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New Volkswagen Centre of Competence for Safety

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“This state-of-the-art sled system allows us to reproduce the dynamic movements of a crash as well as simulate so-called ‘prebraking’ scenarios”, says Dr Gunnar Koether, Head of Vehicle Safety at Volkswagen. This is possible due to a highly sophisticated and precisely controllable hydraulic system on the sled, which can simulate ...

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The perfect lifestyle: Volkswagen Amarok picks up another industry accolade

The multi-talented Volkswagen Amarok has added to its impressive award collection by driving off with Professional pick-up and 4×4 magazine’s Lifestyle Pickup of the Year 2018 title. The reigning International Pickup of the Year comfortably eclipsed its rivals to take top honours. Unlike many other awards, the Professional pick-up and 4×4 awards are judged ...

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From vision to change: Electromobility at the BMW Museum

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On 23 March 2018, the new temporary exhibition opens in the BMW Museum focusing on the BMW i brand and its protagonists BMW i3 and BMW i8. The title of the exhibition is “BMW i. Visionary Mobility.” and it will present visionary mobility and vehicle concepts over a period of ...

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Audi achieves robust performance in a challenging financial year 2017 and accelerates business transformation

Operating profit before special items increases to €5.1 billion; slight increase in operating return on sales before special items to 8.4 percent Strong net cash flow confirms high self-financing strength Unprecedented year 2018 expected to be challenging: record model initiative with more than 20 market launches, first fully electric series-produced model Significantly expanded electric ...

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Automobili Lamborghini crosses billion Euro turnover threshold

In Fiscal Year 2017 (31.12.2017), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. achieved new historic landmarks. The Italian super sports car brand from Sant’Agata Bolognese increased worldwide sales by ten percent from 3,457 to 3,815 units. Thus, sales grew for the seventh consecutive year and almost tripled since 2010 (1,302 units). Turnover exceeded one ...

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Mazda, ELIIY Power and Ube Industries agree to jointly develop 12-volt lithium-ion starter batteries for vehicles

HIROSHIMA, Japan-Mazda Motor Corporation, ELIIY Power Co., Ltd. and Ube Industries, Ltd. have agreed to jointly develop lithium-ion batteries for use in automobiles. The three companies will work together to develop durable, heat- and impact-resistant 12-Volt lithium-ion batteries as a viable replacement for lead-acid starter batteries in motor vehicles by ...

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