Jaguar Land Rover announced that owners of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles with InControl Wi-Fi™ will have access to a prepaid unlimited data plan for $20 per month1 enabled by AT&T. The prepaid unlimited data plan, which is available across the U.S.2, makes it easier and more affordable for Jaguar and Land Rover vehicle owners using the brand’s InControl platform to stay connected while on-the-go3.
When a data signal is available, users of InControl Wi-Fi™ have access to the latest in infotainment services, including Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities that allow passengers to connect up to eight devices to the service for fast access to the internet.
Jaguar and Land Rover InControl Wi-Fi™ relies on a fixed antenna mounted to the vehicle. This mount is the same area in which the AM/FM radio antenna is housed; its size and location have been designated to assist the vehicle in accessing stronger signals and provide reliable internet connectivity across a broad range of the country2.
“Wireless connectivity and connected car services continue to be a key driver for new vehicle purchases, so we’re happy that this attractive price will provide Jaguar Land Rover customers with an enhanced ownership experience through the use of all the Wi-Fi enabled benefits,” said David Larsen, Jaguar Land Rover North America Product Planning Manager.
“We’re proud of our role in delivering our latest affordable unlimited data plan to Jaguar and Land Rover owners,” said Joe Mosele, vice president, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T. “By accessing the internet through the AT&T wireless network, passengers can now enjoy their content and entertainment on the go.”
InControl Wi-Fi™ is currently available as a standard feature and as an option on select Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles including the Jaguar XE, XF, XJ, and F-PACE, and Land Rover vehicles including the Discovery and Discovery Sport, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and Range Rover Evoque models.
This story was originally published May, 13, 2015
Adam Carolla and his team were kind enough to invite me out to a private screening of his latest film, Winning: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman, at his LA-area garage. The film showcases Paul Newman's love of motorsport and the drive and dedication that he put into his racing career.
Best known as the Oscar Award-winning actor and philanthropist, the film chronicles Newman's discovery of motorsports and his path to becoming a championship winning driver and team owner. The film includes interviews by friends, family, and colleagues, including Robert Redford, Willy T. Ribbs, Mario Andretti, Dick Barbour, Bob Sharp, Robert Wagner; Jay Leno, Patrick Dempsey and more.
Watching this film you not only see how important racing was to Paul Newman but the countless contributions he made to the sport, his teammates, and young drivers who he supported. If you are a fan of motorsports you will love this movie, but even if you are not car guy (or girl) you will find this film fascinating, well made, and inspirational.
The entire evening was amazing and after the screening Adam, Nate and Matt (Motorator) answered questions about the film and the process of making it. Adam started collecting Paul Newman Datsuns after he bought his first Bob Sharp Datsun on eBay several years ago, as his interest in vintage racing grew he began to buy and restore more of Paul's vintage race cars, amassing one of the best collections of Newman raced cars under one roof. After collecting and researching Paul Newman's career in motorsports decided to produce the film "I feel it is the kind of movie he would want made about himself" said Carolla. Paul Newman really wanted to be known among the racing community as a racer.... not a celebrity...and this film captures that.
The film is available for digital download and Adam and the team are hoping to have a DVD with bonus features available for the holidays.
Films like racing is a team effort so I wanted to take a second to acknowledge the incredible team that made this film happen.
Director: Adam Carolla
Co-director: Nate Adams
Screenwriters: Adam Carolla, Nate Adams
Producers: Nate Adams, Adam Carolla, Mike August
Executive producers: Norm Pattiz, Matt D'Andria
Director of photography: Marten Tedin
Editor: Simon Sandquist
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Edd China, who has worked as the master mechanic on Wheel Dealers for the last 13 years announced that he has left the program due to creative differences with Velocity. In a YouTube video, Edd lays out his reasoning as well as his plans for the future. Check out the video below and the statement he released.
I am very sorry to say, that after 13 years on the show, I am leaving Wheeler Dealers.
