, will be hoping to end Boyd's clean sheet and claim his first victory in Wellington.

January 23: Jaguar Land Rover Usa: RANGE ROVER SPORT SVR VALIDATES SUPER‑ SUV CREDENTIALS WITH 0‑100KPH ALL‑ TERRAIN ACCELERATION TESTS

(MAHWAH, N.J.) - January 22, 2016 - In a unique testing exercise, Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) put the Range Rover Sport SVR through its paces completing a series of 0-100kph sprints on a variety of surfaces including asphalt, grass, snow and sand.

Using Michelin 275/45 R21 All-Season tires and the Land Rover Terrain Response(Registered) 2 system - both of which are standard for the Ranger Rover Sport SVR - the test aimed to highlight the real world performance and inherent capability of the super-SUV in the same trim as it leaves the factory.

As part of this ultimate all-terrain performance test, the Range Rover Sport SVR was taken to six venues across Europe, each offering challenging terrain for the vehicle to tackle using its Terrain Response 2 system. When engaged, the intelligent system automatically selects the appropriate driving mode to suit traction conditions including: General Driving, Dynamic, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud and Ruts, Sand, and Rock Crawl. The driver can also use the rotary controller on the center console to choose a specific mode for the conditions ahead2.

Merging Land Rover's well-known on- and off-road capabilities with a specially-tuned V8 producing 550 supercharged horsepower, Land Rover's advanced traction technologies help deliver not only the brand's quickest vehicle ever, but one with unique real-world performance.

Since arriving in showrooms in spring 2015, the Range Rover Sport SVR has showcased the abilities of Jaguar Land Rover Vehicle Operations and has contributed to more than 285,000 second-generation Range Rover Sport models being delivered to customers around the world.

SECTION 4 JAGUAR LAND ROVER USA PATENTS

PREVIOUS 10 PATENT STORIES:

Issue DateIssuing OfficePatent TitlePatent Number
Oct 11, 2017EPOImprovements in vehicle speed controlGB2549106 (A)
Oct 11, 2017EPOImprovements in vehicle speed controlGB2549105 (A)
Oct 11, 2017EPOCommunications on data busesGB2549087 (A)
Oct 4, 2017EPOApparatus and method for indicating vehicle charging statusGB2548961 (A)
Oct 3, 2017US PTOVehicle speed control system and method employing torque balancing9,776,634
Oct 3, 2017US PTOHybrid electric vehicle controller and method of controlling a hybrid electric vehicle9,776,626
Oct 3, 2017US PTODisplay apparatus and method9,779,692
Oct 3, 2017US PTOMotor vehicle and method of controlling a motor vehicle9,778,904
Sep 27, 2017EPOBonnet displacement mechanismGB2548771 (A)
Sep 27, 2017EPOControl system and method of controlling a drivelineGB2548731 (A)

SECTION 5 JAGUAR LAND ROVER USA TOP MANAGEMENT

Ralf Speth, CEO

Dr Ralf Speth was appointed to the post of Chief Executive Officer at Jaguar Land Rover on February 18, 2010 and is a Non-Executive Director on the Tata Motors Board.

Prior to joining Jaguar Land Rover, Dr Speth was Head of Global Operations at The Linde Group, the industrial gases and engineering company, having joined the company as Vice President of Operations in 2002.

Ralf worked as a business consultant before joining BMW in 1980, where he worked for 20 years. Subsequently, he joined Ford Motor Company's Premier Automotive Group.

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