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SEAT appoints new executive Vice-president for Purchasing

MARTORELL, 22-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SEAT announces the appointment of Alfonso Sancha as new executive Vice-president for Purchasing. He will assume his position on September 1st and will be a part of the SEAT Executive Committee. He will be replacing … Read the full press release

Online used car platform “heycar” expands internationally

BRAUNSCHWEIG, 15-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Successful online used car marketplace “heycar” expands internationally into the United Kingdom. Providing high-quality used vehicles with warranty to used car buyers in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland at www.heycar.co.uk. The heycar brand operates … Read the full press release

BP and Didi Chuxing to develop a network of EV charging hubs across China through new joint venture

LONDON, 2-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BP have agreed to form a new joint venture to build electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in China with Didi Chuxing, the world’s largest market for electric vehicles. Both companies plans to develop a network … Read the full press release

Ivory Coast’s largest city Abidjan expands its IVECO BUS fleet to 750 city buses

Ivory Coast's largest city Abidjan expands its IVECO BUS fleet to 750 city buses

New Abidjan order includes 250 more buses from IVECO BUS, including natural gas power solutions PARIS, 25-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Ivory Coast’s largest city Abidjan to order 200 Crossway Low Entry (LE) and 50 Crealis Natural Power (NP) 18-meter buses … Read the full press release

Horst Binnig to leave Rheinmetall Automotive AG and the Group holding company Rheinmetall AG

Horst Binnig to leave Rheinmetall Automotive AG and the Group holding company Rheinmetall AG

DÜSSELDORF, 24-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Horst Binnig, 60, to retire from Rheinmetall Automotive AG and the Group holding company Rheinmetall AG after 20 successful years in the Automotive sector. Binnig, currently serving as Chairman of the Executive Board of Rheinmetall … Read the full press release

Electromobility breakthrough: ZF’s new electric 2-speed e-drive solution for the best possible range from each battery charge

Electromobility breakthrough: ZF's new electric 2-speed e-drive solution for the best possible range from each battery charge

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, 16-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ZF announced the world premiere of its first 2-speed e-drive system meant for passenger cars. The system integrates an advanced electric motor with a shift element and appropriate power electronics.  Extended driving range for each … Read the full press release

AI based freight platform by Kuehne + Nagel to shape the future of the overland shipments in Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE, 9-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne + Nagel announced it is rolling out an AI-based digital freight platform in Asia Pacific, first starting off with Thailand. With this launch, the company is expanding its suite of online services. The AI … Read the full press release

New SGS lab becomes one of the most advanced e-mobility test centers in Germany

New SGS lab becomes one of the most advanced e-mobility test centers in Germany

MUNICH, 5-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS announced it has inaugurated an advanced e-mobility laboratory focused on safety and functional testing as well as environmental simulations. The new electromobility test center is located in the Gelting-Ost Industrial Park in the city … Read the full press release

Smart marine initiative unveils 62,000 dwt Ultramax Bulk Carrier design that meets the ambitious IMO’s GHG reduction targets

The new Ultramax Bulk Carrier design meets the IMO 2030 environmental targets

Joint development project by Wärtsilä, Oshima & DNV GL comes up with Bulk Carrier design meeting the IMO 2030 environmental targets HELSINKI, 3-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The next-generation 62,000 dwt Ultramax Bulk Carrier design that meets the International Maritime Organization … Read the full press release

Covestro unveils new Solution Center as part of its digitalization strategy

Covestro unveils new Solution Center as part of its digitalization strategy

LEVERKUSEN, 28-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Covestro has just launched its new Solution Center for intelligently presenting its products on the web. The new Covestro Solution Center is a key part of Covestro’s digitalization strategy. It will feature over 2,000 Covestro products … Read the full press release

Sustainability award for SEAT in recognition of its commitment to natural gas as an alternative fuel for sustainable mobility

Sustainability award for SEAT in recognition of its commitment to natural gas as an alternative fuel for sustainable mobility

MADRID, 27-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SEAT has been recognised for its commitment to natural gas as an alternative fuel by the Sedigas, the Spanish Gas Association. The recognition is in the form of the “Energy and Sustainability” award, which was … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp invests 60 million euros on industrialization of new damper technology

ESSEN, 25-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — thyssenkrupp opened a new automotive components plant in Sibiu, Romania which will produce dampers for customers including Daimler, Jaguar Land Rover and Porsche. thyssenkrupp invested around 60 million euros to build the new damper site. … Read the full press release

Saab becomes the world’s first shipyard having completed full modification of two submarines in a single year

Saab becomes the world's first shipyard having completed full modification of two submarines in a single year

Submarines HMS Gotland and HMS Uppland completely overhauled within 12 months  STOCKHOLM, 21-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — With the relaunch of the Gotland-class submarine HMS Uppland, which took place on 19 June 2019, Saab announced that it now has two of … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ to supply continuous annealing and processing lines for automotive sheets in China

GRAZ, 19-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ANDRITZ to supply two continuous annealing and processing lines to Qinghai Zhuofeng New Material Co., Ltd. in China. The new lines each with an annual capacity of 110,000 tons. Start-up for line 1 is scheduled … Read the full press release

Scania’s 2030 vision for urban transportation: NXT concept vehicle

SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden, 12-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Scania has just unveiled self-driving battery electric urban concept vehicle called NXT. The concept vehicle has been designed with flexibility in mind – it can shift from transporting commuters to and from work in … Read the full press release

