Automotive and Heavy Vehicles

Romanian carmaker Dacia enjoyed unprecedented growth in the first quarter of 2019. The car firm, partly owned by the Renault Group, saw production rise to 97,231 units, increasing the company's market share by 3.7% within the EU... Read more

With more than 620,000 visitors, bauma 2019, the trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment, saw the best results in the exhibition’s 65-year history. Read more

In a deal worth "hundreds of millions of euros", Italian-American car manufacturer Fiat Chrysler is pooling its car fleet with Tesla in a bid to avoid large fines from the European Union according to a report by the Financial Times. Read more

The Polish Ministry of National Defence has signed an offset agreement with Leonardo MW in the UK in preparation for the expected delivery of AW101 helicopters. The offset deal precedes the finalised order, worth 400-million zloty (€90-million), whic Read more

European Commission antitrust regulators have informed BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen of its preliminary view that the companies have breached EU antitrust rules from 2006 to 2014 by colluding to restrict competition on the development of technology... Read more

Chinese company Minth Automotive Europe has broken ground on a new manufacturing plant in Lozinca, Serbia. The €100-million factory, which will make aluminium car parts, is set to employ 300 workers at first, with another 700 hired at a later date. Read more

The control of industrial processes can be a complex operation involving multiple valves, sensors and controllers which means there are many considerations when looking for opportunities for process optimisation. Using best practice and ensuring... Read more

As technology develops, rules surrounding vehicle equipment must evolve too. Therefore, relevant HGVs and other commercial vehicles registered from 15 June 2019 will be legally required to have smart tachographs fitted. The features found in this... Read more

Under rules provisionally agreed by the European Union, all new vehicles sold in Europe could be fitted with Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) by 2022. ISA is a speed limiting technology that inhibits a car's speed in compliance with local limits. Read more

BMW has announced that it intends to push on with production of an electric mini model in the UK later this year despite the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the implications of Brexit. Read more

Gacha is the world’s first self-driving robot bus that works in any weather. What makes Gacha unique is its ability to work reliably even under difficult conditions – in the dark as well as rain, snow, or slush. Read more

Clean-energy company Fortum is in cooperation with the City of Oslo and the American company Momentum Dynamics to build a wireless fast-charging infrastructure for taxis in the Norwegian capital. Read more

At the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) Rimac displayed their new powerful hypercar, the Rimac C_Two and its core technology – the in-house designed and engineered full carbon fibre monocoque with the battery and powertrain integrated... Read more

The Jungheinrich ETV 216i reach truck has received the iF Design Award 2019. It is the world's first reach truck in which the battery has been permanently integrated into the truck design. Jungheinrich has utilised the advantages of space-saving... Read more

Swedish polymer technology engineering group Trelleborg, through its Trelleborg Wheel Systems subsidiary, has announced that it has signed the agreements and finalised the acquisitions of Italian firms Provana Solutions and Provana Quality Centre. Read more

Concerns over high carbon dioxide emissions have led Jaguar Land Rover to recall 44,389 cars in the UK. Regulators discovered that 10 models were emitting more CO2 than they were certified to. The conclusion by regulators is another blow the... Read more

Volkswagen has delayed the launch of the new Golf, the best-selling car in Europe, until next year as it completes the development of the advanced digital features. Read more

Under the theme Driving Prosperity the report outlines the Volvo Group’s strategy and the activities that contributed to making 2018 a record year in terms of sales and profitability. The report also highlights the Volvo Group’s strong position... Read more

In 2018, Nokian Tyres launched a whole new type of tractor tyre. Combining the strength of an earthmoving tyre with a new kind of lug pattern, the versatile new Nokian Tractor King tyre pushed the boundaries of tractor work in demanding forestry... Read more

A newly-published report from the environmental consultancy Transport and Environment has found that in 2018 the US overtook the EU to become the world's second largest electric car market with around 361,000 EVs sold in that year compared to... Read more

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