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Rolls-Royce delivers its first 2021 Ghost to Kanye West's mother-in-law

Kris Jenner stands next to her new 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost.

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Her family is better known for collecting social media followers than cars, but the passion for Rolls-Royce cars runs deep for the Kardashian-Jenner-West clan.

The family's matriarch, Kris Jenner, took delivery this week of the first next-gen 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost to arrive in North American client hands. The Ghost was redesigned this year and epitomizes understated elegance.

Pictures reveal that Jenner's Ghost features a solid silver Spirit of Ecstasy, chrome plated visible exhausts, and an illuminated grille. Its black paint job lacks a coachline. The car rides on 21-inch twin spoke part polished wheels whose centers match the wheels. It looks like Jenner has opted for a dark-on-dark interior, possibly black-on-black.

2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost

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Jenner has been known to be seen around Los Angeles in a Ferrari California, Rolls-Royce Phantom, and Rolls-Royce Cullinan. She was in a car accident with a Toyota Prius I 2016 when the Prius cut off her Rolls-Royce Dawn, which she had just taken delivery of the week previous.

Jenner's daughter Kylie has quite the car collection that includes a Lamborghini Urus, Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen, Land Rover Range Rover, and Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Rolls-Royce Wraith, and Rolls-Royce Ghost. Her sisters Kim and Khloe are more Mercedes-Maybach and Lamborghini fans. Jenner's other daughters, Kourtney and Kendall, are more into Mercedes and vintage cars, respectively, though Kourtney has been pictured on Instagram with Rolls-Royce cars over the years.

Rolls-Royce Cars North America President and CEO, Martin Fritsches, presented the keys to Jenner to unlock her 2021 Ghost, which Jenner purchased through Rolls-Royce Beverly Hills.

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A new robot is helping with customer service at one Hyundai store in South Korea as part of a trial program.

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You're probably familiar with Wall-E. Now, meet DAL-e, a robot that is currently being tested as a customer service representative at a Hyundai Motor showroom in southern Seoul.

DAL-e is a acronym for "Drive you, Assist you, Link with you-experience." The robot uses artificial intelligence technology for facial recognition as well as an automatic communication system based on a language-comprehension platform to assist clients.

"The DAL-e is a next-generation service platform that can offer automated customer services anytime. It is expected to become a messenger capable of delivering consistent messages to customers in a more intimate and personal way than conventional robots," said Dong Jin Hyun, Vice President and Head of the Robotics Lab at Hyundai Motor Group.

Hyundai Motor Group's DAL-E robot

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"With continuous updates and improvements, the DAL-e will provide fresh, pleasant experiences to our valued customers in a contact-free environment. Our objective is to enable the DAL-e to engage in a smooth and entertaining communication with customers and present valuable services to them."

The robot has a truncated yet humanoid body that is designed to have a welcoming appeal to customers. It measures 1,160 x 600 x 600 millimeters and weighs jut 80 kilograms.

Engineers have given DAL-e "emotive physical features" and the ability to engage in "smooth dialogue" utilizing both speech and touch screen commands. Additionally, DAL-e can move freely throughout the store and even guide customers to designated spots using its four-wheel capability.

Customers learn from the robot as well as be entertained by it DAL-e is able to wirelessly connect to a large display screen at the back of the store and encourages visitors to take photos with it by providing gestured feedbacks with its movable arms. In the event that a customer enters the showroom without wearing a mask, the android recognizes it and advises the customer to wear one.

Hyundai Motor Group plans to continuously update the DAL-e based on data from pilot operations, perfecting its operational capabilities as an advanced android robot.

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Volvo is allowing Super Bowl LV fans to enter to win a free car - terms and conditions apply.

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Volvo Car USA Is bringing back its Volvo Safety Sunday campaign for this year's big game. This time around, they're giving away up to $2 million worth of cars.

When the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Super Bowl LV on February 7, 2021, Volvo fans won't be talking about the old guard/new guard quarterback battle. They'll instead be hoping for a safety.

Here's how it works. For a chance to win a free car, contestants visit VolvoSafetySunday.com between January 25 and February 7, 2021 to design, in any trim and color available in the U.S. Entrants can build their car in the Volvo vehicle configurator or take a short quiz that will recommend a model based on their lifestyle. Once configured, users must click "Try to win this Volvo" on the summary page to enter. Full rules, terms and conditions can be found at VolvoSafetySunday.com.

Potential winners must enter the contest ahead of Super Bowll LV.Photo courtesy of Volvo Car USA

Volvo Safety Sunday 2021

Then, it's all up to the Chiefs and Bucs. It doesn't matter which team scores the safety. As long as one football lands in the end zone to score two points, there will be winners. Think it's a long shot? Remember that just last week the Buffalo Bills scored their first points of the game via a safety.

The giveaway is part of a larger push by Volvo to focus on the safety offered by their vehicles. The company is currently innovating to address the challenges of speed, intoxication, and distraction. Some of this work includes looking at how smart speed control and geofencing can automatically limit vehicle speeds near schools and hospitals in the future.

A new vehicle, designed to rise to meet some of this with hands-free driving software built in, is the redesigned 2022 Volvo XC90, which is expected to go on sale later this year. The XC90 is Volvo's best-selling SUV in the U.S. It comes in two- and three-row configurations, is available with a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain, and routinely is evaluated as having one of the poshest cabins in its class.

Last year, Volvo put $1 million worth of cars on the line to celebrate the more than one million lives saved by the three-point safety belt, a Volvo invention.

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