Leading researchers and experts on robotics, AI and ML will gather in Freiburg for the “Robotics: Science and Systems” conference

Leading researchers and experts on robotics, AI and ML will gather in Freiburg for the "Robotics: Science and Systems" conference

FREIBURG, 6-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Over 450 leading researchers on robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) expected to gather in Freiburg, Germany for the “Robotics: Science and Systems” conference. More than 100 scientific lectures on robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning … Read the full press release

ASI President John Cross Named AGMA Chairman

John Cross, President, ASI Drives and Chairman, American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA)

An AGMA board member since 2013, Cross assumed the role of chair in April, 2019. MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA, USA, 6-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ASI Drives, a leading manufacturer of custom engineered gear drives since 1985, has announced that its President, John … Read the full press release

TomTom part of EU Data Task Force’s proof of concept to make roads in EU safer

TomTom part of EU Data Task Force’s proof of concept to make roads in EU safer

An Innovative Road Safety Initiative To Rely On Live Vehicle Data AMSTERDAM, 5-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — EU Data Task Force (DTF) and TomTom (TOM2), active in location technology services, will work together on a proof of concept to improve road … Read the full press release

SEAT’s first electric car called Mii to debut in Oslo, Europe’s EVs capital

SEAT's first electric car called Mii to debut in Oslo, Europe's EVs capital

The SEAT on Tour roadshow will visit Oslo, Liverpool, Frankfurt, Paris and Milan OSLO, 4-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SEAT will debut its first ever electric car, Mii electric, in Oslo as part of its inaugural ‘SEAT on Tour’ roadshow. During … Read the full press release

Ericsson’s 5G technology used in the first 5G based self-driving car demonstration in Hungary

ZALAEGERSZEG, Hungary, 28-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ZalaZone, located in the city of Zalaegerszeg in Hungary, is a 5G-based self-driving vehicle test track that has just been officially opened on May 20, 2019. The ZalaZone test track relies on an advanced … Read the full press release

The city of Valladolid will deploy an intelligent mobility solution based on Kapsch’s EcoTrafiX™ software

VIENNA/MADRID, 27-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Kapsch Group‘s Kapsch TrafficCom will implement an intelligent mobility solution in the city of Valladolid in Spain. It will help the city get one step closer to becoming a smart city. The new system will … Read the full press release

One of the largest European telematics providers joins Michelin Group

Clermont-Ferrand, France, 17-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Michelin signed an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Masternaut, one of the largest European telematics providers. The acquisition is in line with the Group’s development strategy in the Services & Solutions … Read the full press release

Chinese concrete machinery manufacturer Zoomlion orders 170 vehicles for truck mounted pumps from Scania

SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden, 16-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading Chinese concrete machinery and sanitation equipment manufacturer, Zoomlion Concrete Machinery, has announced it ordered further 170 vehicles for truck mounted pumps from Scania. This order follows the 350 vehicles delivered earlier in 2019. … Read the full press release

Bus passengers in Finland will have a chance to reduce the carbon footprint of their bus trips with new Green Travel service

ESPOO, 15-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bus operator Savonlinja is partnering with Neste to introduce lower-emission traveling solution to its customers. Starting from mid-May 2019, the bus service will include a Green Travel surcharge on the normal bus ticket price, which … Read the full press release

The seventh BASF and Volkswagen “Science Award Electrochemistry” opens for submissions

LUDWIGSHAFEN / WOLFSBURG, 15-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF and Volkswagen opens application for the seventh “Science Award Electrochemistry”. Scientists and researchers of excellence from all over the world may apply until June 30, 2019 online at www.science-award.com. Participation conditions, procedure … Read the full press release

Continental calls on its employees across Europe to vote in the European Parliament election 2019

HANOVER, 14-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Continental calls on its employees across Europe to vote in the European election, which will take place between May 23 and 26, 2019. The European Parliament election 2019 is going to be the 9th parliamentary … Read the full press release

NH Research’s 9300 Battery Test and Battery Emulation Solutions Now Expandable to 2.4 MW

NH Research Enabling Electrification with Higher Power Modular Battery Test and Battery Emulation IRVINE, CA, U.S.A., 3-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — NH Research Inc. (NHR), a leading provider of power electronics test solutions for the aerospace, automotive, defense and energy industries, announced … Read the full press release

Intelligent digital tachographs: Tips and information on how to make a smooth transition to the DTCO 4.0

VILLINGEN-SCHWENNINGEN, 2-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Continental has just published a number of valuable tips and additional information on helping fleet managers make a smooth transition to the DTCO 4.0. The deadline for the intelligent digital tachographs is June 15, 2019 … Read the full press release

Continental’s powertrain business now Vitesco Technologies; partial IPO planned for the 2H 2019

REGENSBURG, 1-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Continental has just announced that its powertrain business has become an independent entity and will trade under the name of “Vitesco Technologies” as the introduction of the new name is scheduled to happen during the … Read the full press release

Oliver Hoffmann and Julius Seebach to take over the management of Audi Sport GmbH

INGOLSTADT/NECKARSULM, 30-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Audi Sport GmbH’s Current Managing Director Michael-Julius Renz is to retire. Oliver Hoffmann (42) and Julius Seebach (35) appointed to take over the management of Audi Sport GmbH on May 1, 2019. Oliver Hoffmann, Audi’s … Read the full press release