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CAMPBELL, Kalifornien und STUTTGART, Germany, 2. März 2017  /PRNewswire/ -- ChargePoint, das weltweit größte Ladenetzwerk für Elektrofahrzeuge (EV), gibt heute bekannt, dass es sich ein anfängliches Finanzierungvolumen in Höhe von 82 Millionen US-Dollar gesichert hat, das Teil einer größeren Finanzierungsrunde ist. Hauptinvestor des Projektes ist Daimler. Das First Closing der aktuellen Finanzierungsrunde ist das größte in der Geschichte des Unternehmens aus dem Silicon Valley. Die Investition hat das Ziel, die Expansion des Ladenetzwerks nach Europa zu unterstützen und so den Umstieg der Region auf E-Mobilität voranzutreiben. Auch die bestehenden Investoren BMW i Ventures, Linse Capital, Rho Capital Partners und Braemar Energy Ventures beteiligten sich an der aktuellen Finanzierungsrunde. ChargePoint hat bislang mehr als 255 Millionen US-Dollar eingesammelt – ein Beleg für sein erfolgreiches Geschäftsmodell, das ein gemeinsames, weltweites Engagement für Elektromobilität unterstreicht. Immer mehr Fahrzeuge werden elektrifiziert, so auch Lastwagen und Busse. Dank der neuen Finanzmittel wird ChargePoint dafür bereit sein. „Die Automobilindustrie steht an einem Wendepunkt, da weltweit immer mehr Fahrzeuge mit modernsten elektrischen Antriebssystemen auf den Markt kommen", erklärt Pasquale Romano, CEO von ChargePoint. „Die beträchtliche Investition unseres Hauptinvestors Daimler sowie anderer Parteien unterstreicht ein weltweites gemeinsames Engagement für E-Mobilität und legt den Grundstein für Europas umfassendstes Ladenetzwerk." Dank ChargePoint können Autofahrer in Nordamerika ihr Elektrofahrzeug schon heute überall einfach aufladen. Das Netzwerk verfügt über mehr als 33.000 Ladepunkte. Tausende Fahrer setzen für das Aufladen auf ChargePoint, mehr als 6.500 Unternehmen nutzen die Marke, um die Fahrzeuge ihrer Mitarbeiter, Kunden, Flotten und Mieter zuverlässig mit Strom zu versorgen. Nun will ChargePoint europäischen Elektroauto-Fahrern den gleichen Komfort bieten, der den Ladevorgang mühelos macht. ChargePoint gibt zudem die Berufung von Axel Harries, Daimler AG, in das Board of Directors bekannt. Harries blickt auf eine langjährige Zusammenarbeit mit Daimler zurück, wo er bereits diverse Managementaufgaben innehatte, unter anderem als Vice President of Quality und Geschäftsführer der Mercedes-Benz G GmbH sowie in den Bereichen Commercial Vehicles und E-Business. In seiner aktuellen Funktion ist Harries mit dem Aufbau der neu gegründeten Division CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Sharing & Services, Electric Drive) von Daimler betraut, die die Technologien und Innovationen für die Mercedes-Benz-Fahrzeuge der nächsten Generation entwickeln soll, insbesondere die neue Elektromarke EQ. „Während wir den systematischen Ausbau unseres CASE-Ökosystems basierend auf unserer neuen Produktmarke EQ vorantreiben, bleiben wir auch offen für Partnerschaften und Kooperationen auf höchster Ebene. ChargePoint ist ein Unternehmen von Spezialisten im Bereich Ladelösungen für Elektromobilität, mit großem Fachwissen sowohl im Bereich Hardware wie auch Software. Zusammen werden wir das Produktportfolio an intelligenten Ladelösungen signifikant erweitern und dem Kunden ein umfassendes Premiumangebot für Elektromobilität bieten können", sagt