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Stadler to showcase seven vehicle concepts featuring new solutions at InnoTrans 2018

BUSSNANG, 17-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler was already one of the largest exhibitors of rail vehicles at InnoTrans 2016. The train manufacturer with production sites in Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Belarus and the USA has even bigger plans for this … Read the full press release

ABP announces construction of a new £15 million multi-storey vehicle terminal at the Port of Southampton

LONDON, 17-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Construction of a new vehicle terminal has been announced at the Port of Southampton, as the latest phase a £50 million investment by ABP. The new £15 million multi-storey facility will be built in the Eastern … Read the full press release

Volkswagen to support six university teams in this year’s international design competition Formula Student Germany

Prof. Dr. Stefan Gies, Patron of Formula Student Germany: “Volkswagen is focusing on two technologies – autonomous driving and electric vehicles.” WOLFSBURG, 13-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen is stepping up its commitment to the international design competition Formula Student Germany (FSG). … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group China, FAW Group, China Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (Beijing) Research Institute Co. Ltd. partner over e-mobility, connectivity, mobility services and autonomous driving

Volkswagen Group signs letters of intent with the FAW Group and China Intelligent and Connected Vehicles Research Institute (ICV) during the state visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Berlin Political discussions held about the role that China plays as … Read the full press release

Thomas Sedran to succeed Dr. Eckhard Scholz as CEO of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand

WOLFSBURG/HANOVER, 12-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr. Thomas Sedran, General Secretary and Senior Vice President Group Strategy at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, has been appointed CEO of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand effective September 1, 2018. In this function, he takes over from Dr. Eckhard … Read the full press release

Dr. Stefan Sommer succeeds Dr. Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz as Board Member with responsibility for Procurement at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

WOLFSBURG, 12-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft has appointed Dr. Stefan Sommer (55) as the Board Member with responsibility for Procurement effective latest January 1, 2019. Sommer was Chief Executive Officer of ZF Friedrichshafen AG until the end of … Read the full press release

SEAT will be the Volkswagen Group’s lead brand in the JAC Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. joint venture

SEAT to become a shareholder of the company created by Volkswagen Group China and JAC and will be the Group’s lead brand in the joint venture The Spanish carmaker will actively participate in the creation of an R&D centre in … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group China, Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp. and SEAT to establish new R&D center on developing electric vehicles, connectivity and autonomous driving technologies

Volkswagen Group China, the car company JAC and SEAT will together set up a new R&D center for developing electric vehicles, connectivity and autonomous driving technologies by 2021; launch of a competitive BEV platform in planning SEAT to become a … Read the full press release

Volkswagen: Fully-electric I.D. R Pikes Peak defeated cars powered by conventional drivetrain technology at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Exclusive video of the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak as it hunts down the record I.D. R Pikes Peak the sporty forerunner to the new fully-electric I.D. family WOLFSBURG, 10-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen made motorsport history at the Pikes Peak … Read the full press release

Volkswagen: the 200,000th ‘R’ model handed over to Keith Williamson in Cambridgeshire, UK

200,000th model is a Golf R* Delivery to Cambridgeshire, UK Volkswagen R model series began with Golf R32 in 2002 WOLFSBURG, 09-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen R has handed over the jubilee car to a UK customer. Volkswagen R stands for performance, … Read the full press release

Five Volkswagen models received the Plus X Award as “Product of the Year 2018”

The Plus X Award innovation prize once again recognises Volkswagen’s excellent design and brand experiences Polo, T-Roc, Touareg1, Atlas Tanoak² and I.D. VIZZION³ stand out as “Product of the Year 2018” This makes Volkswagen the “Best Automotive Brand 2018” Volkswagen … Read the full press release

Volvo to provide Gothenburg with 30 all-electric buses

GOTHENBURG, 06-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Gothenburg in Sweden now takes the lead in the transition to electrically propelled urban bus traffic in Sweden. The order for 30 all-electric Volvo buses from GS Buss, subsidiary of Göteborgs Spårvägar, and Public Transport Authority … Read the full press release

Sixt earned World Travel Awards in 14 categories for excellent mobility solutions around the globe

First place for Sixt Car Rental, Sixt Luxury Cars and Sixt Limousine Service in numerous countries worldwide PULLACH/ATHENS, 05-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Excellent mobility solutions around the globe: Sixt, one of the leading international mobility service providers, has received World Travel … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO and Volkswagen Group to confront the dynamics of the Indian car market with ‘INDIA 2.0’ project

Volkswagen Group is investing one billion euros in the implementation of the project Together, ŠKODA AUTO and Volkswagen will develop new models in the A0 segment for the Indian market The first model to appear as part of the project … Read the full press release

Euro Staff Solution: First 2 Employees are on Us

LONDON, 02-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Are you not tired of receiving promotions only for usual, not-so-important things? How many tooth pastes or photo shoots does one need? Ever wonder why the important things in your professional life are not on offer? … Read the full press release

