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Automotive Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

E.ON joins forces with municipal partners to drive e-mobility in Germany

ESSEN, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the German government’s program to promote e-mobility, E.ON’s regional companies have submitted applications for a total of more than 700 charging points. The majority of the applications were submitted by Avacon, Bayernwerk, E.DIS … Read the full press release

IVECO’s pioneering work in developing natural gas vehicles recognized with “NGV Global Industry Champion” award

As a part of the NGV GLOBAL 2017 conference, the natural gas vehicles association held an international gathering on March 22 to present a series of sector awards. IVECO received the “NGV Global Industry Champion” award recognizing the brand’s 20 … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group appoints Dr. Kurt Michels as Chief Compliance Officer

Dr. Frank Fabian becomes Speaker of the Management Board of Wolfsburg AG WOLFSBURG, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr. Kurt Michels (46), previously Chief Compliance Officer Trucks & Vans & Buses of Daimler AG, has been appointed as Chief Compliance Officer of … Read the full press release

TomTom BRIDGE ELD Kit: A new solution to improve the trucker data logging experience

TomTom BRIDGE ELD Kit will provide professional truck drivers with necessary tools for electronic logging Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A., 23-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2), a leader in navigation and mapping products, and  M2M DataSmart, wireless data service provider, today announce a … Read the full press release

Frankfurt and Düsseldorf implement intelligent traffic control system from GEVAS software and TomTom

AMSTERDAM, 23-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2) today announces that its industry-leading live traffic data has been chosen to power the traffic management centres of two more of Germany’s leading cities: Frankfurt and Düsseldorf. Frankfurt and Düsseldorf have implemented an intelligent … Read the full press release

Volvo Group Signs New Two-Year Agreement With Leading Lyon Business School

The Volvo Group is extending its relations with emlyon business school, which becomes a preferred partner for the development of innovative training and learning methods. GOTHENBURG, 22-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of its global partnership program with further education – … Read the full press release

GKN’s Scalable AWD Disconnect System Featured in the All-New Jeep® Compass

WORCESTERSHIRE , 22-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GKN Driveline continues to win new orders for its complete all-wheel drive (AWD) Disconnect system developed for small to medium-sized vehicles. GKN’s scalable system is featured in the all-new 2017 Jeep® Compass, a global compact … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Signs 13-Year Service Contract for Maintenance of MTU Engines

13-year service contract signed 30 MTU Series 4000 engines in operation in dump trucks in copper mine FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY/LUMWANA, ZAMBIA, 21-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has concluded a 13-year service contract with Canadian mine operator Barrick Gold Corporation. The agreement … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom Develops App for Easy and Hassle-free Location of Parking Spaces

New Smart City solution exhibited at CEBIT Easy and hassle-free location of connected parking spaces via app Hamburg and Deutsche Telekom digitize up to 11,000 parking spaces BONN, 21-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The nerve-wracking search for a parking space will … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and BMW Group Sign Contract to Supply Batteries for Storage Project

BMW i3-batteries for storage projects in Vattenfall wind farms STOCKHOLM, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall and the BMW Group have signed a contract for the delivery of up to 1,000 lithium-ion batteries this year. The batteries with a capacity of 33 … Read the full press release

Linde Strengthens Its Presence and Role in Shell Eco-Marathon

MUNICH, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology company The Linde Group is intensifying its contribution to the Shell Eco-marathon, an annual international competition for ultra-energy-efficient prototype vehicles. The year 2017 marks the seventh time in a row in which Linde supports … Read the full press release

ENGIE announces the acquisition of EV-Box, world’s leading electric vehicle charging services providers

ENGIE announces the acquisition of EV-Box. The Netherlands-based company is one of the world’s leading electric vehicle charging services providers with over 40,000 charging stations in service. La Défense, France, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Electric mobility: a global fast-growing clean energy … Read the full press release

The Volkswagen Group supports United Nations’ “International Weeks Against Racism” initiative

Volkswagen is corporate partner of the “Stiftung für die Internationalen Wochen gegen Rassismus” (Foundation for the International Weeks Against Racism) for the first time Nationwide weeks of action from 13 – 26 March Chairman of the Board of Management Matthias … Read the full press release

Ahooga Continues International Expansion With The First Folding-Yet-Comfortable, Electric-Yet-Ultra-Lightweight Bike. For Smarter Cities And Better Lives.

