Highly automated vehicles (HAV) are currently testing on public roads in fewer than 50 cities around the world, but more markets are interested in bringing this new technology to their streets. Today, INRIX, the world leader in connected car services and transportation analytics, announced a new platform that provides the foundation for cities and road authorities to communicate with operators for safe and effective deployment of HAVs on public roads. INRIX AV Road Rules is the first platform that enables cities and road authorities to assign, validate and manage traffic rules and restrictions for autonomous vehicles operating on public roads. The platform also leverages information from HAVs to report infrastructure improvement needs, making the roads safer for all users.
"If deployed correctly, highly automated vehicles will radically improve our transportation systems, making them safer, more efficient and higher quality," said Avery Ash, head of autonomous mobility. "After talking to hundreds of cities, states and federal officials, and dozens of HAV operators, we identified a critical data gap that INRIX is uniquely positioned to address. INRIX AV Road Rules marks an essential new tool for transportation agencies to lay a foundation for the safe operation of HAVs on public roads."
For more than a century, road authorities have communicated driving restrictions with terrestrial signage and lane-striping. While HAVs have greatly improved the ability to operate in complex traffic environments, street signs and lane stripes are an inexact way to communicate rules to a 21st century vehicle. Currently onboard sensors, computer vision, machine learning and/or third-party datasets are used to triage roadway guidelines, but this approach is imprecise, costly (resources and dollars) and increases the risk of rule violations. INRIX AV Road Rules enables cities and road authorities to quickly and easily digitize local restrictions such as speed limits, crosswalks, school zones and stop signs, allowing automakers and HAV operators to ensure vehicles comply with local guidelines. The platform also creates a channel to communicate road infrastructure needs from HAVs back to transportation agencies, which improves safety and performance for all road users.
Chris Holmes, connected and autonomous vehicle research senior manager at Jaguar Land Rover, said: "Self-driving vehicles are stimulating conversations globally, but they are in fact a very local challenge. Road conditions and layouts can vary drastically over a matter of miles and so it is vital that self-driving is facilitated collaboratively. Local traffic authorities play a significant role in this. INRIX AV Road Rules provides improved information to the car, ensuring our self-driving technology is the most safe, sophisticated and capable to deal with challenging real-world environments as we enter new markets across the globe."
At launch, seven cities and road authorities and four HAV operators have signed on to support INRIX AV Road Rules, and many more have expressed interest in joining when it expands later this year. The initial set of pilot users includes cities and road authorities with a variety of sizes, climates and geographies: Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Cambridge, MA; Portland, ME; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada which includes Las Vegas; Transport for West Midlands and Transport Scotland in the UK. Automakers and operators slated to use the platform at launch include: Jaguar Land Rover, May Mobility, nuTonomy (an Aptiv company) and operators running Renovo's Aware platform. The initial set of partners will help refine and expand the platform to improve a crucial tool for road authorities to fulfill their traditional role of setting and maintaining traffic rules and restrictions.
"We are excited to collaborate on the INRIX AV Road Rules in Boston and see this as a great opportunity to continue the city's focus on safety in the development of autonomous vehicle operations," said Kris Carter, Co-Chair of the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics at the City of Boston. "This is an important project that will explore how our city shares information with vehicles and vice versa. INRIX is helping us lay an open foundation for operators interested in piloting AVs on public streets by offering an important dataset that demonstrates our understanding of real-world deployment challenges."
"INRIX AV Road Rules provides access to ground-truth, road authority-verified traffic guidelines that will help us ensure successful operation of our vehicles," added Gretchen Effgen, VP of Global Partnerships at nuTonomy (an Aptiv company). "Partnering with INRIX and the city of Boston demonstrates our commitment to safety and our work to guarantee our vehicles always have the most up-to-date information."
For more than 10 years, INRIX has been working with public agencies and vehicle operators around the world to manage and improve transportation for human driven vehicles. INRIX is leading the charge to ensure HAVs are safely integrated into the world's road networks, providing the tools and analysis needed to improve and validate their safety and performance.
To learn more, register for the webinar "INRIX AV Road Rules: Guidelines for Deploying HAVs" on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 10am PT / 1pm ET. Road authorities and operators can sign-up here to be considered to join the list of supporting partners when the AV Road Rules platform expands new markets later this year.
