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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 »

BMW Group reduces CO2 emissions in Europe again

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“This development clearly shows that our e-mobility strategy is successful. We are adding more electric drives to our vehicle fleet, while also working on fuel-saving technologies for our conventional drives,” said Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. In 2017, the BMW Group sold more than 100,000 electrified vehicles. Last year, the BMW Group accounted for more newly registered electrified vehicles (all-electric + plug-in hybrid) than any other manufacturer in Europe, with a share of 21 percent. In the electrified ve... Read More »

Volkswagen Newsroom App as a mobile work-place for journalists

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A feature especially useful for journalists: The Media category contains all of the contacts relevant for press work in the communications departments of the Group and brands. All of the contacts are listed with their picture, job title and contact data. The section also offers a clearly laid out media library with numerous background reports to assist with research. An events calendar is also integrated in the app. It provides an overview of events with a brief description of their content. The app also provides a wide range of other practi... Read More »

Pretty in Pink: New Teavana Tea Lattes Debut in Canada and Europe

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In Canada, customers can enjoy four new Teavana tea lattes, including the Canadian exclusive Teavana™ Blossoming Rose Tea Latte, with a sprinkle of pink floral crystals. In select stores in Europe, customers can enjoy three new Teavana tea lattes, including the market exclusive Teavana™ Red Apple Rooibos Tea Latte, topped with apple blossom dust. The new tea lattes join Starbucks portfolio of tea beverages in stores around the world, including shaken iced teas and brewed teas. Customers in the United States can enjoy a variety of tea lattes ... Read More »

Newsroom placements for students across Europe

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This year we’re offering placements across 10 countries. For the first time, news publishers in Belgium and the Netherlands will be taking part—the Fellowship will open here soon—and each of will offer new opportunities for students to gain valuable experience. Applications are open in the following european countries: Austria, Ireland, Finland, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. Country-specific applications can be found on the News Lab website. In the coming weeks, the participating newsrooms will select their preferred c... Read More »

Scania has created a very good battery bus

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The three first buses will ply a 15-kilometre route with some 40 stops. With 10-minute charging, the buses will run every 15 minutes for a total of 100 journeys each day. Tom Terjesen, Editor of Norway’s leading trade magazine Busmagasinet and President of the International Bus & Coach Jury, recently had the opportunity to test the new buses. He found that the bus handles well on the road with minimal interior noise. “Normally a new set of sounds is detected in an electric bus when the diesel engine is removed,” he remarks. “But in Scani... Read More »

Nokia is selected by Vodafone to be its technology partner for Mission to the Moon projec

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Berlin-based company, PTScientists is working with Vodafone Germany and Audi to achieve the first privately-funded Moon landing. Mission to the Moon is due to launch in 2019 from Cape Canaveral on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Vodafone's network expertise will be used to set up the Moon's first 4G network, connecting two Audi lunar quattro rovers to a base station in the Autonomous Landing and Navigation Module (ALINA). Nokia, through Nokia Bell Labs, will create a space-grade Ultra Compact Network that will be the lightest ever developed - weig... Read More »

Groupe Renault and EEM create first “smart island” in Porto Santo

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The government of the Autonomous Region of Madeira will roll out an innovative programme in Porto Santo, known as Sustainable Porto Santo - Smart Fossil Free Island, to facilitate the energy transition. EEM, which is in charge of the programme’s energy and electric mobility, has chosen Groupe Renault as its partner for electric mobility solutions. This world-first smart island uses electric vehicles, second-life batteries, smart charging and V2G to boost the island’s energy independence and stimulate the production of renewable energy. Groupe ... Read More »

Audi Short Film Award for “Solar Walk”

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Hungarian director Réka Bucsi from Budapest wins the Audi Short Film Award at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival with her film “Solar Walk”. The 29 year old was able to convince the International Short Film Jury with her virtuoso animation film. It follows the journey of individuals and their creations in space. In its series of sequences and situations, “Solar Walk” recalls the liberating effect of automatic writing which was employed by the surrealists in the 1920s as the basis for a new kind of creativity. This year, the central ... Read More »

The BMW Group at the Mobile World Congress 2018

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Another handy digital service will be introduced in 2018 to further facilitate seamless connectivity. The BMW Digital Key will make it possible to unlock a BMW using a smartphone. What’s more, up to five digital copies of the key can be shared with other users. Widespread connectivity will also be an essential requirement for autonomous driving inthefuture. In view of this, theoutdoor area of the BMW Group stand will feature a BMW i3 in action as part of a showcase designed to demonstrate that autonomous driving (Level 5) is set to become a r... Read More »

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