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Automotive Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

SEAT marks its entry into the large SUV market with the launch of Tarraco

Tarraco is SEAT’s third SUV and represents the company’s entry into the large SUV market, completing the family line-up, joining the Arona and Ateca The large SUV offers greater flexibility for customers with both 5 and 7-seater options The Tarraco … Read the full press release

Gemalto provides State of Georgia with premium polycarbonate driver’s licenses to reduce document forgery and protect against identity fraud

AUSTIN, TX, USA, 21-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is providing Georgia’s Department of Driver Services (DDS) with a smoother capture and enrollment process along with a secure polycarbonate driver’s license for enhanced identity protection. … Read the full press release

Borealis Daplen™ polypropylene compound grades with post-consumer recycled content used in specially-built hybrid Volvo SUV

Value chain cooperation helps increase the share of recycled plastics in vehicles VIENNA, 19-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative, value-creating plastics solutions, announce another promising result of value chain cooperation involving the use of post-consumer recycled … Read the full press release

Stadler and Siemens and S-Bahn Berlin presented the first “half train” for Berlin’s new S-Bahn fleet at InnoTrans 2018

Manufacturer’s consortium presents train at the InnoTrans ⋅ S-Bahn train also open to the public on the weekend BERLIN, 19-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (mber 18, 2018) at InnoTrans, the leading international trade fair for transport technology, the manufacturer’s consortium of Stadler … Read the full press release

Stadler and Havelländische Eisenbahn (HVLE) showcase new generation of six-axle bi-mode EURODUAL locomotive at InnoTrans 2018

BERLIN, 19-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler proudly presents today together with Havelländische Eisenbahn (HVLE) the new generation of six-axle bi-mode EURODUAL locomotives. HVLE ordered 10 locomotives in 2017 to be used in the transport of goods in Germany. Stadler’s EURODUAL locomotive … Read the full press release

The Volkswagen Group to drive the future deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems

The Volkswagen Group presents a wide spectrum of urban mobility solutions at the World Congress for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in Copenhagen Shaping the urban mobility of the future as a joint task: Volkswagen Group as a strong partner for … Read the full press release

Volkswagen gears up for a potential Initial Public Offering (IPO) of TRATON GROUP

Potential IPO would further strengthen financial flexibility of TRATON GROUP and thus form the basis for accelerated growth TRATON GROUP to achieve capital market readiness by end of 2018 – change of TRATON AG’s legal form into a Societas Europaea … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group, the Grameen Creative Lab and Autostadt co-host an event for economic and social players in the Wolfsburg region

A joint event by the Volkswagen Group, the Grameen Creative Lab and Autostadt for economic and social players in the Wolfsburg region Pioneering platform for sustainable and socially responsible entrepreneurship Key topic: using commercial principles in response to social challenges … Read the full press release

Volkswagen world premieres modular electric drive matrix (MEB): a technology platform developed specifically for electric vehicles

Brand announces attractive electric vehicles at affordable prices World premiere of the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) in Dresden: newly developed technology platform will be the key to the “electric car for all” Brand Board Member for E-Mobility Thomas Ulbrich: … Read the full press release

TRATON AG and Hino Motors announce new details on their strategic partnership

Companies to deepen their strategic partnership further to leverage synergies Cooperation in e-mobility to advance sustainable powertrains and speed up product development Signed framework agreement for future joint venture aiming at realizing synergies in global procurement Yoshio Shimo: “Hino and … Read the full press release

Continental expands its range of solutions for the Automated Driving of commercial vehicles

Intelligent control unit creates a model of the vehicle environment from sensor data Manufacturers receive the necessary components and subsystems from a single source Versatile input: camera, radar and lidar, plus cloud-based data Premiere at the IAA: Visitors can experience … Read the full press release

Continental involved in Hyperloop development

New mobility concepts: sustainable, fast and cost-effective transport of goods possible via Hyperloop Collaboration with talented young people at the Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences and the University of Oldenburg Special belts made of carbon cord and polyurethane from Continental … Read the full press release

SEAT President Luca de Meo on Europe’s economic future at the prestigious Scuola di Politiche

The President of SEAT argues that innovation and training are the two main instruments of change De Meo: “We need a stable institutional and regulatory framework and State agreements to encourage the competitiveness and internationalisation of businesses” “When the Administration … Read the full press release

Gwendal Poullennec named International Director, MICHELIN Guides

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 18-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With effect from 17 September 2018, Mr Gwendal POULLENNEC is appointed as the International Director of the MICHELIN Guides, replacing the previous incumbent Michael ELLIS. Gwendal POULLENNEC joined the Michelin group in 2003 after … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group appoints Holger B. Santel as head of Sales and Marketing Germany at the Volkswagen brand passenger cars

Thomas Zahn is getting ready for other assignments in the Group WOLFSBURG, 18-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Holger B. Santel, currently Executive Vice President of SAIC Volkswagen in China, is to head Sales and Marketing Germany at the Volkswagen brand passenger … Read the full press release

Technical University of Munich researchers tested synthetic fuel into engines and have developed an optimized combustion process