INRIX is the global leader in connected car services and transportation analytics. Leveraging big data and the cloud, INRIX delivers comprehensive services and solutions to help move people, cities and businesses forward. Our partners are automakers, governments, mobile operators, developers, advertisers, as well as companies large and small. Learn more at INRIX.com.
Juneyao Airlines' first Boeing 787 aircraft will be delivered with a colorful Chinese peony-themed livery. Peony, the national flower of China, is synonymous with grace and elegance and reflects the Chinese airline's brand and vision for itself in terms of upcoming plans for development. The new design is meant to depict the airline's hope and expectations for a peaceful, powerful and prosperous China. The aircraft, together with Juneyao Airlines' painted fleet of Airbus A320, which received the livery in preparation for the carrier's recent celebration of its 10th anniversary, also served as an announcement of the airline entering a new era, whereby it is operating with both Boeing and Airbus aircraft. The airline will continue with the Chinese Red livery, the color that is representative of China and of promise for the future and that was applied in the A320/1 series, and extend it to the Boeing 787 to showcase that promise around the world. In addition, the Chinese Ribbon livery design, which outrivaled other proposals in a public livery competition, will be used on the Boeing 787, demonstrating Juneyao Airlines' support for the direction that China is taking and its dedication in contributing to the country's One Belt, One Road initiative.
Juneyao Airlines is also taking the lead when it comes to the design and configuration of the cabins in the Boeing 787. The Business Class section has been fitted with 180-degree lie-flat Thompson Vantage XL seats, each with a 42-inch pitch and arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration. Economy Class features Recaro CL3710 nine-way adjustable headrests and seats equipped with warm, fantasy lighting, in-flight HD entertainment systems with 12-inch screens, standalone USB interfaces, and other facilities allowing passengers to feel pampered during their flight.
According to the delivery schedule announced by the airline and the aircraft manufacturer, Juneyao's first Boeing 787-9 will arrive at Boeing's general assembly line on August 8, and, during the month of September, be put through paintings and trial flights. Final delivery will take place in late September or early October. The airline expects to take delivery of three painted 787 planes between now and the end of the year. At first, the planes will service some key domestic routes before being transitioned to the airline's first grouping of long-haul, intercontinental routes.
Juneyao Airlines, a subsidiary of Shanghai Juneyao (Group) Co. Ltd., is one of the airlines to emerge after China's aviation industry started to grow rapidly on the heels of the rollout of China's reform and opening-up policy. Shanghai Juneyao (Group) took the lead in expanding into the industry via charter flight operations. In 2006, Shanghai Juneyao (Group) made its first foray into the aviation sector when Juneyao Airlines successfully completed its maiden flight. By mid-2018, Juneyao Airlines was operating 68 single-aisle A320 planes. Last year, the airline placed an order for 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, in a move to meet the needs of its rapidly growing international network. Juneyao Airlines is committed to furnishing best of class aviation services by providing passengers with high-quality, friendly services and conveying its brand philosophy of happiness, good fortune and Chinese culture to more passengers.
SOURCE Juneyao Airlines
Dendrobium D-1 E-hypercar Confirmed for Development and Production in UK and Debut Presentation at Salon Privé
After the highly successful international introduction at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2017 and subsequent presentations throughout Europe and the Far East, the Dendrobium D-1 electric hypercar has taken its next steps towards production with an all new company, Dendrobium Automotive Limited, now established in the UK.
The Dendrobium D-1 was originally a basic electric hypercar design concept, created in the mid-1990s, by Vanda Electrics, a Singaporean product design company. In 2016 the sketched designs were presented to UK engineering and Formula 1™ company, Williams Advanced Engineering with a brief for them to create a working show car integrating many features of the car which would appear on the production version to be presented at Geneva. A uniquely qualified management team has now been recruited to take the Dendrobium D-1 into its next phase of development.
Nigel Gordon-Stewart is Chairman and CEO of Dendrobium Automotive Limited. Gordon-Stewart has been working in the premium and supercar markets since 1989. He is best known for pioneering the sales and marketing of the McLaren F1 and subsequently as Sales & Marketing Director of Automobili Lamborghini SpA reintroducing the Super Velocebrand with the Diablo SV and SVR. He was later an Associate Director to the Board at Group Lotus Plc among other senior roles.