Axel Harries. ChargePoint ist der einzige Anbieter, der eine Ladelösung für jeden Lebensbereich eines Elektroauto-Fahrers bietet: zuhause, bei der Arbeit, in der Stadt oder unterwegs. Dieses umfassende Produktportfolio versetzt ChargePoint in die Lage, für jeden Markt in Europa die richtige Innovation zu bieten und den verschiedenen Ansprüchen von Fahrern gerecht zu werden. Die Hardware- und Softwarelösungen von ChargePoint wurden von ausgewiesenen Experten im Bereich E-Mobilität entwickelt. Sie erleichtern den Fahrern den Ladevorgang und unterstützen die Eigentümer der Ladestationen durch benutzerdefinierte Zugangskontrollen, Preisgestaltungs- und Reporting-Tools sowie andere intelligente Funktionen. Neben seinem Engagement für die E-Mobilität durch innovative Technologien wird ChargePoint auf seiner langen Erfahrung aus Nordamerika bei der Förderung EV-freundlicher Richtlinien aufbauen und Partnerschaften mit Entscheidungsträgern, Versorgungsunternehmen und Automobilherstellern in Europa anstreben. Mehr als 20 europäische Länder bieten attraktive Anreize für den Kauf von Elektrofahrzeugen, wodurch Europa bereits zweitgrößter EV-Markt der Welt ist. Da die Zahl der Elektroautos auf den europäischen Straßen zunimmt, ist der Bedarf an einem umfassenden Ladenetzwerk größer denn je. Derzeit gibt es Dutzende Anbieter von Lade-Hardware, Software sowie Fahrernetzwerken für Elektroautos in einem fragmentierten Markt. Sie alle funktionieren unterschiedlich, häufig müssen sich die Fahrer mit getrennten Accounts anmelden, was den Ladevorgang mühsam und unübersichtlich macht. ChargePoint will der erste Anbieter sein, der den europäischen Markt mit einer umfassenden Lösung beliefert, welche die Elektroauto-Fahrer überall unterstützt. Dank seiner Zusammenarbeit mit innovativen Unternehmen wie Daimler, einem der größten Hersteller von Oberklassefahrzeugen und ein Vorreiter in Sachen E-Mobilität, kann ChargePoint nun den Grundstein für Europas umfassendstes und intelligentestes Ladenetzwerk legen. ChargePoint ist das größte und offenste Ladenetzwerk für Elektrofahrzeuge (EV) weltweit. Es bietet mehr als 33.000 unabhängig betriebene Ladepunkte sowie über 7.000 Standorte, die die Elektroauto-Fahrer einfach finden und nutzen können – sei es zuhause, bei der Arbeit, in der Stadt oder unterwegs. Führende Hardwarehersteller für Elektrofahrzeuge sowie andere Partner vertrauen auf das ChargePoint-Netzwerk, um die Daten der Ladestationen online, über mobile Apps und in den Navigationssystemen führender Elektrofahrzeugmarken verfügbar zu machen. ChargePoint-Fahrer haben ihre Elektrofahrzeuge bereits über 21 Millionen Mal aufgeladen, mehr als 80 Millionen Liter Benzin gespart und sind rund 840 Millionen benzinfreie Kilometer gefahren. Weitere Informationen auf www.chargepoint.com. Die Daimler AG ist eines der erfolgreichsten Automobilunternehmen der Welt. Mit den Geschäftsfeldern Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses und Daimler Financial Services gehört der Fahrzeughersteller zu den größten Anbietern von Premium-Pkw und ist der größte weltweit aufgestellte Nutzfahrzeug-Hersteller. Daimler Financial Services bietet Finanzierung, Leasing, Flottenmanagement, Versicherungen, Geldanlagen und Kreditkarten sowie innovative Mobilitätsdienstleistungen an. Die Firmengründer Gottlieb Daimler und Carl Benz haben