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Škoda Transportation acquires remaining 25% of Transtech; becomes the 100% owner of the only Scandinavian manufacturer of rolling stock in Finland

The Škoda Transportation Group became the 100% owner of the only Scandinavian manufacturer of rolling stock in Finland, the Transtech company. The majority stake in Transtech was purchased by Škoda in August 2015. The agreement to buy the remaining 25 … Read the full press release

University Steel Prize 2018 goes to Sergi Parareda Oriol for his research on the fatigue strength of trimmed edges in high-strength steel

For his innovative research on the fatigue strength of trimmed edges in high-strength steel, Sergi Parareda Oriol, from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain, has won the University Steel Prize 2018. STOCKHOLM, 22-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “Combining understanding of this complex … Read the full press release

Kudelski Group partner with u-blox to bring premium-grade security to IoT devices across the automotive, industrial and customer markets

CHESEAUX-SUR-LAUSANNE,  and THALWIL, Switzerland, 22-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), the world leader in digital security, and u blox (SIX:UBXN), a global leader in positioning and wireless communication technologies for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets, today announced the … Read the full press release

Groupe PSA and Ecole Centrale de Nantes launch R&D programme dedicated to digital simulation techniques for powertrain design

The aim of the programme is to bring low-emission vehicles to market faster Digital simulation reduces engine design turnaround time by reducing the need for physical tests and prototypes, thereby lowering development costs PARIS, 21-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Groupe PSA … Read the full press release

Tube modernisation: Thales conducts successful trials of new signalling system

LONDON, 18-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Transport for London (TfL) staff operated and maintained the brand-new Thales signalling system for the first time during a trial this weekend. The successful trial means customers can begin to benefit from the new signalling on … Read the full press release

McLaren Toronto crowned as top performer from McLaren’s global network of 86 retailers

Third edition of the awards recognizes business performance and outstanding customer service North America celebrates five retailers in McLaren’s top 12 Premier Club Woking, United Kingdom, 17-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — McLaren Toronto has been named McLaren Automotive’s Global Retailer of the … Read the full press release

McLaren Ascot crowned McLaren European Retailer of the Year 2017

The third edition of Awards recognise business performance and outstanding customer service Record year for UK retailer network with 23% increase in sales and 550 cars sold Woking, United Kingdom, 17-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — McLaren Ascot has been named McLaren Automotive … Read the full press release

McLaren Launches New Automotive app for smart phones

New McLaren Automotive app for smart phones now available The handiest way yet to learn about, share in and become part of the exciting world of McLaren Automotive News, videos, owners’ handbooks – plus booking of McLaren events Woking, United Kingdom, 17-May-2018 … Read the full press release

European consortium AVENUE prepares the technical, economic and legislative integration of autonomous vehicles in European cities

GENEVA, 16-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Autonomous vehicles promise to be the next revolution in public transport. They should find their first users in suburban areas, which are less well served by traditional transportation networks. But for these new services to develop, … Read the full press release

“RESIST” research project strengthens the competitiveness of German manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive and aviation sectors

Shared press release by the German partners of the “RESIST” research project (Airbus Innovations, Fraunhofer IIS/EAS, Reutlingen University, Infineon Technologies AG, MunEDA, Nexperia Germany, Robert Bosch, Munich University of Technology, University of Bremen, Volkswagen) MUNICH, 16-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The partners … Read the full press release

Leonardo to showcase two new Automatic License Plate Recognition solutions at the 2018 IACP Technology Conference

• The latest add-on will allow investigators to search by color, seven body types, 34 makes, and nine visual descriptors in addition to the standard plate number, location, and time • A new cloud-based data storage solution for ELSAG ALPR … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce: Successful simulation of hybrid train operation on Lake Constance Belt Railway (Bodenseegürtelbahn)

Successful simulation of hybrid train operation on Lake Constance Belt Railway MTU Hybrid PowerPack reduces emissions, noise levels and operating costs on the existing infrastructure Development is part of the Rolls-Royce electrification strategy Friedrichshafen, Germany, 10-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The MTU … Read the full press release

Michelin: our latest endurance racing tyres evolved significantly for the FIA WEC’s 2018/2019 ‘Super Saison’

 Clermont-Ferrand, France, 09-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As was the case when Mark Webber publicly expressed his satisfaction with his Michelin tyres after his FIA World Endurance Championship debut in 2014, during the first testing opportunities Fernando Alonso (Toyota Gazoo Racing) similarly … Read the full press release

Exclusive BMW M3 CS in Frozen Dark Blue for the best qualifier in the MotoGP at the end of the season

BMW M Power for the fastest qualifier in the MotoGP. The winner’s car in 2018: the exclusive BMW M3 CS (combined consumption: 8.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 198 g/km*) in Frozen Dark Blue. Unveiling of the car at the … Read the full press release

The #25 BMW M8 GTE raced to a well-deserved second place in the fourth IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Mid-Ohio

The #25 BMW M8 GTE of Connor De Phillippi (USA) and Alexander Sims (GBR) raced to a well-deserved second place in the fourth IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Mid-Ohio (USA) on Sunday, taking the chequered flag 1.673 seconds behind … Read the full press release

Daimler AG Member of the Board Ola Källenius on the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class: the new ‘G’ is still a ‘G’ only better

