Category Archives: Automotive

Automotive Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

TUM: WARR Hyperloop team unveiled their new capsule

MUNICH, 24-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Now it’s lighter, stronger, faster: The students on the WARR Hyperloop team of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) unveiled their new capsule on Tuesday, July 18. The group will enter the new pod in the … Read the full press release

The 300,000th G-Class rolls off the production line at Magna Steyr in Graz

G-Class has been built on behalf of Mercedes-Benz at Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria, since 1979. Dr Gunnar Güthenke, head of the off-road product group at Mercedes-Benz: “The G-Class is the ultimate off-roader and is an icon among off-road vehicles.” … Read the full press release

The Abarth 124 rally scored exceptional sporting result at MT Washington Hillclimb in US

In the MT Washington Hillclimb, the car won Prepared car category, with Kevin Wesley ending sixth in the general ranking and Sara Price leading the women. A challenging and spectacular course with long dirt stretches and breathtaking landscapes.  TORINO, 17-Jul-2017 … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Exhibition: The John Lennon Phantom V will travel from Canada to London to join The Great Eight Phantoms

DERBY, 14-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — #GreatPhantoms Today (13.07.2017), Rolls-Royce has announced that it will celebrate the 50th anniversary year of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in its own way by bringing the colourful Rolls-Royce Phantom V, famous for being … Read the full press release

Piaggio MP3: the world’s first 3-wheel scooter

THE PIAGGIO MP3 RANGE GROWS AND IS COMPLETED STABILITY AND EASE OF RIDING COMBINED WITH AGILITY, BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE AND REDUCED CONSUMPTION. TOP SHELF SAFETY AND COMFORT AS ALWAYS FOR THE THREE-WHEELED PATRIARCH OF THE CATEGORY AND BEST SELLER FOR MORE … Read the full press release

Vespa Sei Giorni: Vespa GTS family meet the history and most genuine sport tradition of Vespa

FROM THE LEGENDARY STORY OF THE “SEI GIORNI” AND ITS VICTORIOUS EPIC DEEDS, A LEGENDARY MODEL IS REBORN A SPECIAL AND NUMBERED VERSION OF THE MOST POWERFUL AND TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED VESPA OF ALL TIMES Pontedera, Italy, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The … Read the full press release

Groupe PSA sold 1,580,000 units in the first half of 2017

1,580,000 units sold in the first half of 2017 Sales increase in Latin America, Middle East and Africa, Eurasia and India-Pacific regions In China, specific action plans implemented for each JV by Groupe PSA and its partners Market share gains … Read the full press release

Groupe PSA: Autonomous car crossed a tollgate in a full autonomous mode for the first time

PARIS, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At 10:30 am on Wednesday, on the VINCI Autoroutes motorway network, an autonomous carcrossed a tollgate in a full autonomous mode, for the first time. A Citroën C4 Picasso from Groupe PSA’s autonomous vehicles fleet crossed through … Read the full press release

PSA Retail to develop its used vehicle trade with platform for used vehicles CARDAYZ

PARIS, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With CARDAYZ, PSA Retail has gained a strategic operational tool to develop its used vehicle trade, cover all of this priority market effectively and increase customer satisfaction. CARDAYZ provides a comprehensive approach to the used vehicle … Read the full press release

PSA Retail: ambitious partnership to build the most extensive Car Spare Parts Distribution Platform

A partnership between PSA Retail, Car Avenue, Grand Est Automobiles and Groupe Nedey Automobiles PARIS, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — PSA Retail has teamed up with Car Avenue, Grand Est Automobiles and Groupe Nedey Automobiles to build and develop the most extensive … Read the full press release

Groupe PSA: Our aim, with the co-construction approach, is to make the company and its employees win

Achievements of our commitments: the Group produced more than 1 million vehicles in France in 2016, created 2,000 jobs for young people, also offers more flexible working methods International expansion of the co-construction approach with the IndustriALL agreement Actions are under … Read the full press release

Historic McLaren cars at the Louwman Museum in The Hague, Netherlands

McLaren Exhibition at the Louwman Museum in The Hague, from July 6 to August 27 Only 6 years after its launch, McLaren Automotive already owns a fleet of heritage cars that can no longer be purchased new Exhibition showcases 16 … Read the full press release

First Audi Summit in Barcelona: Audi A8 and Audi AI (artificial intelligence) technology

New top model Audi A8 is the star of a major brand event in Barcelona Audi AI: artificial intelligence enriches products and services Audi CEO Stadler: “Vorsprung is our promise.” Barcelona/Ingolstadt, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At the first Audi Summit this … Read the full press release

TomTom, Baidu to develop high definition (HD) maps for autonomous driving

Move to global standard in high definition maps to accelerate future of driving Beijing, China, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2) and Baidu (BIDU) announced today that they have joined forces to develop high definition (HD) maps for autonomous driving. Their … Read the full press release