MUNICH, 12-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Emissions-free combustion engine cars – synthetic fuels like oxymethylene ether are bringing the idea into the realm of the conceivable. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have tested how this kind of fuel behaves … Read the full press release

Pascal Couasnon to succeed Alexandre Taisne as Director of the Mobility Experience Business Line at Michelin

Clermont-Ferrand, France, 12-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Pascal Couasnon becomes Director of the Mobility Experience Business Line, replacing Alexandre Taisne, while also maintaining the supervision of the Motorsport Business Line (Competition) which he is currently directing. His appointment will be effective from … Read the full press release

Designer Francesca Sangalli to lead the Color&Trim Concept&Strategy department at SEAT

She is going to manage the Color&Trim Concept&Strategy department, which is responsible for creating the colours and materials of new vehicles With a background of more than 16 years in Advanced Design at Mercedes-Benz, Sangalli joins SEAT as of this … Read the full press release

SiTime Corporation and Bosch to accelerate innovation in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) timing

A billion MEMS timing solutions from SiTime enable synchronization and connectivity of electronic devices Since 2009, Bosch has supplied MEMS wafers and implemented new process technologies that have helped enhance SiTime’s timing solutions SiTime and Bosch are strengthening their process … Read the full press release

Charly Lamm on leaving BMW Team Schnitzer: his motives, his connection to BMW and what the future holds

SACHSENRING, 10-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At the start of the week, BMW Team Schnitzer announced that 2019 will herald some personnel changes for the long-established team from Freilassing (GER). On 1st January, long-term team principal Charly Lamm (GER) will hand over management … Read the full press release

2018 DTM: BMW Team RBM’s Bruno Spengler achieved his first podium finish of the season at the Nürburgring

NÜRBURGRING, 10-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —In the 15th race of the 2018 DTM season, BMW Team RBM’s Bruno Spengler achieved his first podium finish of the season at the Nürburgring (GER). After 40 laps, the Canadian driver crossed the finishing line second … Read the full press release

BMW M: Camouflaged prototypes of BMW X3 M and the BMW X4 M presented during the DTM racing weekend at the Nürburgring

BMW M GmbH extends its range of four-wheel drive high-performance models – Camouflaged prototypes to be presented at a driving event during the supporting programme of the DTM races MUNICH, 10-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The BMW M GmbH is extending its … Read the full press release

Volkswagen to launch its new seven-seater SUV Teramont in the Middle East

After a successful launch in North-American markets, the large SUV is now also available in the Middle East Teramont1 is the first Volkswagen seven-seater for the region Volkswagen’s SUV range is growing worldwide WOLFSBURG, 06-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen will launch its … Read the full press release

Volkswagen selects six new international start-ups to join “Future Mobility Incubator” program at the Gläserne Manufaktur

Experts in ride-pooling for kids, pay per app at filling stations, recording of vehicle histories, innovative route planning, early booking of charging stations, and detection of potholes in the road were selected Start of the third startup class in Dresden … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics and TomTom unveil package of development tools in the STM32 Open Development Environment that connect directly to TomTom Maps APIs or location, tracking, and mapping data services

Hardware and software package includes development boards and positioning technology from ST along with dedicated software to connect to TomTom online services Hardware and software will be available on ST.com by October 2018 San Francisco, CA, USA, 06-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

TomTom’s real-time Traffic data to be integrated into rideOS’ routing platform for self-driving vehicles

San Francisco, CA, USA, 06-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2) today announced that its real-time and historical Traffic data, Speed Profiles, and map elements will be integrated into rideOS’ innovative routing platform for self-driving vehicles to improve predictive analytics. rideOS has developed … Read the full press release

Beetle Sunshine Tour to Wolfsburg 2018 starts on 8 September

Beetlemania: Autostadt in Wolfsburg provides the backdrop for the Beetle Sunshine Tour on 8 September New Beetle première 1998: Festival visitors celebrate the 20th birthday of lifestyle icon New Beetle Special Beetle convoy: Participants of the Beetle Sunshine Tour will … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group to acquire minority stake in Chemnitz based company that develops algorithms for automated and autonomous driving

Volkswagen Group acquires a minority interest in the technology company FDTech GmbH of Chemnitz in Saxony FDTech develops software and future-oriented systems for automated and autonomous driving WOLFSBURG, CHEMNITZ, 03-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Volkswagen Group has acquired a minority … Read the full press release

Transport operator Citram Aquitaine runs ED95-driven Scania’s Interlink LD Euro 6 on bioethanol produced from grape marc

Södertälje, Sweden, 03-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The vineyards of Bordeaux are doubtless best known for the fine wines they produce. But they are getting things right in more ways than one. With grape marc, the residue produced in the wine-making … Read the full press release

The new school year at the SEAT Apprentice School to kick off with a completely new course content

The Advanced Degree education cycle is being offered this year for the first time, including content in Industry 4.0 and technological evolution linked to digitalisation Owing to the prestige of the Apprentice School, the number of registration applications received was … Read the full press release