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Continental: Water drainage at reduced tread depth test

Tires disperse much less water as tread depth decreases With less than three millimeters of tread left, tires need replacing In aquaplaning: foot off the gas, keep the steering wheel steady, if possible don’t brake HANOVER, 18-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

ContiRoadAttack 3 achieves its second test victory

Six sports touring tires in PS 9/2017 Best results in accuracy, stability, grip and feedback Second test victory for the “new one from Korbach” Hanover/Korbach, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The new ContiRoadAttack 3 has achieved its second test victory in … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz/SXSW: Concert of the German hip-hop band “Beginner” at the me Convention

STUTTGART, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — From 15 to 17 September 2017, the me Convention – initiated and organized by Mercedes-Benz and SXSW – will bring together leading thinkers from the economy, design, technology and creative industries during the IAA in Frankfurt. … Read the full press release

VDL Bus & Coach supplies 2 Citeas LLE-99 Electric to Arriva Netherlands

VALKENSWAARD, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At the beginning of July, VDL Bus & Coach supplied 2 Citeas LLE-99 Electric to Arriva Netherlands. This delivery is for the city services in Gorinchem, a historical fortress in the west of the Netherlands. The … Read the full press release

MAN Truck & Bus brings locally produced gas bus to market in Central Asia

MUNICH, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At this year’s World Expo in Astana, Kazakhstan, MAN Truck & Bus will be presenting the first low-floor city bus with CNG drive for Central Asia. Launch of the first MAN low-floor gas bus, produced … Read the full press release

Racing driver Mattias Ekström takes new MAN TGX D38 for the race logistics of his RX team

MUNICH, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The reigning World Rallycross Champion and DTM driver Matti-as Ekström is relying on a new MAN TGX D38 for the race logis-tics of his RX team, EKS. Ekström personally picked up the fully-equipped 18.580 at … Read the full press release

Amber Valletta, Hartmut Esslinger and Amber Mac at The me Convention organized by Mercedes-Benz and SXSW

FRANKFURT, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The me Convention, initiated and organized by Mercedes-Benz and South by Southwest (SXSW), has recruited more high-calibre speakers: Amber Valletta, fashion icon and entrepreneur, will speak about the circular economy in the fashion industry as part … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo ACTIVITY on Cockatoo Island booked out within an hour on Airbnb

SYDNEY, Australia, 10-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A couple of weeks ago the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo ACTIVITY was launched Down Under. To celebrate this occasion, a special, three-day camping experience started today: Together with Airbnb Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia is giving some lucky adventurers the … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz is “Official Patron of the PGA of America” and “Official Vehicle of the PGA Championship”

STUTTGART, 10-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mercedes-Benz is supporting the final major of the current golfing year as an “Official Patron of the PGA of America” and “Official Vehicle of the PGA Championship”. Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador Rickie Fowler will be teeing off at … Read the full press release

Wroclaw Transport Services expands its fleet with a further 60 urban buses from Mercedes-Benz

STUTTGART/WROCLOW, 10-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mercedes-Benz has secured another major tender in Poland. Wroclaw Transport Services is expanding its fleet with a further 60 urban buses from Mercedes-Benz. The Citaros are being built at the EvoBus plant in Mannheim and … Read the full press release

Transport for London (TfL): £4.5 million allocated to London boroughs for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

LONDON, 07-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Transport for London (TfL), London Councils and the Greater London Authority (GLA) today announced that almost £4.5 million has been allocated to London boroughs to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure on London’s streets. A total of … Read the full press release

Continental: We are raising our forecast for the corporation’s sales by €500 million to more than €44 billion

Sales rise by 10 percent to €22 billion in first half of 2017 Sales projection for year as a whole increased to more than €44 billion, earnings outlook confirmed Order intake for the Automotive Group increased to more than €19.5 … Read the full press release

Continental: Highly automated driving poses tough requirements to the braking system

The MK C1 for highly automated driving (HAD) has now a redundant fall-back level. The MK C1 HAD system architecture with two networked braking system units offers a stepped degradation concept to ensure the required deceleration level at all times … Read the full press release

Continental’s ContiPremiumContact 5 winner in this year’s Ultimate tyre test by Auto Express

ContiPremiumContact 5 takes top spot against ten competitors HANOVER, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Continental’s ContiPremiumContact 5 has taken top spot in this year’s Ultimate tyre test from the UK’s no1 weekly selling car magazine, Auto Express. For years the Auto … Read the full press release

Continental tests environmentally friendly synthetic fuel called oxymethylene ether (OME) in test vehicles

CO2 emissions reduced in proportion to the OME share: in the Continental diesel car, a 15 % OME share reduces CO2 emissions by approximately eight grams per kilometer Entire technology chain being optimized, from the injection system, combustion, sensor technology, exhaust-gas aftertreatment … Read the full press release

