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Renault and ADA launch Moov’in.Paris by Renault, a free-floating electric vehicle service

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From September, 100 Renault ZOE and 20 Renault Twizy vehicles will be available in the XIth and XIIth districts of Paris, as well as in Clichy, in the Hauts-de-Seine department. This initial stage will provide an opportunity to test and tweak the service in order to maximize quality. Renault will supply the electric vehicles and carry out maintenance and repairs. ADA will contribute its expertise through a digital app dedicated to very short-term vehicle rental. It will also reposition and charge the electric vehicles. ADA’s customer departmen... Read More »

Royal Netherlands Air Force Signs Boeing to Apache, Chinook Services Pact

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Boeing and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) signed a Combined Helicopter Support services agreement at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Saturday, July 14 that will provide maintenance, services and spare parts to the RNLAF’s fleet of AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. The performance based logistics contract, called COHESU, is designed to drive flexibility, affordability and availability to the RNLAF of its fleet of Chinooks and Apaches, and to develop innovative solutions and enhance Dutch industry. Boeing’s Internat... Read More »

Renault becomes the official automobile partner of Paris Saint-Germain

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Together, Paris Saint-Germain and Renault will develop large-scale, global advertising and promotional campaigns, combining the passion of the supporters of the Parisian club with the striking force of Renault as one of the leading French brands worldwide. The alliance between the two brands will also have a digital focus – an area where both showcase strong creativity. The club is looking forward to surprising its 60 million social media followers with even more engaging online content as a result of the partnership. Marc Armstrong, Director... Read More »

World premiere and dynamic appearance of the BMW M Performance Parts Concept in Goodwood

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The BMW M Performance Parts Concept is aptly presented in the exterior paint finish Frozen Black with M Performance wrapping in gold for accentuations and inscriptions. In the interior, Alcantara and carbon fibre further emphasise the sense of exclusivity, along with additional gold accentuations. BMW M GmbH was closely involved in creating this more emphatic design, contributing its racing expertise to the development of all M Performance Parts. The BMW M Performance Parts Concept sees its world premiere on 12 July: it will be lining up for th... Read More »

BMW Group and Great Wall Motor sign joint venture agreement for MINI electric vehicles in China

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During an event for autonomous and connected driving attended by China’s Premier Li Keqiang and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, the BMW Group and Great Wall Motor committed to found a new joint venture, “Spotlight Automotive Limited”, for the development and production of electric vehicles in China. As well as MINI electric vehicles, the joint venture will also produce electric vehicles for Great Wall Motor. The establishment of the new company is subject to approval from the relevant Chinese authorities and the completion of busi... Read More »

Audi and Huawei sign memorandum of understanding for strategic cooperation

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“We are intensifying our joint research with Huawei in the area of Intelligent Connected Vehicles,” explained Saad Metz, Executive Vice President of Audi China, adding: “Our aim is to improve safety and optimize traffic flows in order to create intelligent cities. The concepts will initially be concentrated on the Chinese market.” Intelligent Connected Vehicles allow relevant information to be exchanged with the surrounding environment. To achieve this, cars need a high-quality, stable data connection. The expansion of this communication requi... Read More »

The City of Paris and Groupe Renault share their vision of new urban electric mobility services

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This unprecedented approach between a metropolis and Europe's leading electric vehicle manufacturer testifies to a shared vision of the future of mobility, in the face of challenges such as public health, climate change, easier travel, accessibility and economic attractiveness. This will result in short, medium and long-term actions in favour of the development of connected and autonomous electric vehicles. As a first step, Groupe Renault has decided to gradually roll out a commercial offer of electric mobility for Parisians, Ile-de-France re... Read More »

DHL Freight celebrates groundbreaking ceremony for freight hub in Hanover – Langenhagen

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A modern freight center is being built on the 63,000 m² site, which not only will handle freight for DHL Freight’s Europe-wide network, but also will test innovative technologies and solutions for the terminal of the future. Commissioning of the site on Münchner Strasse is planned for mid-2019. The ceremonial start of construction was attended by Ulf-Birger Franz, Head of the Department of Economic Affairs, Transport and Education, Hanover Region, Mirko Heuer, Mayor of the City of Langenhagen, Thomas Vogel, COO DHL Freight, Bernhard Wirth, CEO ... Read More »

Boeing to Showcase the Future of Aerospace at Farnborough International Airshow

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From hypersonic travel to the future of autonomous flight to manned space flight, Boeing will visually present the innovations that will revolutionize the way humans travel around the world and into space. Boeing will also highlight its award-winning portfolio of commercial and defense products and its broader services business that offers unmatched lifecycle value. This "One Boeing" approach has produced a strong and steady commercial, defense and services order book this year, as the company continues to compete and win across the full spectr... Read More »

Final testing before the Rouen Normandy Autonomous Lab on-demand mobility service opens to the public

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The Rouen Normandy Autonomous Lab service will provide extensive coverage in Rouen's “Technopôle du Madrillet” business park in Saint-Etienne du Rouvray through connections to the “Technopôle” tram stop. The goal is to provide mobility solutions in an area to which conventional public transportation services are poorly suited, in a first-mile and last-mile approach. Users can call a vehicle in real-time from the smartphone app. The vehicles will run on three routes covering a distance of 10 kilometers, with 17 stops across the district and a ... Read More »

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