Versatile: new navi in peugeot 207

Versatile: new navi in peugeot 207

Saarbrucken, 22. November 2007 – from now on all variants of the peugeot 207 from the equipment "sport" on request with the navigation and telematics system rt4 conservation. The system has a 30 gigabyte rough hard drive on which the map material is stored for about 35 european countries. The system combines four different applications: audio and multimedia functions for up to 180 hours of music enjoyment, an integrated telephone with hands-free system, emergency service with location determination and a dynamic route management with traffic control. All applications are displayed on a seven inch color screen in format 16: 9 and 3d display.

Telematics function with emergency call

An important feature of the rt4 navis is the telematics function with automatic emergency call and breakdown aid. With this service, which is capitalized after the conclusion of a free treaty, articles of eu requirements are required to provide electronically controlled emergency call systems in new cars from 2010. After automatic activation, for example at airbag round or manual response, a connection to the service center is established. Then the vehicle data is transmitted via sms. At the same time, the vehicle is localized by the integrated gps system.

Even breakdown aid possible

Even in the case of a breakdown, the rt4 system can help: the betachung the "lowen" button on the device creates a telephone connection with peugeot assistance and determines the location of the liberated cars around the clock. The service is currently available free of charge and temporally offered for germany, france, spain, italy, belgium and luxembourg. Nice detail: no matter which country is the customer, he always gets support in his home language. The new rt4 is as extra for the sports and platinum variant of the 207 from 2150 euro, in platinum is the price of 2510 euro the combination with a sound system of jbl possible.

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New control system for imports of conflict minerals

New control system for imports of conflict minerals

Over global supply chains you can get in cell phones and cars, and at the worst you will be contributing to the financing of burger wars and human rights violations – so-called conflict minerals such as tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold. The european union wants to ensure from the year 2021 with new duties for importers that the origin of the raw materials, which are processed in europe is clean. Also in germany, a new control body was created, called decor (german control body of eu dasks in raw materials).

"The problem of conflict minerals has been known for more than 20 years", says decor matthias beier. He explains that the degradation of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold is particularly consistent for human rights violations. "This is mainly because this geret will be reduced in non-industrial miniature." at tantalum, the trap in more than 60 percent, at tin in about 50 percent. For gold and tungsten, the quotas are lower, yet there are risks such as illegal duties, low working standards, degradation in hand or even child labor. More particularly affected are poor lander in africa, asia and central and sud america.

List of conflict areas

In order to provide the importers an orientation to which regions it is precisely, the eu wants to announce a non-binding list of conflict areas at the end of this year. Among other things, the requirements for companies pay a risk assessment of the entire supply chain and strategies for reducing these risks and independent auditing.

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Report: aston martin was able to take over construction of the maybach

The british sports car builders aston martin negotiates with daimler about a possible cooperation. In addition to conceivable partnerships, for example, in engine construction, the motorbach edelmark der stuttgarter manufactured in small seria is also concerned. That said aston martin boss ulrich’s handelsblatt (monday). It could be that the british take over the maybach construction. "We have proven in recent years that we can expect cars in small stucco numbers. There are not too many alternatives to us", said be in the conversation with the leaf. Corporate circuits confirmed the news agency dpa on monday that the stuttgart is in conversation with aston martin.

A daimler spokesman did not want to look for himself and said on request only that there is nothing new to the maybach to report. Daimler has been superimposed for a long time whether the maybachs are completely adjusted or developed with around 200 units per year or developed with a partner. This year, a decision is expected. Daimler boss dieter zetsche said in june: "there are obviously companies that have more experience with little stucco numbers than we." at that time, a concept study had also been speculated, which the swabians with aston martin was created and shown in the world-growing automobile fair iaa in mid-september. The company showed these reports.

Be said to the "handelsblatt", that aston martin is currently negotiating with other possible partners. A decision on the new cooperation should fall until the end of the year.

