Audi calls the Grandsphere a "private jet for the road" that offers "a first class flight". Much like the recently unveiled Audi Skysphere concept, which imagined a sports car in which driving is optional, the Grandsphere concept imagines a luxury car where the driver can just ride. Grandsphere previews the brand's proposed EV future, promising a fully electric powertrain, a thoroughly modern cabin, and up to Level 4 autonomy once the production version hits public roads.
Makita, manufacturer of high-quality professional tools and accessories, has launched the 12V max CXT® 3/8" Hammer Driver-Drill (PH06). The hammer driver-drill delivers power and speed in an ultra-compact size for efficient drilling, driving, and fastening.
Renault Group, top automotive player and pioneer in the European EV market, and Vulcan Energy, a global leading lithium developer, have signed a lithium offtake term sheet. This agreement is for an initial five-year term which can be extended if mutually agreed, with a start of commercial delivery set for 2026.
Celestica Inc., a leader in design, manufacturing and supply chain solutions for the world’s most innovative companies, announced the grand opening of its AbelConn Electronics facility in Maple Grove, Minn., USA. AbelConn Electronics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celestica, provides rapid prototyping, volume manufacturing and engineering support for the defense and aerospace industries.
ACAROM announced which were the most sought after new cars in Romania in the past months.
New car registrations in Romania increased in August 2021 by + 44.56% compared to August 2020, reaching a volume of 16,129 units. For the first eight months of 2021, the level of new car registrations in Romania reached the level of 79,320 units, an increase of + 7.59% compared to the similar period of 2020, respectively 73,723 units.
Citroën is inventing 100% electric mobility for all with AMI, an ultra-compact, agile, protective, colourful urban mobility object that is accessible from the age of 16 (in Romania). A solution that is not limited to the object and brings major advantages that go beyond the automotive context: very competitive “à la carte” offers targeted towards specific uses, a 100% online journey and innovative distribution methods.
Finnish deep technology company Unikie and the automotive service provider Valmet Automotive are testing and validating an automated parking solution at a factory. The two companies say the “Automated Factory Parking” technology, developed by Unikie, is being assessed in a “business-critical factory environment”, and is an important step in taking the new technology to the production stage.