In just five years of production Lamborghini Huracán number 14,022 rolls off the assembly line, marking a production milestone for the V10 model of Lamborghini: the Gallardo, the previous Lamborghini V10 model, was produced in a total of 14,022 units over a production cycle of ten years (from 2003 to 2013). The V10 Huracán family, successor to the iconic Gallardo, made its world debut in 2014 with the coupé version, followed by the Spyder and the rear-wheel-drive versions: the Performante in 2017 and the Performante Spyder in 2018 proved their performance capabilities, holding several lap records. In 2019 the new Huracán EVO (coupe and Spyder) was introduced, featuring a next generation V10 engine and incorporating next-generation vehicle dynamic control and aerodynamics.
Doosan Bobcat EMEA has opened its headquarters for the EMEA region, marking a further expansion in the Czech Republic. As part of its Dobříš campus, the newly erected building houses the company's management and other employees and complements the production plant and the training and innovation center.
The new Mercedes-Benz Actros manufactured in Brazil has been launched in the market. The heavy-duty truck uses global technologies and platforms such as the MirrorCam, which replaces the main and wide-angle mirrors and ensures a vast improvement in safety, vehicle handling and aerodynamics. The new Actros, which comes to the Latin American market, offers a rack of special features: in the Brazilian Actros, for example, there is a modern Euro V engine working with a transmission system in a combination which is only available on the Brazilian market. The components are optimised as regards consumption efficiency, while at the same time providing robustness, just like the extremely stable yet lightweight, comfortable vehicle suspension developed in Brazil, which is also easy to maintain and repair, according to Daimler Trucks.
The LQ is equipped with automated driving capabilities and 'Yui', an artificial intelligence-powered interactive agent designed to learn from the driver and deliver a personalized mobility experience. As a mobility company, Toyota believes that when people are free to move, anything is possible. This vision is built on an understanding that mobility goes beyond physical transportation to include the human need to be moved and engaged emotionally. LQ follows this philosophy under a core development theme of 'Learn, Grow, Love.' Yui and LQ's automated driving technology, both developed in partnership with Toyota Research Institute (TRI), combine to create a unique mobility experience that builds the relationship between vehicle and driver by learning from and responding to individual preferences and needs. The name expresses Toyota's hope that this approach will "cue" the development of future vehicles that enhance the relationship between car and driver.
Mercedes-Benz has been conducting systematic crash testing since 1959. To date, more than 14,000 cars have been tested. In addition to passenger cars, Mercedes-Benz also conducts thorough crash testing of vans and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The first crash test in the history of the brand took place on 10 September 1959. A test car slammed head-on into a solid obstacle. This marked the beginning of a new era in safety research. From then on, this made it possible to study the behaviour of vehicles and occupants in car accidents more closely using test cars and crash test dummies. At present, the Technology Centre for Vehicle Safety (TFS) in Sindelfingen conducts about 900 crash tests plus around 1700 'sled tests' each year. A test mule (body shell or test assembly) is mounted on the test sled and subjected to the forces arising during a real vehicle crash.
The Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) Group has launched ENOC Link, a digital venture that provides refuelling services to businesses and fleet owners in the UAE. ENOC Link’s fleet of purpose-built vehicles are tested and certified to the highest standards, equipped with integrated smart meters and operated by fully trained drivers and operators carrying the same high-spec fuel products sold through ENOC’s traditional service stations.
Magna Tyres has announced that the company is on track to opening its new head office and warehouse in Waalwijk, Netherlands. The approximately 51,000 m2 facililty will have the capacity to stock all major tyre sizes from the Magna portfolio and for all Magna Tyres’ market segments.
Mitsubishi will showcase two concept vehicles at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019: the MI-TECH Concept, a small electrified SUV; and the Super Height K-Wagon Concept, a new K-car concept. Other exhibits on the Mitsubishi booth will be the Mitsubishi ENGELBERG TOURER, the mid-size electrified SUV concept that was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2019.
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