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The European companies at MWC Barcelona 2024: AI, 5G, VR, XR, Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Entertainment, etc.

(IN BRIEF) At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona 2024, European companies showcased a wide array of innovations and strategic partnerships that underscored their commitment to driving digital transformation and enhancing connectivity across various sectors. The key topics discussed by … Read the full press release

Daimler Truck Leads Safety Innovation for European Roadways with Enhanced Vehicle Systems

(IN BRIEF) Daimler Truck is at the forefront of safety innovation as stricter EU regulations for new trucks, buses, and coaches are set to take effect in July 2024. With its latest safety systems, Daimler Truck not only meets but … Read the full press release

Driving the Future: Bosch and Microsoft Collaborate to Pioneer Generative AI for Advanced Automotive Safety

(IN BRIEF) Bosch, during the Bosch Connected World 2024 conference, announced plans to integrate generative AI into vehicle systems to enhance automated driving capabilities. This initiative aims to improve road safety by enabling vehicles to better assess dynamic road scenarios … Read the full press release

DHL and Formula 1 Extend Partnership to Drive Sustainability in Motorsports Logistics

(IN BRIEF) DHL and Formula 1 have announced a multi-year extension of their partnership, with DHL commemorating its 20th anniversary as the Official Logistics Partner of Formula 1. This collaboration, the longest-standing global partnership in the sport’s history, signifies a … Read the full press release

Bentley Residences Miami: Where Luxury Living Meets Automotive Artistry

(IN BRIEF) Bentley Motors, in collaboration with Dezer Development, has broken ground on Bentley Residences Miami, the first-ever Bentley-branded residential tower, located on an exclusive oceanfront stretch in Sunny Isles Beach. Featuring 216 private residences with innovative car lifts and … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto India Unveils Plans for New Compact SUV to Propel Market Growth

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto India has announced the development of an all-new compact SUV, marking the next phase of its product expansion strategy following the successful launches of the Kushaq and Slavia models. Scheduled for debut in the first half … Read the full press release

Ayvens and Stellantis Forge Multi-Billion Euro Agreement for Sustainable Mobility

(IN BRIEF) Ayvens, a leading global sustainable mobility player resulting from ALD Automotive’s acquisition of LeasePlan, has entered a multi-billion euro frame agreement with Stellantis, a prominent automaker, to procure up to 500,000 vehicles for its long-term leasing fleet across … Read the full press release

Michelin, Antin, and Enviro Collaborate on Revolutionary Tire Recycling Plant in Sweden

(IN BRIEF) Michelin, in partnership with Antin and Enviro, has announced the construction of the first end-of-life tire recycling plant in Uddevalla, Sweden. This joint venture aims to recycle approximately 35,000 tons of used tires annually, creating up to 40 … Read the full press release

Stagecoach Shortlisted for ‘Employer of the Year’ at 2024 Ex-Forces in Business Awards

(IN BRIEF) Stagecoach, the UK’s largest bus and coach operator, has been recognized as a finalist in the ‘Employer of the Year’ category at the 2024 Ex-Forces in Business Awards for its commitment to employing veterans and building an inclusive … Read the full press release

MAN Truck & Bus Renews Inka Koljonen’s Contract as Executive Board Member

(IN BRIEF) MAN Truck & Bus SE’s Supervisory Board has extended Inka Koljonen’s contract as Executive Board member for Finance, IT, and Legal Affairs until 2030, effective February 1, 2025. Koljonen, who has been instrumental in MAN’s restructuring and turnaround … Read the full press release

MAN Truck & Bus Appoints Hubert Altschäffl as Executive Board Member for Human Resources

(IN BRIEF) MAN Truck & Bus SE has announced the appointment of Hubert Altschäffl to its Executive Board, effective April 1, 2024, where he will oversee the human resources department as a member of the board and labor director. Altschäffl … Read the full press release

INEOS Automotive Introduces the INEOS Fusilier: A 4X4 with Dual Powertrain Options

(IN BRIEF) INEOS Automotive has revealed its latest model, the INEOS Fusilier, marking a milestone in the company’s commitment to zero-emission vehicles. Offering both all-electric and range-extender electric powertrain options, the Fusilier promises exceptional off-road performance without compromising on-road capabilities. … Read the full press release

ABP Hosts ECG Maritime Meeting, Showcasing Automotive Industry Hub

(IN BRIEF) Associated British Ports (ABP) is hosting the inaugural ECG Maritime & Ports Working Group meeting at its Grimsby port, a pivotal location in the UK’s automotive sector. ABP’s Humber ports, including Grimsby and Immingham, handle over 700,000 vehicles … Read the full press release

Continental’s Tire Tech App Revolutionizes Fleet Management with New Features and Expansion

