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13 Jul 2016

VAN HOOL PLANS EXPANSION OF MACEDONIAN PLANT

VAN HOOL PLANS EXPANSION OF MACEDONIAN PLANT The British bus journal Bus & Coach Buyer recently announced that Van Hool plans Macedonian expansion after a good year. The Belgian bus and coach manufacturer stresses that despite these developments, the Van Hool headquarters along with its decision making and innovation functions will remain in Koningshooikt, as will the production of specialised industrial vehicles and buses and coaches with high levels of added value such as the Astromega, Altano and the Exqui.City. It anticipates remaining the fourth largest industrial employer in Belgium.



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12 Jul 2016

LJUBLJANA GETS 30 NEW MAN LION’S CITY CNG BUSES

LJUBLJANA GETS 30 NEW MAN LION’S CITY CNG BUSES Recently, a total of 30 modern gas-powered MAN articulated buses have replaced the older generation of articulated and non-articulated vehicles in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana. This offers the local residents a number of benefits: On the one hand, the 18-meter-long buses increase passenger capacity on the most frequented routes. An articulated bus has sufficient capacity for a total of 155 passengers, 35 of whom can be seated.



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10 Jul 2016

HYPERLOOP TRIP FROM HELSINKI TO STOCKHOLM TAKES LESS THAN 30 MINUTES

HYPERLOOP TRIP FROM HELSINKI TO STOCKHOLM TAKES LESS THAN 30 MINUTES Results from the world's first study of a full-scale Hyperloop system was presented by Hyperloop One, FS Links and KPMG at the Northern Light business summit in Helsinki, Finland. The data reinforces the transformational economic and social case for building the proposed 500-kilometer Hyperloop network linking the metro areas and airports of the two capitals, according to the companies. Passengers of this proposed Hyperloop network would be able to make the trip in 28 minutes compared to a 3.5-hour flight or overnight ferry, according to a new study.



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09 Jul 2016

EUROPEAN AUTOMOTIVE AND TELECOMS SECTORS TO LAUNCH JOINT PROJECT FOR CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED DRIVING

EUROPEAN AUTOMOTIVE AND TELECOMS SECTORS TO LAUNCH JOINT PROJECT FOR CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED DRIVING Europe’s leading trade associations for the telecommunications and the automotive sectors announced that they intend to launch a large-scale, pre-deployment project to test connected and automated driving at the EU level. The foundations of the project were outlined today at a meeting in Brussels, which was hosted by Günther H. Oettinger – European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society. The main objective is to strengthen Europe’s leadership in connected and automated driving, by accelerating the EU-wide deployment of related key technologies.



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