mit der Erfindung des Automobils im Jahr 1886 Geschichte geschrieben. Als Pionier des Automobilbaus gestaltet Daimler auch heute die Zukunft der Mobilität: Das Unternehmen setzt dabei auf innovative und grüne Technologien sowie auf sichere und hochwertige Fahrzeuge, die faszinieren und begeistern. Daimler investiert konsequent in die Entwicklung alternativer Antriebe – von Hybridfahrzeugen bis zu reinen Elektrofahrzeugen mit Batterie oder Brennstoffzelle – um langfristig das emissionsfreie Fahren zu ermöglichen. Darüber hinaus treibt das Unternehmen das unfallfreie Fahren und die intelligente Vernetzung bis hin zum autonomen Fahren mit Nachdruck voran. Denn Daimler betrachtet es als Anspruch und Verpflichtung, seiner Verantwortung für Gesellschaft und Umwelt gerecht zu werden. Daimler vertreibt seine Fahrzeuge und Dienstleistungen in nahezu allen Ländern der Welt und hat Produktionsstätten in Europa, Nord- und Südamerika, Asien und Afrika. Zum Markenportfolio zählen neben Mercedes-Benz, der wertvollsten Premium-Automobilmarke der Welt, sowie Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach und Mercedes me, die Marken smart, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, Setra und Thomas Built Buses und die Marken von Daimler Financial Services: Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial, Daimler Truck Financial, moovel, car2go und mytaxi. Das Unternehmen ist an den Börsen Frankfurt und Stuttgart notiert (Börsenkürzel DAI). Im Jahr 2015 setzte der Konzern mit insgesamt 284.015 Mitarbeitern rund 2,9 Mio. Fahrzeuge ab. Der Umsatz lag bei 149,5 Mrd. Euro das EBIT betrug 13,2 Mrd. Euro. CASE – diese Buchstaben prägen die Zukunft von Mercedes-Benz Cars. Sie stehen für die strategischen Säulen Vernetzung (Connected), autonomes Fahren (Autonomous), flexible Nutzung (Shared & Services) und elektrische Antriebe (Electric), die das Unternehmen intelligent miteinander verbindet. Schon heute nimmt Mercedes-Benz Cars in allen vier Bereichen eine führende Rolle ein. So steht im Zentrum für alle Aktivitäten im Bereich Vernetzung die digitale Marke Mercedes me, die den Kunden per App, Website oder direkt im Auto Zugang zu einem umfassenden und personalisierten Dienstleistungsangebot gibt. Auf dem Weg zum autonomen Fahren treibt Mercedes‑Benz seit Jahren die Entwicklung intensiv voran und setzt dabei immer wieder Maßstäbe. Dafür nutzen die Mercedes Ingenieure die sogenannte Sensor Fusion. Die Daten unterschiedlicher Sensoren wie Kameras, Ultraschall und Radar werden intelligent verknüpft und ausgewertet. Auch beim Thema Sharing ist der Erfinder des Automobils mit car2go Vorreiter. Mit rund zwei Millionen Nutzern ist das Unternehmen größter Anbieter weltweit beim free-floating Carsharing. Bei der Elektrifizierung des Antriebsstrangs folgt Mercedes‑Benz einem ganzheitlichen Ansatz und entwickelt neben der Marke EQ mit einer Fahrzeugfamilie auch ein ganzheitliches Ökosystem, das neben dem reinen Fahrzeug ein umfassendes Angebot rund um die Elektromobilität enthält. Dieses reicht von intelligenten Services über Energiespeicher für private und gewerbliche Kunden sowie Ladetechnologien wie dem induktiven Laden bis hin zum nachhaltigen Recycling. Um die Weiterentwicklung aller vier Säulen gleichermaßen voran zu treiben, sind die Aktivitäten in einer neuen Organisationseinheit gebündelt.


