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How AI fleet Management Will Shape the Future of Transportation – An Article

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There are many opinions about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going to change the world with expectations about its capabilities for now and in the future. AI simply refers to intelligence displayed by machines in contrast to that displayed by humans. Although humans are intelligent, they cannot be programmed to exceed their current capabilities in the same way a machine can. This has led to the creation of smart machines that handle tasks otherwise difficult for humans to handle efficiently. Artificial intelligence is gradually becoming a constant presence in many technological applications. From apps and websites that show accurate user…

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Automobili Lamborghini honors Ferdinand K. Piëch with Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 unveiled at IAA 2019 in Frankfurt

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Sant’Agata Bolognese/Frankfurt IAA, 10 September 2019 – Automobili Lamborghini honors Ferdinand K. Piëch with the naming announcement of its first hybrid super sports car, unveiled today at Frankfurt IAA. The fastest Lamborghini ever will bear the moniker of Sián FKP 37, in recognition of Ferdinand Karl Piëch, born in 1937, who played a significant role in the acquisition of Automobili Lamborghini in 1998 by Audi AG, owned by Volkswagen Group of which he was chairman of the executive board from 1993 to 2002.   “Prof. Dr. Piëch innately understood the attraction and potential of the Lamborghini brand and how it could fit…

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Audi at the IAA Frankfurt 2019

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Audi is bringing two world debuts and an array of show firsts to Frankfurt in September 2019. The brand with the four rings is using the International Motor Show (IAA) to showcase a stunning collection of new products, both in the e-mobility area and from its range of conventionally powered models. The Press Conference on September 10 will feature the unveiling of the Audi AI:TRAIL concept car, the vision of a future electrically powered off-roader. Another model making its first appearance will be the new Audi RS 7 Sportback*, with which Audi Sport GmbH is expanding its portfolio of high-performance…

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Kia Rear Occupant Alert system is now available

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System is Standard on All Telluride Models Rear Occupant Alert system uses ultrasonic sensors to detect passengers in second and third rowsSystem issues three separate alerts to help prevent passengers from being left behind in rear seats1 Kia joins coalition of automakers committing to installing rear occupant alert systems in their vehicles by 2025 A video is now available demonstrating the Kia Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) system2 that is standard on all Telluride models. As announced on September 4, 2019, Kia and members of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers (representing a majority of automobile sales in…

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Experience the Future Today – New Mobility World at Frankfurt IAA 2019

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New Mobility World is one of the pillars of the IAA - the leading mobility platform in Frankfurt and Hanover in Germany. It first opened its doors in 2015 and has rapidly become the central place for digitization, decarbonization and new forms of mobility. This year New Mobility World is being held in Frankfurt between September 12th – 22nd. Dirk Evenson, Director IAA Conference and New Mobility World, explains how the industry is transforming: “There is a huge shift going on today, so we want to bring together manufacturers, cities, startups and societies to foster new relationships and projects across the…

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Brexit countdown, Brazil forest fires, beating cancer

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European parliamentarians have approved a new Brexit resolution, backed by the EPP Group, which supports another extension on certain conditions and opposes a no-deal UK exit from the EU. EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber, and Brexit Steering Group member Danuta Hubner explain. The MEPs also debated the fires in the Brazilian rainforest, with the EPP Group's Mairead McGuinness and Christophe Hansen saying international agreements like the planned EU-Mercosur trade accord could help in finding a solution. And Weber underlines the Group´s commitment to find a cure for cancer by combining EU-wide efforts by sharing resources and data. 

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The second edition of the “Lamborghini & Design” Concorso d’Eleganza crowns the 1964 Lamborghini 350 GT (chassis #102) Best in Show

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Sant’Agata Bolognese/Portopiccolo, September 23, 2019 – Thirty-six Lamborghinis produced between 1964 and 1991, as well as contemporary models, took part in the second edition of the “Lamborghini & Design” Concorso d’Eleganza. The event, organized by Lamborghini Polo Storico, was held from September 19 to 21 between Venice and Trieste, paying tribute to the creative genius of the great Italian architect Gae Aulenti (1927-2012), born close to Trieste and internationally renowned for representing Italian design and architecture around the world. On Friday, after starting off from Venice and covering around 200 kilometers, the cars arrived at Portopiccolo, near Trieste, where they were…

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Kristalina Georgieva selected as new IMF Managing Director

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On September 25, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) selected Kristalina Georgieva to serve as IMF Managing Director and Chair of the Executive Board for a five-year term starting on October 1, 2019. Ms. Georgieva, who succeeds Christine Lagarde, is the first person from an emerging market economy to lead the IMF since its inception in 1944. “For me, a huge honor to stand in front of you as the next Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. I want to thank the Fund’s shareholders and the Executive Board for the trust they have just placed in…

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How do you manage 16 million parts daily?

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The new Control Tower will manage the location in real time of the more than 16 million parts needed in SEAT Martorell every day to make 2,300 carsThanks to this new system, customers can reconfigure their vehicles even after placing their orderThe Control Tower has been shortlisted for the SEAT Innovation Day, which single out the company's most innovative, employee-driven projects A videowall divided into different screens displaying constantly updated numbers, graphs, maps with itineraries, codes… It looks like the control tower at an airport, but it isn't. It's the SEAT Control Tower in its Logistics Centre, a new system…

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Compact power packs: Audi RS Q3 and Audi RS Q3 Sportback

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Outstanding performance: SUV and SUV coupe from Audi SportCoupe-like silhouette: Audi RS Q3 for the first time also as SportbackAward-winning five-cylinder unit: the 2.5 TFSI with more power Ingolstadt, September 26, 2019 – Audi Sport presents the new edition of the RS Q3 (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 8.9 -8.8 (26.4 -26.7 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 203 -202 (326.7 -325.1 g/mi)) and with the RS Q3 Sportback (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 8.9 -8.8 (26.4 -26.7 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 204 -202 (328.3 -325.1 g/mi)) extends the product range to include an all-new model.…

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