16 Apr

Hate Waiting in Line to Pay for Gas? There’s an App for That

Jaguar has teamed up with Shell to allow drivers to make payments via their car’s infotainment system.  With the shell app, the driver selects the amount of fuel they want to purchase at the pump, then pay using Apple Pay or PayPal.  The app will email a receipt.

A couple of limitations hold it back – obviously first it only works at Shell Stations, and is only available in Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles with InControl Apps in the infotainment systems.  The upside is that this technology is being rolled out into the market, and eventually will be available to pay for more than just gas. Parking, tolls, and car washes are just the beginning.


01 Apr

Porsche Camp4 Circuit Hits the Ice

In one of the newer stops for the Camp4 circuit, Porsche headed out to the cold Canadian tundra.

Camp4 is a chance for Porsche owners to improve their driving skill without risking dents, scratches, or crashes to their own vehicle.  Drivers experience slalom runs, drifting figure-eight courses, downhill sweepers, and short tracks for rally flicks. It’s a 4-5day crash course that starts at $4,000 for the experience.

Drivers are offered vehicles such as the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (to learn how to get Porsche’s pendulum rear end to swing around), or a 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman (for driving through the slalom).

There’s a full review on MotorAuthority.com with first hand reports of how the instruction improved driving skill on the ice and snow up in Canada.