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Mercedes-Benz expands operations in the US with a $1.2-B investment

Investment announcement made during the Tuscaloosa based plant’s 20th anniversary celebration. Strategic move of Mercedes-Benz to start production of electric passenger cars in the U.S. as part of its worldwide electric initiative. Tuscaloosa plant will manufacture SUV models for the company’s … Read the full press release

Top model mother and son drive the final chapter of leading vehicle brand’s fashion story

STUTTGART/MILAN, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Top model Amber Valletta, her son Auden McCaw and the Concept EQ are the focus of the third and last chapter of the #mbcollective Fashion Story from Mercedes-Benz. Director and filmmaker Luke Gilford’s photos and film … Read the full press release

EnBW orders further 117 rapid-charging stations from ABB

Major order from energy supplier EnBW for a further 117 charging stations in 2017 ZURICH, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB has received another major order from energy supplier EnBW for the expansion of the charging column network on German motorways. By … Read the full press release

The ŠKODA FAVORIT hatchback was introduced 30 years ago on 16 September 1987

Mladá Boleslav, 18-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ​30 years ago, ŠKODA entered a new era with the introduction of the modern FAVORIT hatchback.​ The premiere on 16 September 1987 at the International Engineering Fair in Brno marked a turning point for the … Read the full press release

Groupe PSA announces its new employee share offering “ACCELERATE 2017”

Eligible offer in 15 countries to more than 87,000 Groupe PSA employees Reservation period from September 22 to October 9, 2017 Final terms and conditions of the offer on November 9, 2017 PARIS, 18-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In accordance with … Read the full press release

Thales to develop future autonomous and unmanned technology across air and sea in UK

La Défense, France, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (12.09.2017) Thales is announcing a major commitment to develop future autonomous and unmanned technology across air and sea by investing in two new UK-based trials and training centres. Key Points Two new … Read the full press release

ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Chinese Baidu to partner over autonomous driving, telematics and mobility services

Partnership aims to develop extensive technical solutions for autonomous driving in China ZF contributes ZF ProAI, its vehicle control system developed with Nvidia Baidu brings expertise in artificial intelligence, big data and cloud-based service solutions, and will provide the key … Read the full press release

Introducing Marcus Keith, Head of the Digital Business at AUDI AG in Ingolstadt

Head of Digital Business Ingolstadt, Germany, 13-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Marcus Keith was born on May 20, 1974 in Mutlangen. After studying Automotive Engineering at the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, he began his career at AUDI AG in 1999. After … Read the full press release

World RX: Mattias Ekström aims to clinch his fourth victory this season in Riga, Latvia

World Champion Mattias Ekström travels to Latvia in third overall Local hero Reinis Nitišs particularly motivated for round on home soil Audi DTM driver Nico Müller again in fourth Audi S1 EKS RX quattro Neuburg, Germany, 13-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

World debut of the new Audi RS 4 Avant at the IAA 2017

2.9 TFSI engine offers substantially more power and efficiency Debut for high-performance Avant in China World debut of RS 4 Avant at the IAA 2017 Neckarsulm, Germany, 13-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Audi Sport GmbH celebrates the world debut of the new … Read the full press release

Audi Sport: R8 V10 RWS successfully brings driving concept of our R8 LMS racing car to the streets

First Audi production model with rear wheel-drive as a limited edition 50 kilograms (110.2 lb) lighter than R8 Coupé V10 Stephan Winkelmann, Managing Director Audi Sport GmbH: “R8 V10 RWS successfully brings driving concept of our R8 LMS racing car to … Read the full press release

Audi presents autonomous no steering wheel or pedals all-electric car

Audi vision for Level 5 operation Revolutionary styling All-electric with up to 800 kilometer range Frankfurt/Ingolstadt, 13-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the four-door design vision Audi Aicon, the brand with the four rings is presenting a autonomous Audi of the … Read the full press release

LeasePlan provides Uber with electric cars in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LeasePlan and Uber have announced a new sustainability initiative for Amsterdam. The technology company will launch a pilot with electric cars, provided by LeasePlan, in the Dutch capital. The first 30 Nissan Leafs will run via … Read the full press release

Vocational training of 804 young people begins this September at Audi sites in Germany

Carmaker provides vocational training in 20 occupations in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm Dieter Omert, head of vocational training and specialist competence development: “We offer young people optimal starting conditions for a successful career.” Job guarantees after completion of training Ingolstadt/Neckarsulm, 05-Sep-2017 … Read the full press release

Volkswagen unveils special air purification automatic climate control system

The air conditioning system uses an air quality sensor and active biogenic filter to keep pollen, fungal spores and particulates out WOLFSBURG, 05-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Happily driving along, everyone in the car is in a good mood. Summer landscapes, forests … Read the full press release

