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Automotive Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

Audi to expand its portfolio with two new Q models: Audi Q8 and Audi Q4

Production of the Audi Q8 crossover SUV to start in Bratislava in 2018 Audi Q4 compact utility vehicle from Győr as of 2019 Board of Management Member for Production Prof. Dr. Hubert Waltl: “Increased competitiveness in the SUV segment” INGOLSTADT, 13-Apr-2017 — … Read the full press release

Neste mobile app enables mobile payment for fuel without cash or a card

ESPOO, 12-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aimed at motorists, the Neste mobile application enables now mobile payment for fuel without cash or a card. The application makes refuelling faster, safer, and easier for customers.“We want to be where our customers are, in … Read the full press release

Infineon Technologies adds 40 V MOSFET packaged in D²PAK 7pin+ to its StrongIRFET™ family

MUNICH, 12-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) complements its StrongIRFET™ family with a 40 V MOSFET packaged in D²PAK 7pin+. The new MOSFET family offers an extremely low R DS(on) of 0.65 mΩ and the … Read the full press release

Infineon Technologies AG joins the 5G Automotive Association e. V. to contribute to connected automated driving

MUNICH/ BERLIN, 12-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — You can’t have an automated car without reliable communication infrastructure and stable mobile communication connectivity. The next generation mobile communication standard is indispensable. Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) contributes to introducing the … Read the full press release

French President François Hollande visits the bus and coach manufacturing facility of IVECO BUS in Annonay

Today (April 7, 2017), the President of the French Republic, François Hollande, visited the IVECO BUS plant in Annonay, France. He was welcomed by Pierre Lahutte, IVECO Brand President and a member of the CNH Industrial Group Executive Council LONDON, … Read the full press release

IVECO Madrid site earns Gold status in the World Class Manufacturing program; becomes CNH Industrial’s highest ranking facility

LONDON, 10-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) announces that the IVECO commercial vehicles manufacturing facility in Madrid, Spain has become the Company’s first site to achieve Gold status in the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program. With … Read the full press release

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 awarded to the new SEAT Ibiza

The 5th generation of the Ibiza without a doubt represents a step forward in SEAT’s design evolution. The Red Dot Award is one of the most prestigious design awards in the world and especially values and seeks out quality and … Read the full press release

The new SEAT Ateca FR to debut at AUTOMOBILE BARCELONA in May

The new FR trim brings fun at the wheel, sportiness and dynamism to the Ateca range, without compromising luxury World premiere at Automobile Barcelona and orders will be taken from mid-May The Ateca FR is a further step in SEAT’s … Read the full press release

Bosch and Daimler form development alliance to make system for fully automated and driverless vehicles a reality

Development alliance aims to make market launch of a system for fully automated, driverless vehicles possible by the start of the next decade. Objectives include development and rollout of a production-ready system for urban automated taxis to navigate urban traffic. … Read the full press release

Continental to present VDO TIS-Web Motion telematics solutions at the transport logistic exhibition in Munich

Comprehensive portfolio for a wide range of company-specific requirements VDO with its own booth at the exhibition for the first time Support for vehicle, driver, logistics and trailer management – and compliance with legal obligations Villingen-Schwenningen/Munich, 06-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Continental provides small and medium-sized fleets easy and inexpensive access to telematics

Telematics functions complement the proven calculation of driving and rest times Scope and cost structure designed for small and medium-sized fleets Continental to unveil its new offer at the transport logistic exhibition in Munich Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany, 06-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Continental wins 2017 Automotive News PACE Award for its integrated brake system MK C1

The Integrated Brake System MK C1 earns Continental its ninth PACE Award win. MK C1 is a high-efficiency brake system that is more dynamic, lighter, 100% recuperation capabilities and has shorter braking distances than conventional brake systems. Auburn Hills, Mich., … Read the full press release

Continental’s Road Condition Observer increases active driving safety by detecting road conditions

The Road Condition Observer from Continental enables a classification of the road conditions with regard to tire/road friction. The system uses in a first application sensors that are installed in the vehicle as standard to classify the road surface as … Read the full press release

The ŠKODA Motorsport enters the FIA World Rally Championship in 2018 with ŠKODA KODIAQ WRC

ŠKODA Motorsport is entering a new category in the FIA World Rally Championship The successful FABIA R5 will be joined by the KODIAQ WRC destined for the new WRC SUV class The KODIAQ WRC will premiere at the 2018 Rally … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Classic presents Driven by the future – electric classics from 1976 to 2011 at the Techno Classica, 5-9 April, Essen

Volkswagen Classic is presenting two different themes at the world’s biggest classic automobile show ‘Driven by the future’: Volkswagen models with electric drive systems from more than 40 years of research history ‘Wow inside’: sports classics with hidden horsepower potential … Read the full press release

Audi is one of “Germany’s best training companies” for the second consecutive year according to FOCUS MONEY magazine

Winner in “Automobile Manufacturer” category of FOCUS MONEY study Dieter Omert, Head of Vocational Training and Expertise Development at Audi: “The dual training system is an essential component of our success” WOLFSBURG, 03-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Audi is one of “Germany’s … Read the full press release