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Cadillac Pioneers Advanced Mixed-Material Manufacturing
1/22/2015 10:16:10 AM
Cadillac will use the auto industry’s most comprehensive and advanced mixed-material manufacturing techniques to build its all-new CT6 top-of-range sedan , allowing creation of a top-of-range large luxury sedan with the agility and efficiency of a smaller vehicle. The CT6, which goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2015, will be built at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant …
BMW’s 2015 i3 Loaded up With More Feautures
1/21/2015 2:30:28 PM
Irvine BMW is excited to confirm, the dashing electric city car from German automaker BMW, dubbed the i3, just keeps getting better. BMW has added more features to the new 2015 model of its iconic electric city car, the i3, after winning a strong year of sales. ·       The new i3 is equipped with standard heated seats for the added comfort of the driver and passengers in …
Voith Ships 320 ton Runner to Belo Monte Hydropower Plant in Brazil
1/20/2015 12:35:41 PM
The largest runner ever produced by Voith Hydro in Latin America was shipped to the hydropower plant Belo Monte this week. A 12-axle trailer left Voith Hydro’s manufacturing shop in Manaus, Brazil, transporting a 320 ton runner, impressive for its size – 8.5 meters in diameter and 5 meters tall –, the runner is heading to the Belo Monte hydropower plant. After a short trip of …
BMW to Advertise All-Electric BMW i3 during Super Bowl XLIX
BMW to Advertise All-Electric BMW i3 during Super Bowl XLIX
1/20/2015 10:14:04 AM
BMW announced plans to feature the all-electric BMW i3 in a 60-second spot during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February 1, 2015.  After a 4-year hiatus, BMW will be returning to the big game with a commercial during the first quarter.   “As one in three Americans will tune in to watch the Super Bowl, we are thrilled to use this platform to educate viewers on the importance of …
Season starts for Audi at Daytona
Season starts for Audi at Daytona
1/20/2015 10:02:36 AM
The 2015 season opens with an endurance classic in the USA for Audi customer racing. Two Audi R8 LMS will start at the 53rd running of the 24 hours of Daytona. Following the first victory for an Audi at Daytona two years ago, and a second place last season, the two customer teams Flying Lizard Motorsports and Paul Miller Racing will fight for class honors on 24 and 25 …
BMW Motorrad achieves record sales in 2014. Sales increase by 7.2% to over 120,000 vehicles. Schaller:
BMW Motorrad achieves record sales in 2014. Sales increase by 7.2% to over 120,000 vehicles. Schaller: "We can look back on a successful year."
1/19/2015 4:54:57 PM
In 2014 BMW Motorrad sold more vehicles than in the year before, thus achieving a record sales figure for the fourth time in a row. With 123,495 (previous year: 115,215 units) vehicles sold in 2014, the manufacturer delivered more motorcycles and Maxi Scooters than ever before in the company’s history. This is an increase of 7.2% compared to an already very strong showing in …
Japan: Air Liquide completes the construction of the first public-use hydrogen filling stations in Nagoya and Toyota
1/19/2015 1:06:59 PM
Today, Air Liquide held a ceremony to celebrate the completion of two hydrogen filling stations in the cities of Nagoya and Toyota, located in the Aichi Prefecture of Japan. These two hydrogen filling stations are the first public-use hydrogen filling stations for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in the central Nagoya area and in Toyota City , respectively. They will make it …
New Business & Product Development Consulting for Innovators
New Business & Product Development Consulting for Innovators
1/19/2015 6:00:00 AM
Inventors and Innovators are creative, ambitious people. They are the individuals who see a problem and envision a solution to that problem. Too often, however, they take a difficult pathway as they strive to bring their invention to the attention of potential buyers. Most inventions fail because the initial precious resources are misdirected and spent on inadequate prototype …
2016 Nissan TITAN XD Creates
2016 Nissan TITAN XD Creates "New Class" of Full-Size Pickup with Commercial Strength Components, 555 LB-FT Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel and Heavy-Duty Attitude
1/16/2015 10:51:59 AM
The 2016 Nissan TITAN XD, which made its world debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, is set to shake up the highly competitive full-size pickup segment when it goes on sale in the United States and Canada beginning in late 2015 - with a bold all-new design that stakes out a unique position in the segment between traditional heavy-duty and …
“Getting Stoned” Has Taken On A New Meaning
1/16/2015 9:28:39 AM
Sometimes ideas can hit you like a ton of bricks and you say to yourself why has no one thought of this before. Some call these type of ideas no brainers.  It seems that everyone has been behind a dump truck that spills stones from its tailgate at some point and many have had their windshields cracked or shattered.  Well, they cracked the wrong windshield when they cracked …
