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Automotive Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Dawn open ski season in Courchevel 1850

Rolls-Royce Cullinan opens ski season to serve clients during winter months Cullinan will be joined by Dawn in Courchevel 1850 Continued evolution of Rolls-Royce’s innovative Social Hotspot Programme The marque will return to the spectacular Le Lana Hotel in the … Read the full press release

Groupe PSA opens new assembly line for the Turbo PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engine in Tychy, Poland

The Tychy plant (Poland) benefited from € 250 million in investments to improve its performance and manufacture the 1.2 litreTurbo PureTech engine A modernized plant implementing Groupe PSA process and quality standards Production capacity projected up to 460,000 engines to … Read the full press release

Continental’s 4Q bolstered in part by strong sales of winter tires and the positive market development in the non-automotive industrial business

Stable operating performance in fourth quarter as expected Annual sales rise to around €44.4 billion (organic growth at about 3 percent) Adjusted EBIT for the year: around €4.1 billion (margin at about 9.2 percent) Free cash flow was higher than … Read the full press release

ASSA ABLOY to acquire a leading supplier of electronic and mechanical key management systems in the US

STOCKHOLM, 14-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire KEYper Systems, a leading supplier of electronic and mechanical key management systems in the US with a strong presence in the automotive segment. KEYper Systems was established in … Read the full press release

Clients can get involved in the assembly of their own e-Golf at Volkswagen Transparent Factory in Dresden

Follow your own vehicle during production Four stations at which the driver can assemble the car (with instructions) Arnd Meyer-Clasen, Head of Sales: “With us, not only are customers able to be there during the production of their car, but … Read the full press release

Setra TopClass and ComfortClass touring coach models were on show at the stand of the American sales partner REV Coach LLC at United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Expo in Fort Lauderdale

STUTTGART, Germany/ Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — This year’s United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Expo in Fort Lauderdale will be held between 6 and 10 January 2019 and the brand will be exhibiting its current product portfolio (see photo) … Read the full press release

Leading manufacturing ERP software company IQMS acquired by Dassault Systèmes for $425 million

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced the completion of the acquisition of IQMS, a leading manufacturing ERP software company, for $425 million.  With the acquisition of the California-based IQMS, Dassault Systèmes extends the 3DEXPERIENCE platform … Read the full press release

ZF unveils the latest model of its automotive supercomputer ZF ProAI

ZF ProAI RoboThink is the most powerful AI-capable processing system in the automotive field ZF’s modular and scalable ProAI product family accommodates various software stacks and processors for automated driving ZF introduces its own software stack designed for new mobility … Read the full press release

ZF will unveil a steering wheel and pedal-free robo-taxi at CES 2019

Robo-taxi featuring ZF technology at CES 2019 provides a preview of autonomous ride-hailing Mobility-as-a-Service is one of the biggest drivers of the development of autonomous driving ZF offers automotive systems competence for innovative mobility providers Friedrichshafen, Germany / Las Vegas, … Read the full press release

Funds advised by Triton to acquire the companies behind the brand Dantaxi 4×48

COPENHAGEN/VIRUM, 04-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Funds advised by Triton (“Triton”) has completed the acquisition of the companies commonly referred to under the brand Dantaxi 4×48. Terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Dantaxi 4×48 was a haulier-owned Danish taxi company created … Read the full press release

Array of accolades for BMW models in 2018 endorse outstanding standards of quality, innovation, connectivity and design

MUNICH, 28-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW can look back on a highly successful 2018 yielding an impressive haul of awards and accolades. Over the course of the past year, vehicles from BMW have managed to win over not just automotive journalists … Read the full press release

World Premiere: Power bank for electric cars – the mobile quick charging station by Volkswagen Group Components

Flexible charging station can support the stationary development of a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and serve temporary needs CEO of Volkswagen Group Components, Thomas Schmall: “Completely new approach for the construction and expansion of the charging network” Head of … Read the full press release

Volkswagen sold 5.7 million vehicles between January and November 2018

Electric offensive: ID.1, ID. VIZZION1 and ID. R Pikes Peak provided important impetus on the threshold of a new epoch SUV offensive: With nine new models, Volkswagen has expanded its efficient SUV fleet more than ever before More 2018 news: the … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial: First-ever natural-gas vehicles in Africa, produced by IVECO BUS welcomed with great enthusiasm by Abidjan’s population

The Ivory Coast’s Prime Minister, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, and the Transport Minister, Amadou Koné, officially handed the keys of the first Euro VI gas rapid transit Crealis buses to the CEO of the Abidjan Transport Company (SOTRA), Meité Bouaké. The … Read the full press release

Continental at CES 2019: Mobility at your service. Freedom to Live

Demonstrates real-world Intelligent Intersection in Walnut Creek, California Unveils broad portfolio for smart cities including City Fleet Management, Autonomous Shuttle (CUbE), Intelligent Street Lamp and Intelligent Wearables Displays how City Data as a Service enables Continental to provide interoperable, integrated … Read the full press release