TomTom covers all highways in Western Europe in its High Definition (HD) Map

With US Interstates and Highways, now 360,000km covered globally AMSTERDAM, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2) today announced that it has completed the expansion of its High Definition (HD) Map product to cover all highways in Western Europe. That’s 175,000km of … Read the full press release

TomTom to develop ultra-fast lane level traffic technology supporting autonomous driving and smarter mobility

AMSTERDAM, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2) today announced it is developing ultra-fast lane level traffic technology supporting autonomous driving and smarter mobility. Research will be done in cooperation with Cisco to leverage roadside data captured by Cisco’s array of sensors, … Read the full press release

Sweden based mobility provider NEVS unveils In-Motion concept of the future urban mobility solutions at CES Asia 2017

At the technology show CES Asia in Shanghai, NEVS displays the new InMotion Concept for the very first time. This is not a normal car – it´s a vision on how we in the future can travel safe and efficiently … Read the full press release

Swedish NEVS at CES Asia: Our solution goes far beyond car ownership – we are rethinking mobility as a whole

In connection with the CES Asia in Shanghai, Swedish NEVS unveils a number of exciting news: For the first time, NEVS displays the InMotion Concept. This is a totally new way of showing flexible future urban mobility in a major … Read the full press release

Microsoft’s advanced Cloud technology to power NEVS’ mobility solutions globally

With the vision in shaping for a more sustainable future, Sweden based mobility provider NEVS participated in CES Asia 2017, unveiling In-Motion concept of the future urban mobility solutions. As an important step already now to achieve the vision, NEVS’ … Read the full press release

Continental’s “prototype” and benchmark tire test facility to celebrate its 50th anniversary

Since 1967 Continental has tested some 1.3 million tires at the Contidrom Systematic expansion from high-speed oval to high-tech test center All-weather AIBA automated test facility operational for five years now HANOVER, 06-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Contidrom, Continental’s “prototype” … Read the full press release

Driverless mobility: Continental to acquire a minority share in EasyMile SAS

Continental acquires a minority share participation in the French company EasyMile, a pioneer in driverless technology and smart mobility solutions The objective is to develop cutting-edge technologies for driverless vehicles and to open up new fields of competence Continental and EasyMile … Read the full press release

Continental to showcase its brand-new electronically switchable engine mount at IAA 2017 in Frankfurt am Main

German premium-segment car manufacturer becomes first to use electronically switchable engine mount from Continental Innovative solution reduces in-vehicle vibrations and therefore enhances ride comfort Consistent light-weight design helps to reduce the vehicle weight and save fuel Component fulfills stringent requirements … Read the full press release

Journalists accreditation starts now for the 67th International Motor Show (IAA) Cars in Frankfurt am Main

67th IAA Cars in Frankfurt am Main: journalists can register now BERLIN, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Accreditation starts now for journalists to the 67th International Motor Show (IAA) Cars, which will be held in Frankfurt am Main from September 14 to … Read the full press release

The new Flying Spur Design Series by Mulliner: Only 100 examples of this exclusive limited edition will be produced

Design Series takes inspiration from the finest details: the flash of colour on a suit lining, or the vibrant stitching on a leather saddle Sumptuous Mulliner interior features a rich palette of Designer’s Choice colour splits Exquisite interior materials include … Read the full press release

2017 British Superbike Championship: BMW riders claimed important results both in the Superbike and the Superstock classes

At the weekend, the BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers and the BMW experts have been in action in Great Britain, Croatia and Italy. At Britain’s Snetterton, the BMW riders in the British Superbike Championship (BSB) took to the track with success. … Read the full press release

14th win for the BMW Team RLL programme since 2009 at IWSC Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen

BMW Team RLL’s Bill Auberlen (USA) and Alexander Sims (GBR) raced the number 25 BMW M6 GTLM to victory on Sunday at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. MUNICH, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW … Read the full press release

BMW i8 Roadster: virtually silent and with zero local emissions

The BMW i8 Roadster is coming: time for a first look. The ultimate progressive sports car is now ready to spread its wings MUNICH, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW i is looking forward to welcoming the third member of the BMW … Read the full press release

Best Supermini for the new SEAT Ibiza at the 2017 Auto Express New Car Awards

First international award for the new Ibiza: Auto Express’ ‘Best Supermini’ Auto Express gives high praise to “stunning” Ibiza for its space, comfort, refinement  and, in particular, its affordability Further commendation for SEAT Ateca in Best Mid-sized SUV class, plus, … Read the full press release

Connected motoring: Volkswagen vehicles will be equipped with pWLAN from 2019

From 2019 on, Volkswagen will start fitting the first models with pWLAN technology Information on traffic risks arising at short notice will be sent to other vehicles and the local environment within a few milliseconds WOLFSBURG, 29-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Connectivity … Read the full press release

Six startups presented their ideas to Volkswagen and Siemens at the Group Digital Factory Conference

Six international startups devise practical solutions for digital factory planning Volkswagen Group and Siemens PLM Software joint project Winners implement ideas and results together with Volkswagen and Siemens BRUNSWICK, 29-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Six startups from six countries spent 24 hours … Read the full press release