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Volkswagen launches the all-seeing Touareg in Europe

11 May 2018 | Chris Wright

Volkswagen's new Touareg SUV is so clever it can see in the dark. Night Vision is part of a new suite of technologies on the new generation model which also includes a world debut by the Innovation Cockpit which will gradually be rolled out through the automaker's other model ranges.


GOLDING’S TAKE: The Wraith to the top

12 Sep 2013 | Rob Golding

The first thing I was put straight on about the new Rolls Royce Wraith is that it is not in any car sector.


PRODUCT EYE: Lexus tries again with new IS

23 May 2013 | Graeme Roberts

A colleague who shall remain nameless asked, among fellow journalists, the rhetorical question during the European launch of the third generation IS: given the success of Audi, BMW and Mercedes on home European turf, why does Lexus bother?


INTERVIEW: Magna International Europe president Guenther Apfalter - Part 2

14 Mar 2012 | Simon Warburton

Magna International has powered from being a US$2bn to US$28bn company in 20 years, assembling, under contract, a variety of models such as the Mini Countryman and Peugeot RCZ, at the same time as operating a global series of component arms employing 108,000 people. In his second interview, Magna International Europe president Guenther Apfalter talked to Simon Warburton at the company's HQ south of Vienna about the ownership structure, legislation and the assertion the company is a "fleet of small, fast boats."


INTERVIEW: Magna International Europe president Guenther Apfalter - Part 1

13 Mar 2012 | Simon Warburton

Magna International has just announced 2011 full year net income of US$1bn, although European vehicle production fell by 4%. Magna International Europe and Magna Steyr Group president Guenther Apfalter talked to Simon Warburton at company headquarters south of Vienna about challenges in Europe and the direction the company is headed.


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Borealis appoints Erik van Praet as VP Innovation & Technology

28 May 2020 | Simon Warburton

Borealis has appointed Erik van Praet as VP Innovation & Technology, succeeding Maurits van Tol, who decided to pursue his career outside the company in October, 2019.


SalzachSonne connects to Gireve roaming platform

13 May 2020 | Simon Warburton

SalzachSonne has connected to Gireve's roaming platform, opening its network to EV drivers to charge EVs, no matter their eMSP subscription.


GreenMobility signs LOI with ÖAMTC for shared mobility

4 Feb 2020 | Simon Warburton

GreenMobility has signed a Letter of Intent with the Austrian Automobile and Touring Club (AMTC) to cooperate on shared mobility.


GF Casting divests Austria iron foundry

15 Oct 2019 | Simon Warburton

GF Casting Solutions is divesting its iron foundry in Herzogenburg (Austria) to MRB FerCon.


Benteler divests Distribution division

29 Aug 2019 | Simon Warburton

Benteler says it will increase its focus on core automotive business, which accounts for around 80% of the supplier’s turnover, by divesting its Distribution division to the Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group.


Delphi develops 500+ bar GDi system which reduces particulates by up to 50%

21 May 2019 | Dave Leggett

In a paper presented at the 2019 Vienna Motor Symposium, Delphi Technologies has revealed a new 500+ bar GDi system that it claims can reduce particulate emissions by up to 50% compared to state-of-the-art 350 bar system without expensive engine design modifications.


HERE Technologies to open advanced AI research facility in Vienna

19 Feb 2019 | Dave Leggett

HERE Technologies has announced the establishment of the new international Institute for Advanced Research in Artificial Intelligence (IARAI), with the facility to be located in Vienna. It says the IARAI will be the world’s first global machine-learning research institute to use industrial-scale geolocation data.


BMW contracts redesigned Z4 build to Magna Steyr

6 Jun 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Magna Steyr said it had been contracted to build BMW's redesigned Z4 sportscar at its Graz, Austria, factory.


Magna Steyr starts on Merc G-Class update

18 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Production of Daimler's updated Merc G-Class has started at contract assembler Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria.


Voestalpine breaks ground on Austria steel plant

25 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Voestalpine has broken ground at its steel plant in Kapfenberg, Austria, which from 2021, will produce around 205,000 tons of steels for the international aviation and automotive industries as well as for the oil & gas sector.



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