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Renault MOBILITY provides a car-sharing vehicle service to IKEA France

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The Renault MOBILITY self-service car rental service, which is being premiered at the IKEA Paris-Villiers store, will gradually be rolled out to all IKEA stores2 in France by September 2018. In total, nearly 300 private and commercial vehicles (Trafic, Kangoo, Kangoo Z.E., ZOE) will be made available to the general public at the stores. Initially, the vehicles for hire will be thermal and electric depending on the charging infrastructure available on-site, to make way for an all-electric fleet by 2020. Renault MOBILITY is already present throu... Read More »

Digital mobility services cater for changing conditions in the transport sector

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The transport sector is currently changing rapidly, partly due to changes in consumption patterns. Many people, especially young people, choose not to get a driving licence and a car, but instead opt for other types of transport solutions. Being able to offer new services therefore becomes an important part of being relevant as an employer and attracting the right skills. The concept of MaaS, which stands for Mobility as a Service, is becoming more common in the industry. This involves providing digital mobility services that make it possible t... Read More »

Vadim Blaustein sheds light on the basics of yacht purchasing

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Vadim Blaustein, a resident of Monaco and an experienced lawyer dealing with numerous yacht purchase and financing transactions, as well as tax planning, tells in this interview what aspiring yacht owners need to know before purchasing the luxury yacht of their dreams. How do you finance buying a super yacht? Vadim Blaustein: There are several ways to finance the purchase of a super yacht. Banks and marine lenders generally provide financing, either via a leasing transaction for a fixed period or via a marine mortgage, registered on a yac... Read More »

Volkswagen Group soon to have autonomous parking ready for series vehicles

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Orientation is provided for them by simple pictorial markers installed in the multi-storey car park. Its advantage: this can be used in essentially any car park. The function is set to be available for the first customers in selected multi-storey car parks from the start of the next decade. Johann Jungwirth, Chief Digital Officer of the Volkswagen Group, says: “Autonomous parking can make an important contribution to creating convenient, stress-free mobility for our customers. We therefore want to democratise the technology and make it acces... Read More »

New centre of excellence for autonomous driving. BMW officially opens its autonomous driving campus in Unterschleißheim near Munich

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The BMW Group’s campus for autonomous driving is a state-of-the-art centre of excellence that covers every base when it comes to offering greater capacity for innovation and increased development efficiency – and ultimately securing the company’s future sustainability. 15 months ago, the BMW Group took the decision to pool together its development expertise in the fields of vehicle connectivity and highly / fully automated driving at a single location. The campus, which offers 23,000 square metres of office space with room for 1,800 employee... Read More »

BMW M5 voted World Performance Car 2018

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There were a total of eleven vehicles in this category – performance-oriented cars of which at least 2,000 units are produced per year and which are available for purchase on at least two continents from 1 January 2017 until 31 May 2018. Selection and voting in all categories was carried out by an international jury made up of 82 leading automobile journalists from 24 countries. The BMW M5 is fitted with the latest version of the 4.4-litre V8 engine with M Twin Power Turbo Technology. An output of 600 hp and a maximum torque of 750 Nm guaran... Read More »

ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab on the hunt for new talent at the international ‘Smart Mobility Hackathon’

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During the three-day event, the participating teams – including designers, students, programmers and creative minds from various fields – will be working on projects relating to the individual mobility of the future such as autonomous driving or the use of traffic data. In addition to the grand prize of 5,000 euros, the ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab will also reward one of the teams a particularly attractive bonus: a six-month work placement at the ‘Future Mobility Incubator’ – at what is known as the ‘Gläserne Manufaktur’ (transparent factory) in Dresden... Read More »

First-Ever Lexus UX Compact Luxury Crossover Makes North American Debut at New York International Auto Show

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“The first-ever Lexus UX is designed for the modern, urban explorer seeking a fresh, contemporary and dynamic take on luxury driving,” said Chika Kako, executive vice president of Lexus International and chief engineer of the UX. “We designed the UX to appeal to buyers in their 30s who seek not only what is new and exciting, but what is also relevant to their lifestyles.” The UX’s bold and stylish design blends expressive bodywork with a compact size, and its crossover credentials are signaled by its muscular haunches and high beltline. The ... Read More »

Sustainable drive on the dream road: the MINI Countryman Panamericana Plug-In Hybrid

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Additional headlights, tires with emergency running characteristics and a roof rack for transporting a spare wheel will make the compact five-door fit for a road trip in a class of its own. Based on the MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 (fuel consumption combined: 2.3 - 2.1 l / 100 km, combined power consumption: 14.0 - 13.2 kWh / 100 km, combined CO2 emissions from fuel: 52 - 49 g / km), the combined power and versatility of its two engines make it the perfect endurance athlete for the Panamericana adventure. Three MINI Countryman Panamericana... Read More »

RENAULT UK teams up with CarKraft road safety initiative for ninth consecutive year

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The CarKraft driver improvement scheme is now in its 17th successful year and is aimed at young drivers aged 15 to 30 years old. Renault joins Northamptonshire Highways, Northamptonshire Police and Adrian Flux Insurance, in lending support to this popular free programme at Rockingham Motor Speedway and the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone. The scheme runs three courses each year, which are free of charge and offers drivers a dynamic mix of workshops allowing young people to experience driving on simulated, challenging conditions, in ... Read More »

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