Wheeler Dealers is a great car show, reportedly the biggest on the planet at the moment. It is broadcast in about 220 territories around the globe and apparently has several hundred million viewers worldwide. This success would not have been possible without the huge collaborative effort put in by the production team over the years but most of all because of the loyalty and appreciation of our fans who have kept watching, in ever increasing numbers around the globe. Because you kept watching it; we kept making it. So thank you all for that.
Making Wheeler Dealers is no easy task and every episode requires a massive effort from a dedicated team of people. We started, all those years ago, on a niche channel in the UK with just a small production: Michael Wood and Dan Allum; the founders of Attaboy TV and originators of the show, one production manager, a camera man, a sound man and Mike and myself. One hundred and thirty five cars later we have grown to a production team of over forty five staff, and we are now entertaining much of the TV watching planet. It’s been quite a ride.
It was exactly the worldwide popularity of Wheeler Dealers and sheer size of the audience, coupled with the lack of product placement and brand endorsements within the show which meant that Discovery US and Velocity Channel saw an opportunity for further exploitation of the brand and so, after season twelve, the show commission was taken over by Velocity Channel in the US, who decided to replace Attaboy TV with Discovery Studios in California.
Unfortunately, on Velocity’s first attempt at producing the show they found Wheeler Dealers ‘too difficult to make’, ‘at least in its current format’. In particular, the detailed and in depth coverage of my fixes in the workshop; what I consider to be the backbone and USP of the programme, are something Velocity feel should be reduced. The workshop jobs are certainly the hardest part of the show to make and reducing their substance and role in the show will save the production considerable time, effort and therefore money. However, this new direction is not something I am comfortable with as I feel the corners I was being asked to cut compromised the quality of my work and would erode my integrity as well as that of the show, so I have come to the conclusion that my only option is to let Velocity get on with it, without me.
Wheeler Dealers has been an enormous part of my life since 2002, a real roller coaster of demanding challenges and triumphant moments. It has been a privilege to meet and work with so many great people and, from the workshop to the joy rides, to be allowed to experience so many fabulous cars and amazing locations. Leaving the show at the height of its success has been a really tough decision to make but I believe the time is right for me to spread my wings. Sometimes you’ve just got to break free from the confines of your rut and head for the far horizon.
I would like to thank Attaboy TV, Mike, our incredible crew, and everyone who has contributed to making such a great programme for all of these years. A special thank you must go to every one of our fans for watching these past thirteen series, it has been great having you along for the ride, your appreciation means so much.
Mike and Velocity will continue to make Wheeler Dealers, apparently with Ant Anstead taking my place in the workshop, so new episodes will be on your screens in due course. Being the new boy is never easy, so please give Ant your support, I wish him the very best of luck. It will certainly be nice to see Mike turn up at the workshop with yet another wreck knowing I don’t have to do any of the work!
As for me, I am already working on some great new projects which will expand my world in new directions and, as I will have a bit of time on my hands, I’ll even start to put some things up on my youTube channel, so keep an eye out for that. Right now though, I just feel relieved and exhilarated with freedom and I can’t wait to get cracking on the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.
For years Discovery have been encouraging everyone to: ‘make your world bigger’ – and that is exactly what I am now doing.
The emotional designs and high-performance models issued by Lexus in the last few years prefaced a new chapter for the brand, one that begins now with the arrival of the 2018 LC flagship performance coupe. A concept car come to life, the Lexus LC combines stunning design, scintillating performance, long-distance comfort and premium craftsmanship to join an elite group of international grand touring coupes.
The Lexus LC 500 makes the strongest statement yet about the brand’s future direction. Previewed by the LF-LC concept in 2012, the Lexus LC debuted as a production model at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This spring it arrives in Lexus dealerships as the V8-powered LC 500 with an MSRP of $92,000 and the LC 500h with a new Multi Stage Hybrid powertrain at an MSRP of $96,510. Toyota Motor Corporation president, Akio Toyoda, who is also Chief Branding Officer and master driver for Lexus, inspired development of the LC. Focused on offering more emotional and exciting vehicles for global markets, he called for a flagship production coupe echoing the spirit of the hand-built Lexus LFA supercar and delivering the visual impact of the Lexus LF-LC concept.