News Article | March 2, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

Daimler leads funding round, underscores collective commitment to establishing the continent's most comprehensive electric vehicle charging network ever developed CAMPBELL, California and STUTTGART, Germany, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ChargePoint, the world's largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, today announced it has secured an initial $82 million in funding, part of a larger multi-million dollar fundraise, led by Daimler. The first close of the company's latest fundraising round is the largest in the Silicon Valley company's history. The investment will support the expansion of the company's charging network into Europe, enabling the region to complete the shift to e-mobility. Existing investors BMW i Ventures, Linse Capital, Rho Capital Partners, and Braemar Energy Ventures also participated in this latest fundraising round. To date, ChargePoint has raised more than $255 million, a testament to ChargePoint's proven business model that underscores a collective commitment to electric mobility worldwide. As more types of vehicles become electrified, such as trucks and buses, this new funding will help ensure ChargePoint is ready. "The automobile industry is at an inflection point, with more vehicles coming onto the market offering highly advanced electric powertrains than any other time in the world's history," said Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint. "The significant investment by our lead investor Daimler and others not only underscores a collective commitment to e-mobility around the world, but lays the groundwork for Europe's most comprehensive charging network." ChargePoint already makes it easy for drivers in North America to charge an EV everywhere they go, with more than 33,000 charging ports where they can refuel. Thousands of drivers have selected ChargePoint to meet EV charging needs with more than 6,500 companies selecting the brand for their employees, customers, fleets and tenants. Now, ChargePoint is committed to bringing EV drivers in Europe the same level of convenience that makes the charging experience effortless. ChargePoint also announced the appointment of Daimler AG executive Axel Harries to the company's Board of Directors. Harries has a deep history with Daimler, serving in a number of management roles including Vice President of Quality and Director of Mercedes-Benz G GmbH, as well as on teams including Commercial Vehicles and e-Business. In his current role, Harries is responsible for shaping the newly established CASE-unit within Daimler (Connected, Autonomous, Sharing & Services, and Electric Drive), charged with developing technologies and innovations for next generation Mercedes-Benz vehicles, particularly the new electric product brand, EQ. "While pursuing the systematic expansion of our CASE ecosystem based on our new product brand EQ, we also remain open and ready for partnerships and cooperation at the highest level. ChargePoint is a company of experts in the field of electric mobility charging solutions with a great deal of know-how in both hardware and software. Together we will be able to significantly expand our product portfolio in the area of intelligent charging solutions and provide the customer with an all-embracing premium offer for electric mobility," he said. ChargePoint is the only company that offers a charging solution for every part of an EV driver's life—at home, at work, around town and on the road. This comprehensive product portfolio positions ChargePoint to offer the right innovation for each market in Europe and meet a variety of driver needs. Painstakingly engineered by EV charging experts, ChargePoint hardware and software solutions make it easy for drivers to charge and simple for station owners to manage with custom access controls, pricing and reporting tools, among other smart features. In addition to advancing e-mobility in the region with innovative technology, ChargePoint will build on its long history in North America of promoting EV-friendly policies through partnerships with policymakers, utilities and automakers in Europe. More than 20 European countries already provide attractive incentives for purchasing EVs, which has helped make Europe the world's second-largest EV market. As more EVs hit more European roads, the need for a comprehensive charging network is more important than ever. Currently, there are dozens of providers of EV charging hardware, software and driver networks in a fragmented market. They all work differently and often require drivers to sign up for separate accounts, which creates a confusing and cumbersome charging experience for EV drivers. ChargePoint is committed to being the first company to introduce a complete charging solution that serves EV drivers in Europe everywhere they go. By collaborating with innovative companies like Daimler, one of the largest producers of premium vehicles and a world leader and pioneer in automotive electrification, ChargePoint will be able to lay the foundation for Europe's most comprehensive and intelligent charging network. ChargePoint is the largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with more than 33,000 independently owned charging spots and more than 7,000 sites that are easy for EV drivers to find and use at home, at work, around town and on the road. Leading EV hardware makers and other partners rely on the ChargePoint network to make charging station details available in mobile apps, online and in navigation systems for popular EVs. ChargePoint drivers have completed more than 21 million charging sessions, saving upwards of 21 million gallons of gasoline and driving more than 525 million gas-free miles. For more information, visit www.chargepoint.com or contact the Media Relations team at media@chargepoint.com. Daimler AG is one of the world's most successful automotive companies. With its Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses, and Daimler Financial Services divisions, the Group is one of the leading global suppliers of premium cars and is the world's largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles. Daimler Financial Services offers financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance, investments and credit cards as well as innovative mobility services. The company founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history by inventing the automobile in 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today by focusing on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior vehicles that captivate and inspire. Daimler consistently invests in the development of alternative drive trains – from hybrid cars to full electric vehicles with battery and fuel cell – with the goal of making zero-emission driving possible in the long term. Moreover, the company is actively promoting accident-free driving and intelligent networking all the way through to self-driving cars. