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Automotive Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

One of the largest European telematics providers joins Michelin Group

Clermont-Ferrand, France, 17-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Michelin signed an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Masternaut, one of the largest European telematics providers. The acquisition is in line with the Group’s development strategy in the Services & Solutions … Read the full press release

Chinese concrete machinery manufacturer Zoomlion orders 170 vehicles for truck mounted pumps from Scania

SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden, 16-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading Chinese concrete machinery and sanitation equipment manufacturer, Zoomlion Concrete Machinery, has announced it ordered further 170 vehicles for truck mounted pumps from Scania. This order follows the 350 vehicles delivered earlier in 2019. … Read the full press release

Bus passengers in Finland will have a chance to reduce the carbon footprint of their bus trips with new Green Travel service

ESPOO, 15-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bus operator Savonlinja is partnering with Neste to introduce lower-emission traveling solution to its customers. Starting from mid-May 2019, the bus service will include a Green Travel surcharge on the normal bus ticket price, which … Read the full press release

The seventh BASF and Volkswagen “Science Award Electrochemistry” opens for submissions

LUDWIGSHAFEN / WOLFSBURG, 15-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF and Volkswagen opens application for the seventh “Science Award Electrochemistry”. Scientists and researchers of excellence from all over the world may apply until June 30, 2019 online at www.science-award.com. Participation conditions, procedure … Read the full press release

Continental calls on its employees across Europe to vote in the European Parliament election 2019

HANOVER, 14-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Continental calls on its employees across Europe to vote in the European election, which will take place between May 23 and 26, 2019. The European Parliament election 2019 is going to be the 9th parliamentary … Read the full press release

NH Research’s 9300 Battery Test and Battery Emulation Solutions Now Expandable to 2.4 MW

NH Research Enabling Electrification with Higher Power Modular Battery Test and Battery Emulation IRVINE, CA, U.S.A., 3-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — NH Research Inc. (NHR), a leading provider of power electronics test solutions for the aerospace, automotive, defense and energy industries, announced … Read the full press release

Intelligent digital tachographs: Tips and information on how to make a smooth transition to the DTCO 4.0

VILLINGEN-SCHWENNINGEN, 2-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Continental has just published a number of valuable tips and additional information on helping fleet managers make a smooth transition to the DTCO 4.0. The deadline for the intelligent digital tachographs is June 15, 2019 … Read the full press release

Continental’s powertrain business now Vitesco Technologies; partial IPO planned for the 2H 2019

REGENSBURG, 1-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Continental has just announced that its powertrain business has become an independent entity and will trade under the name of “Vitesco Technologies” as the introduction of the new name is scheduled to happen during the … Read the full press release

Oliver Hoffmann and Julius Seebach to take over the management of Audi Sport GmbH

INGOLSTADT/NECKARSULM, 30-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Audi Sport GmbH’s Current Managing Director Michael-Julius Renz is to retire. Oliver Hoffmann (42) and Julius Seebach (35) appointed to take over the management of Audi Sport GmbH on May 1, 2019. Oliver Hoffmann, Audi’s … Read the full press release

Milestone: 10 million flying hours in nearly 5 million flights for the ultra-reliable long distance business aircraft engine – the Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8

LONDON, 17-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has just announced its Tay 611-8 engine has recently reached to 10 million flying hours milestone in after having had nearly 5 million flights. The engine was originally launched in 1987 and is powering … Read the full press release

Jaguar Land Rover prepares tomorrow’s engineers for the self-driving future through its Land Rover 4×4 in Schools programme

WHITLEY, 16-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Jaguar Land Rover is looking to inspire the next generation of software coders and talents with its Land Rover 4×4 In Schools programme. Land Rover 4×4 in Schools programme gives tomorrow’s engineers the chance to learn … Read the full press release

Bosch Engineering opens new acoustics test center in Abstatt to improve NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) in vehicles

ABSTATT, 12-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bosch Engineering has announced it is setting up a new acoustics test center in Abstatt, a municipality in the district of Heilbronn in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany, aimed at improving NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) in … Read the full press release

Double win for Pirelli in the Grand Prix of Trentino in Pietramurata

PIETRAMURATA, Italy, 8-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Pirelli riders emerged winners again at ‘Il Ciclamino’ circuit in Pietramurata, Italy, which hosted the Grand Prix of Trentino for the fourth round of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship thanks to the Pirelli … Read the full press release

New LNG carrier for Knutsen OAS will use an integrated propulsion and cargo handling solution from Wärtsilä

HELSINKI, 8-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New 30,000 cbm LNG vessel will rely on integrated propulsion and cargo handling solution from Wärtsilä. The effective interfacing between the vessel’s propulsion, onboard auxiliary power generation, and cargo control processes will be ensured by … Read the full press release

Streamlining adoption of high-speed and high-resolution surface texturing delivered with the Prometheus project

This three-year program brings together leading research and industrial organizations to allow the broad manufacturing of materials with low-friction, oleophobic and hydrophobic properties PORTO SALVO, 4-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Prometheus’ project will bridge the existing gap between niche and mainstream … Read the full press release

