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Video Interview: Volkswagen Head Designers Walter de Silva and Klaus Bischoff Discuss the New Golf

Volkswagen is intensifying its customer dialog with the launch of a new international brand magazine. From November 2012, “Das Auto. Magazine” will be available on the internet in six languages for seven countries at The magazine is one of the first publications to […]

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BMW and Local Motors Announce Winners of ‘Urban Driving Experience Challenge’

The BMW Group and Local Motors announce the winners of their first collaborative design and development project – the Urban Driving Experience Challenge. The challenge asked the Local Motors community of nearly 30,000 designers, engineers, fabricators and enthusiasts to define the future premium vehicle […]

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Multi-Material Design is the Key to Future Lightweight CAFE-Compliant Vehicles, According to Fraunhofer ICT Expert Frank Henning

In an exclusive interview preceding the Lightweighting AutoPlastics 2012 Conference in Michigan (USA), Dr. Frank Henning shares his views on the USA’s Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards and discusses some of the polymer composite technologies that could be utilized to achieve the light […]

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New Maserati Quattroporte Set to Debut at 2013 NAIAS in Detroit

Maserati has just announced that its new Quattroporte will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January 2013. “Maserati stands today at the edge of an unparalleled strategic and industrial growth that will see our presence in the […]

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Design as Strategic Factor for Chinese Automakers: Pininfarina and Angori at the Aachen Colloquium in Beijing

Silvio Pietro Angori, incumbent CEO of Pininfarina, has delivered the following speech as keynote speaker at the Aachen Colloquium China, a major conference on innovations in automotive technology, arranged today and tomorrow in Beijing by Aachen University, one of the most prestigious faculties of automotive […]

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