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment. Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all countries of the world and has production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. In addition to Mercedes-Benz, which is the world's most valuable premium automotive brand, Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes me, Daimler's current brand portfolio also includes smart, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, Setra and Thomas Built Buses, as well as the Daimler Financial Services brands Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial, Daimler Truck Financial, moovel, car2go and mytaxi. The company is listed on the Frankfurt and Stuttgart stock exchanges (ticker symbol DAI). In 2015, the Group employed a total workforce of 284,015 and sold some 2.9 million vehicles. Revenue totalled €149.5 billion and EBIT amounted to €13.2 billion. CASE – these letters will shape the future of Mercedes-Benz Cars. They stand for the strategic pillars of connectivity (Connected), autonomous driving (Autonomous), flexible use (Shared & Services) and electric drive systems (Electric), which will be intelligently combined with one another by the company. Mercedes-Benz Cars already plays a leading role in all four areas. For example, all activities in the area of connectivity are focused on the digital brand Mercedes me, which gives customers access to an extensive and personalised range of services by app, website or straight from their car. On the way to autonomous driving, Mercedes-Benz has for years been a key driver of development and has repeatedly set the benchmark. To this end, the Mercedes engineers use what is known as sensor fusion. The data from different sensors, such as cameras, ultrasound and radar, are intelligently combined and analysed. When it comes to the matter of sharing, too, the inventor of the car is a pioneer with car2go. With some two million users the company is the world's biggest supplier when it comes to free-floating car-sharing. Mercedes-Benz is pursuing a holistic approach regarding the electrification of the drive train. Apart from the EQ brand with a family of vehicles, Mercedes-Benz is also developing a holistic ecosystem, which, alongside the vehicle itself, also comprises a comprehensive range of electric mobility-related offerings. This extends from intelligent services to energy storage units for private and commercial customers as well as charging technologies, such as inductive charging, to sustainable recycling. The activities are bundled into a new organisation in order to drive forward the equal development of all four pillars.


News Article | November 2, 2016
Site: www.newsmaker.com.au

Notes:  Sales, means the sales volume of HVAC Applications Sensor  Revenue, means the sales value of HVAC Applications Sensor This report studies sales (consumption) of HVAC Applications Sensor in Global market, especially in United States, China, Europe, Japan, focuses on top players in these regions/countries, with sales, price, revenue and market share for each player in these regions, covering  Rockwell  Schneider Electric  Siemens  Sensirion  Setra  Sensata  Johnson Controls  Honeywell  CST  Freescale  Vaisala  E+E  KROHNE  First Sensor  U.S. Sensor  AST  Pyromation  Minco  Delta Controls  Novar  Melexis  EPCOS  USTSensor  Market Segment by Regions, this report splits Global into several key Regions, with sales (consumption), revenue, market share and growth rate of HVAC Applications Sensor in these regions, from 2011 to 2021 (forecast), like  United States  China  Europe  Japan  Split by product Types, with sales, revenue, price and gross margin, market share and growth rate of each type, can be divided into  Type I  Type II  Type III  Split by applications, this report focuses on sales, market share and growth rate of HVAC Applications Sensor in each application, can be divided into  Application 1  Application 2  Application 3 Global HVAC Applications Sensor Sales Market Report 2016  1 HVAC Applications Sensor Overview  1.1 Product Overview and Scope of HVAC Applications Sensor  1.2 Classification of HVAC Applications Sensor  1.2.1 Type I  1.2.2 Type II  1.2.3 Type III  1.3 Application of HVAC Applications Sensor  1.3.1 Application 1  1.3.2 Application 2  1.3.3 Application 3  1.4 HVAC Applications Sensor Market by Regions  1.4.1 United States Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.2 China Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.3 Europe Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.4 Japan Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.5 Global Market Size (Value and Volume) of HVAC Applications Sensor (2011-2021)  1.5.1 Global HVAC Applications Sensor Sales and Growth Rate 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Wang L.,Ecole Polytechnique - Palaiseau | Bornert M.,University Paris Est Creteil | Heripre E.,Ecole Polytechnique - Palaiseau | Chanchole S.,Ecole Polytechnique - Palaiseau | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth | Year: 2015

The mechanical behavior of mudstones strongly depends on humidity. In this paper, we present some microstructural insights into this phenomenon gained from a microscale investigation using a novel experimental method. The experimental method consists of combined hydric and mechanical loading tests in environmental scanning electron microscopy, as well as full-field strain measurement by digital image correlation techniques. The sample is subjected to a stepwise wetting (21%, 80%, and 99% relative humidity); for each equilibrium moisture state, a uniaxial compression test is performed. The microscale observation reveals that humidity-induced changes in the mechanical behavior of mudstones are controlled by the deformation and microcracking upon wetting. With increasing relative humidity, expansion of pores causes the clay matrix to be softer. In addition, because of the reduction in shear modulus and the lessening of capillary effect, shear bands are prone to appear at a high humidity state. The microcracking upon wetting, which results in predamage of the material, also affects the mechanical behavior. Finally, the sample with more moisture exhibits a more ductile behavior that involves more pronounced microcracking at failure. ©2015. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.


