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Saturday 15 June 2019

Alpine unveils new Alpine A110S

With an intense sports car persona and assertive styling, the A110S joins the A110 Pure and A110 Légende in the Alpine model range. Assuming a position at the top of the line-up, the A110S is a lightweight coupe characterised by high engine power, a focused chassis setup and refined design elements.

The A110S has been engineered to deliver precise handling response and exacting high-speed stability. Sophisticated styling flourishes inside and out, as well the use of high-end materials such as carbon fibre and Dinamica upholstery, amplify the car’s ...

Saturday 15 June 2019

One hundred-thousand FCA FireFly Turbo engines made

The one hundred-thousandth FireFly Turbo engine (Global Small Engine - GSE Project) was made Thursday in the FCA Powertrain plant in Bielsko-Biała (Poland), one of the most innovative engine factories in the world and World Class Manufacturing Gold Medal holder since 2012.

The one hundred-thousandth engine was a FireFly Turbo 1.0 and, together with the 1.3-litre version, is yet another confirmation of the engineering supremacy of the Group.

Not unlike their namesake, the new FireFly Turbo engines are the most compact and cleanest power source currently fitted on Fiat ...

Saturday 15 June 2019

DRB-Hicom (Proton) in connected car services JV with Altel, Ecarx

DRB-Hicom, the majority owner of Malaysia's first national carmaker Proton Holdings, is joining forces with local company Altel Communications and China's Ecarx (Hubei) Technology to provide connected car services in Malaysia.

Through its Proton Edar subsidiary, DRB-Hicom has agreed to establish a partnership dedicated to the development and sale of vehicle connectivity, digital cockpit, safety, autonomous vehicle and Internet of Things (IoT) services in relation to the local automotive industry.

DRB-Hicom said the partnership «Will create an opportunity for the Proton group to establish a car connectivity research ...

Saturday 15 June 2019

Baidu and WM Motor develop autonomous valet parking software

Baidu has unveiled its autonomous Valet Parking software and hardware integration solution with partner, WM Motor at CES Asia.

The Valet Parking feature is mainly intended for personal cars and those used in car-sharing services. Self-driving cars equipped with Valet Parking can perform remote pick-up or return, permanent parking, low-speed autonomous driving and automatic EV charging at certain locations using a mobile device.

WM Motor displayed the ACU-ADV, an onboard computing platform, which powers the Valet Parking hardware and software. ACU is an acronym for Apollo Computing Units, a reference ...

Friday 14 June 2019

Huawei working with several carmakers on driverless cars

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei says it will launch self-driving cars as early as 2021 in partnership with several carmakers, including Audi, Toyota and Chinese firms.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Dang Wenshuan, the company's strategy chief, said that Huawei is developing self-driving AI software with Audi, GAC Toyota and Chinese manufacturers Beijing New Energy Automobile and Changan Automobile.

«We are working together to have a car that will be shipped in the year 2021 or 2022» Dang said. He confirm the car would be available in China ...

Friday 14 June 2019

Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro: orders for the new plug-in hybrid SUV are underway

Audi starts Italy presale of the Q5 55 TFSI e quattro, the first of the new plug-in models from Audi.

Able to combine sporting performance, high efficiency and typical versatility of Audi SUVs, the Q5 PHEV version comprises a 2.0 TFSI, a four-cylinder, turbocharged gasoline engine producing 252 hp and 370 Nm of torque, and an electric motor. The permanently excited synchronous motor has a peak output of 143 hp and peak torque of 350 Nm. It and the separating clutch are integrated into the seven-speed S tronic, which ...

Friday 14 June 2019

Ford opens research center in Israel

Ford on Wednesday formally opened a research center in Tel Aviv intended to help the automaker tap into the region's burgeoning mobility startup community.

The Israeli Research Center, opened by Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company, will serve as a research hub augmenting Ford’s global Research and Advanced Engineering team.

It will also support Ford’s automotive and mobility businesses by identifying technologies and start-up companies in the fields of connectivity, sensors, automated-systems research, in-vehicle monitoring, and cybersecurity.

The site's researchers would work with those in ...

Friday 14 June 2019

Škoda to launch car-sharing service for british students

Škoda it is trialling Europe's first car-sharing service for Czech university students and is eyeing a sizeable opportunity in the UK.

The Czech company says that with 2.3m students enrolled in higher education each year in the UK alone, Uniqway's pioneering car-sharing platform could see "great demand in the future".

The project is now in operation across three university campuses in Prague. Students simply sign up for the service for free using their student IDs and they then can connect instantly via the app to locate a ...

Friday 14 June 2019

Continental Extends Production Facilities in Lousado

Continental is taking another step on its growth path: With investments totaling around 100 million euro, the technology company and manufacturer of premium tires is expanding their production facilities in Lousado, Portugal.

The new capacity will be used for the production of radial tires with a diameter larger than 24 inches. In the course of the ramp-up, more than 100 new jobs will be created.

«Thanks to the investments and additional capacity created, we are continuing to pursue the growth strategy of the tire division. Both the port and earthmoving ...