"Dendrobium Automotive is one of the most exciting businesses I've ever been involved with," commented Gordon-Stewart. "Using the very latest technology, we are developing, what will be, the most impressive all-electric hypercar. We are designing our own in-house all-electric power train and we plan to use our own power storage cells moving to Solid State as and when the technology is reliable and financially viable. We are developing unique cabling and connector systems as well as our own complete vehicle integration and ADAS hardware and software. From a technical perspective, the D-1 will be a British engineering tour-de-force."
The headline specification targets of the D-1 are as impressive as you'd expect from a hypercar in this sector: 1,800 bhp; 2,000 NM and a target weight of 1,750 kgs yet it must represent the true feel of a supercar, not big and heavy. Performance will be very impressive and as linear as possible in its delivery, re-writing the rules for the experience of hypercar ownership. "The car is all carbon fibre, advanced composites and alloys which are superlight and super strong," stated Jens Sverdrup, Member of the Board of Dendrobium Automotive Limited. Sverdrup has a highly successful background in the supercar industry having worked with Lamborghini, Ferrari and Pagani but is best known for establishing the Koenigsegg brand on the map to the extent that it's now one of the most desirable and highly valued brands in the supercar sector. Recently he's been responsible for raising Rimac Automobili's profile globally."The construction of the D-1 is based on a unique Protocell carbon tub which possesses future adaptability for further generations of Dendrobium e-performance cars. Apart from advanced vehicle technology, the D-1 has enormous drama and presence thanks to our unique Bio-Aerial Locomotion door and roof opening system which was inspired by the Dendrobium name. A lot more details will be revealed over the coming months, not the least of which will be the D-1's impressive range and rapid charge time. You can be assured that the Dendrobium brand will become synonymous with the most exciting and technically sophisticated e-hypercars on the market and available globally."
"Although all the Dendrobium team has automotive blood running in their veins, we are essentially a technology company developing ultra-performance EV and PHEV cars, systems and components," continued Gordon-Stewart. "Our Advisory Board is chaired by Michael Kimberley who created Lotus Engineering back in 1978 with Colin Chapman which has provided engineering consultancy and technology services throughout the automotive industry with clients from Toyota to Aston Martin. We want to be part of Britain's resurgence of technology development and best quality manufacturing because the very high standard of British engineering and manufacturing is still highly respected worldwide. It's one of the things that sets the UK apart and nowhere more so than in performance automotive engineering, technology and motorsport. We see very exciting times ahead with Dendrobium Automotive."
The D-1 will be officially publicly exhibited, for the first time in the UK, at Salon Privé in September. "We choose Salon Privé for our debut because of the sheer prestige of the event and the ability to engage one-to-one with potential clients, key industry figures and business people," said Gordon-Stewart. "Blenheim Palace is the perfect location for us being right in the heartland of automotive and motorsports technology in the UK so easily accessible on the public day. His Grace, the Duke, is very enthusiastic about the automotive industry here in the UK and his support for that is very obvious. We're very much looking forward to September."
For more information visit https://dendrobium.com/
SOURCE Dendrobium Automotive Limited
And here’s why.
Due to a busy lifestyle, business people often block calls and switch over to non-voice communication channels. However, the calls should not be abandoned just yet. In fact, cold calling has become more effective than ever owing to an open access to information about almost every prospect and impressive functionality of sales automation call software. The trick is to adapt to the changing environment and perceive the technological progress as a great advantage rather than a serious threat.
Cold calls vs emails
There is a common misconception that email marketing campaigns are more effective than cold calls. A call is more personal than email, which is its benefit and drawback at the same time. The challenge that agents usually face while making cold calls is that they must be able to clarify the customer’s needs without looking too importunate. Emails also have their drawbacks. On the one hand, there is a high probability that the customer will miss them, but on the other hand, they are a lot less intrusive. Therefore, calling can be a much bigger interference compared with sending an email, but if all the preliminary work is done right, it is possible to make each call as personalized as possible.
A conversation on the phone has plenty of advantages over email correspondence. Sales agents manage to cover more aspects through a live conversation than via email. Email campaigns presume that the prospect opens your letter from a bunch of similar ones, reads what it has to say, follows the suggested links to learn more about the product or service, and then replies to the company saying that he is interested. In reality, the prospect may not even see the letter in his mailbox. An effective cold calling campaign can potentially generate 5-10 times higher response rates compared to an email campaign.