(IN BRIEF) Continental unveils an enhanced version of its TireTech App, empowering fleet managers, drivers, retailers, and tire workshops with advanced functionalities for optimal tire performance and fleet efficiency. The app now includes winter tire recommendations for 39 countries, tire … Read the full press release

The latest on quantum computing in Europe, January 2023 – February 2024

(IN BRIEF) Europe has made significant progress in quantum computing with investments, partnerships, and innovations. Highlights include a €3.5 million investment in LioniX International by the University of Twente, and T-Systems offering cloud access to IBM’s quantum systems. Other developments … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies and ACO Renew Partnership to Drive Energy Transition in Endurance Racing

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), and Le Mans Endurance Management (LMEM) have extended their partnership for five years, until 2028, aiming to support ACO’s energy transition goals. Committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2030 under … Read the full press release

INEOS Automotive and BASF Forge Strategic Partnership for Automotive Refinish Solutions

(IN BRIEF) INEOS Automotive and BASF’s Coatings division have entered a global agreement to advance automotive refinish body and paint development, aiming to surpass industry standards. The partnership focuses on delivering sustainable refinish solutions, digital color-matching solutions, and training to … Read the full press release

Innovative Vehicle Security: trinamiX and Continental Showcase Face Authentication at MWC

(IN BRIEF) trinamiX GmbH and Continental unveil innovative Face Authentication technology for vehicles at the Mobile World Congress. The system offers secure, contactless vehicle access and ignition via biometric user authentication, seamlessly integrated into the B-pillar and driver display. It … Read the full press release

Art Meets Technology: Volkswagen Group Elevates Dialogue on Digitalization and AI in Art with Two-Year Partnership

(IN BRIEF) The Volkswagen Group has partnered with the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin for a two-year project called “KW Digital: Poetics of Encryption.” This initiative explores the impact of digitalization and artificial intelligence on art and society. … Read the full press release

Stagecoach Bus Drivers Excel in Safe and Fuel-Efficient Driving Programme

(IN BRIEF) Stagecoach bus drivers have once again demonstrated their commitment to safe and fuel-efficient driving, with over 4,100 drivers achieving Fleet Elite status in a prestigious global performance measurement programme managed by GreenRoad. This accolade, awarded to more Stagecoach … Read the full press release

Continental Launches VikingContact 8: The Ultimate Winter Tire for Nordic Conditions

(IN BRIEF) Continental is proud to introduce the VikingContact 8, the latest innovation in winter tire technology designed specifically for the demanding conditions of Nordic winters. Engineered with a focus on safety, comfort, and sustainability, the VikingContact 8 sets a … Read the full press release

Volkswagen and Mahindra Strike Major Deal for Electric Mobility Advancement

(IN BRIEF) In a significant move towards advancing their joint vision for e-mobility, Volkswagen Group and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) have signed a landmark supply agreement for components of Volkswagen’s MEB platform to be integrated into Mahindra’s purpose-built electric … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Showcases Commitment to Sustainability in New Museum Exhibition

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto’s latest exhibition at the Škoda Museum in Mladá Boleslav highlights the company’s dedication to electrification and sustainability, running until June 16th. Featuring historical and current environmental projects, the exhibit details Škoda’s strategies to reduce emissions throughout … Read the full press release

Siemens Powers Sustainable Mobility at Lisbon’s Infinity Building with Innovative EV Charging Solution

(IN BRIEF) Siemens Smart Infrastructure has installed 200 VersiCharge wallboxes and an intelligent charging management system at Lisbon’s Infinity building, a prestigious residential site known for its commitment to sustainability. This solution, customized by Siemens engineering teams, enables dynamic and … Read the full press release

Stellantis Approves €3 Billion Share Buyback Program to Enhance Shareholder Value

(IN BRIEF) Stellantis has announced the approval of a share buyback program worth up to €3 billion, reflecting the company’s robust financial position and commitment to delivering value to shareholders. The program, to be executed on the market, will involve … Read the full press release

Stellantis Achieves Record Financial Performance in 2023, Proposes Increased Dividend and Share Buyback

(IN BRIEF) Stellantis N.V. has announced its exceptional full-year 2023 results, with net revenues soaring to €189.5 billion, a 6% increase year-on-year, accompanied by a remarkable 11% rise in net profit to €18.6 billion. The company also reported a substantial … Read the full press release

Stellantis Announces Record Employee Payouts Totaling Nearly €1.9 Billion

(IN BRIEF) Stellantis has revealed its plans to distribute close to €1.9 billion this year to employees worldwide, based on the company’s impressive 2023 financial results and global achievements. This marks a significant milestone since the formation of Stellantis just … Read the full press release

Rally Sweden 2024: Studded Sottozero Tyres Only; Route Features Technical Challenges

