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GKN: Kevin Cummings will leave the Board; Anne Stevens becomes Interim Chief Executive

Redditch, UK, 17-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The GKN Board has concluded that the next stage of GKN’s development is best delivered under alternative leadership. As a result, Kevin Cummings, previously CEO Designate, will leave the Board and GKN with immediate effect. … Read the full press release

Self-driving truck for hub-to-hub transportations demonstrated at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Beijing

Gothenburg, Sweden, 17-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The self-driving truck, driving autonomously from one hub to another, is part of a development project exploring how automation can contribute to increased productivity, enhanced safety and lower environmental impact. It has for the first … Read the full press release

CLAAS and BMW create the Large Vehicle Alert System to promote road safety

Harsewinkel, Germany, 17-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Large Vehicle Alert System, a new development to enhance road safety, has been unveiled by CLAAS. The company is teaming up with BMW AG at Agritechnica, the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural machinery, … Read the full press release

Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to be deployed by Blutec to support its 300 million euro automotive industrial project

Innovation Site for Hybrid and E-Vehicles Will Be Reopened in Sicily VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, 16-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today … Read the full press release

SEAT Inventors Awards honours employees who created patents registered in 2016 and the best innovations of 2017

For the past four years, the awards have gone to employees who have completed the most innovative projects in the company as well as to the inventors of SEAT patents The brand added 38 registered patents to this year’s edition … Read the full press release

Marine leisure market: ground-breaking luxury yacht concept unveiled by Rolls-Royce

DERBY, 15-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has unveiled a ground-breaking luxury yacht concept designed to showcase the advantages of advanced ship intelligence solutions and hybrid propulsion based on LNG fuel and battery power in the marine leisure market. Introduced today … Read the full press release

Finnish manufacturer of forestry machines Ponsse receives the 11,111th MTU engine from Rolls-Royce

Ponsse has put its trust in MTU engines for more than 15 years Stage V engine has now completed intensive field testing FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, 15-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The 11,111th engine delivered to Ponsse by Rolls-Royce is a Series 1000 six-cylinder in-line … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce presents MTU agricultural engines designed to meet the EU Stage V emissions regulations at Agritechnica in Hanover

Agricultural vehicle manufacturers testing EU Stage V engines from MTU in a variety of applications Some 10,000 hours of operation already completed Delivery of EU Stage V engines from MTU to begin as of June 2018 FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, 15-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

PTG and Téléflow acquisitions signal Michelin’s intention to become the global leader for CTIS in the agricultural market

HANOVER, 15-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Michelin today (11/13/2017) announces the acquisition of PTG and Téléflow, both industry leaders in tire pressure control systems which allow users to monitor and adapt tire pressures according to the terrain and conditions of use. These … Read the full press release

DHL Supply Chain to manage the movement of prototype parts from suppliers to Ford’s R&D locations around the world

LONDON, 14-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ford Motor Company has awarded a new contract to DHL, to provide freight management services under its Lead Logistics Partner solution. Under the contract, DHL Supply Chain will manage the movement of prototype parts from suppliers to Ford’s … Read the full press release

BMW Group: Electrified sales up 63.7% in first ten months of 2017

YTD deliveries total 2,008,849, increase of 3.4% Electrified sales up 63.7% in first ten months: 78,096 delivered Record sales continue for BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad MUNICH, 14-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — For the first time ever at this point in the … Read the full press release

Four BMW M6 GT3 cars will race in the FIA GT World Cup at the Guia Circuit in Macau (CHN)

MUNICH, 14-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The GT season concludes with another highlight this weekend: Four BMW M6 GT3 cars will race in the FIA GT World Cup at the iconic Guia Circuit in Macau (CHN) on 18th and 19th November. Much attention will … Read the full press release

MotoGP: The 2017 winner’s car: the exclusive BMW M4 CS in San Marino Blue Metallic

Record extended: Marc Márquez is the fastest qualifier in the MotoGPTM for the fifth time in a row. The 2017 winner’s car: the exclusive BMW M4 CS in San Marino Blue Metallic. Winner’s car presented at the MotoGP season finale in … Read the full press release

BMW M4 DTM was back in action in the Far East this weekend

MOTEGI, Japan, 14-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Four weeks after the final round of the 2017 DTM season at Hockenheim (GER), the BMW M4 DTM was back in action in the Far East this weekend. The three manufacturers involved in the DTM … Read the full press release

Volkswagen to produce new SUV in Pacheco, Argentina: to create 2,500 jobs

New SUV model for South America to roll off assembly line at Pacheco plant from 2020 Volkswagen brings further momentum to global SUV offensive President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, is guest at Volkswagen plant CEO Diess: “South America and Argentina … Read the full press release

Customize your braking: Brembo presents XCS® master cylinder concept and the OFF-ROAD brake caliper

THE NEW BREMBO XCS® MASTER CYLINDER AND THE NEW BREMBO OFF-ROAD CALIPER Stezzano, Italy, 10-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In yet another step towards the “Customize your braking” philosophy, Brembo presents the XCS® (Cross Click System) master cylinder concept and the OFF-ROAD brake … Read the full press release