It’s not working because you’re doing it wrong
Before giving up on cold calling, ask yourself this:
Do you research your prospects before making a call?
If cold calling doesn’t work for your business, there is a chance that you are not doing it right. B2B sales agent cannot just open a database and blindly dial the numbers from the list, even if this is the list of companies within your target market. To make a cold B2B call a bit warmer, you need to prepare for every conversation and think in advance what steps you should take to get to the potential customer.
Total access to essential information about the prospect is the advantage that was unavailable for cold calling in the past. When making a sales call, there’s no excuse for an agent to be unprepared.
An opening line like “I’m calling to see if you’d be interested…” sounds like a complete waste of time. This is the complete opposite to efficiency given that in a few mouse clicks, the salesperson can know exactly what the company needs.
There is a big difference between calling a company to ask if they are interested in your product/service or reaching out to them knowing that you can give them serious value. This might be the reason why you don’t profit from cold calls.
The information that every agent could use includes:
- mission, vision, plans, and goals of the company;
- mission, vision, plans, and goals of their competitors;
- typical issues faced by the companies within a target market;
- the latest advancements in target industry, etc.
Knowledge is empowering, and a well-informed sales agent is much more likely to hit the spot than the agent who is not sure who he is talking to.
Overall, it is not quite true that cold calling has disappeared from B2B sales. Cold calling will be a part of sales for as long as there are telephones. It is a cost-effective and highly productive marketing instrument provided that the agents prepare for every conversation.
AT&T acquires threat intelligence company AlienVault, which has raised $120M since its inception in 2007
AT&T today announced its plans to acquire AlienVault®, a privately held company based in San Mateo, Calif. The agreement has been approved by both companies.
The acquisition of AlienVault will enable AT&T to expand its enterprise-grade security solutions portfolio and offerings to millions of small and medium-sized businesses. AlienVault’s innovative technology and security talent will help accelerate AT&T’s vision of enabling organizations of all sizes with effective cybersecurity solutions.
The agreement will combine AlienVault’s expertise in threat intelligence with AT&T’s cybersecurity solutions portfolio that includes threat detection and prevention as well as response technologies and services. After the acquisition closes, AT&T business customers will be able to access our unified security management platform that helps make organizations more effective at threat detection and response, by giving them access to a broad set of enterprise-grade security capabilities.
According to a 2017 study¹ conducted by the Ponemon Institute, more than 61% of small and medium-sized businesses have been breached in the last 12 months, up from 55% in 2016.
“Regardless of size or industry, businesses today need cyber threat detection and response technologies and services,” said Thaddeus Arroyo, CEO, AT&T Business. “The current threat landscape has shifted this from a luxury for some, to a requirement for all.”
“AlienVault’s expertise in threat intelligence will improve our ability to help organizations detect and respond to cybersecurity attacks. Together, with our enterprise-grade detection, response and remediation capabilities, we’re providing scalable, intelligent, affordable security for business customers of all sizes,” said Arroyo.
AT&T is positioned as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape for worldwide managed security services. The report cites that AT&T has made security a top focus. AT&T is making investments related to advanced threat detection and analysis, threat intelligence, virtualized security functions, and complementary services.2
AT&T will continue to invest in and build on AlienVault’s foundational Unified Security Management platform and Open Threat Exchange, the world’s first and largest open threat intelligence community, as the company integrates AlienVault into AT&T’s cybersecurity suite of services.
“We’re thrilled to join forces with AT&T. They bring a robust cybersecurity portfolio with an industry-leading technology ecosystem,” said Barmak Meftah, president and CEO, AlienVault. “This deal accelerates our ability to deliver on the AlienVault mission, which is to democratize threat detection and response to companies of all sizes.”
YouTube overhauls how it handles breaking news, adding previews of articles from credible sources, showing info from third parties, testing local news in TV app
In March, the Google News Initiative (GNI) kicked off with the goal of helping journalism thrive in the digital age. Today, we’re announcing steps we’re taking with the GNI to support the future of news in online video, and product features we’ve been working on to improve the news experience on YouTube.