The new Mercedes-Benz G-Class presents itself in top form. Whether on or off the road and whatever the operating conditions, the off-road vehicle impresses with its performance, cutting-edge assistance systems, outstanding handling, and safety. At the same time, the new … Read the full press release

Vattenfall partners with Volvo Cars with the aim to make electric vehicle (EV) charging easier at home

STOCKHOLM,  07-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall aims to become a leading electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure operator in collaboration with partners. Vattenfall today announces a major new partnership with leading car manufacturer Volvo Cars with the aim to make EV … Read the full press release

Cargotec: Kalmar to introduce an electric version of its popular Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractor

HELSINKI, 04-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is introducing an electric version of its popular Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractor. The Kalmar Ottawa Electric Terminal Tractor is designed for trailer-handling operations in dispersed warehouses, container terminals and other applications … Read the full press release

University of Warwick, WMG, Spirent Communications part of project to develop and test pioneering hybrid WiFi and GNSS location system for intelligent vehicles

Intelligent vehicles and smart devices could gain more accurate location awareness by ‘fusing’ Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and WiFi signals – and a test for this is the focus of an Innovate UK project led by Spirent Communications and … Read the full press release

MAN to deliver eight new NEOPLAN Tourliners and six new NEOPLAN Skyliners to Schröder Reisen to be used for intercity travel with Flixbus

Schröder Reisen have taken on a total of 14 NEOPLAN premium coaches This includes the 75th coach from MAN since 2013, and the 33rd NEOPLAN coach MAN scores highly in terms of service, economic viability and reliability MUNICH, 01-May-2018 — … Read the full press release

Solvay Performance Polyamides unveils polyamide-based material specially designed for turbocharger systems running at continuous temperatures up to 220°C

Exceptional long-term heat ageing performance up to 220°C High flowability, excellent surface aspect and weldability Shanghai, PR China, 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay Performance Polyamides unveils Technyl® Red J, the polyamide-based material specially designed for turbocharger systems running at continuous … Read the full press release

Solvay to launch specialty polymer filaments that promise to introduce game-changing performance for 3D-printed parts

Alpharetta, Ga., 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay aims to take additive manufacturing (AM) to the next level with the launch of three specialty polymer filaments that promise to introduce game-changing performance for 3D-printed parts. Based on the company’s high-performing KetaSpire® … Read the full press release

Solvay Performance Polyamides enriched its Technyl® range to meet major challenges and disruptive trends in e-mobility

Shanghai, PR China, 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay Performance Polyamides announces significant advances in its Technyl® portfolio of polyamides (PA) to provide fit-for-purpose and cost-efficient solutions to meet major challenges and disruptive trends such as connectivity and autonomy as hybrids, all-electric … Read the full press release

Henkel to showcase ts thermal management and PCB assembly solutions for Lithium-Ion (Li-I) battery and powertrain applications at Battery Show Europe in Hanover, Germany

Developmental Silicone-Free Liquid TIM, Ultra-Soft Gap Pad® top Product Lineup Düsseldorf, Germany, 24-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — From bumper to bumper, Henkel’s advanced materials are enabling automotive electronics applications throughout the vehicle ecosystem. At the upcoming Battery Show Europe, taking place May 15 … Read the full press release

Aprilia RSV4 RF Limited Edition makes its début in the north american market

Special version of the extraordinary championship winning italian V4 makes its début, exclusive for the north american market Numbered edition of just 125 units, for the first time, RSV4 RF Limited Edition adopts winglets, aerodynamic spoilers developed by Aprilia Racing, … Read the full press release

Pittsburg Unified School District of Contra Costa County, Calif. to use Neste MY Renewable Diesel for some of its vehicles

ESPOO, 20-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Pittsburg Unified School District (PUSD), a public school district based in Contra Costa County, California, has switched some of its vehicles from operating on petroleum diesel to using Neste MY Renewable Diesel™. Neste MY Renewable Diesel … Read the full press release

The Audi A6 allroad quattro is the winner in the “Crossover” category of Auto Bild Allrad’s “All-Wheel Drive Car of the Year” contest

Avant with off-road character dominates the “Crossover” category All-wheel drive, air suspension and hill descent control as standard Audi’s success in the “All-Wheel Drive Car of the Year” survey goes back decades Ingolstadt, Germany, 20-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Audi … Read the full press release

Stadler to design and build 26 single and double-decker multiple units for the Slovenian state rail operator Slovenske Železnice

Bussnang, Switzerland, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler is designing and building 26 single and double-decker multiple units for the Slovenian state rail operator Slovenske Železnice. The order comprises eleven FLIRT EMU trains, five FLIRT DMU trains and ten KISS EMU trains, … Read the full press release

Pirelli: The development of the organization to support the Integrated Business Model will be proposed at the Board of Directors meeting on May 14th 2018

MILAN, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Pirelli announces that at the Board of Directors meeting scheduled for May 14th 2018, the Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, Marco Tronchetti Provera, will propose the development of the organization to support the Integrated Business Model, as … Read the full press release

Continental reached 10,000,000 tire production milestone on April 11th at its tire plant in Kaluga, Russia

Continental in Kaluga produced 10,000,000 tires in less than 5 years since start of production The tire manufacturing facility in Kaluga is the Quality Award winner 2017 amongst Continental’s plants Over 250 million investments and more than 1,000 employees at … Read the full press release