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BMW i collaborates with the Munich pop-up hotel The Lovelace

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Housed in walls that are more than 100 years old, architecture is combined with interior design and performance culture to create a synthesis of the arts that is limited in duration to this year and the beginning of next year – specifically geared to the appeal of spontaneous improvisation and highly individual style. BMW i has been involved in a collaborative project with the operators of this unique hotel and event project since the beginning of 2018. A shuttle service is provided for the guests of The Lovelace in the form of strikingly desig... Read More »

BMW Summer School 2018: Focus on “Intelligent Cars on Digital Roads”

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The BMW Summer School 2018 was jointly set up in cooperation with the Franco-German University (UFA), EURECOM, Technical University of Munich (TUM) and BayFrance under the umbrella of the German French Academy for the Industry of the Future by TUM and the IMT (Institut Mines-Télécom). To mark the 150th anniversary of the TUM, the BMW Summer School was held at the TUM Science & Study Centre Raitenhaslach from 29 July to 3 August 2018. Applicants were invited to submit their research in relevant fields, such as user centric interaction design... Read More »

Lexus Design Award 2019 Now Open for Entries—Aspiring Creators to Design a Better Tomorrow

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Making the world a better place through design has always been the program’s purpose and now, in its seventh year, the 2019 award makes that objective clearer than ever under the directive of “Design for a Better Tomorrow”. The next-generation of designers will need to consider how their creative ideas incorporate three fundamental principles from the Lexus brand: “Anticipate,” “Innovate,” and “Captivate,” as well as how their design anticipates the needs of tomorrow’s society. They will need to develop innovative designs that bring fresh im... Read More »

Hokkaido’s Ussuri brown bears keep their cool with DHL en route to Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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The endangered Ussuri brown bear, also known as the black grizzly bear, is found in many regions in the world but they are extinct across parts of Asia. Reported to be 10,000 left in Japan, the bears are on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to their vulnerability to habitat loss, illegal hunting and capture, and being poached for body parts and skins. Each Ussuri brown bear can weigh up to 550kg and requires temperatures to be maintained as closely as possible to their native climate in northern Japan and Korea¹. As such, purpose-b... Read More »

SEAT and Grupo Sesé debut the duo trailer, the longest, most efficient truck driving on European roads

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The duo trailer features two 13.60 metre long trailers pulled by a truck with a Scania cab, a Volkswagen Group brand, a total length of 31.70 metres and a maximum payload capacity of 70 tonnes. In total, it enables a reduction in CO2 emissions of 20% per road journey and a 25% decrease in the logistics costs of transporting components, figures that these tests intend to verify. Designed for travelling on high capacity roads, the duo trailer will also lower the number of trucks that travel on conventional roads, which is where the highest number... Read More »

LUKOIL commences production of next generation bitumen materials

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The PMB range was developed by research center of LUKOIL's wholly owned subsidiary, LUKOIL Lubricants Company. Today the specialists of R&D center elaborated over twenty types of new generation bitumens. LUKOIL's refineries in Perm, Volgograd and Nizhny Novgorod have already been upgraded to produce petroleum bitumens, complying with the current Russian industry standard 33133-2014. As production of PMBs starts, LUKOIL will provide road building contractors with a wide range of products conforming to highest international standards and e... Read More »

Toyota Doubles-Down on Zero Emissions Heavy-duty Trucks

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The new truck, known internally as "Beta," expands on the capabilities of Toyota’s first Project Portal test vehicle by increasing the estimated range to more than 300 miles per fill. The truck also enhances versatility and maneuverability with the addition of a sleeper cab and a unique fuel cabinet combination that further increases cab space without increasing wheelbase. Since it first began operation in April 2017, the Project Portal “Alpha” truck has logged nearly 10,000 miles of testing and real-world drayage operations in and around th... Read More »

Trainings all over the world: Internationalisation of the BMW and MINI Driving Experience proceeding apace

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During the certification process, BMW M GmbH provides training guidelines, as well as buildings and premises, in order to achieve homogeneous safety and quality standards for the BMW and MINI Driving Experience. Since 1997, the BMW and MINI Driving Experience has been training its instructors according to uniform global standards and testing them in an intensive process at the international BMW Instructor Academy. Only when all the aspects of the certification have been fulfilled is the official seal of quality – “Official Partner of M” – award... Read More »

Porsche invests in Silicon Valley start-up “Miles”

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“Our aim is to tailor our approach to the Porsche customers’ behaviour patterns wherever possible, working across the entire mobility chain to ensure that we support them and they engage with our brand. Set against this backdrop, the strategic approach and the technology behind Miles make it an extremely promising prospect”, explains Thilo Koslowski, CEO of Porsche Digital. The Miles platform is based on artificial intelligence, which makes it possible to develop a better understanding of a customer’s needs throughout a complete journey, and t... Read More »

New era: Audi Hungaria starts series production of electric motors

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In the context of the symbolic act, the production plant was put into operation by Péter Szijjártó, Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Affairs, Peter Kössler, Board of Management Member for Production and Logistics at AUDI AG, and Achim Heinfling, Managing Director of AUDI HUNGARIA Zrt. The electric motors are produced on floor space of 8,500 square meters with an innovative production concept: modular assembly. The company has invested a double digit million amount to set up the motor production facility. Approximately 100 people are emplo... Read More »

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