Love is a strange thing. It takes you by surprise. This is somewhat like my love of Ove, a character created by Fredrick Backman as well as my new-found love for the new SUV on the horizon, the MG Hector. As I went back and forth through the new-age features of this car, I was rather surprised to find Ove from this book called A man called Ove persistently whisper quotes from this book that seemed to merge seamlessly with the features of the car. Very soon I discovered that the MG Hector was out to colour my moments forever and it was as if Ove whispered happily: People said Ove saw the world in black and white. But she was color. All the color he had. As you read my assessment of this car, you too will know what Ove thought because every word in italics are quotes from Backman’s book. You’re in the right place if you want to learn how to properly detail a car, and if you’re interested in getting a car, you can use services as used cars ottawa for this same purpose. View this site for the car’s VIN verification. Car Detailing Supplies & Chemicals – To do any job well you must have the right tools. With car detailing, the right tool often means the right chemical. In Car Detailing Supplies & Chemicals you will learn the basics of the cleaners, polishes and protectants needed to properly car details.
The MG Hector from Morris Garages, that has been giving the world some of the best cars since 1924, is now poised to launch what they call the internet car or the car that will drive the future as it shapes everything that drives a laptop, a smartphone, or even a desktop. The Hector is a whole new experience in mobility and I’m not surprised a greater part of its brain appreciates that humans can think and everyone, including Benedict Cumberbatch, the brand ambassador, call this capability iSMART. But you needn’t be afraid of advanced technology and I’ll be damned if I’ve seen you afraid of a single bloody thing in this world before now… I’m not asking for brain surgery. I’m asking you to drive a car. It’s got an accelerator, a brake and a clutch. Some of the greatest twits in world history have sorted out how it works. And you will as well.
So let us simply jump into the mainstream of everything that makes the MG Hector a car that may very well dominate the future of roads because you are not a complete twit. Allow me to start with the iSMART app that scans the car and instantly presents information on location and if the car is fully locked. How to avoid that the key gets stuck in the lock if it is cold outside. Ove is smart and despite the fact that he is presently driving the Saab, a car that he inherited from his father, he knows that the time is right to let in a bit of modern-day smartness. Ove listens to me when I tell him that this iSMART app carries out many functions beginning from vehicle scanning to checking all else based on pre-defined parameters, informs the driver about fuel level & vehicle range, lock/unlock status, and remotely switches ON climate control when car is in the sun… and Ove realised that he wanted to hear her talking about the things she loved for the rest of his life. This isn’t all, I added hurriedly, this app helps one find my car (honking/lights blinking/walk or drive to car), geo-fencing, security alert, abnormal tyre-pressure notification, vehicle management, and also helps the driver to drive smartly and navigate while giving speed alerts. When looking for a more classic car, check this K20 Muscle Car for sale.
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Yes, for sure. The 1.5-litre turbo-petrol with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system and 2.0-litre diesel variants come with the brain of the system – in a large 10.4 inch Head Unit that is pre-loaded with entertainment content and the software is refreshed periodically Over-The-Air (OTA). For those who are confused about OTA, this facility updates for OS and Firmware. This head unit is vertically mounted and comes with buzzing Artificial Intelligence to match your own thoughts, smart apps to make driving easier and joyful, and is 5G-ready making it future proof. The learning curve isn’t steep, Ove, I said. Men are what they are because of what they do. Not what they say. I looked at Ove and waited as I felt there was more he wanted to say. A time like that comes for every man, when he chooses what sort of man he wants to be. And if you don’t know the story, you don’t know the man. There will be those who do not yet know the story of Ove and that he thinks he is surrounded by idiots who find even reversing a trailer difficult and shop assistants who speak a language that he doesn’t understand. Some call him grumpy but Ove has unswerving conviction about doing a job well. Like it is with the MG Hector. Ove was determined to understand all that he hadn’t understood before, and soon enough, you become familiar with all its nooks and crannies. This is because they say the best men are born out of their faults and that they often improve later on, more than if they’d never done anything wrong.
He loses himself in his own thoughts. Floats away, as if in a mist. He’s never been the sort of man who does that, has never been a daydreamer but his mesmerized look told me that the mention of a 360-degree camera, a Harman Infinity audio system with four speakers and four tweeters with a subwoofer, steering-mounted controls, push button start and keyless go, cruise control and tyre-pressure monitoring system besides the fascinating leather upholstery and the soft-touch materials on the door and the dashboard were like the start of a new magical journey for him.
