New Jeep Wranglers get USB interface, reworked interiors

Automotive group Chrysler has shown off what new features will be incorporated into the 2011 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited models, which include a completely overhauled and technologically updated interior.

Automotive group Chrysler has shown off what new features will be incorporated into the 2011 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited models, which include a completely overhauled and technologically updated interior.

One of the best features included in most minivans has made its way to the Jeep line – built-in radio controls from the steering wheel. The new wheel console also allows drivers to operate a connect cell phone.

The dashboard has been updated with a USB interface and a specific port for 12-volt power devices. Production of the new models is currently underway.

“While retaining unmatched, legendary capability, the 2011 Jeep Wrangler boasts an all-new interior that delivers a host of comfort, convenience and versatility features,” said Jeep CEO Mike Manley.


Mark Raby

Automotive group Chrysler has shown off what new features will be incorporated into the 2011 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited models, which include a completely overhauled and technologically updated interior.

Automotive group Chrysler has shown off what new features will be incorporated into the 2011 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited models, which include a completely overhauled and technologically updated interior.

One of the best features included in most minivans has made its way to the Jeep line – built-in radio controls from the steering wheel. The new wheel console also allows drivers to operate a connect cell phone.

The dashboard has been updated with a USB interface and a specific port for 12-volt power devices. Production of the new models is currently underway.

“While retaining unmatched, legendary capability, the 2011 Jeep Wrangler boasts an all-new interior that delivers a host of comfort, convenience and versatility features,” said Jeep CEO Mike Manley. Leer más “New Jeep Wranglers get USB interface, reworked interiors”

50 Stunning 3D Car Renders

Computer graphics has become truly remarkable about re-creating and illustrating reality. And while most artists still face major obstacles when it comes to rendering organic material, there’s a small subset of 3D images that have been scratching perfection for many years now: 3D vehicle renders.

There are so many realistic and beautiful artworks, and if it weren’t for the 3D forums and galleries, you wouldn’t know whether you’re looking at a photograph or a computer-generated render. In this collection we’ve brought you some of the best, most inspiring works, where the physical perfection is often mixed with artistic solutions, a real eye-candy!


Computer graphics has become truly remarkable about re-creating and illustrating reality. And while most artists still face major obstacles when it comes to rendering organic material, there’s a small subset of 3D images that have been scratching perfection for many years now: 3D vehicle renders.

There are so many realistic and beautiful artworks, and if it weren’t for the 3D forums and galleries, you wouldn’t know whether you’re looking at a photograph or a computer-generated render. In this collection we’ve brought you some of the best, most inspiring works, where the physical perfection is often mixed with artistic solutions, a real eye-candy!

Stunning 3D Car Renders Leer más “50 Stunning 3D Car Renders”

Sawed-in-half assistant is doing her part to promote magic show

Hey, that handsome magic guy Lance Burton is playing the Monte Carlo in Vegas right now. How do I know? It says so right there on a trunk sitting on the airport baggage carousel—the trunk with half of his assistant sticking out the bottom! A lot of people are doing double takes at this stunt, a clever little piece of out-of-home media that riffs on the old illusionist-sawing-his-helper-in-half trick. (That bit never seems to work out well, does it?)


By T.L. Stanley

Lance-burton

Hey, that handsome magic guy Lance Burton is playing the Monte Carlo in Vegas right now. How do I know? It says so right there on a trunk sitting on the airport baggage carousel—the trunk with half of his assistant sticking out the bottom! A lot of people are doing double takes at this stunt, a clever little piece of out-of-home media that riffs on the old illusionist-sawing-his-helper-in-half trick. (That bit never seems to work out well, does it?) Leer más “Sawed-in-half assistant is doing her part to promote magic show”

Toyota running Facebook contest to find most passionate Prius owner

By Chad Catacchio

Toyota is running a contest on Facebook to find “the most passionate fan” of the Toyota Prius. The winner – and the winner’s hometown – will be the US host for the Prius’ 10th anniversary celebration, which will take place on October 10 this year (i.e. 10/10/10)

On the Prius Facebook Page, Toyota asks:

“Are you a fuel-efficient hyper-miler, an eco-warrior or tech-savvy gadget guru? Do you volunteer in your community? Toyota wants to hear from you! Submit a video or several photos demonstrating your Prius passion…”

The submission period last until August 13, after which Toyota will select ten finalists, which will then be voted on by “user” from August 18 – 27 (it’s unclear if this voting will be exclusively on facebook.com or if Toyota will feature the voting in other places – we’ve emailed Toyota for comment).


