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Automotive Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Milestone: ŠKODA AUTO’s Mladá Boleslav plant built its seven millionth MQ 200 gearbox since the plant began manufacturing the transmissions

ŠKODA AUTO is currently investing 65 million euros in stepping up gearbox production ŠKODA AUTO’s manufacturing of transmissions plays a key role in Volkswagen Group’s production network Gearbox production is consistently centred on the principles of Industry 4.0 MLADA BOLESLAV, … Read the full press release

ZF now offers the broadest range of hybrid and all-electric drive solutions for almost every vehicle segment

ZF supplies electric drives for all vehicle types, ranging from bicycles to 40-ton trucks The product portfolio ranges from hybrid solutions to all-electric drives. Integrated E-system solutions, including electronics and peripheral systems. Friedrichshafen, Germany, 09-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ZF is constantly … Read the full press release

EBRD lends €15 million to Turkish chemicals maker to increase production of a key component in energy-efficient tyres

EBRD €15 million loan will fund building of new production facility New plant will increase capacity by 40,000 tonnes by 2020 Expansion supports fast-growing demand for silica used in energy-efficient tyres LONDON, 08-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In support of greener business … Read the full press release

Cobots and RPA Gain Centerstage in Automotive Robotics Space; Labor Issues Prevail as a Key Challenge

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 08-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Robotics in the automotive industry has been acclaimed as the impetus behind driving optimization and rethinking of production and process through innovative measures. Prospect of artificial intelligence is promising, with the ability to … Read the full press release

Iberdrola and IKEA partner to promote sustainable mobility in Spain

IKEA will offer free charging stations for electric cars and supply 100% renewable green energy at its stores and corporate buildings in 2019 The agreement forms part of the Iberdrola Sustainable Mobility Plan, which provides for the installation in Spain … Read the full press release

InMotion Ventures announces its investment in world’s most advanced electric motorcycle, Arc Vector

Arc has pioneered Vector, the most efficient, safest and most fulfilling electric motorcycle experience yet Vector will be revealed in Milan on 6 November Vector comes with ground breaking haptic ride-wear and connected HUD helmet LONDON, 07-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Hexagon AB to present its Smart X solutions for solving urban challenges at the Smart City Expo World Congress

STOCKHOLM, 07-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital solutions, will demonstrate its Smart X solutions for solving urban challenges related to safety, infrastructure and mobility at the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona from 13-15 November. … Read the full press release

IVECO presented with “Sustainable Truck of the Year 2019” award for its Stralis NP 460 at Ecomondo 2018

The Stralis NP 460 reaffirms its European leadership by winning the award for “Sustainable Truck of the Year 2019” in the Tractor category. The prize was awarded at Ecomondo 2018, an international expo dedicated to all circular economy industry sectors. … Read the full press release

TomTom navigation for motorcyclists now available on the BMW Motorrad Connected app

MILAN, 07-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2) today announced that BMW Motorrad owners can now experience the best of TomTom navigation for motorcyclists running on the BMW Motorrad Connected app. The smartphone app stays safely in the rider’s pocket, while visual … Read the full press release

Empa researcher Maria Muñoz wins Swiss Aerosol Award

This year’s Swiss Aerosol Award goes to Maria Muñoz. The Empa researcher investigated the emission behavior of so-called GDI engines (gasoline-direct injection). Her results are alarming: GDI vehicles emit up to 17 times more carcinogenic substances than modern diesel vehicles. … Read the full press release

NORMA Group recognised with the PSA Opel Group’s “Best Plant 2018” supplier award

Pilica, Poland, 06-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology, was honored in Poland with the PSA Opel Group’s “Best Plant 2018” supplier award. The PSA Opel Group grants the award in recognition of … Read the full press release

China’s Dominance of Pneumatic Rollers Production and Demand Continues, Finds Fact.MR Study

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 05-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fact.MR, a leading market research firm that focuses on niche market intelligence across various domains, has announced the launch of a new research study which offers incisive insights on global trends influencing the pneumatic … Read the full press release

Continental to acquire the anti-vibration systems business of Cooper Standard

Agreement reached on acquisition of anti-vibration systems business of Cooper Standard A new global player for anti-vibration, noise reduction and lightweight technology will be formed Board member Duensing: “Dieting for cars: Less weight reduces fuel consumption and extends range of … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Automotive to supply large-scale orders for its electrically powered pump to international automaker

Demand for electric pumps surges Düsseldorf, Germany, 02-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — An internationally operating automobile group has awarded Rheinmetall Automotive large-scale orders for its CWA 400 electrically powered pump. The orders, placed with Pierburg Pump Technology GmbH, a subsidiary of the … Read the full press release

OEMs Hold 90% Share of Automotive Switches Sales Channel, Finds Fact.MR

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 01-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ – Fact.MR, a leading research firm that tracks niche markets across 150 countries globally, has launched a new research report that delivers in-depth analysis on the global trends influencing the automotive switches market. The … Read the full press release