Brembo presents new brake caliper for the Ducati Panigale V4 at EICMA

Stezzano, Italy, 10-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Brembo presents a completely new product at EICMA: Stylema®, the exclusive new brake caliper for the Ducati Panigale V4. Stylema® is a lightweight, compact, carefully sculpted and high performing caliper that has all the … Read the full press release

Carbeat by AkzoNobel, an industry first digital solution for automotive body repair shops

AMSTERDAM, 03-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Customers at automotive body repair shops can now save time and money thanks to an industry first digital solution introduced by AkzoNobel’s Vehicle Refinishes business. Offering simpler workflows and easier access to information, Carbeat™provides significant benefits … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp opens new production shop for steering components at its Schönebeck site in Saxony-Anhalt

Strategic expansion of steering production in Schönebeck continues Plant expansion creates 65 new jobs Modernization and digitization of production infrastructure generates competitive advantages ESSEN, 27-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (2017-10-25) thyssenkrupp opened a new production shop for steering components at … Read the full press release

LeasePlan Poland to deliver 150 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles for the car-sharing programme of the city of Wroclaw in Poland

WROCLAW, 24-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On October 17, LeasePlan Poland announced it will deliver 150 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles to the car-sharing programme of the city of Wroclaw, Poland, by the end of 2017. The cars will be available for public … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Financial Services placed EUR 1.6 billion to securitise diversified pool of receivables from 125,000 leasing contracts

Volkswagen Financial Services successfully place around EUR 1.6 billion with investors Braunschweig, Germany, 19-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen Financial Services have successfully placed the Auto Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) transaction VCL 25 on the market. The transaction to securitise leasing contracts of … Read the full press release

Continental unveils mixed reality app to further digitalize its communication

New app from the Interior division now also uses the possibilities offered by digitalization for communication Users experience innovative products and solutions live with augmented and virtual reality Interactive magazine “Always On” and virtual reality glasses complete the communication package … Read the full press release

GKN to organise its global Additive Manufacturing (AM) activity together into one new brand: GKN Additive

GKN is already an Additive Manufacturing (AM) leader, with AM parts flying on civil, military, business jets and space aircraft, and AM parts driving in cars today, as well as a world-leading powder business: Powder Metallurgy GKN Additive website launched as part of … Read the full press release

MAHLE honors seven suppliers at its first Supplier Convention

MAHLE presents Supplier Awards in six categories Seven award winners recognized for their outstanding achievements Award ceremony held during inaugural MAHLE Supplier Convention STUTTGART, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MAHLE honored its best suppliers during its first Supplier Convention on October 12. … Read the full press release

Handelsverband HDE: Ladesäulen für Elektroautos: Praktikable Vorgaben für Ausbau gefordert

BERLIN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Der Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) warnt in einem aktuellen Brief an das Bundeswirtschaftsministerium vor zu ehrgeizigen Vorgaben aus Brüssel beim Aufbau eines Ladenetzes für Elektroautos auf Einzelhandelsparkplätzen. Hintergrund ist das EU-Verfahren zur Änderung der Gebäudeeffizienzrichtlinie. Die EU … Read the full press release

Chairman of SEAT Supervisory Board Francisco Javier García Sanz received the 11th edition of the Motor Leader Galería de El Mundo award

“We want to democratize sustainable mobility, because it is an integral part of our DNA”, said the Member of the Volkswagen Group Board of Management responsible for Procurement MADRID, 10-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Francisco Javier García Sanz, Member of the Volkswagen … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce and Google cooperate over autonomous ships

Westhampnett, United Kingdom, 10-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has signed a deal with Google to develop further its intelligent awareness systems which are making existing vessels safer and are essential to making autonomous ships a reality. The agreement, believed to be … Read the full press release

StreetScooter to build second manufacturing facility in Düren; expands capacity up to 10,000 e-vehicles per year

Post subsidiary builds second factory in Düren Expected total production up to 20,000 e-vehicles per year with 250 employees Latest models now with higher top speed and range Cars with fuel cell drives now in testing StreetScooter focusing on industry-specific … Read the full press release

Official pre-season test in Valencia for season four of the FIA Formula E Championship for BMW and the MS&AD Andretti Team

VALENCIA, 06-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ —  The official pre-season test in Valencia (ESP) heralds the crucial phase of preparations for season four of the FIA Formula E Championship for BMW and the MS&AD Andretti Team. From Monday to Thursday, all the teams … Read the full press release

BMW Open Work launches at Frieze London 2017, October 5 – 8

LONDON/MUNICH, 06-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Enhancing the long-term partnership between BMW and Frieze, BMW Open Work launches at Frieze London 2017 with a new multi-platform commission by New York-based artist Olivia Erlanger. Entitled “Body Electric”, Erlanger’s immersive work unfolds across physical spaces at the … Read the full press release