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Continental calls for international legal framework for automated driving; recommends development of reliable radio networks

Highly automated driving on the interstate highway technically feasible by 2020, but the international legal framework and specific radio channels are lacking Technology company Continental calls for the next steps to be implemented in developing the legal framework for taking … Read the full press release

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) presented the 2017 Innovation Award for the Volvo Penta Joystick for Inboard

Volvo Penta wins 2017 Innovation Award for Joystick for Inboard at the Miami International Boat Show.  GOTHENBURG, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) presented Volvo Penta with a 2017 Innovation Award for … Read the full press release

SEAT to give insight into the trends in future mobility at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Cars will increasingly become an extension of the mobile phone, enabling permanent, safe connection Promoting sustainable mobility and anticipating driver needs are two future challenges  Carsharing and shared use fleets are models of collaborative economy that will become trends in … Read the full press release

Bosch to showcase smart IoT solutions at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, February 27 to March 2, 2017

Connectivity is turning the car into a third living space, Bosch’s sensor technology enables connectivity beyond mobility Connected mobility: concept car as the third living space Connected capabilities helps increase Two wheeler safety Sensor technology: tiny sensors enable connectivity solutions … Read the full press release

TomTom Telematics surpasses 700,000 subscriptions to its connected car and fleet management solutions

TomTom Telematics consolidates position as leading European fleet management solution provider, and looks ahead to future growth AMSTERDAM, 17-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom Telematics today announced that it has surpassed 700,000 subscriptions to its connected car and fleet management solutions (FMS). … Read the full press release

Road Event Reporter: TomTom launches new traffic cooperation tool to share traffic data to millions of connected road users

AMSTERDAM, 17-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2) today announces the launch of a new traffic cooperation tool to exchange traffic data with cities, road authorities and other mobility stakeholders. Designed with ease-of-use in mind, the Road Event Reporter tool will allow … Read the full press release

Versalis and Genomatica bio-butadiene wins Tire Technology International Award for Excellence and Innovation

San Donato Milanese (Milano), 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The bio-butadiene (bio-BDE) technology developed by Versalis (Eni) in partnership with Genomatica has been named winner of the Environmental Achievement of the Year within the “Tire Technology International Awards for Excellence and Innovation”, … Read the full press release

ZF strengthens leadership in steerable rear axles with production milestone of 100,000 Active Kinematics Control systems

The 100,000th AKC system (Active Kinematics Control) rolls off the line just four years after starting production of active rear axle steering. Production milestone strengthens ZF’s leadership in steerable rear axles, an increasingly common feature in passenger cars worldwide. AKC … Read the full press release

Mobility and Industry 4.0: ZF Friedrichshafen AG becomes new partner of STARTUP AUTOBAHN platform

ZF Friedrichshafen AG is new partner of the growing network platform STARTUP AUTOBAHN 13 start-ups of the innovation platform for mobility present first ideas at EXPO Day in Stuttgart Friedrichshafen/Stuttgart, 15-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — STARTUP AUTOBAHN was founded in May … Read the full press release

ZF Friedrichshafen AG CEO delivers keynote address at the CAR Symposium

Systems supplier ZF sees vehicle safety as an “enabler” for automotive megatrends Network integration will help to make “Vision Zero” possible Friedrichshafen/Bochum, 15-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — “Demands to vehicle safety are becoming increasingly complex due to new vehicle architectures and flexible … Read the full press release

Capgemini enhances its cybersecurity offering for the connected car

PARIS, 13-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced the launch of a new offer designed to enhance the security of connected vehicles, vehicle manufacturing plants and the enterprise IT systems of automotive … Read the full press release

Leading OEMs Meet to Discuss Electrification and 48V Architectures in Europe

70+ high-level speakers from the battery industry’s top OEMs, manufacturers, and forecasters Three days of in-depth discussions of key topics affecting the battery industry How 48V architecture can help the automotive industry tackle emission targets How Europe’s battery industry can … Read the full press release

The PSA Group and URYSIA partner to assemble Peugeot vehicles in Kenya starting June 2017

PARIS, 06-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The PSA Group and URYSIA today signed a contract to assemble Peugeot brand vehicles in Kenya. This assembly project will begin in June 2017 with an annual volume of over 1,000 units in order to meet … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp further expands in Hungary with plans for springs and stabilizers production facility in Debrecen

New production facility for springs and stabilizers to be built in Debrecen at a cost of around 35 million euros ESSEN, 03-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology group thyssenkrupp plans to build a further automotive and components plant in Hungary. The … Read the full press release

Audi wins “Small Car” category and “Compact Car” class in the “Best Cars 2017” competition

Audi A1 and Audi A3 win in the “auto motor und sport” reader survey Audi Q7 in second place in its class Third place finishes in four additional categories Ingolstadt/Stuttgart, 02-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Audi has driven home two overall wins in … Read the full press release