(IN BRIEF) The 2024 edition of Rally Sweden, marking the second round of the WRC and the first for the Junior category, introduces significant changes to the route compared to the previous year. Teams will face technical sections with more … Read the full press release

Rion-Antirrion Bridge Introduces Special E-Pass for Electric Vehicles, Marks 20th Anniversary with 34% Discount

(IN BRIEF) In a pioneering move for Greece’s road infrastructure, the Rion-Antirrion bridge, operated by Gefyra, a subsidiary of VINCI Highways, unveils a special e-pass exclusively for electric vehicles, effective from February 1st, 2024. As part of VINCI Highways’ commitment … Read the full press release

Dezeen Awards 2024 Launches with Bentley Motors Partnership, Celebrating Design Excellence and Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) Dezeen Awards 2024 has officially opened for entries, marking the seventh edition of the prestigious design awards program. Continuing its partnership with Bentley Motors, the awards aim to inspire and champion design excellence while promoting innovation for a … Read the full press release

AI IN JAN 2024 ACROSS EUROPE: THE LATEST IN AI (ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE) RESEARCH, DEPLOYMENTS, DEVELOPMENTS, DEALS, ETC.

(IN BRIEF) From Bonn to Bilbao, Europe’s AI scene is buzzing with innovation. Major players like Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, and Volkswagen are pushing boundaries through groundbreaking partnerships and integrations. Projects like NextGen are personalizing therapies using AI, while collaborations between … Read the full press release

GKN Powder Metallurgy Attains EcoVadis Platinum Rating, Setting Industry Standards in Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) GKN Powder Metallurgy has achieved the prestigious EcoVadis Platinum Rating, positioning the company in the top 1% globally for sustainability performance across its 27 manufacturing sites. Recognized for excellence in Labour & Human Rights, Environment, Ethics, and Sustainable … Read the full press release

Bentley Unveils Exclusive Private White V.C. Bentayga, Honoring War Hero’s Legacy

(IN BRIEF) Bentley Motors introduces the one-of-a-kind Private White V.C. Bentayga, a bespoke collaboration between Bentley Manchester and Mulliner, paying tribute to the heroic legacy of Private Jack White. This limited edition Bentayga, already sold to a local enthusiast, embodies … Read the full press release

Groundbreaking Report Offers Insights into Minimizing Environmental Impact of Tire Wear

(IN BRIEF) Empa and wst21, in response to postulate Po 19.3559, have collaborated to address the significant environmental impact of tire wear, which accounts for a substantial portion of microplastics in the environment. Their comprehensive report, published recently, compiles various … Read the full press release

Vredeveld Group Revolutionizes Fleet Management with Continental’s ContiConnect Digital Tire Monitoring

(IN BRIEF) The Vredeveld Group, a leading logistics company in the Netherlands, has implemented Continental’s ContiConnect digital tire monitoring technology across its modern fleet, resulting in significant improvements in fleet efficiency, fuel consumption, and carbon emissions reduction. With a fleet … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo: Four Decades of Innovation in Camping Adventures

(IN BRIEF) Since its inception in 1984, the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo camper has been synonymous with family holidays and adventurous journeys, continuously setting standards in the camping segment. Evolving from its origins with the “Bremer Transporter” to the current V-Class … Read the full press release

Continental’s AIBA Facility Marks Milestone with Over a Million Test Drives

(IN BRIEF) Continental’s cutting-edge tire braking test facility, the Automated Indoor Braking Analyzer (AIBA), has achieved a significant milestone, completing over a million test drives since its inception in 2012. The AIBA facility, renowned for its fully automated, climate-controlled environment, … Read the full press release

Evonik Launches Flame Retardant 3D Printing Resin for Aerospace and Automotive Industries

(IN BRIEF) Evonik has introduced a new photopolymer resin, INFINAM® FR 4100L, specifically designed for DLP 3D printers, offering both flame retardancy and mechanical durability when cured. With a UL 94 flame retardancy rating of V-0 at 3mm thickness, the … Read the full press release

CUPRA Simplifies Electric Vehicle Charging with In-Car App and Charging Map

(IN BRIEF) CUPRA introduces an innovative in-car system, the CUPRA Charging Map, to streamline the charging experience for CUPRA Born drivers across Europe. Integrated into the vehicle’s infotainment display, the app provides real-time data on 620,000 charging points in 27 … Read the full press release

DHL Trials Hydrogen-Powered Trucks for Sustainable Freight Transport in Germany

(IN BRIEF) DHL Freight, in collaboration with Post & Parcel Germany, has initiated a one-year pilot project deploying hydrogen-powered trucks manufactured by Paul Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH at its Cologne location. These trucks, based on the Mercedes-Benz Atego, mark DHL’s commitment to … Read the full press release