Supporting journalism with technology that allows news to thrive
We believe quality journalism requires sustainable revenue streams and that we have a responsibility to support innovation in products and funding for news.
For example, in 2015 European publishers came to us to ask about how they could scale their video efforts, especially because maintaining video delivery infrastructure is costly. Working alongside them we launched Player for Publishers, a solution that enables news organizations to use YouTube’s video player to give viewers a world-class video experience across their own websites and mobile apps. Player for Publishers reduces costs and offers improved monetization for news organizations.
Since then, we've expanded these efforts beyond Europe. Today, over 100 publishers in more than 25 countries use Player for Publishers.
As part of the launch of GNI in March, we announced funding to support the future of news. Today we are committing $25M to a YouTube-specific investment:
Expertise. We’re establishing a working group with news organizations and experts from around the world to help us develop new product features, improve the news experience on YouTube, and tackle emerging challenges. News organizations including Vox Media, Jovem Pan, and India Today are early members of the working group. We’re looking forward to having more join as we convene the group in the coming weeks.
Innovation Funding. We will provide funding across approximately 20 global markets to support news organizations in building sustainable video operations. Provided on an application basis to news organizations of all types, these grants will enable our partners to build key capabilities, train staff on video best practices, enhance production facilities and develop formats optimized for online video.
Support. We’re significantly expanding our team focused on supporting news publishers. These specialists will be based around the world and support partners with training and best practices in formats, audience development, day-to-day platform operations, and sophisticated technical integrations.
News organizations interested in more information about these efforts can sign up here.
New for 2019, all Legacy and Outback models come standard with Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, which had previously been an option on most models. EyeSight includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking and Throttle Management, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist.
The Legacy 2.5i Sport model, in addition to EyeSight, makes the Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert system standard for 2019.
The 2019 Legacy and Outback also feature interior enhancements for 2019. The 2.5i base models gain an overhead console shower light and dual front center console USB ports. A high-grade instrument panel combination meter with 5.0-inch LCD display is now standard for all models. Legacy and Outback 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited models have a standard auto-dimming rearview compass mirror with Homelink® featuring a thin-frame design.
All Legacy and Outback models come standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Active Torque Vectoring for confident handling in all conditions. Legacy is the only midsize sedan that makes an all-wheel drive system standard on all trim lines.
The Legacy and Outback 2.5i models are powered by a 175-hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine teamed with a standard Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with manual mode and paddle shift control switches. The 3.6R models feature a 256-hp 3.6-liter 6-cylinder BOXER engine and a Lineartronic CVT.
Legacy for 2019
The 2019 Subaru Legacy 2.5i has a starting price of $22,545, an increase of only $350 from the 2018 model, which did not have standard EyeSight. The 2.5i base trim also comes standard with the SUBARU STARLINK 6.5-inch Multimedia with features including smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay™, Android™ Auto, Aha™, Pandora® and STARLINK Cloud Apps; Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming connectivity; AM/FM stereo; and Rear Vision Camera. The updated multimedia system now includes a single-disc CD player, HD Radio®, SiriusXM® All Access Radio and SiriusXM Travel Link®.
The 2019 Legacy 2.5i Premium begins at $24,695. Among upgrades over the 2.5i base trim are 17-inch alloy wheels, the All-Weather Package (heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer), leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control system and a 10-way power driver's seat that includes power lumbar support.
The Legacy 2.5i Premium, Sport and Limited feature as standard the SUBARU STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus system with a high-resolution 8.0-inch touchscreen that includes all the features of the 6.5-inch Multimedia system and adds Voice Activated Controls, Bluetooth® hands-free text messaging and Near Field Communication. STARLINK Connected Services are available as an opt-in feature on Premium and above trims.
Options for the 2.5 Premium include a Power Moonroof, STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia with Navigation, Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, High Beam Assist and LED fog lights.
The 2019 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sport starts at $26,795. To the Premium trim level's equipment, the Sport adds 18-inch sport-styled wheels, sport-type front grille, body color rocker trim with chrome accents, body color trunk spoiler, LED fog lights and foldable mirrors with integrated turn signals. Exclusive to the Sport is a two-tone cloth interior with blue accent stitching, carbon fiber finish patterned trim and three-spoke design leather-wrapped steering wheel with blue stitching.
