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Automotive Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

2025AD.com: database of recent studies relating to artificial intelligence, urban mobility, road safety, legal matters and ethics

As of January 2018, 2025AD.com offers a database of recent studies relating to artificial intelligence, urban mobility, road safety, legal matters and ethics Varied perspectives; facts that stand up to scrutiny: For two years now, the 2025AD social web platform has offered … Read the full press release

Continental 48-volt belt starter generator with integrated power electronics now standard equipment on Audi’s new A8

NAIAS 2018 Continental 48-volt belt starter generator with integrated power electronics is standard on Audi’s new vehicle Continental system enables zero-emission coasting at speeds up to 160 km/h Mild hybrid provides improvements in real-world fuel consumption  Detroit, MI, USA/ Regensburg, Nuremberg, … Read the full press release

German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) at the Detroit Motor Show: German manufacturers slightly increased their US sales of light vehicles in 2017

Detroit, MI, USA/Berlin, Germany, 17-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Strong growth in the dynamic light truck segment – More production in NAFTA – Higher exports major factor in US trade balance – Direct investment in US and free trade in goods … Read the full press release

GKN plc rejects unsolicited acquisition proposal from Melrose Industries PLC: terms fundamentally undervalue the Company and its prospects

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Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) partner over autonomous electric 12-metre buses in Singapore

GOTHENBURG, 15-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have signed a cooperation agreement on a research and development program for autonomous electric 12-metre buses. The program is part of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore’s … Read the full press release

SEAT VP Xavier Ros: SEAT is one of Spain’s largest employers; generates more than 100,000 jobs in Spain

The SEAT Group workforce has a total of 14,672 professionals From 2015 to 2017, the company recruited 470 new workers Yesterday 150 new employees joined the company with an open-ended contract Martorell, Spain, 12-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — 2017 was a … Read the full press release

CES 2018 in Las Vegas: Bosch showcases smart cockpit technology that lets drivers concentrate on driving

How digital displays and voice-controlled assistants are revolutionizing driving Rediscovering the driving experience with HMI. Smart command center: the driver controls car functions using voice commands and a touchscreen with haptic feedback. Artificial intelligence in the cockpit: HMI thinks ahead … Read the full press release

Bosch smart-city at CES 2018 in Las Vegas: air quality, security, convenience

Smart solutions for better air quality, and for more security and convenience Stefan Hartung: “For a long time, the smart city was a vision. We’re helping make it reality.” Good-bye to air pollution: Climo measures and analyzes air quality in … Read the full press release

BMW: Dakar Rally 2018: Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) and Andreas Schulz (DEU) in the all-new MINI John Cooper Works Buggy complete Stage 4

Mikko Hirvonen secures 4th place finish in Stage 4. Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski now 10th overall. Al Rajhi and Garafulic begin fightback.  MUNICH, 10-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Delayed by heavy fog, Stage 4 finally got off to a spectacular start with the car category getting … Read the full press release

BMW Group Press Conference at the NAIAS 2018 will be transmitted live via satellite in the US and Europe

MUNICH, 10-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Please find below the TV and online offer for the BMW Group Press Conference at the NAIAS 2018 as follows: The BMW Group Press Conference at the NAIAS 2018 will be transmitted live via satellite in the US … Read the full press release

The new MINI: The British premium automobile manufacturer strengthens the progressive character and appeal of its models

MUNICH, 10-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The British premium automobile manufacturer strengthens the progressive character and appeal of its models in the small car segment with a stylishly refined visual appearance and extensive technological advancements. The update for the MINI 3 door … Read the full press release

German Bobsleigh and Luge Sports Federation (BSD) uses BMW Group’s state-of-the-art wind tunnel to optimise the material and the riding position ahead of the Olympics

Aerodynamics are the key to success: In the BMW Group’s wind tunnel, the skeleton athletes complete final preparations for the Olympics. Technology partner BMW enables the BSD athletes to optimise sporting equipment, racing gear and the riding position.  MUNICH, 10-Jan-2018 … Read the full press release

Transactions involving classic Mercedes-Benz vehicles grew by nearly 50 percent in 2017 vs 2016

ALL TIME STARS by Mercedes-Benz Classic has become established in the market, as reflected in the business performance for 2017: transactions involving classic Mercedes-Benz vehicles grew by nearly 50 percent compared with 2016. This success is a perfect match for the … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz sold 2.3 million cars worldwide in 2017; China the largest individual market for Mercedes-Benz

In 2017, Mercedes-Benz sold approximately 2.3 million cars worldwide, increasing its unit sales by 9.9%. The car division delivered a total of more than 2.4 million Mercedes-Benz and smart to customers last year. 2017 was the seventh consecutive record year … Read the full press release

Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ to rely on NVIDIA Technology for AI Co-Pilot Capabilities

Las Vegas / Wolfsburg, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen and NVIDIA today (08 January 2018) shared their vision for how AI and deep learning will shape the development of a new generation of intelligent Volkswagen vehicles. At the kickoff of the … Read the full press release