BRUSSELS, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahooga Continues International Expansion With The First Folding-Yet-Comfortable, Electric-Yet-Ultra-Lightweight Bike. For Smarter Cities And Better Lives. Early 2015, Belgian startup Ahooga introduces an ultra-lightweight folding, elegant and concern-solving eBike, thereby “dissolving obstacles to Happy & … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce opens new Boutique showroom in Phuket, Thailand

Rolls-Royce has opened a new Boutique showroom on the resort island of Phuket in Thailand. The facility was opened by Paul Harris, Asia Pacific Regional Director for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, at a grand opening attended by customers, VIP guests, celebrities … Read the full press release

DS Automobiles deploys Dassault Systèmes’ Virtual Garage” solution to fully support the launch of its new SUV, DS 7 CROSSBACK

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, 14-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that DS Automobiles, the premium brand of PSA … Read the full press release

The Volkswagen Group becomes the world’s first automaker to use quantum computers

Cooperation with leading quantum computing company D-Wave Systems World premiere at CeBIT: research project for traffic flow optimization WOLFSBURG, 13-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Volkswagen Group is the world’s first automaker to use quantum computers, further expanding its digital competence for … Read the full press release

Audi shows off 6 new models at the Geneva International Motor Show

Audi Q8 sport concept: dynamic looks and innovative drive system Sporty top models: RS 5 Coupé, RS 3 Sportback and SQ5 TFSI Audi A5 Sportback g-tron: climate-friendly with no compromises Ingolstadt/Genf, 13-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Audi is presenting six new … Read the full press release

PSA and BNP Paribas Enter into a Long-term Strategic Partnership with Joint Acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall Brands

PARIS, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the broader alliance announced today between PSA Group and GM’s Opel subsidiary, PSA and BNP Paribas have agreed to jointly acquire Opel / Vauxhall’s captive financing activities and have entered into a long-term … Read the full press release

Mercedes-AMG Presents Hybrid Show Car in its 50th Anniversary

Geneva/Affalterbach, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of its 50th anniversary Mercedes-AMG is this year celebrating not only the successful past and present; above all it is looking forward. With the show car Mercedes-AMG GT Concept the sports car and performance brand … Read the full press release

Meet Mercedes: The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet Makes Its Advance Premiere in Geneva

Mercedes-Benz E 300 Coupé + E 400 4MATIC Cabriolet: Fuel consumption combined: 8.3 – 6.4 l/100 km; Combined CO2 emissions: 187 – 147 g/km GENEVA, 08-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The motto was “Meet Mercedes”: Journalists already had the opportunity to … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz Takes New Approach to Marketing Communication with Campaign “Grow Up”

With “Grow up.”, Mercedes-Benz is taking a new approach to marketing communications. The most extensive content creation in the history of the brand has been realised for the five models of the compact-car family. With more than 100 moving-image sequences … Read the full press release

Setra Presents its Exclusive Luxurious Coach at US Trade Fair in Missouri

Bus brand presents S 417 TC at the UMA Motorcoach Expo in St. Louis Revised US variant of the TopClass with new design features Setra coach is on display at the stand of sales partner MCI Stuttgart / St. Louis, 08-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The … Read the full press release

Daimler becomes the latest adopter of Ricoh’s Additive Manufacturing Innovation

LONDON, 08-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the world’s leading car manufacturers has become the latest adopter of Ricoh’s first branded Additive Manufacturing (AM) printer. Renowned for its use of innovative 3D printing solutions, Daimler has chosen the RICOH AM S5500P … Read the full press release

PSA Group Welcomes Opel/Vauxhall

Establishes PSA Group as #2 in Europe. This strong and balanced presence in its home markets will serve as the basis of profitable growth worldwide Joint venture in auto financing with BNP Paribas to support development of Opel/Vauxhall brands €2.2 … Read the full press release

Autonomous Vehicles to Benefit from New Project of TomTom and QualComm

Qualcomm-generated data to feed TomTom’s HD Map offering BARCELONA, 06-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2), a global leader in navigation products, and Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced a new project to crowdsource high-definition map … Read the full press release

New comprehensive monitoring and analytical system for fleet owners and drivers launched at the Mobile World Congress

Scania today (27 FEBRUARY 2017) at Mobile World Congress launches Scania One, which provides a single digital environment to a host of connected services for fleet owners and drivers. With one-quarter million connected Scania vehicles, Scania One provides coherent and … Read the full press release

Scania – Ericsson collaboration enhances wireless communication between heavy vehicles

Connectivity is an integral part of Scania’s customer offering since many years. As Scania now launches a new connectivity offering, the number of connected Scania vehicles has reached a quarter million. This amounts to two thirds of Scania’s 5-year rolling … Read the full press release

Resilient U.K. Automotive Sector Looks To The Future With Caution

Automotive manufacturers’ investment plans on track despite ongoing uncertainty EU exit still seen as biggest threat to sector Manufacturers to focus investment in R&D in low carbon or electric vehicle technology Automotive firms determined to pursue new international opportunities LONDON, … Read the full press release

Nor-Tech Offers European Organizations Free Simulation Tests on a High Performance Computer Cluster for CAE, CFD, FEA Software

Nor-Tech, the top provider of powerful, user-friendly computers, just announced a free simulation test on a high performance computer cluster for CAE,CFD,FEA software MINNEAPOLIS, U.S., 01-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Nor-Tech, the top provider of powerful, user-friendly computers, just announced a … Read the full press release