Mazda Agrees with Itochu to Make Its New National Sales Company in South Africa a Joint Venture
1/16/2015 9:22:56 AM
Mazda Motor Corporation announced today that it has reached an agreement with Itochu Corporation (Itochu) to turn its new national sales company in South Africa into a joint venture. Mazda established the new national sales company, Mazda Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd (MSA), with the aim of increasing sales and strengthening the Mazda brand in South Africa. Operations began at …
New IBM Study Details the Future of Automotive Industry
1/15/2015 10:34:31 AM
During the Automotive News World Congress this week, IBM (NYSE: IBM) revealed results of its new Automotive 2025 Global Study, outlining an industry ripe for disruptive changes that are breaking down borders of the automotive ecosystem. The study forecasts that while the automotive industry will offer a greater personalized driving experience by 2025, fully autonomous vehicles …
Winter Driving Checklist - Everything You Need to Get from A to B in Safety
1/15/2015 4:34:08 AM
With cold weather, snow and ice on the way it pays to drive carefully and simply take more time getting from A to B. Of course, sometimes breakdowns and accidents are out of our control; and that’s why it’s so important to ensure that you’re prepared for the worst. Fortunately, the team at Hatfields Jaguar have created a Winter Driving Checklist. Here is everything your …
Q-Track Launches Unique Forklift Safety Technology
Q-Track Launches Unique Forklift Safety Technology
1/14/2015 7:49:06 PM
(Huntsville, AL) January 14, 2015 — Q-Track Corporation (Q-Track) today launched an innovative forklift collision avoidance system, SafeSpot™. In the U.S., forklift accidents cost an estimated $3.7 billion per year and cause 20,000 serious injuries including 100 deaths. SafeSpot™ increases safety while ensuring OSHA compliance. SafeSpot™ addresses safety requirements for …
MINI Launches Countryman With Impressive Safety Features
1/14/2015 7:19:18 PM
Irvine MINI is excited to confirm, MINI has announced that the MINI Countryman delivers impressive safety features. The real key to driver safety? Avoiding accidents altogether. That’s why MINI’s world-famous handling and numerous Active Safety features help you steer clear of hazards and less nimble or distracted drivers.   ·      The IIHS awarded the 2014 MINI Countryman …
BMW Aims to Boost Luxury Image 6-Series Sedans
1/14/2015 6:43:11 PM
Irvine BMW is excited to confirm, BMW has revealed a slew of major upgrades for its fast and luxurious 6-series sedans at the Detroit Auto Show.   ·      BMW showed off coupe, convertible and gran coupe versions of 6-series cars, hitting the showroom in 2015. ·      The 650i Coupe and Gran Coupe four-door will be powered by a 445-horsepower, 4.4-liter turbocharged …
Webasto supplys first panorama roof with infrared absorption
Webasto supplys first panorama roof with infrared absorption
1/12/2015 12:06:04 PM
Webasto is manufacturing the fixed panorama roof for the third generation of the smart fortwo. The 1.2-square-meter, transparent roof panel is made of the lightweight material polycarbonate (Makrolon® from Bayer MaterialScience). The roof system admits a lot of light into the interior, creating a pleasant, generous sense of space for the passengers. Visually, it is a perfect …
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars To Present A New Commission In Singapore By American Artist Carlos Rolón/Dzine
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars To Present A New Commission In Singapore By American Artist Carlos Rolón/Dzine
1/12/2015 11:52:20 AM
Public Open Days: 23 – 25 January 2015, 12pm ­­– 6pm Media Preview: Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 3.00pm Location: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore, 29 Leng Kee Rd, Singapore 159099 To attend please RSVP to: James Wong, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars (+65 6838 9687) Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is delighted to announce that a new installation by Chicago-based artist Carlos …
Peterhansel back into top 10, Sainz ends his rally
Peterhansel back into top 10, Sainz ends his rally
1/9/2015 12:28:01 PM
The 9000-kilometre Dakar is renowned as being the toughest race in the world, and already it has been showing its bite. The arduous 458-kilometre stage today was characterised by long stretches of fesh-fesh: fine powdery sand that throws up plenty of dust, making it extremely difficult to read the road. Peterhansel (#302) nonetheless made excellent progress, moving up from …
Continental Mobility Study 2015: Electric Cars Facing Image Problems
Continental Mobility Study 2015: Electric Cars Facing Image Problems
1/9/2015 12:00:41 PM
Electric cars have a special "green" image among drivers in Germany, but so far they barely evoke any emotions. In the 2015 Continental Mobility Study, a clear majority see fully electric-driven vehicles as environmentally friendly (72%) and sensible (67%), but the perception of image factors that play a key role in the purchase decision, such as driving pleasure (26%), …