The two-door Range Rover SV Coupe is now stillborn. Originally slated for a limited production run of 999 units, the vehicle was never produced despite its confirmation at last year’s Geneva Motor Show in March, according to Autocar. The decision to cancel production of the would-be halo model was taken to divert resources towards regular production models such as the next Land Rover Discovery Sport and Defender, both of which are slated for debut this year. “We have taken the difficult decision to inform our customers that the Range Rover SV Coupé will not proceed into production. Instead, Land Rover is focusing its resources and investment on the next generation of world-class products. With exciting plans for electrification, enhanced craftsmanship, innovation and technology we are working to ensure that we continue to offer our customers a choice of world leading SUVs,” the company said. The SV Coupe was to be priced from £240,000 (RM1.3 million), going … [Read more...] about Range Rover cancels SV Coupe production
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The limited-edition three-door SUV coupe has been cancelled, with the company electing to focus its resources on new model development. The Range Rover SV Coupe has been nixed before a single model has trundled down the production line.Unveiled before last year's Geneva motor show, the SV Coupe is a three-door variant of the full-size Range Rover developed by the company's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO).In a statement released to Autocar and other UK media outlets, the company said: "We have taken the difficult decision to inform our customers that the Range Rover SV Coupé will not proceed into production. Instead, Land Rover is focusing its resources and investment on the next generation of world-class products.“With exciting plans for electrification, enhanced craftsmanship, innovation and technology we are working to ensure that we continue to offer our customers a choice of world leading SUVs.”Earlier this month Jaguar Land Rover confirmed it will cut 4500 … [Read more...] about Range Rover SV Coupe axed before production begins
RECENT developments in artificial intelligence, computer vision and motion-sensing capabilities, are creating a new generation of robots known as collaborative robotics, or “co-bots”. In other words robots that can collaborate with humans on a factory floor, to help the company manufacture much more efficiently and develop its competitiveness and product profitability. As collaborative robotics become more and more common place, they're having a distinctive impact on 'discrete manufacturing', especially for small and medium size manufacturers. Companies that operate in such Industries as the car, furniture, toy, phone and aircraft industry use collaborative robotics to enhanced productivity, quality, and efficiency to improve profit margins. Multiple sensors make it safe for collaborative robotics to work side-by-side with their human counterparts and many industry analysts are predicting a massive growth for collaborative robotics over the next decade especially in the … [Read more...] about Will SMEs focus on collaborative robotics to get more work done?
Unwilling to yield, President Donald Trump and China's government escalated their trade clash Friday, with Beijing vowing to "counterattack with great strength" if Trump follows through on threats to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods. Trump made his out-of-the-blue move when China threatened to retaliate for the first round of tariffs planned by the United States. But for someone who has long fashioned himself as a master negotiator, Trump left it unclear whether he was bluffing or willing to enter a protracted trade war pitting the world's two biggest economies against each other, with steep consequences for consumers, businesses and an already shaken stock market. "They aren't going to bully him into backing down," said Stephen Moore, a former Trump campaign adviser who is now a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation. He said the Chinese "are going to have to make concessions — period." The White House sent mixed signals on Friday as … [Read more...] about Trump, China escalate trade dispute as markets tumble
Before Mayor Kurt Schmoke walked through the cast-iron gates into Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the stadium's inaugural game in 1992, he said the new ballpark would "help fulfill our dreams not only on the athletic field but in the field of economic development."Twenty-five years later, the Orioles have yet to get to a World Series playing there, but Schmoke, now president of the University of Baltimore, said he'll feel "old and happy" attending Monday's season-opening Orioles game, partly because of the ballpark's impact downtown and elsewhere.The red-brick park's retro design, urban location and overnight popularity made it stand out, transforming how big league baseball fields have been built — and where they are located — ever since. But others question the extent of the stadium's economic boost, and current and former state officials say more can be done to capitalize on the stadium's appeal."Oriole Park without question changed the whole paradigm on how stadiums are … [Read more...] about Impact of Camden Yards is debated as it turns 25