Category Archives: Automotive

Automotive Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Volkswagen IT partners with NVIDIA over advanced AI systems with deep learning

Strategic partnership with US technology company NVIDIA Volkswagen Data Lab is competence center for artificial intelligence Projects to use AI in corporate processes and mobility services, to support automotive startup companies, to start “Summer of Code” camp for young IT … Read the full press release

Daimler AG and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) jointly used blockchain technology to execute a financial transaction

Launch of a 1 year corporate Schuldschein with a volume of €100 million as a pilot project for capital market transactions and financial processes Bodo Uebber, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Finance & Controlling … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz Classic: The 1971 280 SE 3.5 and the 1974 350 SLC will be at the 8th Arlberg Classic Car Rally

fuel consumption combined: 9.3-8.9 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 218-208 g/km* Summiteers with stars: Mercedes-Benz Classic will be present at the 8th Arlberg Classic Car Rally from 29th June to 2nd July 2017 with two vehicles from its own dealership ALL … Read the full press release

Daimler: Mercedes-Benz adds new Cabriolet to its E-Class family

STUTTGART, 29-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mercedes-Benz is completing its E-Class family with the new E-Class Cabriolet. This open four-seater with a classic fabric soft top combines puristic, sensuous design with high long-distance comfort for four occupants and the latest technology. This … Read the full press release

VDL Bus & Coach expands Futura range with new length version, the FHD2-135

Valkenswaard, the Netherlands, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — VDL Bus & Coach has expanded the Futura range with a new length version, the FHD2-135. The advantage of this Futura, with a length of 13.5 metres, is the huge luggage space of over … Read the full press release

VDL delivers six Citeas LLE-99 to Italian passenger transport company Seatour

Valkenswaard, the Netherlands, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In June 2017 six VDL Citeas LLE-99 were delivered to Seatour, an Italian passenger transport company. These are the first Citeas LLE with a length of 9.95 metres that will be put in service … Read the full press release

TU/e students unveil solar car for 5 occupants

EINDHOVEN, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (21 June 2017) students at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) presented Stella Vie, a solar car for 5 occupants. The team is looking to this car to secure its third world title at the Bridgestone … Read the full press release

ŠKODA students designed and built electric buggy called ŠKODA ELEMENT

22 ŠKODA students from nine different professional fields have designed and built the fourth apprentice car since 2014. The electric buggy’s name is ŠKODA ELEMENT. MLADA BOLESLAV, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Every year, students from ŠKODA design and build a … Read the full press release

Thales and Williams Advanced Engineering to work together in the field of automotive intelligent mobility solutions

La Défense, France, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Thales and Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to apply Thales’s extensive capabilities in digital trust and cyber … Read the full press release

Continental launches its Remote Vehicle Data (RVD) platform for unified access to multi-brand vehicle data

The collection of multi-brand vehicle data in a unified format targets a wide range of potential customers and facilitates various innovative services Scalable cloud solution, developed from the ground up to securely process and store millions of data streams in … Read the full press release

Continental teams up with Carnegie Technologies over vehicle connectivity

Continental and Carnegie Technologies team up for network convergence, bringing fast, reliable and gapless connectivity to connected vehicles On the road to holistic connectivity: Continental provides solutions for over-the-air updates for multiple electronic control units in the vehicle  Inmarsat’s global … Read the full press release

Laser Peening Metal Enhancement System Sold to ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research in Hamburg

Laser peening extends component service life through increased fatigue strength, improved damage tolerance, and enhanced corrosion cracking resistance. It has been widely adopted by combustion turbine manufacturers to prevent critical component failures. Dublin, Ohio, USA, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LSP … Read the full press release

Evonik’s Resource Efficiency Segment unveils its new Friction & Motion Competence Center in Darmstadt, Germany

Evonik’s Friction & Motion Competence Center focuses on reducing energy loss caused by friction Generates synergistic growth by combining product and technology competencies to achieve flow efficiency DARMSTADT, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik’s Resource Efficiency Segment has unveiled its new Friction … Read the full press release

The virtual international championship SEAT Leon CUPRA Eurocup online 2017 to begin its second edition

The second edition of the international virtual championship organised by SEAT Sport and Cloud Sport kicks off with training sessions on 17 June at the  Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya With 7 online races overseen by race officials from the RACE, the … Read the full press release

Brazilian Energy Company Receives More than 500 Trucks from Mercedes-Benz

Stuttgart / São Bernardo do Campo, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mercedes-Benz do Brasil delivered 524 trucks to one of the three biggest Brazilian energy companies. The 6×4 off-road versions of the Atego and Axor series will be handed over to Raízen … Read the full press release