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Electric small cars and micromobiles for the city

Electric small cars and micromobiles for the city

Are scooters and narrow-gauge small cars with e-engine the crucial key in the necessary road turning, which at the same time open the door to obtain the individual mobile in? A clear answer to this is already prohibited because forecasts are always particularly difficult if they relate to the future – a realization that is said to be different authors. In times of increasing living space, however, it is always heavily conceivable to enforce the previous idea that with a car conventional blank to trains the way through the city center. Because this requires a traffic surface of at least about 8 m², often enough much more.

This place is not there in metropolitan areas, with the expected influx in and around the city, the problem. Therefore, on the interface between car and driving or motorcycle electric scooters and narrow gauge small cars can also be spared on the short distance and the running of individual transport can be measured. This idea is currently being pursued by some manufacturers.

Micromobilitat

If only the half of the studies shown in marz at the geneva motor show is going into series, this trend soon has a whole series of unusual vehicles in our city. The most colorful showing citroen: ami one concept is called the 2.50 meter long and 1.50 meters narrow two-seater, which was developed as an alternative to opnv and scooters. Electrically powered with a battery for an action radius of 100 kilometers, it is up to 45 km / h quickly. Depending on the country and legislation, it has already been driven from 16 years, but it needs significantly less space than a conventional car, but is safer than a scooter and ride, unlike the bus, when and where the user wants to rewrite the frenchman advantages.

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Munchen, 22. September 2015 – the world is not always fair, which also shows itself in the evaluation of cars through the trusted buyer. Image now seems to have a dominant role in the decision for or against a model, at least those who can afford. Most other buyers look at the price, which brings in the middle of gutburgeren brands in the bredouille, all of their qualities. The opel astra is a good example for this thesis. The new makes much better than his process, but is questionable whether he will help him.

Bothered start

With the previous astra opel wanted to have any qualitative discussion from the table. This is quite successful, because he does not have serious weaknesses like the maladen tax chains at volkswagen. In this regard, therefore, there is no need for change, which is not the worst base base. Opel has also handled or renewed almost all engines. A trial with the completely new 1.4-liter four-cylinder, however, shows that despite 150 hp and 245 nm just in the lower speed range rather. Culture culture and performance are completely fine. But we suspect that most buyers will opt for the 125-horsepower petrol or one of the diesel engines.

Save or spurt

The consumption of the 150-horsepower gasoline is opel with 5.4 l / 100 km. If the customer decides for the 200 euros expensive "ecoflex" version, only 4.9 liters should be in the cycle. This not only brings a long-sleeved transmission control and a start-stop system with, but apparently also another engine arrangement. The savings version has between 2000 and 4000 / min 230 nm, the normal variant 245 nm between 2000 and 3500 / min. Probably therefore the "ecoflex" driver takes 10.8 seconds from 80 to 120 km / h – without the austerity package, it should be 9 seconds.

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Bmw increases battery cell orders to 10 billion. Euro

Bmw builds working with its battery cell suppliers samsung and catl on its way to more electric cars. The order volume planned for the years 2020 to 2031 for the chinese manufacturer catl rises from 4 billion to 7.3 billion euros, the dax group shared on thursday (21. November 2019) in munchen with. Bmw becomes the first customer of the catl plant in erfurt, which is currently under construction.

With the second battery cell manufacturer samsung sdi from sudkorea castle bmw a delivery contract that has a scope of 2.9 billion euros on the years 2021 to 2031. Together with the order at catl, bmw has assigned convictions of more than ten billion euros.

From 2020 bmw wants to relate lithium and cobal itself

A growing role is playing the purchase of raw materials for bmw. From 2020, the company wants to relate lithium and cobal itself and provide the manufacturers of the battery cells to provide. Kobalt should then only come from mines in australia and morocco, lithium among others from australia. It deals with the observance of environmental standards and human rights, threw it.

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Kers for the opnv

Munchen, 11. January 2016 [-] city line buses and formula 1 race cars have two things together: they always drive the same round and have to accelerate a lot of frequenters and brakes than most other cars. For both of these such different vehicle treasures, there are therefore efforts not to simply transform and lose the kinom energy when braking in warms, but at least partially store them and use them when reading. The company torotrak now brings himself into conversation with an omnibus ker.