The MG Hector is indeed magical and every journey into this enchanted world begins with ‘Hello MG’. We always think there’s enough time to do things with other people. Time to say things to them. And then something happens and then we stand there holding on to words like ‘if’. There is nothing iffy about Hector.
I’ve already written that vehicle functions and remote operations are managed through the magical iSMART environment. Besides this, the Hector has an in-built connectivity solution with embedded M2M or eSIM that is powered by IPV6 or internet protocol version 6 and every information technology function is 5G ready where Airtel is the telecom partner. I say this because Ove had asked for clarifications because this was what Ove had learned: if one didn’t have anything to say, one had to find something to ask. If there was one thing that made people forget to dislike one, it was when they were given the opportunity to talk about themselves. Ove whispered to me that with so much technology resident, would there be security lapses? Well, privacy and security and all sorts of vehicle analytics are stored locally in the Microsoft Azure Cloud DC in India that form an impregnable defense to the system and all data stored. Ah! murmured Ove, you miss the strangest things when you lose someone. Little things. Smiles. The way she turned over in her sleep. Even repainting a room for her. And obviously, when your personal data is at risk. This isn’t a risk with the MG Hector at all. I guess this looks after all those times when you were tempted to give me a look studded with a long line of question marks and exclamation marks.
This isn’t all. iSMART has a pleasantly responsive AI-based Voice Assistant that understands without a hitch over 100 voice commands. Commands like open sun roof, climate control, open window, radio controls, navigation, and search embedded songs, to quote a few. This Voice Assistant has been built for MG India by Nuance that has advanced AI enabled machine learning capability and thus their expertise ensures that the technology recognizes differences in semantics in speech. This is because of Nuance applied NLU or Natural language understanding and DDFW for adaptive capability and as a TTS vocalizer is embedded with a powerful speech signaling processing SSE, this assistant is best for recognition of Indian voices and accents. And obviously, Ove’s Swedish accent as well. Any more doubts, I asked and Ove answered: You only need one ray of light to chase all the shadows away.
Ove said softly that it was difficult to admit that one is wrong. Particularly when one has been wrong for a very long time. If you are asking about glitches in navigation, I said, the payroll software provider comes with embedded maps and navigation solutions from TomTom that has over 600 million vehicles on road globally… and has IQMaps to make locating and navigation simpler. Wait, there is more, I said, and told Ove about the E-call feature and the resident instant emergency response system. E-call is automatically triggered when air-bags are deployed and the exact location is then sent to response team at Pulse Hub. The system is really fool-proof. By the way, iSMART also enables concierge services when I-call is pressed and it is like saying that one can easily and seamlessly move from technology to people to technology.
The MG Hector may not have the largest physical dimensions but does have the most powerful system in place, I told Ove and he immediately responded: Time is a curious thing. Most of us only live for the time that lies right ahead of us… only a swine thinks size and strength are the same thing. Remember that.
The MG Hector comes with a premium account from GAANA which means there will be advert-free music and unlimited downloads. Accuweather is embedded in the system to give you a peek into the future of the most unpredictable element in nature. MG has made sure that every part of the system detailed so far comes from the best in that area of technology. For instance, Cisco Jaspers are the technology partners, UNLIMIT plays the symphony of IoT, Nuance gives life to conversational AI, TomTom to keep the world moving, and Gaana to let entertainment be heavenly.
That’s it, all the little secrets that make it your car? Well, there is always space for innovations and MG has already decided to go for locally hired testers and on-field developers to look into whatever else is appropriate for the future. The systems, by the way, have a propensity to remain usable in weak internet areas and major features work even when there is no internet. But we are always optimists when it comes to time; we think there will be time to do things with other people. And time to say things to them. Time to appeal. Ove had a look of admiration on his face that told me instantly that he was probably wishing he wasn’t just a character in a book and that he would have so much loved to be here in flesh and blood to experience the magic of MG Hector. It was almost like the time Sonja had said that to understand men like Ove and Rune, one had to understand from the very beginning that they were men caught in the wrong time. Men who only required a few simple things from life, she said. A roof over their heads, a quiet street, the right make of car, and a woman to be faithful to. A job where you had a proper function.
Ove, even though he is a character in a book, is in love with the magic of MG Hector… I am sure the others who are luckier to be living in these times will be happier that they can actually drive this SUV home. #MGDrivein
05 April 2019