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IVECO BUS to supply of 210 Urbanway and Urbanway Hybrid buses to the city of Astana, Kazakhstan

IVECO BUS has completed the first delivery in a contract for the supply of 210 Urbanway and Urbanway Hybrid buses to the city of Astana, Kazakhstan. This order follows the 2014 appointment of IVECO BUS as Official Supplier for Expo … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Automotive lands EUR100 million order for electric motor housings installed in passenger cars

Electric motor housings for China Düsseldorf, Germany, 22-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The engineering and production expertise of Rheinmetall, the Technology Group, is increasingly in demand for electric vehicle projects. KS HUAYU AluTech GmbH, Neckarsulm, Germany, a member of Rheinmetall Automotive, … Read the full press release

MAHLE Group opens new automotive compressors plant in Changshu, China

STUTTGART, 19-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The MAHLE Group is expanding its presence in China, MAHLE’s fastest growing market. Today, a new plant for automotive compressors was officially opened in Changshu/China. MAHLE is thus strengthening its positioning in the climate compressor business—a … Read the full press release

The new BMW M240i M Performance Edition is limited to 750 units and will be available from July 2017

Attractive M Performance Parts enhance the dynamic character of the sporty coupé. With the new BMW M240i M Performance Edition, BMW M is now launching a special series in line with this trend. (combined fuel consumption: 8.5 – 7.7 l/100 … Read the full press release

SEAT restored a 600 convertible to celebrate its 60th anniversary

30 people and 1,500 hours spent on fully restoring a unique model on the occasion of its 60th anniversary Close to 1,000 original spare parts and an updated design that respects its legendary uniqueness This SEAT 600 will be displayed … Read the full press release

Several music school orchestras will perform on the open-air stage of the Mercedes-Benz Museum on 20 May 2017

With “hp culture and orchestral sounds” as the motto, on 20 May 2017 orchestras from Baden-Württemberg and Slovenia will be the guests on the open-air stage of the Mercedes-Benz Museum. The programme is part of the 2017 Regional Music School Day … Read the full press release

Volvo Group will host its inaugural Innovation Summit in London on May 16, 2017

GOTHENBURG, 10-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With a focus on ‘Smart cities – infrastructure and transport of the future’, Volvo Group will host its inaugural Innovation Summit in London on May 16, 2017. Moderated by Richard Westcott, the BBC’s transport correspondent, the … Read the full press release

moovel Group GmbH and Karlsruhe Transport Authority KVV launch joint mobility app

moovel Group GmbH and Karlsruhe Transport Authority KVV launch joint mobility app “KVV.mobil powered by moovel” Innovative app with real-time information available to download now moovel Group GmbH expands business model in Germany with white label solution for transit authorities … Read the full press release

The new DTM season: The 400th race for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the DTM/ITC

STUTTGART, 04-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two exciting weekends for the brand with the three-pointed star, as Valtteri Bottas wins his first Grand Prix in Russia and the new DTM season gets underway at Hockenheim with a milestone for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport, … Read the full press release

Daimler’s digital mobility concepts at re:publica event in Berlin, 8 – 10 May 2017

Future visions for the four pillars of the CASE strategy Intuitive mobility thanks to intelligent electronics Mobility chains for the smart city of tomorrow Cooperative interaction between man and autonomous cars Fast implementation of customers’ mobility requirements Stuttgart/Berlin, 04-May-2017 — … Read the full press release

Mercedes me connect now also available for the G‑Class

G 350 d and G 500 (Fuel consumption combined: 12.3-9.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 289-261 g/km); G 63 and G 65 (Fuel consumption combined: 17.0-13.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 397-322 g/km) Stuttgart/Affalterbach, 04-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fashions come … Read the full press release

ŠKODA’s Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic rolls out one millionth SUPERB

Mladá Boleslav, 02-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ŠKODA has produced the one millionth SUPERB. The milestone vehicle, a top-of-the-range Laurin & Klement saloon, left the production line at ŠKODA’s Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic. ​The current third generation has made a … Read the full press release

ŠKODA launches new compact SUV ŠKODA KAROQ

Mladá Boleslav, 02-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The name KAROQ and its spelling originate from the language of the Alutiiq, an indigenous tribe who live on an island off the southern coast of Alaska. ​For the name of the new compact SUV, … Read the full press release

New TomTom Bridge Hub Brings More Efficiency And Innovation to Business Operations

Birmingham, UK, 01-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2) today announces a new member of TomTom BRIDGE family at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham UK. The new TomTom BRIDGE Hub is an open, fully customizable device where applications and navigation come … Read the full press release

TomTom Telematics and BP to offer innovative fuel and driver management solution

AMSTERDAM, 26-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom Telematics and BP have joined forces to offer businesses an innovative fuel and driver management solution. BP FleetMove combines fuel transaction information from BP fuel cards with driver behavior data from the TomTom Telematics Service … Read the full press release

