Intelligent, Self-Learning Car of the Future Being Developed by Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover Self Learning CarResearchers at Jaguar Land Rover in the United Kingdom are working on cutting-edge technology to design a vehicle that will provide a personalized driving experience, while helping to reduce driver distractions and collisions.  This vehicle is among the first “self-learning” cars ever worked on.

Jaguar Land Rover’s first self-learning car will use the latest in machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques to provide several services to the driver of the vehicle.  The driver of the vehicle will be recognized and the car will learn that driver’s driving style and preferences, relying on a software to process many variables including, weather, traffic conditions, time of day and personal calendar, predicting driver behavior and needs.Continue Reading


Range Rover Sport SVR Unveiled at Goodwood Speed Festival

Whitley, UK, 2 July 2014 – Crowds at Goodwood Festival of Speed got an early preview of Land Rover’s new 550PS Range Rover Sport SVR last weekend. Check out the the sights and sounds of Range Rover Sport SVR in this newly released film from Goodwood Festival of Speed. The prototype in its bespoke red, […]

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Vancouver Island’s Wickaninnish Inn Ranked Top Canadian Resort in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2014 Readers’ Survey

Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2014

The Wickaninnish Inn was named the #1 resort hotel in Canada by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, which announced its 2014 World’s Best Awards today. Situated in Tofino, on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast, the Wickaninnish Inn, a member of Relais & Chateaux, is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean with an old growth temperate forest as a […]

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Halewood the Choice of Jaguar Land Rover Home for the New Discovery Sport

Jag Plant Halewood

250 new jobs have been created by the UK’s largest automotive employer as the Land Rover Discovery Sport is today confirmed as the latest model to be produced at Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood plant. The additional jobs announced to support Jaguar Land Rover’s newest model will see the Halewood workforce reach 4,750 – more than […]

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Electric Luxury Auto Review: Tesla Motors Model S

Tesla Model S on Alki West Seattle

(Note: this post first appeared on the Bellevue Business Journal news site). Last week I was fortunate enough to be able to take out a Tesla Model S “Premium Electric Sedan” for a day.  It was one of the best driving experiences of my life!  Tesla set me up to pick up a Model S […]

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Queen Elizabeth

On Thursday  5 June 2014, Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, unveiled a plaque at St Pancras International station to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel and the launch of international high speed rail services between the UK and mainland Europe.

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2014 Toyota Highlander Limited PLT: Super Comfort for City and Highway Driving

2014 Toyota Highlander Limited PLT

Auto Review of Toyota’s 2014 Highlander Limited PLT by Joe “The Connector” Kennedy I recently had the opportunity to drive a 2014 Toyota Highlander Limited PLT and was extremely impressed.  Over 10 years ago, I spent a lot of time driving one of the first Highlanders that Toyota built and loved it, but it has […]

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Sam Branson Officially Launches Virgin Strive Challenge On The Roof of the O2 In London

Virgin Strive

The Virgin STRIVE Challenge, a mass participatory ultra-endurance fundraising event organized by Sam Branson and Big Change, was officially launched the other day on Up at The O2, the roof top summit of the world’s number one venue with breath-taking 360’ views across London. Sam Branson’s, Big Change co-founder, was joined by a host of […]

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Road Trip! We Took a 2014 Toyota 4Runner on a Road Trip to Mt. Bachelor for Spring Break

This winter was the year that my daughter Jacqueline, girlfriend Stacia and my girlfriend’s son Makaya all started enjoying snow sports.  Ten year old Jackie and twelve year old Makaya took some snowboarding lessons and Stacia started up skiing.  A long time avid skier, I was excited for them to all learn their desired modes […]

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How to Dress For Success


Trust good old Mark Twain to come with the best: “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.” However, these days of unisex ideas and when CEOs arrive in faded jeans to interview sober-looking young people, you can’t really be sure about what dress constitutes success anymore. Going by tradition […]

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