True to its ethos of empowering those in life and on the road through technology, INFINITI is helping re-write the rules of modern palaeontology and showcasing the breadth of its SUV line-up by supporting an expedition in the Gobi Desert with the Explorers Club.
A 35-person multidisciplinary team of palaeontologists, geologists, archaeologists and scientists, announced a breakthrough in paleontological methodology through advanced mapping technology, and a discovery of many significant findings after a 20-day expedition in the Gobi Desert using INFINITI QX50, QX60 and QX80s. The route revisited Roy Chapman Andrews’ ground-breaking explorations nearly 100 years ago. Known as the inspiration for Indiana Jones, Andrews changed the way expeditions are conducted as the first explorer to use motorized vehicles to prospect sites more efficiently. By using INFINITI vehicles and advanced technology the team reduced a 10-year expedition to just 20-days, pioneering a new way to locate dinosaur fossils.
The expedition, which used INFINITI’s all-new midsize QX50 SUV, as well as the larger QX60 and QX80 SUVs, endured a heavy sandstorm that blew away two support tents, 110-degree weather, scorpions, lethal spiders and a host of other challenges moving a large caravan across the Gobi’s forbidding terrain.
INFINITI will bring a group of journalists from around the world to the Gobi later this month to experience an expedition using the INFINITI QX50, QX60 and the QX80.
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