E-bike: Continental brings two pioneering 48V drive units to the electric bike

New 48V electric bike technology including a revolutionary new drive unit with both motor and stepless automatic gear system The new system comprises two new 48V drive units: 48V Revolution and 48V Prime 48V Revolution is the world’s first 48V-powered … Read the full press release

Continental expands its Smart Access solution for convenient vehicle access via smartphone

Vehicle doors can be unlocked digitally in emergencies even when the car’s battery is flat No handle, no key: contactless door opener allows design freedom and improves comfort Continental Smart Access (CoSmA): a complete package providing hands-free and digital vehicle … Read the full press release

Michelin to unveil its latest enduro tyres at 2017 FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE)

For the first time, Michelin is a partner of the 2017 FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) which is based this year in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France, on August 28-September 2. Boulogne-Billancourt, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Michelin has chosen to take advantage … Read the full press release

Bentley Motors unveils full details of its new third-generation Bentley Continental GT

Third generation of the peerless Continental GT: the definitive luxury Grand Tourer A statement of true luxury: bold, sculptured exterior design Innovative luxurious interior offers unrivalled Grand Touring refinement Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain Seamless integration of handcrafted, natural … Read the full press release

BMW: extraordinary pageant of new models and concept vehicles at the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt am Main

MUNICH, 30-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The new products unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt show highlight the status of BMW as a manufacturer of vehicles that transmit unrivalled levels of emotional appeal with their inspirational design, trailblazing innovations and the driving pleasure … Read the full press release

BMW Group: BMW i3 and BMW i3s represent the future of urban mobility

MUNICH, 30-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The BMW i3 shows the way ahead to a new era of mobility. It is recognised the world over as a symbol of driving pleasure, sustainability and intelligent connectivity in the urban traffic environment, which is … Read the full press release

BMW Motorrad: The Pure&Crafted Festival’s third edition in Berlin with new home at Altes Kraftwerk Rummelsburg

MUNICH, 29-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Pure&Crafted Festival’s third edition went out with a bang under yesterday’s starry late summer night sky. On the grounds of the Altes Kraftwerk Rummelsburg in Berlin, the festival appealed to its audience with a … Read the full press release

The BMW S 1000 RR racers reigned on the Horiče street circuit in the Czech Republic

The BMW S 1000 RR racers reigned on the Horiče street circuit in the Czech Republic; at the penultimate round of the 2017 International Road Racing Championship (IRRC), they celebrated a double top-six lockout. Marek Červený won both races, with … Read the full press release

BMW Team RLL finishes fourth and ninth in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) Michelin GT Challenge at Virginia International Raceway (USA)

BMW Team RLL’s fourth and ninth place finishes in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) Michelin GT Challenge at Virginia International Raceway (USA) are far different than would have been predicted in the first 85 laps of the 93 completed. … Read the full press release

New composition of the Board of Management of AUDI AG as of September 1

Changes at the top of Finance, IT and Integrity, Marketing and Sales, Human Resources and Organization, and Production and Logistics Audi Supervisory Board Chairman Matthias Müller: “The departing Board of Management members have contributed to Audi’s positive development” Audi CEO … Read the full press release

Jan Kopecký and Pavel Dresler secured their sixth consecutive win of the 2017 season for ŠKODA

Jan Kopecký, co-driver Pavel Dresler and the ŠKODA FABIA R5 are undefeated in Czech Rally Championship (MČR) since April 2015, victorious on all 16 rallies they participated After a thrilling fight Kopecký/Dresler added Barum Czech Rally Zlín to winning streak … Read the full press release

The sixth generation Volkswagen Polo has arrived: Pre-sales of the best-seller have already started in the first European countries

HAMBURG, 28-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The new Polo – key facts and figures Sixth generation Polo to continue success story: With more than 14 million units sold worldwide to date (including derivatives nearly 16.5 million units), the Polo is one of … Read the full press release

New partners to join venture to launch a new cross-industry registration, identification and data platform — verimi

Bundesdruckerei, Deutsche Lufthansa and Deutsche Telekom all set to join the venture Market launch of basic version digital “master key” (Single-Sign-On) planned for turn of the year 2017/2018 Users themselves decide how much data may be used Frankfurt am Main, … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel to manage the inbound logistics operations of Volkswagen FAW Engine (Dalian) Co., Ltd in China

SHANGHAI, China, 24-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen FAW Engine (Dalian) Co., Ltd (VWED), an automotive part manufacturer operating in a joint-venture with Volkswagen (China), has signed a two-year agreement with Kuehne + Nagel to manage the inbound logistics operations in the … Read the full press release

Continental and Kordsa to work on new adhesion system standard for bonding textile reinforcing materials to rubber based compounds

Promising eco-friendly resorcinol- and formaldehyde-free adhesion technology Continental plans application across all segments of its own tire production Kordsa and Continental collaboration is a pioneering model of the tire industry Free licensing concept for tire and supplier industries envisioned HANOVER, … Read the full press release