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Automotive Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

German Design Awards: The third generation of the Volkswagen Touareg is a combination of majestic solidity with finely tuned sophistication 

WOLFSBURG/FRANKFURT, 8-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — German brand and design authority Rat für Formgebung presented the top gold award in the “Passenger Vehicles” category for the Volkswagen Touareg at the German Design Awards on a ceremony held in Frankfurt am Main. The prestigious prize was … Read the full press release

Hagland Shipping AS to have its general cargo vessel ‘Hagland Captain’ retrofitted with Wärtsilä’s hybrid propulsion solution

HELSINKI, 8-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Shipping company Hagland Shipping AS to order hybrid retrofit installation from Wärtsilä for its general cargo vessel ‘Hagland Captain’. The agreement between the two companies has been signed in December 2018 and the project will be first of its kind ever … Read the full press release

The ad campaign for the launch of the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class aims at young families

STUTTGART, 5-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The market launch of the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class is going to be supported by a TV spot broadcasted on both TV and online starting from 4 February, 2019. The ad spot is also available on the B-Class webhub. In … Read the full press release

100 Years of Extraordinary: 2019 Calendar of Heritage Events showcasing the best of Bentley past and present

CREWE, 1-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2019, Bentley enters its Centenary year. The 10th of July 2019 marks Bentley’s 100th year and this extraordinary milestone – reached by only a special few companies – will be a cause for celebration of … Read the full press release

The plug-in hybrid models of the new BMW 7 Series: 745e, 745Le and 745Le xDrive – market launch in spring 2019

MUNICH, 1-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW unveils advanced plug-in hybrid models for the start at the market launch of the new BMW 7 Series in spring 2019. The new models are sporty, offer comfort, high level of efficiency and the possibility to … Read the full press release

Top Employer’s recognition for SEAT comes as a beacon for attracting external talent

MARTORELL, 31-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SEAT’s recognition as a Top Employer in Spain consolidates the company’s commitment to the professional development of its more than 15,000 employees. Top Employer has given the car maker its seal of approval for the fifth … Read the full press release

Koenigsegg to accelerate growth in the hyper car market with EUR 150 million funding from NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden)

TROLLHÄTTAN, Sweden, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) has just announced it purchased 20 percent minority stake in Koenigsegg’s parent company for EUR 150 million. The high-performance sports cars maker Koenigsegg will use the new capital to accelerate growth in … Read the full press release

EconCore and Covestro partner over stronger, lightweight and FST performing honeycomb cores and panels

LEVERKUSEN, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Partnership between EconCore N.V. and Covestro has been announced with the aim at producing stronger, lightweight and Fire, Smoke, Toxicity (FST) requirements compliant honeycomb panels and cores targeting public transportation applications, including railway and aerospace. So far both companies have heavily … Read the full press release

Elli.eco’s first product called Volkswagen Naturstrom® is now available across Germany: 100 percent CO2-free electricity from wind, solar or hydroelectric power

WOLFSBURG, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Elli, which stands for Electric life, is a newly established company (2018) part of Volkswagen Group that aims to be the first provider on the market to offer a seamless energy and charging experience for electric car … Read the full press release

Enel now with 130 Fast Recharge charging stations installed along long-distance roads in Italy and Austria

ROME, 22-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel has installed 130 Fast Recharge charging stations, equal to 260 recharging points, which are now operating along the long-distance roads of Italy and Austria as part of the EVA+ project (Electric Vehicles Arteries). Operational in … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Dawn open ski season in Courchevel 1850

Rolls-Royce Cullinan opens ski season to serve clients during winter months Cullinan will be joined by Dawn in Courchevel 1850 Continued evolution of Rolls-Royce’s innovative Social Hotspot Programme The marque will return to the spectacular Le Lana Hotel in the … Read the full press release

Groupe PSA opens new assembly line for the Turbo PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engine in Tychy, Poland

The Tychy plant (Poland) benefited from € 250 million in investments to improve its performance and manufacture the 1.2 litreTurbo PureTech engine A modernized plant implementing Groupe PSA process and quality standards Production capacity projected up to 460,000 engines to … Read the full press release

Continental’s 4Q bolstered in part by strong sales of winter tires and the positive market development in the non-automotive industrial business

Stable operating performance in fourth quarter as expected Annual sales rise to around €44.4 billion (organic growth at about 3 percent) Adjusted EBIT for the year: around €4.1 billion (margin at about 9.2 percent) Free cash flow was higher than … Read the full press release

ASSA ABLOY to acquire a leading supplier of electronic and mechanical key management systems in the US

STOCKHOLM, 14-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire KEYper Systems, a leading supplier of electronic and mechanical key management systems in the US with a strong presence in the automotive segment. KEYper Systems was established in … Read the full press release

Clients can get involved in the assembly of their own e-Golf at Volkswagen Transparent Factory in Dresden

Follow your own vehicle during production Four stations at which the driver can assemble the car (with instructions) Arnd Meyer-Clasen, Head of Sales: “With us, not only are customers able to be there during the production of their car, but … Read the full press release

Setra TopClass and ComfortClass touring coach models were on show at the stand of the American sales partner REV Coach LLC at United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Expo in Fort Lauderdale

STUTTGART, Germany/ Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — This year’s United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Expo in Fort Lauderdale will be held between 6 and 10 January 2019 and the brand will be exhibiting its current product portfolio (see photo) … Read the full press release

Leading manufacturing ERP software company IQMS acquired by Dassault Systèmes for $425 million

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced the completion of the acquisition of IQMS, a leading manufacturing ERP software company, for $425 million.  With the acquisition of the California-based IQMS, Dassault Systèmes extends the 3DEXPERIENCE platform … Read the full press release

ZF unveils the latest model of its automotive supercomputer ZF ProAI

ZF ProAI RoboThink is the most powerful AI-capable processing system in the automotive field ZF’s modular and scalable ProAI product family accommodates various software stacks and processors for automated driving ZF introduces its own software stack designed for new mobility … Read the full press release

ZF will unveil a steering wheel and pedal-free robo-taxi at CES 2019

Robo-taxi featuring ZF technology at CES 2019 provides a preview of autonomous ride-hailing Mobility-as-a-Service is one of the biggest drivers of the development of autonomous driving ZF offers automotive systems competence for innovative mobility providers Friedrichshafen, Germany / Las Vegas, … Read the full press release

Funds advised by Triton to acquire the companies behind the brand Dantaxi 4×48

COPENHAGEN/VIRUM, 04-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Funds advised by Triton (“Triton”) has completed the acquisition of the companies commonly referred to under the brand Dantaxi 4×48. Terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Dantaxi 4×48 was a haulier-owned Danish taxi company created … Read the full press release