IVECO develops revolutionary gas truck for sustainable transport; bags award

The European Gas Awards of Excellence 2017 have been assigned during the European Gas Conference, held in Vienna, Austria from 23 to 25 January 2017. IVECO, a brand of CNH Industrial, was in a short list of five companies in … Read the full press release

NORMA Group announces major contract for Urea Transport Systems from Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturer

Qingdao, China, 27-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology, has received a major contract for Urea Transport Systems (UTS) from a Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturer. From 2017 to at least 2025, NORMA Group … Read the full press release

Chinese government grants NEVS’ application for electric vehicle production at its manufacturing plant in Tianjin

Trollhättan, Sweden, 26-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Chinese government has today approved NEVS’ application to start production of electric vehicles in its manufacturing plant in Tianjin. – I am very grateful for the approval we now have received for the electric … Read the full press release

Bosch Group and the MAHLE Group to sell joint venture Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems

STUTTGART, 24-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Bosch Group and the MAHLE Group have decided to seek a buyer for their joint venture, Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems (BMTS). The joint subsidiary was founded in 2008. With a total of around 1,400 … Read the full press release

German Association of the Automotive Industry: Restrictions within NAFTA would have a major adverse effect on the economy

BERLIN, 20-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry, comments on the latest announcements by future US President Donald Trump “We take the statements seriously. However, first of all we have to wait … Read the full press release

Covestro at the “Folien + Fahrzeug” conference on February 8 and 9, 2017 in Bad Kissingen

Demonstrator for decorative and functional film solutions LEVERKUSEN, 20-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Covestro has developed a wide range of films for car interiors. The focus is on displays and operating panels that are protected by scratch-resistant, glare-free films. Using them enables … Read the full press release

SEAT’s technological equipments get a second life in an educational setting at the University College of Industrial Design EUDI

MARTORELL, 17-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SEAT has donated technological equipment for educational use to the University College of Industrial Design EUDI, which is attached to the University of A Coruña. The material includes 18 Wacom Cintiq tablets and three screens which … Read the full press release

Bentley and Breitling launch new chronograph – the Breitling for Bentley Supersports B55 to celebrate the new Continental Supersports

Limited edition watch celebrates launch of Continental Supersports Featuring a titanium case, carbonfibre dial and connected technology Connected watch allows wearer to log lap times and rally data via app Three exclusive chronograph functions inspired by motorsports Performance-packed edition celebrates … Read the full press release

Bentley Motors delivered 11,023 cars in 2016; Americas as its number one region while sales increased in Europe and UK

Bentley Motors delivers a record 11,023 cars in 2016 56 per cent growth in Europe, 16 per cent up in UK 85 per cent export signals global demand CREWE, 16-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bentley Motors delivered 11,023 cars in 2016, … Read the full press release

The path towards the autonomous vehicles passes through the European satellites

PRAGA, Czech Republic, 16-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The future of the autonomous driving is “made-in Europe”. The European Agency for the global navigation satellite systems (GSA) has kicked-off ESCAPE, a three-year and 5.4 M€ project to exploit the services offered … Read the full press release

Autonomous delivery robots: Mercedes-Benz Vans participates in the 16.5 million euro financing round as lead investor in Starship Technologies

With its involvement as lead investor, Mercedes-Benz Vans underpins its strategic, long-term collaboration with Starship Technologies A first prototype emerging from the cooperation was introduced back in September 2016: a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter acting as a mobile loading and transport hub for eight robots … Read the full press release

Mercedes-AMG opens dedicated retail outlet in Tokyo Setagaya

Based on the strategic product range expansion of the recent years, Mercedes-AMG reaches a milestone in its sales strategy with the opening of a dedicated retail outlet in Tokyo Setagaya. The new location represents the sports car and performance brand … Read the full press release

Altran and EMG (eMapgo) partner to offer ADAS verification solution in China

PARIS, 06-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Altran, a global leader in Engineering and R&D services (ER&D), announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with EMG (eMapgo), a China-based leading service provider of high quality LBS (Location Based Services) data for … Read the full press release

Sixt receives three World Travel Awards

World Travel Awards for Sixt Car Rentals, Sixt Luxury Cars and the Sixt Limousine Service Regine Sixt sees honor as ‘validation of our consistent commitment to customer orientation’ Munich / Maldives, 06-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Award winning mobility solutions meet the … Read the full press release

Alstom presents environmental declaration for SmartBalise, its new generation of beacons

Alstom has published the environmental declaration for its new generation of beacons. SmartBalise is an ecodesigned product, with minimised environmental impact all the way from manufacture to end-of-life. Its environmental performance is presented in the declaration, available for consultation today … Read the full press release