Dirk Arnold to succeed Toni Melfi as new Head of Audi Communications

Dirk Arnold (52) is to take over the position on July 1 Toni Melfi is to take on a different activity within AUDI AG INGOLSTADT, 02-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dirk Arnold has been appointed Head of Communications at AUDI AG effective July … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä and Hyundai Motor Group partner to utilize second-life electric vehicle (EV) batteries

Seoul, South Korea and Helsinki, Finland, 29-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology group Wärtsilä and Hyundai Motor Group have signed a technology and commercial partnership designed to utilize second-life electric vehicle (EV) batteries towards the growing energy storage market. The … Read the full press release

SGS: Egyptian company Auto-Group conforms to MSI 20000 standards

After a long process of evaluation and verification, strictly evaluated on the basis of the specifications of the MSI 20000 regulation, SGS has announced that the Egyptian company Auto-Group conforms to MSI 20000 standards. GENEVA, 29-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The official … Read the full press release

Evonik nominated for the AutomotiveINNOVATION Award from the Center of Automotive Management and PricewaterhouseCoopers

ESSEN, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik was nominated for the AutomotiveINNOVATION Award from the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The specialty chemicals company was the only material manufacturer to finish third behind Continental and Toyoda Gosei, as the … Read the full press release

Continental and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) announce partnership

Continental expands its AI network through a collaboration with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence Technology company benefits at all levels, for example, in knowledge management, material flow, and software and product development AI-based software and machine learning enable … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group strengthens partnership with QuantumScape to accelerate the commercialization of solid-state batteries

Objective of new joint venture with QuantumScape is the commercialization of innovative solid-state battery technology Volkswagen is the largest automotive shareholder in Stanford spin-off QuantumScape Corporation Volkswagen Group will take a seat on the board of QuantumScape WOLFSBURG, 22-Jun-2018 — … Read the full press release

Marc Langendorf appointed new Head of Global Corporate Communications at Volkswagen Group Communications

Marc Langendorf to be Head of Global Corporate Communications Eric Felber to be Head of new Corporate Responsibility Communications Department from July 1, 2018 WOLFSBURG, 22-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Marc Langendorf is to become the new Head of Global Corporate … Read the full press release

Bentley integrates Bang & Olufsen BeoSonic interface in new Continental GT

Bang & Olufsen BeoSonic interface in new Continental GT is a pioneering automotive industry first System allows users to choose between four different audio ‘spaces’ New Continental GT available with 1,500 W, 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system CREWE, 22-Jun-2018 … Read the full press release

MHP, KUKA and Munich Re create new business model to revolutionise automotive manufacturing processes in the future

Industry 4.0 and digitalisation allow for new manufacturing methods and demand new business models. MHP, KUKA and Munich Re present one vision for these: the new SmartFactory as a Service. Using SmartFactory as a Service allows manufacturers to focus on … Read the full press release

AUDI AG announced the start of the Urban Air Mobility project in Ingolstadt together with partners from the fields of politics and industry

Air-taxi test operation by partners from the fields of politics and industry in the Ingolstadt region Audi CEO Bram Schot: “Vertical mobility saves time for customers and improves air quality” BERLIN/ INGOLSTADT, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Audi is shaping mobility … Read the full press release

SEAT becomes the first car manufacturer to integrate Shazam music-discovery app into its cars worldwide

SEAT becomes the world’s first brand to integrate Shazam into its cars The partnership allows SEAT customers to easily and safely identify their favourite songs at the touch of a button The music-discovery app seamlessly integrates into the SEAT DriveApp, … Read the full press release

AUDI AG and Hyundai to cross-license patents to bring fuel cell to volume production maturity

Patent cross-licensing for accelerated development to volume production Audi Board Member for Technical Development Peter Mertens: “Want to achieve attractive cost structures for the breakthrough of the most systematic form of electric driving” Audi full-size SUV with fuel cell technology … Read the full press release

Volkswagen AG and Ford to explore strategic alliance

The companies are investigating several joint projects – including joint development of a range of commercial vehicles to better serve the evolving needs of customers globally Potential projects aim to strengthen each company’s competitiveness; the companies will share updates as … Read the full press release

CRITICAL Software and the BMW Group to combine expertise in automotive software engineering

COIMBRA, Portugal, 19-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — CRITICAL Software is expanding its strategic collaboration with premium mobility company, the BMW Group, to form a new joint venture called Critical TechWorks. The agreement, which is subject to examination and approval from the relevant … Read the full press release

VDL Bus & Coach launches the next generation Futura equipped with a new driveline

The new driveline of the VDL Futura results in optimum reliability, low maintenance costs and fuel savings of 3%. The VDL Futura is delivered as standard with the new ZF Traxon gearbox. The new generation VDL Futura is 100 kg … Read the full press release