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BMW and Daimler merge mobility services

The moovel on-demand service offered in KVV. mobil app powered by moovel. Bildnachweis/picture credits: Peter Hennrich

The partners plan to combine and expand in the areas of carsharing, ride-hailing, parking, charging and multimodality BMW and Daimler have said they will join forces to create “a single source for sustainable urban mobility services.” The companies intend to offer customers a full ecosystem of intelligent mobility services, available …

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Efficient Drivetrains electrifies US school buses

BlueBird electric school bus, powered by EDI PowerDrive.

US$4.4-million DOE program speeds up the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel school buses Efficient Drivetrains (EDI) has been selected as the electric drivetrain provider for a program implemented by the United States Department of Energy (DOE). Combined with matched funding from other public and private entities in California, the …

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Siemens-led consortium builds Copenhagen light rail

In a consortium with the general infrastructure contractor Per Aarsleff, Siemens has received an order to build a light rail system in Copenhagen, Denmark. Commissioning of the system is planned for 2024.

Siemens partners with general infrastructure contractor Per Aarsleff, with new line commissioning planned for 2024 Siemens has received an order to build a light rail system in Copenhagen, Denmark, from urban transport development company Greater Copenhagen Light Rail I/S. The contract includes 27 four-car Avenio trams, rail electrification, signaling, communication, …

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Volvo receives order of six electric buses for Drammen

Volvo buses, Luxembourg

Volvo Buses has secured an order of six Volvo 7900 Electric buses from public transportation administration company Brakar in Drammen, Norway Public transportation administration company Brakan in Drammen, south-west of Oslo, has ordered six fully electric buses from Volvo. The buses will be delivered in January 2019 and operate on …

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GM confirms Cruise AV production in Michigan

The autonomous Cruise AV will feature no driver, steering wheel, pedals or other manual controls when it goes on the road in 2019. Source: GM

GM to spend US$100m across Orion and Brownstown factories to upgrade facilities for Cruise AV production and roof module assembly Having shown off its fourth-gen Cruise autonomous vehicle (AV) in January, General Motors has now confirmed that the model will be produced at its Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan. …

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