Hamet J.-F.,INRETS | Besnard F.,British Petroleum | Doisy S.,LRPC | Lelong J.,INRETS | Le Duc E.,SETRA
Applied Acoustics | Year: 2010

Traffic noise prediction models in France are based on vehicle noise emission values defined by the French Guide du Bruit des Transports Terrestres (Noise Guide for Ground Transport-Noise levels prediction). These emission values are suited for models addressing the noise assessments of road infrastructures and the dimensioning of acoustic protections, needing traffic noise estimations in terms of ŁAeq over a long period of time (an hour or more). The values, obtained from measurements collected in the 70s, are updated in the publication of a new guide (Methodological Guide, Vehicle noise emissions, to be published), which addresses the road surface influence on tyre/road noise. The emission values are now expressed through the contributions of a power unit component, function of traffic speed, traffic flow type and road declivity, and of a rolling noise component, function of traffic speed and road pavement. The paper outlines the procedures followed to determine the components, gives their numerical values, and illustrates some vehicle noise emissions. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Thiery M.,University Paris Est Creteil | Cremona C.,SETRA | Baroghel-Bouny V.,University Paris Est Creteil
European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering | Year: 2012

Deterministic approaches for the prediction of the carbonation penetration have limitations related to the high variability of the input data. This paper deals with two carbonation models which are developed in the framework of a probabilistic approach. The random input data are presented, i.e. materials, environment and engineering design properties. The evaluation of the time-dependent probability of carbonation-induced reinforcement corrosion is assessed by calculating the reliability index for three studied concretes. This probabilistic approach provides a framework for a sensitivity analysis which enables one to identify the most influencing model parameters which have to be determined carefully in order to improve the accuracy of the prediction and to determine the parameters whose variability should be reduced to enhance the durability. Furthermore, a probabilistic approach provides a tool to design the thickness of the concrete cover in order to avoid oversizing. © 2012 Taylor & Francis.