Argus Cyber Security and STMicroelectronics to ensure the cyber security of Infotainment and Telematics units

Joint effort helps ensure the cyber security of Infotainment and Telematics units  Las Vegas, Nevada, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Argus Cyber Security , a global leader in automotive cyber security, and STMicroelectronics , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics presents its latest IoT and mobility solutions at CES® 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada

ST is enabling Smart Driving and applications for the Smart City, Smart Home, Smart Industry, and Smart Things of today and tomorrow Use cases focus on key consumer and industrial technologies including AR/VR/MR, Voice Control, Imaging, Artificial Intelligence, Wireless Charging, … Read the full press release

Toyota Motor Europe will leverage 3DEXCITE high-end visualization applications for automated and integrated digital marketing asset production processes

Three-year contract to automate, integrate asset production with high-end visualization applications Localized content for vehicle launches customizes car buying experiences Automotive pioneer of lean processes gains edge in cost, time, quality, scalability VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext … Read the full press release

Mercedes-AMG launches an innovative app for the global motorsport community

The expansion of Mercedes-AMG’s involvement in motorsport is also progressing at a digital level. During the first highlight of the season, the Dubai 24-hour race, the performance brand from Affalterbach is launching RACE Scout, an innovative app. The online platform, … Read the full press release

Schöckl mountain: The new Mercedes-Benz G-Class even more effective off-road

  STUTTGART, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Every G-Class has to conquer the Schöckl. Mercedes-Benz uses the 1,445 metre high local mountain near the Austrian city of Graz as a test track. The 5.6 km route includes gradients of up to 60 percent and … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer: RFID technology to introduce more transparency in motor vehicle manufacturers’ supply chains and manufacturing operations

MUNICH, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Pressure to optimize is intense on the floors of motor vehicle manufacturers’ factories: Variance is steadily increasing. Costs have to be contained. Fraunhofer researchers are now using RFID technology to introduce more transparency in motor vehicle … Read the full press release

EQT Mid-Market Credit fund to finance Metalcaucho, a leader in non-OEM spare parts

STOCKHOLM, 03-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The EQT Mid-Market Credit fund (“EQT Credit”) today announces that it has provided a new financing solution to support the fund ABAC Solutions (SCA) SICAR (“ABAC”) and management’s investment in Metalcaucho (or the “Company”), a leader … Read the full press release

Number of votes in AB Volvo changes due to Series A to Series B shares conversion

GOTHENBURG, 02-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The number of votes in AB Volvo has changed due to the conversion of a total of 2 595 454 Series A shares to a total of 2 594 454 Series B shares. The conversions were implemented with the … Read the full press release

Continental installs tire pressure and temperature monitoring system for commercial vehicles on the racing truck of the Russian KAMAZ-master rally team

  Legendary rally team will test unique tire pressure and temperature monitoring system ContiPressureCheckTM enhances safety, cuts costs and ensures a longer life cycle of a truck tire Continental’s commercial vehicle electronics provide competitive advantages for KAMAZ-master champions MOSCOW, 22-Dec-2017 … Read the full press release

Continental: We are relying on the dedication of our more than 233,000 employees to actively take on responsibility for creating the digital transformation

Expertise as well as willingness to learn and change on the part of the employees are becoming key factors in competition Continental and the Group Works Council strengthen social partnership and pledge their commitment to the digital qualification of the … Read the full press release

Continental to build new, cutting-edge distribution center near to the Hanover-Langenhagen airport

Securing jobs in and a clear commitment to the Hanover region Start of construction near to the airport planned for spring 2018 Greater efficiency and relief for the environment through the reduction of empty runs HANOVER, 22-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Continental committed to turn today’s dangerous intersections into safer, more intelligent intersections

Comprehensive concept to increase the safety of intersections through sensor-based object detection, fusion, and broadcast, for the purpose of real-time V2X safety applications. Dedicated Short-Range Communication links intersection infrastructure and vehicles to protect against collisions with vulnerable road users and … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Automotive: Kolbenschmidt Shanghai Piston (KSSP) adds newly built plant to its production structure in the automotive hub in southwest China

Düsseldorf, Germany, 20-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In its 20th anniversary year, Kolbenschmidt Shanghai Piston (KSSP) is adding a newly built plant in Chongqing, a metropolis with a population of many millions, to its production location structure in the automotive hub in … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall MAN High Altitude Truck Expedition constructs the world’s highest mountain refuge hut for climbers

Attempt to set new world record temporarily thwarted Düsseldorf, Germany, 20-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — By constructing the world’s highest mountain refuge hut at an altitude of 6,100 metres and another at 5,200 metres, the Rheinmetall MAN High Altitude Truck Expedition … Read the full press release

Volvo Group donates three Renault trucks, foodstuffs and other essential supplies to support French association “Les Restos du Cœur”

Renault Trucks in France, part of the Volvo Group, and its employees are committed to the French association “Les Restos du Cœur”. The initiative is part of the annual charity gift of the Volvo Group. This year, the Group has … Read the full press release