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  • KUKA wins blanket order for 2,400 robots from BMW

    KUKA has won a major order from a German premium carmaker. The company signed a blanket order for the supply of 2,400 generation KR QUANTEC industrial robots, including KR C4 controllers, with BMW Group, Munich. The robots will be used mainly to join and handle car body parts. Orders received…

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  • Hubject JV aims at connecting public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles across European borders

    Hubject GmbH, is a joint venture formed by the BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler, EnBW, RWE and Siemens, presents to industry experts the first commercial portfolio of solutions aimed at connecting public charging infrastructures in Europe. Operating a business and data platform the company offers providers of emobility services the opportunity…

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  • Custom Rides, Performance Products and Mobile Electronics Highlight L.A. Auto Show’s Kentia Hall

    The Los Angeles Auto Show, running from Nov. 30-Dec. 9, has an entire hall dedicated to the automotive aftermarket and specialty vehicle industries.  Kentia Hall features an over-the-top array of products ranging from custom muscle cars boasting sizzling 600-plus hp powertrains to customized exotics and the latest in mobile electronics and accessories. Located…

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  • Renault presents new industrial plan for Spanish plants

    In Palencia today, Renault Spain chairman José Vicente de los Mozos announced the company’s new 2014-2016 Industrial Plan. Alongside Mr de los Mozos at the event were Mariano Rajoy, president of Spain, Juan Vicente Herrera, president of the Castilla y León regional government, and José Manuel Soria, minister of industry.…

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  • Britain sees Ferrari as the top international luxury brand

    Ferrari wins the prize for “Best International Luxury Brand” at the Walpole Awards for Excellence 2012 London, 20 November – Britain’s luxury industry, represented by the Walpole association, proclaimed Ferrari as the “Best International Luxury Brand 2012” at this year’s Walpole Awards for Excellence. Ferrari was assigned the award as…

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  • GM And Partners Burn Rubber To Improve Fuel Economy

    General Motors’ drive to improve vehicle fuel economy is expected to gain traction in January when GM engineers and scientists begin work with research partners to accelerate the development of tire technology at the new National Tire Research Center in Halifax County, Va. The world-class facility, to which GM contributed…

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  • Ministry Of Industry And Trade Of The Czech Republic Deploys ŠKODA Octavia Green E Line

    The Ministry of industry and trade of the Czech Republic has taken delivery of a ŠKODA Octavia Green E Line, bringing the number of government offices using the car to two as the Czech ministry of the environment has been using an electric Octavia for some weeks now. Both ministries…

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  • Recruiting MOBIS Reporters

    MOBIS recruits the “10th MOBIS Reporter” to be MIBS communicator both online and offline over the next year, 2013. MOBIS Reporter is a group of university student reporters, first organized in 2004 by MOBIS to expand communication with members of the society and help the university students develop their creativity…

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  • “Auto Trophy 2012”: Triple Success for BMW

    In the “Auto Trophy 2012”, the new BMW 3 Series was chosen as the most popular mid-range automobile, while the BMW 1 Series Convertible came out top in the “Convertibles up to 30,000 euros” category. The “Best Advertising” award also went to BMW – here readers of the automobile magazine…

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  • MAN Driver Assistance Systems In Successful Test: Lower Fuel Consumption, Greater Safety

    European field test euroFOT confirms positive effect of electronic driver assistance systems from MAN in real road traffic. The field test showed that MAN’s driver assistance systems not only increase safety in the daily traffic but also have positive effects on fuel consumption. Using adaptive cruise control (ACC), the trucks…

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  • Opel Returns to Motor Sport

    Opel is returning to motor racing in the form of an internationally oriented rally program with the new Opel ADAM and a circuit for the new Astra OPC that focusses on Germany. “These new motorsports activities play an important role in the strategic re-alignment of the company; they are a…

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  • Nokia Completes Acquisition Of earthmine inc.

    As announced on November 13, earthmine’s reality capture and processing technologies will become integral parts of the 3D map making capabilities of HERE, the first location cloud to deliver the world’s best maps and location experiences across multiple screens and operating systems. The terms of the transaction are confidential.

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  • ZF Reels In New Orders For More Than 2,000 Buses In Turkey

    When updating their vehicle fleets, Turkish transport authorities are increasingly building on ZF Friedrichshafen AG: They have ordered driveline and chassis technology for a total of 2,043 new city buses that will run in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Gaziantep, Konya, and Erzurum. The buses will feature the economical ZF-EcoLife automatic transmission,…

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