News Article | November 24, 2016
Site: www.businesswire.com

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio has announced the top 10 leading vendors in their recent global low-floor hybrid bus market report. The report has calculated the total hybrid electric bus market size based on the total unit sales of heavy-duty hybrid vehicles globally using a top-down approach. At present, the Chinese market and OEMs are the major forces in the global hybrid market and will continue to dominate the market during the forecast period. This is primarily attributed to the presence of many players due to an established supply chain for hybrid technology. Chinese OEMs have gained momentum in the global hybrid bus market backed by strong domestic and regional demand. However, Technavio analysts expect the demand to spread worldwide making companies like Volvo, Daimler, and MAN benefit from their strong sales network and geographic reach. The competition between the manufacturers is increasing, owing to the promising large volumes of sales with the partnerships from governments and public sectors, to make public transport cleaner and greener. Hence, manufacturers are increasing their geographical market presence and product portfolios to attract maximum sales. “The integration with government agencies should be the key focus area for hybrid electric bus manufacturers to increase market share as they are the major customers. The high sales volume in the Chinese market by the local OEMs has made them the global market leaders. However, they lack geographical presence globally,” says Siddharth Jaiswal, a lead automotive manufacturing analyst from Technavio. Technavio’s sample reports are free of charge and contain multiple sections of the report including the market size and forecast, drivers, challenges, trends, and more. Daimler established its presence in the automotive manufacturing sector with its range of offerings, including Mercedes-Benz cars, Mercedes-Benz vans, Daimler trucks, and Daimler buses. Daimler offers various heavy commercial buses under its Daimler bus division and develops and produces buses under the brand names Mercedes-Benz and Setra. The company also has Indian venture BharatBenz, which produces buses and trucks. It has 14 manufacturing facilities for buses across worldwide, which include seven in Europe, one in NAFTA, three in Latin America, one in Africa, and two in Asia. Volvo is one of the world’s largest manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks and buses. It is the largest manufacturer of buses and construction equipment as well as a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel engines and marine and industrial engines. Volvo had strengthened its global presence and commercial vehicle revenue by launching more products, and through strategic acquisitions. Wuzhoulong sells its products in various provinces and cities in China, including Macau, as well as Hong Kong and overseas districts and markets such as the US, South America, the Middle East, African countries, and internationally. Yutong is a Chinese industrial group that manufactures a variety of buses. It is also involved in the construction of machinery, automotive parts and components, and real estate businesses. Yutong's sales volume of large and medium-sized buses have a market share of about 30% in China and 10% worldwide. The company's principal operating company, Zhengzhou Yutong Bus, specializes in the R&D, manufacturing, and sales of buses and related products. King Long is a Chinese bus manufacturer with bus product portfolio of vanes, coaches, transit bus, school bus, city bus, and other special vehicles. Its top part suppliers are MAN, ZF, Scania, Hino, Nissan, and Cummins. The company has more than 90 models in its bus portfolio. New Flyer is an American bus manufacturer that introduced the first low-floor bus in North America. It is the top bus manufacturer in the region with higher market penetration but is limited to only that region. In 2013, the company acquired the competing hybrid manufacturer NABI. At present, New Flyer has four manufacturing facilities for producing heavy-duty buses. In 2016, the company acquired Motor Coach Industries. ADL is the largest British bus manufacturer with a geographical presence in Canada, the US, South Africa, Malaysia, China, and Europe. More than 30% share of the company is from the UK. Its portfolio includes diesel and hybrid single and double deck transit buses. Foton Motor is a Chinese company that designs and manufactures trucks, buses, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and agricultural machineries. It makes commercial trucks in partnership with Daimler, which sells products under the name Auman. The company has a geographical presence in Germany, the Philippines, Japan, and Taiwan. FAW is a Chinese company that manufactures buses, light-medium and heavy-duty trucks, and auto parts. FAW is one of the top four automakers in China. The company has joint ventures with Audi, GM, Mazda, Toyota, and Volkswagen for sales in the Chinese market. It is an American manufacturer of low-floor heavy-duty transit buses. It is the second largest bus manufacturer in North America after New Flyer. The company has a strong AFV bus division, which started producing models from 1996. More than 30% share of GILLIG's heavy-duty bus sales are from the US and Canada. Do you need a report on a market in a specific geographical cluster or country but can’t find what you’re looking for? Don’t worry, Technavio also takes client requests. Please contact enquiry@technavio.com with your requirements and our analysts will be happy to create a customized report just for you. 