T-Systems announces partnership with Israeli automotive cyber security specialist

BONN, 4-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — T-Systems teams up with Argus Cyber Security, an independent subsidiary of Continental, for car cyber defense. The partnership was announced at the Hanover Industrial Trade Fair. T-Systems announced in mid-March about its plans for a … Read the full press release

ASI Technologies Focuses on the future as ASI Drives, and New AGV Pallet Robot, FRED2500

New name and new product with the same focus on world-class gear drive solutions MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA, USA, 2-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ASI Drives, a leading manufacturer of custom engineered gear drives since 1985, has announced a major rebranding, the enhancement … Read the full press release

Bosch at Hannover Messe: autonomous transport system, AI based visual fault detection and 3D printing with 5G

STUTTGART, 27-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bosch will be presenting an autonomous transport system, artificial intelligence (AI) based visual fault detection and 3D printing relying on 5G at Hannover Messe. The factory of the future has already become a reality and … Read the full press release

New advanced vehicle safety features will become mandatory in 2022 across EU

BRUSSELS, 26-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Provisional political agreement on the revised General Safety Regulation has just been reached by the EU institutions. Passengers, pedestrians and cyclists will be better protected as new safety technologies will become mandatory across EU in … Read the full press release

21st Technical Congress in Berlin: artificial intelligence key for connected and automated driving

BERLIN, 21-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — High-level stakeholders from the industry and politics comment and share their views on mobility, transport, logistics and production, in both plenary and specific technical sessions during the second day of 21st Technical Congress in Berlin. … Read the full press release

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH (DFKI) and Hitachi unveil new AI based technology to recognize and evaluate physical load on the worker’s body

KAISERSLAUTERN, 20-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Hitachi, Ltd. and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH (DFKI) announced they have developed an AI technology that performs real-time recognition and quantification of physical load exerted on a worker’s body during work that … Read the full press release

Jeroen Schouten Named Regional Manager, Europe of AeroGo, Inc.

Product offerings that solve challenges inherent to moving heavy loads SEATTLE, WA, United States, 20-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AeroGo, Inc. is pleased to welcome Jeroen Schouten to the position of Regional Manager for Europe. Jeroen’s considerable expertise in aviation, aerospace, … Read the full press release

EU on track to launch its most ambitious ever European research and innovation programme in 2021

BRUSSELS, 20-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — EU institutions have just reached to partial political agreement on Horizon Europe. Horizon Europe is the future EU research and innovation programme and aims at facilitating the investment in research and innovation to maintain and … Read the full press release

Safety-critical positioning for autonomous driving: with ESCAPE the first fully integrated device is on its way

BARCELONA, Spain, 19-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Autonomous driving is the hot topic of todays’ mobility and transportation world. Safety is the most fundamental requirement and, at the same time, the greatest concern about autonomous driving applications.  The major perceived concern … Read the full press release

BASF: engineering plastic Ultramid now in use as standard to manufacture the anode- and cathode-end plate in fuel cells

LUDWIGSHAFEN, 11-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF, as the biggest chemical supplier to the automotive industry, is very active on and engaged with things like automotive drive system, energy consumption, emissions, new and improved powertrain concepts for cars, electric drive concepts, … Read the full press release

Near-production Volkswagen T-Roc R to première at the International Geneva Motor Show, 7 -17 March 2019

WOLFSBURG, 25-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen is to unveil the latest top model of its successful T-Roc at this year’s International Geneva Motor Show – T-Roc R. The 89th edition of the International Geneva Motor Show will be held at Palexpo from March … Read the full press release

Safety meets Performance: New Xylon IP core called logiHSSL will be presented at Embedded World 2019

MUNICH, 22-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Infineon Technologies AG, Xilinx Inc. and Xylon, d.o.o. will present a new Xylon IP core called logiHSSL presented at Embedded World trade fair 2019. The companies have joined forced to provide more flexibility in how to … Read the full press release

New BMW i8 Coupe Safety Car unveiled at the Mexico City E-Prix

MUNICH, 15-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW unveiled new BMW i8 Coupe Safety Car at this season’s ABB FIA Formula E Championship at the “Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez” in Mexico City. The livery of the new safety car is designed by Michael Scully, Head of Design … Read the full press release

Jaguar Land Rover adds 3.0-litre straight six cylinder petrol engine to its Ingenium engine family; debuts on the Range Rover Sport

COVENTRY, 13-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Jaguar Land Rover has just announced that it is expanding its Ingenium engine family with the addition of a new 3.0-litre straight six cylinder petrol engine available in 360PS and 400PS versions with a torque capable of … Read the full press release

The new MINI John Cooper Works GP will be taking roads in 2020

MUNICH, 13-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Next year the new MINI John Cooper Works GP will be taking roads all over the world by storm, more powerful than ever before. The 4-cylinder turbo engine with more than 300 hp (220 kW) and motor racing technology by … Read the full press release