ENGIE and Arval launch new green transport offer that aims to simplify access to electric vehicles

La Défense, France, 17-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE, the global energy company and major player in charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, and Arval, the global specialist in corporate vehicle fleet leasing, have announced the launch of a new green transport offer … Read the full press release

Bosch to highlight innovative solutions and services for the mobility of the future and for the smart home at CES 2019

Bosch booth: Central Hall #14020 / Twitter #BoschCES World first: Bosch debuts a driverless electric concept shuttle with integrated services CES 2019 Innovation Awards®: six honorees for Bosch solutions Mobility of the future: less stress, improved safety and efficiency Smart … Read the full press release

AUDI AG Supervisory Board appointed Bram Schot as the Chairman of the Board of Management effective January 1, 2019

Appointed as of January 1, 2019 Audi Supervisory Board Chairman and Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess: “We have laid important groundwork for Audi’s future orientation.” Peter Mosch, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the General Works Council: “Workforce expects … Read the full press release

Audi to turn the inside of the car into an amusement park at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas

Pioneering concepts for in-car entertainment New entertainment format and mobile movie theater offer an experience for all the senses Audi e-tron: Mobility is sustainable, personal, and intelligent even today INGOLSTADT, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Top-quality entertainment for all the senses: Audi … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility to design and build the next generation of VIA Rail Canada’s trainsets

32 bi-directional trainsets offering more than 9,100 seats Passenger service expected to begin in 2022 Enhanced passenger experience MUNICH, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Mobility has been awarded a €650 million contract in Canada to design and build the next … Read the full press release

Volkswagen’s Toolmaking unit adds highly advanced 3-D printing center to its facilities in Wolfsburg

Innovative binder jetting process sets new standards for speed, flexibility and automation New printer generation can print production parts in addition to prototypes in future Dr. Andreas Tostmann: “The 3-D printing center takes Volkswagen’s additive manufacturing activities to a new … Read the full press release

Scania Top Team World Final: the team from New Zealand finished in first place and received the prize of EUR 50,000

Södertälje, Sweden, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Out of 8,000 service technicians and parts experts from 70 countries, the team from New Zealand finished in first place and received the prize of EUR 50,000. In total, twelve service teams had qualified through … Read the full press release

JAC Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. held groundbreaking ceremony for the New Energy Passenger Vehicle Project R&D Centre located in Hefei, Anhui Province, China

The R&D centre will be located in Hefei and will focus on key areas such as electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving Thanks to the strong support of shareholders, among them SEAT, JAC Volkswagen will continue moving forward with its innovation-driven … Read the full press release

Daimler takes the next step towards securing its CASE (connectivity, autonomous, shared & services and electric) corporate strategy

Consistent implementation of the CASE corporate strategy. Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars: “Our electric offensive continues to gain momentum. After investing billions of euros in the development of … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz: EQC’s accident safety was validated at the Mercedes-Benz technology centre for vehicle safety (TFS)

combined power consumption: 22.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km, provisional figures [1] STUTTGART, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The new Mercedes-Benz EQC (combined power consumption: 22.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km, provisional figures)[1] is also a genuine Mercedes when it comes … Read the full press release

IEDM2018: STMicroelectronics presents architecture and performance benchmarks of technology based on 28nm FD-SOI with embedded ePCM designed for its automotive microcontrollers

Innovative embedded Phase-Change Memory (ePCM) for automotive MCUs sampling now Initial performance benchmarks presented at IEDM 2018 Will support faster and more complex computing needs in automotive systems GENEVA, 11-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility’s new tram Avenio M begins service on new Line 2 in Ulm, Germany

All twelve trams handed over to SWU Verkehr GmbH First series service for multi-articulated Avenio M First Avenio fleet with “Siemens Tram Assistant” collision warning system MUNICH, 10-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Avenio M from Siemens Mobility has begun service … Read the full press release

Germany’s Federal Railway Authority (EBA) officially approved the electric multiple unit (EMU) trains built by Siemens Mobility for the Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX)

Service to begin when timetable changes on December 9, 2018 Federal Railway Authority approves operation of trains Approval granted punctually Increased capacity and passenger comfort MUNICH, 06-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The electric multiple unit (EMU) trains built by Siemens Mobility for … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham part of government-backed initiative to trial self-driving taxis in London

NOTTINGHAM, 05-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Nottingham is part of a major new government-backed initiative to trial self-driving taxis around parts of London. Led by Jaguar Land Rover, the ServCity pilot has won £11.15m from Innovate UK towards … Read the full press release

Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund made seed investment in WeTrip

InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund, today announces seed investment in WeTrip, the digital platform making group holiday planning and booking simpler. Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund invests in group travel experience platform WeTrip InMotion Ventures backs … Read the full press release