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NTT Data to launch beta version Mobicomma system with Honda EveryGo


NTT Data to launch beta version Mobicomma system with Honda EveryGo

Digital and IT services company NTT Data has announced the launch of the beta version of Mobicomma – a Mobility as a Service solution for tourists – to car-sharing business Honda Mobility Solutions (HMS), beginning in November 2022.

The Mobicomma solution consists of tablets mounted in different locations within a vehicle to enable passengers to share information to determine upcoming travel plans. By using GPS data, the Mobicomma system (aided by an animated character) will recommend varying locations to users. Passengers can also use the tablets as infotainment screens, with karaoke and other forms of entertainment being on offer.

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Praga Bohema delivers prototype-spec race car-inspired cabin


Praga Bohema delivers prototype-spec race car-inspired cabin

Despite being designed with a race-derived carbon fiber monocoque which has resulted in a narrow cockpit, Praga has shaped the interior of the new Bohema to ensure two occupants can be seated comfortably.

Steps built in to the Bohema’s bodywork enable both the driver and passenger to enter the vehicle without actually stepping on the body, and by using the adjustable steering column, pedal box and seat position and angle, drivers can tailor each interior touchpoint to suit their own personal preference. Ergonomically sculpted structures in the form of molded recesses for the passenger’s arms and elbows increase comfort without encroaching on the driver’s space.

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Ford reveals 2023 Ranger Platinum cabin


Ford reveals 2023 Ranger Platinum cabin

The new Ranger Platinum from Ford is available in a five-seat, double cab configuration and benefits from a modernistic leather-trimmed cabin.

Disguised from view by privacy glass, the inside of the Ford Ranger features perforated and quilted front driver and passenger seats with 10-way power adjustment. The front seats also have built-in heating and cooling functions. The contrast stitching and quilted seating design extends to the rear seats. Furthermore, open-grained maple wood textures feature, in addition to ambient interior lighting.

The main focal point of the interior, however, is the dual 12in screens. Instead of traditional gauges, a full digital cluster has been installed to deliver crucial information to the driver, in addition to a portrait touchscreen which enables interior occupants to control the OEM’s SYNC 4A infotainment system.

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Lucid details Gravity electric SUV


Lucid details Gravity electric SUV

Lucid Group is finalizing the vehicle design and specifications for its luxury electric SUV Gravity.

With the Lucid Space Concept employed with maximum effect, Gravity can serve nearly any lifestyle or need, offering flexible seating configurations for five, six or seven adults, in two- and three-row seating configurations. It will also feature glass cockpit high-resolution displays, powered by an intuitive Lucid UX software interface. The vehicle’s design is being developed in parallel with continuing the expansion of Lucid’s AMP-1 factory in Casa Grande, Arizona.

Gravity will be launched in 2024, with reservations opening in early 2023.

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Access integrates Stingray karaoke services into infotainment platform


Access integrates Stingray karaoke services into infotainment platform

Access Europe will integrate karaoke services, powered by Stingray, into the Access Twine for Car (Twine4Car) in-vehicle infotainment platform.

Stingray Karaoke supports both a touchscreen and voice-controlled in-car experience designed to enable drivers and passengers to safely learn, practice and perform songs. The company offers a catalog of up to 100,000 licensed songs. Local and international content can be enjoyed in many languages, including English, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese and German. The platform has original concept background videos and images with synchronized scrolling lyrics cues that appear directly on the screen. The user interface is also customizable.

The new version of Twine4Car includes content from several media partners and a wide range of apps, TV services and VOD offerings for many markets.

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Lexus updates multimedia system in 2023 LS limousine


Lexus updates multimedia system in 2023 LS limousine

Lexus will update its LS limousine for 2023 – with the new flagship model range featuring the Link Pro multimedia system.

Fitted as standard to all LS versions, the system enables everyone on board to interact with it through a central 12.3in high-definition touchscreen, by using voice commands, or remotely using their smartphone. The new “Hey Lexus” on-board assistant responds smartly to voice commands to search the internet, make calls and operate the audio or climate control. The system also ensures a wireless smartphone connection using Apple CarPlay, or a cable connection to access Android Auto. Multimedia software updates can now be delivered over-the-air, so there is no requirement for the LS to be taken to a service center to gain the latest functions.

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Audi launches recycled seatbelt buckle covers


Audi launches recycled seatbelt buckle covers

Auto manufacturer Audi has launched recycled plastic covers for seatbelt buckles in its Q8 e-tron models.

The casings are partially manufactured from mixed automobile plastic waste using a chemical recycling process. It is the first time the company is installing safety components made in this way. In conjunction with the PlasticLoop project, the auto maker has established a process with plastics manufacturer LyondellBasell, based on the findings from a pilot project.

Plastic components that are beyond repair are first stripped from customer vehicles, freed of foreign materials such as metal clips, before being broken down into smaller pieces, and processed into pyrolysis oil by means of chemical recycling.

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Morgan Plus models to feature Sennheiser audio system


Morgan Plus models to feature Sennheiser audio system

Sennheiser audio systems will be available in all Morgan Plus models from January 2023.

Through Sennheiser’s 3D audio Ambeo Contrabass algorithm, the audio system delivers a bass response with definition, punch and depth, while keeping the system as efficient and compact as possible. The system includes eight transducers. These include four conventional speakers in the door and rear panel, and four invisible speakers, of which three are behind the dashboard and one in the lower compartment panel, for bass reproduction. The transducers are controlled by a new amplifier with a dedicated digital signal processor (DSP), powered by Sennheiser’s audio processing software.

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