Already in 1979 daimler-benz built with the mercedes o 305 oe a small series of city line bus, which could electrically recipate energy during braking (a little bit) and since 1998, as mika hakkinen and david coulthard thus imports a double victory at the gross prize of australia, is kers (kinetic energy recovery system, english. For system for the process of chinetic kinetic energy) a topic in formula 1. After this high victory, the fia has banned it, but since 2009, kers is part of the regulations.

Mixed experiences

Today, some diesel-electric and even a handful of fuel cell-powered hybrid buses in european and american fleets with a recuperation-proof, electric branch with electricity storage in batteries is already in control mode. Because of mixed experiences in consumption reduction and availability, however, these concepts have not yet reached a breakthrough on a broad front.

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Gm wants to sell the hummer brand of suvs quickly

According to a report by industry publication just-auto the all-terrain vehicle brand hummer is about to be sold. According to the report, gm manager fritz henderson had said during a visit to india that they wanted to complete the sale as quickly as possible. Until the end of 2008 it should work, but with a sale at the beginning of 2009 one would be also content. It is too early to name possible buyers, but there are "a number of interested parties".

Fritz henderson also said he expects the u.S. Auto industry to face significant challenges for some time to come. The number of vehicles sold in the u.S. Could fall to 16 million in 2008, two million fewer than in 2007. Whether the bottom has already been reached, the manager cannot answer. The top priority now is to get the north american auto business moving again and to continue investing in emerging markets such as india and china.

Back in june, gm ceo rick wagoner had put the hummer brand up for grabs. Also in june, european ceo carl-peter forster had prepared his employees for difficult times in a company blog. Modern gasoline engines, clean diesel engines, downsizing in combination with turbocharging, mild and full hybrids, biofuels, but also the fuel cell are technologies that gm has to push forward. This will not be easy for gm: only two weeks ago, gm together with ford and chrysler asked the government for stronger financial support. The sale of hummer can contribute only little to the financial recovery – even if there are solvent interested parties from the middle east, as the manager responsible for this region, terry johnson, revealed according to just-auto. But gm can certainly no longer afford a loss-maker. Maybe hummer will become the exclusive small series manufacturer, other coarse series manufacturers were rather allowed to wave off.

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Electric cars for portugal

Renault-nissan and the portuguese government have signed an agreement on the "request of the emission-free mobility" in portugal on wednesday. The agreement therefore provides for renault-nissan from 2011 production vehicles with electric drive in portugal will distribute.

The portuguese government is intended to investigate what conditions are to be created in order to make emission-free vehicles attractive for customers, which infrastructures and partner organizations are required to establish a nationwide network of charging stations and which communication measures are most effective to raise awareness of electric vehicles to sharp.

Portugal prime minister jose socrates said: "portugal has become one of the leading countries in renewable energies. By the agreement with the renault-nissan allianz, portugal also reaches the first row in the field of sustainable mobility with emission-free vehicles ". Renault-nissan boss carlos ghosn believes that in view of the rising olpreis and the worries about co2 emissions "the final solution for a sustainable solution in the flat-covered use of emission-free vehicles consists".

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Commentary: surprises in the exhaust gas affair

Commentary: surprises in the exhaust gas affair

Whether one is only superficially or deeply concerned with the exhaust gas aftertreatment of diesel engines: these days, you can’t help but be amazed. What comes to light piece by piece makes one suspect that the swamp is much deeper than already thought. Some of the top earners in the automotive industry must have been quite uncomfortable at the thought of the wave that could spool them out of their comfortable individual offices. At least some of them are responsible for this themselves.

Speech and answer

We can ame that the chief developers of engines and exhaust gas aftertreatment at all major car manufacturers had to answer the questions of the top corporate managers at the latest when the fraud at volkswagen became public knowledge in september 2015.

"Let’s also use the test stand recognition for manipulation?"

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