Advance Orders for Volkswagen’s New Special up! Now Being Accepted

Volkswagen launches new special edition model inspired by the Volkswagen Beetle ‘Special Bug’ Exterior colours of black pearl or savanna gold with colour-coordinated 17-inch alloys Special model also available with LPG engine WOLFSBURG, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen is now taking … Read the full press release

New Engines, Cabs, and Services by Scania

First G20 sleeper cab for long-distance trucks New-generation inline 9-litre engines Scania’s services are the key to customer profitability Södertälje, Sweden, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scania is continuing with the major roll-out it began last year, with more and more services and … Read the full press release

A New Standard in Fuel Consumption With Scania’s New Generation Euro 6 V8 Engines

Södertälje, Sweden, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scania is introducing a new generation of Euro 6 V8 engines that represent a new standard in fuel consumption. The engines, which are available at 520, 580 and 650 horsepower, can reduce fuel consumption by … Read the full press release

School Leaver’s Award Recognizes Bentley As Best Employer in Automotive Sector

Bentley named Best Employer in the Automotive Sector Four awards secured in total, ranking 2nd Best Employer for School Leavers in the UK CREWE, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bentley Motors has been recognised as a top employer for young people at … Read the full press release

Volvo Group to start a vocational training programme for truck drivers in Ethiopia

The Volvo Group is helping to train mechanics in Africa and its next move is to start a vocational training programme for truck drivers in Ethiopia. GOTHENBURG, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — “This helps to create jobs and promote economic growth in … Read the full press release

Firestone unveils new Roadhawk tyre: best in class dry braking performance

BRUSSELS, 08-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the release of its new Roadhawk tyre, Firestone continues to deliver on its promise to revitalise the iconic American brand. In 2014, Firestone committed to re-energising its brand in Europe by investing in its products, … Read the full press release

Daimler Buses uses 3D printing to produce small batches and replacement parts for the Mercedes-Benz and Setra brands

Pioneer in the production of parts using the 3D printing process Complex and functionally integrated standard 3D parts available on demand Economical and flexible production even for small production series for buses and coaches of the Mercedes-Benz and Setra brands … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce to supply 15 gas engines to Norwegian Ferry Company, Torghatten Nord AS

DERBY, 01-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has signed a deal to supply 15 gas engines to Norwegian Ferry Company, Torghatten Nord AS. The engines will power five Multi Maritime designed LNG ferries operating between Bergen and Stord. Kjell Harloff, Rolls-Royce, Vice … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce’s next generation Energy Management System has been launched

DERBY, 01-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has launched the next generation of its Energy Management (EM) System. The system will allow customers to reduce energy usage, fuel consumption and operating costs whilst supporting environmental compliance and providing performance information that … Read the full press release

Piaggio Fast Forward received the highly sought after Disruptive Genius – Company award

PFF Chairman Michele Colaninno: “A deep understanding of the mobility of people and goods in an ever more technological future is the path that has led us to create GITA and KILO” Boston, Massachusetts (USA), 30-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Piaggio Fast … Read the full press release

PSA Retail France SAS: a vehicle for economic performance and social cohesion

PARIS, 30-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Last January, following discussions between the employee representatives of SCA (Société Commerciale Automotive) and of SCC (Société Commerciale Citroën), all five trade unions signed a convergence agreement enabling a common status to be created for all … Read the full press release

Head of ZF Aftermarket Helmut Ernst will lead all market and product topics of the organization

Helmut Ernst is additionally responsible for Market & Product Neil Fryer takes on a new assignment outside ZF Friedrichshafen, Germany, 29-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Effective immediately, Helmut Ernst, Head of ZF Aftermarket, will lead all market and product topics of the … Read the full press release

Borealis selects Taylorsville, North Carolina to build dedicated automotive polypropylene compounding plant

VIENNA, 29-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, has decided to build a dedicated automotive polypropylene (PP) compounding plant in Taylorsville, Alexander County, North Carolina. This decision demonstrates the … Read the full press release

IVECO BUS to supply of 210 Urbanway and Urbanway Hybrid buses to the city of Astana, Kazakhstan

IVECO BUS has completed the first delivery in a contract for the supply of 210 Urbanway and Urbanway Hybrid buses to the city of Astana, Kazakhstan. This order follows the 2014 appointment of IVECO BUS as Official Supplier for Expo … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Automotive lands EUR100 million order for electric motor housings installed in passenger cars

Electric motor housings for China Düsseldorf, Germany, 22-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The engineering and production expertise of Rheinmetall, the Technology Group, is increasingly in demand for electric vehicle projects. KS HUAYU AluTech GmbH, Neckarsulm, Germany, a member of Rheinmetall Automotive, … Read the full press release