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Automotive Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

Mercedes-AMG selects SAP SuccessFactors solutions to help drive its digital HR transformation and optimize talent management

WALLDORF, 31-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that Mercedes-AMG has selected SAP SuccessFactors human capital management (HCM) solutions to help drive the company’s digital HR transformation and optimize talent management. Mercedes-AMG, the world-renowned sports car and performance … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics to demonstrate its latest innovative solutions for IoT and Smart Driving at IoT Asia, Singapore Expo, March 29-30, 2017

STM32 ODE reduces time-to-market by simplifying and accelerating product development ST delivers safer, greener, and more connected technologies for Smarter Driving SINGAPORE, 31-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, … Read the full press release

Magneti Marelli Motherson opens new manufacturing plant for automotive lights and air intake systems in India

Corbetta, Italy, 30-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Magneti Marelli Motherson (MMM) inaugurated its new plant at Bawal in Haryana, which will manufacture automotive lights and air intake systems. MMM, an equal joint venture between Magneti Marelli, Italy and Samvardhana Motherson Group India … Read the full press release

MAN Truck & Bus operates new assembly line for axle production at its Salzgitter plant

30 years of axle production at the Salzgitter plant | 200 new jobs and investments of €30 million | Production of MAN and Scania axles on a single assembly line MUNICH, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MAN Truck & Bus has … Read the full press release

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport announces teams for 2017 DTM season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes me: Robert Wickens & Gary Paffett Mercedes-AMG Motorsport SILBERPFEIL Energy: Paul Di Resta & Maro Engel Mercedes-AMG Motorsport BWT: Edoardo Mortara & Lucas Auer STUTTGART, 28-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Final preparations for the new DTM season will … Read the full press release

Hermes and Mercedes-Benz Vans partner to electrify the courier service’s vehicle fleet

Strategic partnership to electrify the Hermes vehicle fleet 1500 electric vans for urban deliveries from Mercedes-Benz Vans Pilot project to start in early 2018 in Hamburg and Stuttgart Focus on economy, practicality and sustainability Significant reductions in exhaust and noise emissions … Read the full press release

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