The Legacy 2.5i Sport is available with a suite of optional features including Power Moonroof, STARLINK 8.0" Multimedia with Navigation, Reverse Automatic Braking and High Beam Assist.
The 2019 Legacy 2.5i Limited, with a starting price of $29,245, enhances ride comfort with Stablex Suspension. The Limited adds the luxury of perforated leather-trimmed upholstery, heated rear seat backs and cushions, rear-seat air conditioner outlets and a 10-way power driver's seat with two-position memory and power lumbar support. Additionally, the Limited has a 4-way power front passenger seat, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED fog lights, body color foldable side mirrors with integrated turn signals and Keyless Access with Push-Button Start.
At $31,545 the Legacy 3.6R Limited tops the line with a 256 horsepower, 3.6-liter 6-cylinder BOXER engine.
For the 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited, the Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert system is standard. STARLINK 8.0" Multimedia with Navigation, Power Moonroof, Reverse Automatic Braking, High Beam Assist and LED Steering Responsive Headlights are available in a package. On the Limited trims, the navigation system includes 12 Harman Kardon® speakers and a Harman Kardon 576-watt equivalent amplifier.
Outback for 2019
Equipped with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, 8.7-in. ground clearance, X-Mode, Hill Descent Control, Hill Holder and roof rails, the roomy Outback is a master of outdoors-oriented activities and everyday versatility. The 2019 Outback 2.5i is available in base, Premium, Limited and Touring trims; the 6-cylinder Outback 3.6R is available in Limited and Touring trims.
The Outback 2.5i, starting at $26,345, includes standard EyeSight and the updated STARLINK 6.5-inch Multimedia system.
Priced from $28,445, the Outback 2.5i Premium adds the All-Weather Package (heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer), dual- zone automatic climate control system, fog lights, 10-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support, 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel and dash panel with silver stitching, auto-up/auto-down front windows, overhead console shower light, illuminated front inner door pull handles and foldable body-color side mirrors.
The Outback Premium and Limited trims feature as standard the SUBARU STARLINK 8.0" Multimedia Plus system. STARLINK Connected Services are available as an opt-in feature on Premium and above.
Options available for the Premium include Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Power Rear Gate, Power Moonroof, and the STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia with Navigation. The latter also features 12 Harman Kardon® speakers and a Harman Kardon 576-watt equivalent amplifier.
The Outback 2.5i Limited is priced from $32,845 and increases luxury with perforated leather-trimmed upholstery, power rear gate, heated rear seat backs and cushions, rear-seat air conditioner outlets, 4-way power front passenger seat, 18-inch alloy wheels, Keyless Access with Push-Button Start, fog lights, turn-signal side mirrors and woodgrain-pattern matte-finish interior accent trim. In addition to the options available for the Premium trim, the Limited also offers LED Steering Responsive Headlights.
The Outback 2.5i Touring, at a starting price of $36,795, is distinguished by low-profile roof rails in a silver finish along with lower body cladding accented by chrome Outback badging. A dark gray grille insert and 18-inch wheels with machined finish dark gray accents accentuate this model's styling. LED Steering Responsive Headlights are also included.
The Outback Touring interior features exclusive Java Brown leather-trimmed seats, door panels and armrests with contrasting ivory stitching. The interior is trimmed with a unique woodgrain finish and piano-black switch panel accents. Standard amenities above the Limited trim include a heated steering wheel, auto-up/auto-down power windows on all four doors and the STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia with Navigation, including the Harman Kardon 12-speaker sound system.
Both the Outback Limited and Touring trims are also available as 3.6R models with the 256-hp 3.6-liter 6-cylinder BOXER engine. The Outback 3.6R Limited has a starting price of $34,995; the 3.6R Touring is priced at $38,995.
SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security systems offer two packages that are among the most affordable in the industry. The STARLINK Safety Plus package includes SOS Emergency Assistance, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Automatic Collision Notification, Maintenance Notifications, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and Diagnostic Alerts. For even greater peace of mind, the STARLINK Safety Plus & Security Plus Package adds Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service, Vehicle Security Alarm Notification, Remote Lock/Unlock, Remote Horn and Lights and Remote Vehicle Locator.
The Legacy and Outback are built at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) in Lafayette, IN.
SOURCE Subaru of America, Inc.