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DHL extends logistics partnership with Formula 1 and strengthens its motor-sports team through integration of specialized provider DOT

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At the beginning of the season, DHL and Formula 1 are announcing an extension of their global partnership, which has existed since 2004. Within the framework of the agreement, DHL remains the Official Logistics Partner and becomes the first official partner of the F1 eSports Series. Other joint initiatives are also planned, including fan festivals in core and growth markets of Formula 1, as well as new digital formats. Furthermore, DHL will continue to present the DHL Fastest Lap Award and the DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award, two prizes for exceptio... Read More »

MINI LIVING – BUILT BY ALL. MINI exhibits visionary living concept at the Salone del Mobile 2018

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Architecture encouraging participation. MINI LIVING – BUILT BY ALL extends the underlying themes of MINI LIVING (e.g. making creative use of a small living area) to include the principle of participation. I.e. people, their individual needs and ideas now play a more centre role. “Today’s standardised housing market is limited in its ability to meet the requirements of the individual,” says Oke Hauser, Creative Lead MINI LIVING, explaining the approach behind the installation. “So our MINI LIVING – BUILT BY ALL installation turns people into ... Read More »

Audi Brussels receives certificate for CO2-neutral automobile production

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Audi Brussels will start production of the first all-electric series-produced model from the Four Rings before the end of this year. It makes a statement with a range suitable for everyday use and with innovative, digital technology on board. Audi pursues a holistic approach with regard to sustainable premium mobility. For this reason, the company attaches great importance to the resource-conserving production of its electric SUV. Right from the start of production, Audi Brussels will produce the series version of the Audi e-tron prototype with... Read More »

Volkswagen Group to expand production of electric vehicles worldwide on a massive scale

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The Group currently produces electric vehicles at three locations, and in two years’ time a further nine Group plants are scheduled to be equipped for this purpose. To ensure adequate battery capacity for the massive expansion of environmentally-friendly electric mobility, partnerships with battery manufacturers for Europe and China have already been agreed. The contracts already awarded have a total volume of around EUR 20 billion. A supplier decision for North America will be taken shortly. “Over the last few months, we have pulled out all... Read More »

DHL plans new logistics hub at Vienna airport

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Starting in summer 2018, the DHL Campus Vienna Airport will be developed on premises measuring roughly 60,000 sqm in the Fischamend district. The facility will take on a key role as a freight hub for Eastern Europe in the future. By establishing a joint site for DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight, synergies between the different transport modes - land, air and ocean – are to be exploited even more effectively. “DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight are combining the individual strengths of their two networks at the new site in Fischamend,... Read More »

Lexus Sport Yacht Concept Honored at Japan International Boat Show

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The one-of-a-kind Lexus Sport Yacht stunned the automotive and yachting worlds when it was revealed in January 2017 at an exclusive media event in Miami by Toyota Motor Corp. president Akio Toyoda along with Yoshihiro Sawa, president of Lexus International, and Shigeki Tomoyama, Toyota Motor Corp. executive vice president with responsibilities including Toyota Marine.The Lexus Sport Yacht concept was conceived by Lexus Design to explore new areas of luxury and active lifestyles.  It was engineered by the Toyota Marine Division and a single runn... Read More »

Audi, Italdesign and Airbus combine self-driving car and passenger drone

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The dominant interior feature is a 49-inch screen, while interaction between humans and the machine is performed by speech and face recognition, eye-tracking and a touch function. The ultra-light, two-seater passenger cabin can be attached either to a car module or to a flight module. Audi is supporting the project with know-how on battery technology and automation. “Creativity is needed where new mobility concepts for cities and people’s diverse needs are concerned. Italdesign is an incubator for innovative technologies and radical prototyp... Read More »

The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe showcases a new interpretation of luxury for the BMW brand

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“The BMW 8 Series will take over as the new flagship model of the BMW line-up and, as such, combines unsurpassed sportiness and elegance,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe offers a look ahead to the most exotic and alluring variant of the new BMW 8 Series.” Symbol of a unique understanding of luxury. The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe is more than simply a luxury sports car with four doors. It symbolises a new and unique understanding of luxury. “The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe is des... Read More »

Scania engines being tested with raw untreated biogas

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Producing biogas from waste materials for use as vehicle fuel and heating is not new. And Scania has been working with biogas as an alternative and sustainable source of energy for some years now. However, a couple of innovative trials that the company is involved in could develop the technology even further for power generation. In collaboration with Linköping-based energy recovery specialists Tekniska verken, Scania Engines is currently testing one of its engines using raw gas, biogas that is “untreated”. That means it is not cleaned or up... Read More »

Design for champions: BMW Motorsport reinterprets traditional BMW M colours for the 2018 season

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Light blue, dark blue and red have always been intrinsically associated with BMW on the motorsport scene. As far back as the 1970s, BMW racing cars tasted success on the international stage with the characteristic striped design. Today, the new BMW M8 GTE is just one of the cars that races with the traditional colours in the new design. Bold, modern shapes are derived from the three bars of the BMW M logo with abstracted, high contrast application for maximum visibility at speed. The livery is linked to architectural elements of the car, suc... Read More »

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