EBRD loans EUR150 million to Turkey’s carmaker Ford Otosan

New €150 million loan to Turkey’s top carmaker LONDON, 26-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In a new boost to the Turkish automotive industry, the EBRD is providing a €150 million loan to Ford Otomotiv Sanayi A.Ş., (Ford Otosan) to finance improvements to … Read the full press release

The Audi E-Tron Sportback Concept Combines Classic Elements and Technology

In production from 2019: second electric Audi Emotional and powerful: Audi coupé design Illuminating: e-tron light communicates with its surroundings Ingolstadt/Shanghai, 25-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Design study and technology demonstrator, electric car and power pack in the guise of a … Read the full press release

ZF Gets Local Expertise in China With Expansion of Development Capabilities

Along with Europe and North America, Asia-Pacific is one of ZF’s main sales markets Strong footprint in China Electrification and safety are significant drivers on the Chinese market Shanghai, China, 24-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Asia-Pacific, with China being the main market, … Read the full press release

ZF’s Expansion of Facilities Sets The Course for Further Growth In Chinese Market

ZF expands its Engineering Center in Shanghai: More engineering power for the Chinese and Asian markets 600 additional engineers by 2022 The latest test facilities for e-mobility as well as for driveline and chassis technology for passenger cars, commercial vehicles … Read the full press release

Turkish Powder Metal Company Acquired by GKN

Worcestershire, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GKN plc has agreed the acquisition of Tozmetal Ticaret Ve Sanayi AS (Tozmetal). Tozmetal is a powder metal part manufacturer based in the Istanbul Ataturk Free Trade Zone, Turkey.  With sales in 2016 of €24 million, … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

LONDON, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce announces today that Paul Stein has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer, reporting to Chief Executive Warren East. In his new role, Paul will be accountable for Rolls-Royce’s technology investment and for ensuring its close … Read the full press release

Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Partners With TIBCO

Team to use advanced predictive analytic technologies from TIBCO TIBCO branding to be visible on driver helmets at the Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend STUTTGART, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is delighted to welcome TIBCO Software Inc., a … Read the full press release

Audi Driving Experience Redirecting Its Program to Focus on Promoting Talent With the Audi Sport Racing Academy

Systematic coaching by experienced trainers and mentors Three male, two female candidates in the 2017 season Junior drivers competing in the Audi Sport TT Cup and the ADAC GT Master Ingolstadt/Neuburg, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Audi driving experience is … Read the full press release

Joint Venture Company for the Development and Provision of European Electronic Toll Service Has Started

The joint venture company for Europe-wide toll settlements using only one box has started FRANKFURT, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — T-Systems International GmbH, Daimler AG and DKV EURO SERVICE GmbH + Co. KG have founded their joint venture company for the development … Read the full press release

Volkswagen and Young Startups Cooperate in the Volkswagen Group IT Ideation Hub

Visit to the Group IT Ideation Hub Tracking ideas on new mobility, Industry 4.0 and the work of the future WOLFSBURG, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Is this a good idea? Does it have prospects of being implemented in practice? These are … Read the full press release

SKODA joins FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship

Mladá Boleslav, 17-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ŠKODA driver pairing for the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship has been decided. Reigning champs Gaurav Gill/Glen Macneall will complete with Norwegians Ole Christian Veiby/Stig Rune Skjaermœn. ​Both teams enter the competition in ŠKODA FABIA R5 run … Read the full press release

Piaggio Gets Supply of Lubricants Under Global Agreement with Castrol

MILAN, 17-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Castrol and the Piaggio Group have just signed a multiannual global agreement for the supply of lubricants for the Italian Group’s motorised two-wheeler brands, Piaggio, Vespa, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Derbi and Gilera. The agreement covers the … Read the full press release

FaHyence Project Gets Commission for First Hydrogen Refueling Station in France

La Motte-Fanjas (France), 14-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 11 April 2017, the hydrogen refueling station of the FaHyence project was officially commissioned in the presence of Mr. Roland Roth, President of the Communauté d’agglomération Sarreguemines Confluences (CASC) and Didier Vaucois, the … Read the full press release

Amey and RACE to build prototype autonomous vehicle that will transform service delivery to people

OXFORD, 14-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Amey together with RACE, have secured funding from Innovate UK, to build a prototype autonomous vehicle and test data collected from its sensors, which will ultimately transform current urban services and deliver safety benefits to … Read the full press release

Thales To Supply Denmark’s Defense Organization with Vehicle Communication System SOTAS

La Défense, France, 14-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Danish Defence and Logistic Organization (DALO) signed a framework agreement with Thales concerning the acquisition of the vehicle communication system SOTAS, as well as services for the equipment delivered. Key Points Thales has … Read the full press release