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The Prince of Monaco unveils Venturi VBB-3

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On the occasion of its world premiere, the Monegasque sovereign came unveil Venturi VBB-3, a new electric Venturi over 3000 hp. After two years of development, vehicle record should jump on the Bonneville Salt Flats in the next few days before to climate issues, the FIA ​​cancels the attempt. Prince Albert is also came to support the contractor Monaco Pallanca Gildo Pastor, President of Venturi Automobiles, leader in the field of electric vehicles and high performance with the company since 2010 holds the world record speed for FIA an ele... Read More »

Alstom: The Allegro trains have reached one million passengers

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The four Pendolino Allegro trains have been manufactured at the Alstom site in Savigliano, Italy. The delivery and commissioning of the trains started in Spring 2010 and the commercial operation in December 2010. The tilting technology enables the trains to travel between Helsinki and St Petersburg at speeds of up to 220 kph. The journey time on this 450 km long trip has been shortened to three and a half hours. Alstom concluded the contract on the four new Pendolino trains with Karelian Trains Ltd. in 2007. Karelian Trains Ltd. is a join... Read More »

Barco: projectiondesign® exhibits at Asia’s biggest gathering of aviation training professionals

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Held from 17–18 September 2013 at the Centara Grand Convention Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, APATS is Asia’s biggest gathering of aviation training professionals. projectiondesign is sharing a stand with RSI Visual Systems, which provides image generators and display solutions for flight-training environments, and with Quadrant Simulation Systems, Inc., which offers a full range of flight simulation and training products & services, including the Nuqleus interface unit – a device that enables rapid image generator to simulator host computer ... Read More »

PTV and ProgTrans: Cross-border public transport

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Transport experts explored and evaluated a set of measures aimed at improving the availability and range of public transport options, including connections, and therefore providing an alternative to the car. New cross-border tram connections and the implementation of parking options for cars and bicycles at S-bahn stations (suburban railway) in the region both form part of this. The design commission was to develop the backbone of the public transport for the year 2030. A summary of the results can be downloaded (in German: http://www.eurodistr... Read More »

Venturi, Speed record at Bonneville: Fia events canceled

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Venturi VBB-3 can not beat his own world record speed (495km/h). Attempts by various teams involved were originally held from September 12 to 16. The organizers have postponed the first time from 18 to 22. But despite the return of the sun after ten days of rain and intense storms, water now drains too slowly to work in satisfactory conditions driver safety and conducive to the performance of vehicles. ... Read More »

Eurotunnel opens its doors to the public as part of the European Heritage Days and for the first time on the English side

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Visitors will for the first time ever be able to go right to the heart of the unique Channel Tunnel infrastructure, walking into the service tunnel, which is normally only used by maintenance crews, and seeing up close how a Shuttle, which is the fastest cross-Channel transport system, works. They will be able to watch the loading of Passenger and Truck Shuttles at the platform and will see first-hand the density of the traffic flows. The longest undersea tunnel in the world is taking part in this European initiative as a major element in th... Read More »

Collaboration between Daimler and Renault-Nissan advances globally, CEOs say

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Portfolio of jointly developed major projects has jumped from three to ten Nissan and Daimler have completed factory building for the joint production of engines in the USA The French-Japanese-German partnership began in April 2010, with three “pillar projects” primarily focused on Europe. Since then, the portfolio has increased to ten significant projects, including major initiatives from North America to Japan. In addition, relevant business units are working together in best-practice sharing and other forms of cooperation. “While our... Read More »

More passengers for airlines in the Lufthansa Group

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The main reason for the planes’ improved load factor was the flexible management of capacity and sales. The Group increased sales (measured in revenue seat-kilometres) in the passenger business by 4.3 per cent and capacity (in available seat-kilometres) by 2.3 per cent. The summer holidays added to the increased load factor in Europe (+1.9 percentage points). In the Middle East/Africa traffic region the fasting month of Ramadan had a positive effect on the load factor. Here the Group recorded a year-on-year rise of 2.7 percentage points. The... Read More »

An end to cable clutter: Mercedes-Benz to introduce wireless charging

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Mercedes-Benz will be introducing the Qi standard for the wireless charging of smartphones and tablets in cars from 2014 Mercedes-Benz reaches agreement on worldwide standard with other vehicle manufacturers in the Consumer Electronics for Automotive association What is Qi? This term stands for the worldwide standard defined by the Wireless Power Consortium for the wireless charging of smartphones and tablets, based on the physical principle of electromagnetic induction. For the purposes of wireless charging, the Qi-compatible smartphon... Read More »

Continental: New remote diagnostic system uses Bluetooth and a smartphone

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Remote diagnostic system transmits data using an intelligent Bluetooth dongle. Driver receives specific information for vehicle maintenance. The data are analyzed in the background, after which information and advice are sent back to the smartphone user. In this way the driver receives all the information needed for regular maintenance of the vehicle. “The remote diagnostic system is a significant extension of the diagnostic tools sold under our VDO brand,” explains Dr. Michael Ruf, head of Continental’s Commercial Vehicles & Aftermark... Read More »

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