It’s a fascinating time to be a car designer. With the impending rise of self-driving vehicles, new technology for better visibility on the road, and more, there’s never been a better time to rethink the experience of driving. In advance of the New York International Auto Show this weekend, Co.Design caught up with Gerry McGovern, the design director and chief creative officer for Jaguar Land Rover. At a Manhattan showroom, he was debuting the 2016 Range Rover SV Autobiography, the company’s latest limited-edition luxury vehicle. Here’s what he had to say about tomorrow’s car design, including how Land Rover approaches technological innovation (cautiously), why the company isn’t worried about autonomous cars, and why backseats are about to get a lot cooler. advertisement advertisement The Backseat Will Get More Love The home office of the future may be the backseat of a self-driving car. But even before cars can drive themselves while you … [Read more...] about Jaguar Land Rover’s Design Chief On The Future Of Cars
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Some of the world’s biggest tech companies have told their employees to stop talking about technology and technical standards with counterparts at Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in response to the recent U.S. blacklisting of the Chinese tech firm, according to people familiar with the matter.Chipmakers Intel Corp and Qualcomm Inc, mobile research firm InterDigital Wireless Inc and South Korean carrier LG Uplus have restricted employees from informal conversations with Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker, the sources said. Such discussions are a routine part of international meetings where engineers gather to set technical standards for communications technologies, including the next generation of mobile networks known as 5G.The U.S. Department of Commerce has not banned contact between companies and Huawei. On May 16, the agency put Huawei on a blacklist, barring it from doing business with U.S. companies without … [Read more...] about Some big tech firms cut employees’ access to Huawei, muddying 5G rollout
Huawei has finally unveiled its latest smartphones, the P30 and P30 Pro, after building hype from rumours, leaks and teaser trailers. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei, said on-stage that the devices are 'inspired by nature' and designed to let people take the best pictures possible. Huawei has equipped the handsets with three or four cameras, depending on the model, to increase light and picture quality, it claims. The presentation in Paris included a range of images taken on the P30 Pro and the same images taken on competitors, the iPhone XS Max and the Samsung S10 Plus, showing its claimed superiority in areas of low light. The Chinese firm announced its 'compact' devices with a bigger battery as it continues its bid to overtake is Samsung as the biggest mobile phone maker in the world. Customers in the UK can pre-order the devices which will be stocked by EE and will cost £39 per month for the P30 and the Pro will be available from £49 per month. The launch … [Read more...] about Huawei FINALLY reveals its flagship P30 Pro handset with FOUR cameras and 50x zoom set to rival Apple and Samsung’s top models – but will it be spying on you?
Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed a number of details regarding the company's new Full Self Driving tech at today's Autonomy Investor Day seminar. The Silicon Valley company's plan to detail its driverless tech comes amid growing questions about global demand for Tesla's electric vehicles, the ongoing health of its stock, and the stability of the company's leadership -- Musk included. In other words, this promised to be a hugely important event in the history of the high-profile automaker -- and based on some of the claims that Musk made, that looks to be the case.Back on April 3, Tesla first announced plans to host Autonomy Investor Day, which it originally scheduled for Friday, April 19. It subsequently moved the date to Monday, April 22, "based on investor feedback."According to Tesla's initial press announcement, the company "is making significant progress in the development of its autonomous driving software and hardware, including our FSD computer, which is currently in … [Read more...] about Tesla Autonomy Investor Day: What we learned, what we can look forward to