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« KIT researchers developing low-pressure carbonitriding process for hardening steel with methylamine; applications in downsized engines | Main | Nissan has more than 550 electric taxis on European roads » Daimler Trucks will begin production of the new medium-duty DD5 and DD8 diesel engines for the NAFTA market in Detroit effective 2018. The plant is currently beginning localized series production of the DT12 automated transmission for the NAFTA market as well. Daimler Trucks invested $100 million for the new production of the DT12 automated manual transmission in Detroit. For the development and production of the new DD5 and DD8 engines, Daimler Trucks will additionally invest over $375 million. The DT12 heavy-duty automated transmission is used in the Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 5700 XE heavy-duty trucks. The transmission achieves up to 3% better fuel consumption compared with a conventional manual transmission. By 2015, more than 40% of all Freightliner Cascadia models in the NAFTA market were sold with the DT12 transmission. With local production of the DT12 transmission, previously sourced from the Mercedes-Benz plant in Gaggenau / Baden, Germany, Daimler Trucks can now respond more quickly to the rising demand in North America. Furthermore, customers of Daimler Trucks North America benefit from faster delivery times. Daimler Trucks continues to supply its Detroit facility with component parts for the transmission assembly out of Gaggenau. The new DD5 and DD8 engines are from the Medium Duty Engine Generation (MDEG), which Daimler Trucks has developed in Germany to comply with the demanding Euro VI emissions standard. As of their market launch in 2016, the DD5 and DD8 engines will therefore also comply with the NAFTA standard for greenhouse gas emissions (GHG17) a year before it comes into force. The medium-duty four- and six-cylinder engines use standardized components such as the cylinder head, cylinder block, connecting rods and camshaft. In the future both engines will be used in the entire product portfolio of Daimler Trucks North America. Up until the production launch in Detroit scheduled for 2018, the engines will be supplied from the Mercedes-Benz aggregate-plant in Mannheim, Germany. The Daimler Trucks & Buses portfolio includes Mercedes-Benz trucks & buses, Setra, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, and Thomas Built Buses. With its aggregate-brand “Detroit”, Daimler Trucks has been offering US customers a harmonized powertrain crafted with its own engines, transmissions and axles. Having started this business in 2012, Daimler Trucks has been the first manufacturer in the North American market to offer an integrated powertrain manufactured under one roof. Built in 1938, the “Detroit” aggregate plant in Redford has been owned by Daimler AG since 2000. In an area covering more than 280,000 square meters some 2200 employees produce engines, transmissions and axles for Daimler Trucks’ American commercial vehicle-brands.


Continuous shear connection, using a cut steel strip, is an upcoming solution for composite beams. With the activation of friction on the sides of the steel strip this method has already been used to design and build large durable bridges during the sixties. However direct shear transmission into the steel strip though teeth of the cut is also possible and has been scrutinized with the support of the European Research Fund for Coal and Steel. It is characterized by a high initial stiffness, bearing capacity and ductility. It allows new and economic construction methods, as the PreCoBeams (Prefabricated Composite Beam used as formwork). PreCoBeams are for instance composite beams associating steel T-sections acting as tension member with a concrete top chord acting as compression member. Steel parts are generally obtained from rolled steel profiles that are longitudinally cut in two identical T-sections. The cut is performed with a special shape to allow the shear longitudinal transmission between steel and reinforced concrete. In general, prefabricated, composite, longitudinal PreCoBeam bridge elements are produced in factory. They consist of at least one steel T-section associated to a precast first phase concrete flange. Second phase concrete layer is then completed in-situ after erection of the bridge elements on abutments. These PreCoBeam bridges are very economic in design and construction, though the main market drawback for PreCoBeams is the missing design rules for the shear connection. This paper introduces the static and fatigue design of continuous steel plate shear connections used for PreCoBeams derived from the recent research activities. The CL shape of the cutting has been tested in fatigue, ultimate and service limit states and validated in the scope of a bridge application. This concept aims at developing a competitive solution for small span bridges. The various solutions realized in the last years in many European countries, some of them presented in the paper, show clearly its interest. © 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.


Bergs Timber AB (publ) (”Bergs Timber” eller ”Bolaget”) har idag tecknat en avsiktsförklaring med Setra Trävaror AB (”Setra”) gällande förvärv av rörelsen vid Setras sågverk i Vimmerby (”Rörelsen”). Transaktionen avser förvärv av Rörelsen där värderingen baseras på bokförda värden och görs på skuldfri basis. Finansieringen av transaktionen avses göras dels genom betalning i nyemitterade aktier av serie B i Bergs Timber och dels genom upptagande av nya krediter. Parterna är överens om att fördel

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