Siemens signs new agreements with African partners on power supply, industrialization, mobility and vocational training in Togo, Egypt and Rwanda

Highly efficient gas-fired combined cycle plant project in Lomé, Togo Siemens collaborates with the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt on industrialization, education and training Siemens, Volkswagen (VW) and the German Development Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) collaborating on … Read the full press release

Volkswagen to celebrate the world premiere of its innovative pickup concept at the São Paulo International Motor Show

Innovative pickup concept to receive its world premiere at the São Paulo International Motor Show Near-production concept vehicle combines urban SUV style elements with the DNA of a cleverly conceived pickup WOLFSBURG, 31-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At the São Paulo … Read the full press release

Bentley launches the world’s first super-fast, reliable and secure in-car WiFi system

Bentley creates luxury automotive office and entertainment space Groundbreaking system provides Bentley customers with the world’s first super-fast in-car WiFi connection Unparalleled high-speed connectivity is future-proof with multiple simultaneous services Bentley partners with global communications company, Viasat, to deliver new … Read the full press release

Fact.MR Study Finds Contractor Preference Shifting from Skid Steers to Compact Track Loaders in Lucrative Markets

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 30-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fact.MR, a leading research firm that tracks markets across 150 countries, has recently announced the launch of its study that provides a scrutinized analysis on compact track loader market. This study is an … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group, Mobileye and Champion Motors announce plans to deploy Israel’s first commercial Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) with self-driving vehicles

Volkswagen Group, Mobileye and Champion Motors have announced plans to commercialize Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) with self-driving vehicles in Israel. Volkswagen Group will provide the electric vehicles (EVs) as well as its in-depth knowledge about mobility services. Mobileye, an Intel Company, will … Read the full press release

Daimler awards a major contract to KUKA

AUSGBURG, 30-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Daimler AG is increasingly investing in leading-edge technology products from Augsburg. For the body-in-white production of the new C-class, Daimler has awarded a major contract to KUKA. The order value was booked in the third quarter … Read the full press release

KUKA tasked to equip one of the largest U.S. automotive manufacturers with a new production system in a double-digit million euro contract

AUGSBURG, 30-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — KUKA has received a major systems engineering contract from one of the largest U.S. automotive manufacturers. The order volume lies in the high double-digit million euro range and was booked in the third quarter of 2018. … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics and Karamba Security partner to provide even stronger cybersecurity protection for in-vehicle systems

Karamba Carwall adds another layer of protection to ST Telemaco3P Processor  Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Geneva, Switzerland, 30-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Karamba Security, a world-leading provider of automotive cybersecurity, and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the … Read the full press release

IONITY to install high power-chargers for electric cars at Eni service stations

ROME, 29-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni and IONITY signed a framework agreement today to install high power-chargers for electric cars at Eni service stations. IONITY, a joint venture between Daimler, Ford, BMW and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche, … Read the full press release

Ramboll / Skellefteå Municipality study: the fundamental prerequisites for implementing self-driving bus are in place and we now hope to do so in 2019

How can we make public transport safer and the countryside more accessible? One answer may be self-driving bus shelters, where passengers are protected against the weather inside lighted buses while being driven to the nearest bus stop. COPENHAGEN, 26-Oct-2018 — … Read the full press release

Gasoline Vehicles Accounted for 8 in 10 Automotive Fuel Injector Sales in 2018, finds Fact.MR Study

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 25-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fact.MR has recently rolled out an analytical research study on the automotive fuel injectors market. This study is an exhaustive source of insights that tracks production and sales of automotive fuel injectors in key … Read the full press release

Fact.MR Study Finds Global Demand for Crawler Cranes to Reach 3,648 Units in 2018, Greater China Leads with 30% Share

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 25-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fact.MR recently announced the launch of its report that provides detailed assessment on the crawler cranes market. A comprehensive analysis has been offered on the key factors that are likely to shape the crawler … Read the full press release

Amey Consulting appoints Peter Williamson as Head of Mobility

OXFORD, 24-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Amey Consulting announced today that Peter Williamson has joined the business as Head of Mobility. Peter, former Head of Delivery, ITS at Cubic Transportation Systems, brings with him over thirty years of experience in the … Read the full press release

ZF Friedrichshafen AG acquires 35 percent stake in engineering services provider ASAP Holding GmbH

ZF buys 35 percent stake in ASAP Holding GmbH which has over 1,100 employees at 11 locations ASAP Group, headquartered in Gaimersheim near Ingolstadt, Germany, offers engineering services with a focus on e-mobility, autonomous driving and connected cars ZF expands … Read the full press release

Volkswagen unveils comprehensive diesel swapping program throughout Germany valid for Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicles

Environmental incentive for scrappage of Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicles applicable throughout Germany Exchange premium in addition to residual value of old vehicle for Euro-4 and Euro-5 diesel vehicles in 14 cities particularly affected Offers available now from dealers WOLFSBURG, … Read the full press release