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Porsche installs its first high-speed chargers at its new office in Berlin

Porsche has opened a new office in Berlin which includes the company’s first two ultra-fast 800-volt chargers.The chargers are capable of charging existing EVs at up to a 150kW charge rate against 120kW by Tesla Supercharger. The company has also claimed that the chargers will be able to support up …

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Bright Box expands into Europe


Bright Box has announced its expansion into Europe. Bright Box recently had established an office in Budapest. The company plans to offer full support to its European customers and partners. Bright Box has also employed an Operational Manager for the Budapest Office to meet client needs and enhance relationships. Alpár …

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LeasePlan and Uber to expand their current cooperation in Portugal, France and the Netherlands to a pan-European level


LeasePlan, a multinational fleet management and driver mobility company and Uber, a leading ridesharing company, will expand their current cooperation in Portugal, France and the Netherlands to a pan-European level. The companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding stating that LeasePlan will make available a full operational leasing solution to …

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BMW, Daimler, Ford, VW, Audi and Porsche come together to create charging network for EV in Europe


BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a memorandum of understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe. The goal is the quick buildup of a sizable number of stations to enable long-range travel for battery electric vehicle drivers. This …

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Ford to start testing its self-driving cars in Europe


Ford has announced that the company will begin expanding testing of autonomous cars on European roads next year, in addition to extensive testing in the U.S. Thomas Lukaszewicz, manager, Automated Driving, said “We have already announced plans to use an autonomous vehicle for a ride-sharing service in the U.S. in …

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The installed base of fleet management systems in Europe will reach 10.6 million by 2020

Berg Insight

Published: 26 August 2016, Gothenburg The number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Europe was 5.3 million in Q4-2015, according to a new research report from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.9 percent, this number …

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Insurance telematics projects strong growth in Europe & North America

Berg Insight

Published: June 20, 2016 The introduction of telematics technology in the context of automotive insurance is commonly referred to as usage based insurance (UBI) or insurance telematics. Solutions of this type generally enable automotive insurers to improve pricing mechanisms based on actual driving data, gain better control of claims and differentiate their offerings to …

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INRIX ‘Off Street Parking’ now available in Mercedes Benz


Published: June 8, 2016 | Michigan, US In yet another collaboration, Mercedes Benz has partnered with INRIX where the latter’s Off-Street Parking service is now available in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Europe and coming to the United States this summer. This newly integrated feature enables drivers to easily find, compare …

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Autonomous truck platoons successfully drive across Europe

EU truck platooning

A dozen trucks arrived in Rotterdam after traveling across Europe in the European Truck Platooning Challenge. The challenge, organised by Rijkswaterstaat, featured DAF Trucks, Daimler Trucks, Iveco, MAN Truck & Bus, Scania and Volvo Group; driving in platoons across national borders, this marked a global first. Truck platooning means that …

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Sygic Car Navigation app first ever to recieve MirrorLink Europe and North America certification


Published: April 07, 2015 | Slovak Republic, Slovakia Sygic announce that Sygic Car Navigation is the only navigation app on the market with MirrorLink Europe and North America Drive Certification, with certification in Japan expected in the second half of 2015. This certification was awarded by the Connected Car Consortium, …

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