The Rheinmetall Group 1H 2017: considerable sales growth and a strong increase in operating earnings

Consolidated sales grow by 8.0% to €2,808 million in the first half of the year Operating earnings for the Group improve by 30% to €134 million Automotive increases sales to €1,465 million and operating margin to 8.8% Sales growth of … Read the full press release

MAHLE unveils highly efficient 48-volt vehicle concept for urban mobility

STUTTGART, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MAHLE has developed a highly efficient 48-volt vehicle concept for urban mobility, which can be transferred to a wide range of platforms owing to its modular approach. “MEET” (MAHLE Efficient Electric Transport) will celebrate its world … Read the full press release

Volkswagen announces appointments in Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand

  Jochen Sengpiehl to be new Head of Marketing of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand Xavier Chardon to head Digitalization Project House in China WOLFSBURG, 01-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Effective September 1, 2017, Jochen Sengpiehl (50) is to be the new … Read the full press release

Six innovative mobility teams begin new Volkswagen start-up incubator programme

200 days: from innovative idea to market readiness Teams for parking space navigation, charging columns, vehicle data, car sharing and environmentally friendly local logistics Support from the state capital of Dresden New programme will start in Spring 2018 DRESDEN, 01-Aug-2017 … Read the full press release

SEAT unveils nine shortlisted names for its third SUV

MARTORELL, 01-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The initiative #SEATseekingName generated nine proposals that have been selected to name the brand’s future third SUV, which will be going on sale in 2018. The nine place names from all over the Spanish geography, selected … Read the full press release

Industrial Laser Peening Research at ZAL Techcenter

LSP Technologies (LSPT) is offering laser peening research and application development at the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research in Hamburg, Germany. Machine time on LSPT’s state-of-the-art laser peening equipment at ZAL will be available to manufacturers seeking industry-leading metal … Read the full press release

Successful weekend for the BMW Motorrad Motorsport riders

It was an action-packed and successful weekend for the BMW Motorrad Motorsport riders. In Japan, they tackled the “Suzuka 8 Hours”, the final round of the FIM Endurance World Championship. The International German Championship met at Schleiz, where Markus Reiterberger … Read the full press release

Formula E: The MS Amlin Andretti team endured a tough Montreal ePrix (CAN)

The MS Amlin Andretti team endured a tough Montreal ePrix (CAN), the final round of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship. The team’s solitary points finish came with Robin Frijns’ (NED) ninth-place on Saturday, with António Félix da Costa (POR) … Read the full press release

BMW teams finish in the top 10 at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL)

After the two victories in 2015 and 2016, the BMW teams were missing the racing luck required to be able to fight for the win this time at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL). Technical issues with both the ROWE … Read the full press release

Bentley Motors unveils full details of the new Bentley Flying Spur V8 S Black Edition

Darker, more purposeful styling celebrates the dynamic performance of the Flying Spur V8 S Black Edition defined by dark tints lights, black gloss brightware, unique wheel design and interior colour split 4.0-litre V8 S develops 528 PS (521 bhp) and … Read the full press release

Bentley Motorsport finished second in the largest GT3 race in the world, the 24 Hours of Spa

Bentley finishes in second place at the 24 Hours of Spa Bentley Team M-Sport and the drivers of car #8 extend lead in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup titles Bentley Boy Vincent Abril now leads the Blancpain GT Series … Read the full press release

Audi now leads in the manufacturers’ standings of the Intercontinental GT Challenge

Audi in front in the Intercontinental GT Challenge Success in Chinese GT racing Trophies for Audi customers in the DMV GTC NEUBURG, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Audi has won the Spa 24 Hours for the fourth time. With this result, … Read the full press release

Audi Tradition at this year’s Schloss Dyck Classic Days, August 4th to 6th in Rhineland

Classic vehicle festival in the Rhineland region from August 4th to 6th Racing legends Frank Biela and Walter Röhrl driving historic racing cars Röhrl’s “Pikes Peak” Audi Sport quattro S1 on show INGOLSTADT, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At this year’s … Read the full press release

Formula E electric racing series: Audi driver Lucas di Grassi is the new champion

Brazilian wins title in the world’s first all-electric racing series Victory on Saturday and seventh place in Sunday’s finale in Montreal ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport vice-champions in the teams’ classification Neuburg/Montreal, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Audi driver Lucas di Grassi … Read the full press release

Aviva study: growing number of UK motorists seek recorded proof of incidents on the road

17% of UK drivers use dash-cams, while a further 30% plan to use one in the near future 19 million UK motorists could be using dash-cams within the next year ‘Crash for cash’ is a concern for a third of … Read the full press release