Toyota is running a contest on Facebook to find “the most passionate fan” of the Toyota Prius. The winner – and the winner’s hometown – will be the US host for the Prius’ 10th anniversary celebration, which will take place on October 10 this year (i.e. 10/10/10)

On the Prius Facebook Page, Toyota asks:

“Are you a fuel-efficient hyper-miler, an eco-warrior or tech-savvy gadget guru? Do you volunteer in your community? Toyota wants to hear from you! Submit a video or several photos demonstrating your Prius passion…”

The submission period last until August 13, after which Toyota will select ten finalists, which will then be voted on by “user” from August 18 – 27 (it’s unclear if this voting will be exclusively on facebook.com or if Toyota will feature the voting in other places – we’ve emailed Toyota for comment). Leer más “Toyota running Facebook contest to find most passionate Prius owner”

Ford rethinks ad plans to emphasise ‘quality’

The US marque is concerned that aggressive pricing strategies being pursued by rivals in conjunction with the government’s scrappage scheme, have undermined the value of cars in the mind of consumers.

To highlight the brand’s quality and heritage, Ford of Britain is rolling out a campaign that will centre on its ‘Ford Standard’ quality promise. The ads, which use the endline ‘More. As standard’, aim to convince consumers that Ford offers cutting-edge motoring at an affordable price.


By Alex Brownsell

Ford is preparing an integrated ad campaign that will flag up the value of its vehicles, rather than focusing on price-led promotions.

Ford: promoting the 'Ford Standard'
Ford: promoting the ‘Ford Standard’

The US marque is concerned that aggressive pricing strategies being pursued by rivals in conjunction with the government’s scrappage scheme, have undermined the value of cars in the mind of consumers.

To highlight the brand’s quality and heritage, Ford of Britain is rolling out a campaign that will centre on its ‘Ford Standard’ quality promise. The ads, which use the endline ‘More. As standard’, aim to convince consumers that Ford offers cutting-edge motoring at an affordable price. Leer más “Ford rethinks ad plans to emphasise ‘quality’”

Citroën prepara una campaña para celebrar el triunfo de la Selección Española

El sector automovilístico está aprovechando el título ganado por España en el Mundial. Tanto es así, que Citroën lanzará en breve una campaña especial para animar al mercado y festejar el acontecimiento.

El Mundial puede suponer alguna que otra décima de subida en el PIB de este año. Miguel Fernández, director de marketing de Citroën Automóviles España, ha declarado a El Mundo que confía en que “un acontecimiento como éste sirva de estímulo y aporte confianza al consumidor”.


El sector automovilístico está aprovechando el título ganado por España en el Mundial. Tanto es así, que Citroën lanzará en breve una campaña especial para animar al mercado y festejar el acontecimiento.

El Mundial puede suponer alguna que otra décima de subida en el PIB de este año. Miguel Fernández, director de marketing de Citroën Automóviles España, ha declarado a El Mundo que confía en que “un acontecimiento como éste sirva de estímulo y aporte confianza al consumidor”. Leer más “Citroën prepara una campaña para celebrar el triunfo de la Selección Española”

Renault ha conseguido un pequeño descapotable biplaza “Wind”

Renault ha conseguido un pequeño descapotable biplaza que destaca por su original sistema de capota rígida que se abre/cierra en sólo 12 segundos y que ofrece la misma capacidad de maletero con el techo plegado o desplegado.

El nuevo modelo se ofrece como alternativa urbana y viajera con estas medidas: 3,83 x 1,68 x 1,38 m, y una capacidad de 270 litros en el maletero. El rey en su categoría, pero con sólo dos plazas.
El Wind empezará a comercializarse en septiembre, al igual que en el resto de Europa occidental, dos meses después de su venta en Reino Unido y Eslovenia, país éste en el que se fabrica.


Renault ha conseguido un pequeño descapotable biplaza que destaca por su original sistema de capota rígida que se abre/cierra en sólo 12 segundos y que ofrece la misma capacidad de maletero con el techo plegado o desplegado.

El nuevo modelo se ofrece como alternativa urbana y viajera con estas medidas: 3,83 x 1,68 x 1,38 m, y una capacidad de 270 litros en el maletero. El rey en su categoría, pero con sólo dos plazas.
El Wind empezará a comercializarse en septiembre, al igual que en el resto de Europa occidental, dos meses después de su venta en Reino Unido y Eslovenia, país éste en el que se fabrica. Leer más “Renault ha conseguido un pequeño descapotable biplaza “Wind””