DESIGN CHAMP MORE AWARDS FOR IAN IAN CALLUM Jaguar’s director of design gained the Minerva Medal in 2014 JAGUAR DEVELOPS 360-DEGREE NAVIGATION TECH EYES WIDE OPEN Safer driving through better vision should result from a major new research project from Jaguar that is developing technologies that will offer drivers a 360-degree view out of their vehicle and help navigate through busy urban roads. The 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen is embedded in the surface of each transparent front A-pillar either side of the windscreen inside the car and transmits a live video feed from cameras covering the angles outside the car usually obscured by the blind spots. Using such tech, pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles all become visible all around the car – and by combining these pillars with an advanced head-up display, the movement of other road users can be highlighted to the driver. By connecting the car to roadside infrastructure and urban businesses too, the screen could then present information ranging from petrol station prices to the number of parking spaces available nearby. To further assist, Jaguar’s team is developing Follow-Me Ghost Car Navigation, which projects an image of a vehicle in front of the driver’s car for them to follow to their destination. SPEED AT GOODWOOD The Jaguar XE arrives at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 this summer after touring every Jaguar Retailer during February and March. The criticallyacclaimed new Jaguar will attend the world-famous motoring garden party on the south coast of England from 25-28 June as part of a huge Jaguar brand presence (and where last year the marque launched its most powerful production car yet, Project 7). As a now regular presence at the festival, visitors can expect iconic Jaguars to lead the charge in various hill climbs over the course of the weekend. A classy collection of classic Jaguars will also take centre stage at Goodwood Revival later in the summer from 11-13 September. More information on the drive programme and events can be found at jaguar.co.uk and goodwood.com More design awards have been bestowed on Jaguar’s design team recently. Director of design Ian Callum received the Minerva Medal for his outstanding contribution to automotive design late last year from the Chartered Society of Designers. At the ceremony in St James’s Palace in London, president David Callcott said: “Ian follows a long list of renowned designers who have all displayed the highest qualities in terms of aesthetics, function, process and innovation. The success of Jaguar is testament enough to his design achievements.” Meanwhile, Pinarello’s Dogma F8 bicycle, a collaboration between the Italian bicycle manufacturer, Team Sky and Jaguar, has won the gold medal for best Product Design in the Sport and Active Life category at the 2014 London Design Awards. BEST DESIGN The Pinarello Dogma F8 bicycle powered by Jaguar and the Sky Team 74 j THE DYNAMIC ISSUE
NEWS & EVENTS THE JAGUAR HERITAGE DRIVING EXPERIENCE OFFERS GLORY DAYS AHEAD GO FOR IT A fine collection of iconic Jaguars from different eras await the participants at the Heritage Driving Experience centre It’s a once in a lifetime experience – to ride the Le Mans-winning Jaguar D-Type or the legendary E-Type. But such dreams can now come true with the new Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience, situated on a private testing facility in Fen End, Warwickshire, UK. The 200-acre site in the West Midlands opened in November 2014 near the home of Jaguar and offers visitors the chance to drive iconic models from Jaguar’s rich product history, including pre- and post-war road racers and Le Mans champions, to later sporting saloons and grand tourers. Many of the 543 outstanding vehicles – sourced from a private collector – will be driven by members of the public for the very first time. A variety of drive packages, ranging from £95 to £2000, will be available, allowing visitors to experience a particular era or to journey through Jaguar’s history right up to present day heroes like the F-TYPE R Coupé. For example, via the Le Mans package you can re-live the experiences of legends such as Mike Hawthorn and Duncan Hamilton for half a day, with drives in the iconic C- and D-Types that dominated the world famous 24-hour endurance race in the 1950s. The package will include drives in the XKSS and F-TYPE R Coupé and the facility at Fen End can also offer guided viewings of the Perfect Ten exhibition. There’s also a merchandise outlet on site, where the recently launched Heritage ’57 collection is available to purchase (see story below). jaguarheritagedriving.com BACK TO THE 50S The Heritage ’57 collection remembers a glorious era of Jaguar’s racing history. With the help of the Jaguar design team, the memorabilia collection – from paddock shirt to leather jacket – celebrates the 60-year anniversary of the D-Type, the iconic sportscar that triumphed in 1957 with Team Ecurie Ecosse at Le Mans. The collection uses elements from this victorious Jaguar, including the number three roundel and the team’s distinctive blue-coloured livery. Available from Jaguar retailers, stores and online. PHOTOGRAPHY: PR (9) THE DYNAMIC ISSUE j 75
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