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Motorcycles May See Increased Popularity Post COVID-19 as a Result of Fears Over Using Public Transport

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 5:15pm

Many manufacturers had to shut down their production facilities and as a result of lower production dealers may not receive additional models.

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  • Many manufacturers had to shut down their production facilities and as a result of lower production dealers may not receive additional models.
  • Harley Davidson reopened factories in May and plans to offer a narrower range of motorcycles to dealers as a result of the shutdown in production.
  • Ducati has reported that dealers have seen higher retail sales in April 2020 versus April 2019 as a result of this program.
  • Analysts predict that motorcycles may see increased popularity post COVID-19 as a result of fears over using public transport and increased comfort with two wheeled transport through electric motor scooter services like Revel and Scoot.

Audi of America and Major League Soccer celebrate the 2020 season and reignite commitment to youth development in North America

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 5:45pm

The Audi-produced commercial tells an evolution story of an MLS player's career and the invaluable impact of the "Audi Goals Drive Progress" program.

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  • The Audi-produced commercial tells an evolution story of an MLS player's career and the invaluable impact of the "Audi Goals Drive Progress" program.
  • Shot on location at Washington, D.C.'s Audi Field home of D.C. Unitedthe spot features four rising stars from D.C. United's U-12 and U-18 Academy teams.
  • Audi and MLS' national television spot was a collaborative effort between Audi's in-house creative team KreativWerk and the League.
  • "Audi is authentically helping to advance the game across North America at the grassroots level by positively impacting the next generationof soccer players through the 'Audi Goals Drive Progress' program."

Impact of COVID-19 on the Motorcycle Industry - Sales Fell 10.6% During the First Quarter of 2020 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Friday, July 3, 2020 - 1:57pm

Motorcycle sales fell 10.6% during the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period last year.

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  • Motorcycle sales fell 10.6% during the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period last year.
  • Many manufacturers had to shut down their production facilities and as a result of lower production dealers may not receive additional models.
  • The company is also offering dealers financial support for motorcycle inventory and extending credit payment due dates on parts and accessories.
  • Ducati has reported that dealers have seen higher retail sales in April 2020 versus April 2019 as a result of this program.

Automotive Digital Key Market 2020-2024 | Vulnerability in Existing Keyless Entry Systems to Boost Growth | Technavio

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 8:45pm

Our automotive digital key market report covers the following areas:

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  • Our automotive digital key market report covers the following areas:
    This study identifies demand for car-sharing and car rental services as one of the prime reasons driving the automotive digital key market growth during the next few years.
  • Automotive Digital Key Market 2020-2024: Vendor Analysis
    We provide a detailed analysis of vendors operating in the automotive digital key market, including some of the vendors such as BMW AG, Continental AG, Daimler AG, DENSO Corp., Hyundai Motor Co., Robert Bosch GmbH, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Tesla Inc., Valeo SA, and Volkswagen AG.
  • Backed with competitive intelligence and benchmarking, our research reports on the automotive digital key market are designed to provide entry support, customer profile and M&As as well as go-to-market strategy support.
  • Automotive Digital Key Market 2020-2024: Key Highlights

DGAP-News: SPORTTOTAL AG: Long-term cooperation with Deutsche Telekom contractually agreed

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 4:05pm

This will enable sporttotal to override the general economic trend and continue its positive development while generating new revenue streams despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • This will enable sporttotal to override the general economic trend and continue its positive development while generating new revenue streams despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Following a trial phase from March to June, #DABEI is banking on premium content produced by sporttotal.tv gmbh itself.
  • The company equips sports clubs with special camera technology which enables sports events to be transmitted live in a high quality and fully automatically on "sporttotal".
  • In addition, SPORTTOTAL AG also produces content for prestigious companies such Porsche, Audi, Mercedes/AMG, Red Bull and VW and organises high-calibre live events such as the Porsche Experience.

New 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Available at Milwaukee-based Dealership

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 10:00pm

The 2021 Atlas is now available for purchase at the Milwaukee-based Volkswagen dealership, Hall Volkswagen.

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  • The 2021 Atlas is now available for purchase at the Milwaukee-based Volkswagen dealership, Hall Volkswagen.
  • There are a few new key changes for the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas.
  • All-wheel drive is now available on all 2021 Volkswagen Atlas models.
  • The 2021 Atlas has also gotten a small facelift, with headlights and bumper styling more closely resembling the new-for-2020 Atlas Cross Sport.

Cerence and e.solutions Team to Build Automotive Cockpit of the Future

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 2:00pm

Cerence and e.solutions have partnered for more than 10 years, bringing key innovations to more than nine million vehicles from Volkswagen AGs brands, including Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche, Bentley and more.

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  • Cerence and e.solutions have partnered for more than 10 years, bringing key innovations to more than nine million vehicles from Volkswagen AGs brands, including Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche, Bentley and more.
  • We are proud to partner with Cerence to leverage their industry-leading voice technology within our software stack to deliver an amazing experience to automakers and their customers.
  • To learn more about Cerence, visit www.cerence.com , and follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter .
  • Cerence (NASDAQ: CRNC) is the global industry leader in creating unique, moving experiences for the automotive world.

Porsche Cars North America appoints new manager for product communications

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:00pm

ATLANTA, June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Porsche Cars North America has appointed Frank Wiesmann as Manager, Product Communications.

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  • ATLANTA, June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Porsche Cars North America has appointed Frank Wiesmann as Manager, Product Communications.
  • Supporting him on the product communications team at PCNA are Luke Vandezande, Spokesperson for Cayenne, Panamera and Macan, and Calvin Kim, Spokesperson for Taycan.
  • About Porsche Cars North America, Inc. | One Porsche Drive, Atlanta, GA 30354 USA
    Established in 1984, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) is the exclusive U.S. importer of the Porsche 911, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman; Macan and Cayenne; Panamera; and Taycan.
  • View original content to download multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/porsche-cars-north-america-appoi...
    SOURCE Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Local Volkswagen dealership hosts special financing offers on certified pre-owned vehicles for a limited time

Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 3:00pm

Elgin Volkswagen, a dealership serving Elgin and the entire surrounding area, is currently offering special financing rates for almost its entire certified pre-owned Volkswagen inventory selection .

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  • Elgin Volkswagen, a dealership serving Elgin and the entire surrounding area, is currently offering special financing rates for almost its entire certified pre-owned Volkswagen inventory selection .
  • For the remainder of June, customers can enjoy 0% APR financing for 60 months on nearly all CPO Volkswagen models from the dealership.
  • To take advantage of the CPO financing offers at Elgin Volkswagen , individuals much finance their purchase through Volkswagen Credit.
  • Those interested in the special financing rates on certified pre-owned VW vehicles at Elgin Volkswagen are encouraged to head to the dealership website at http://www.elginvw.com .

Ford, Volkswagen Sign Agreements for Joint Projects on Commercial Vehicles, EVs, Autonomous Driving

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 12:00pm

Ford and Volkswagen both have strong commercial van and pickup businesses around the world, including popular models such as Fords Transit and Ranger and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Transporter, Crafter, Caddy and Amarok.

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  • Ford and Volkswagen both have strong commercial van and pickup businesses around the world, including popular models such as Fords Transit and Ranger and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Transporter, Crafter, Caddy and Amarok.
  • The global reach of Ford and Volkswagen will give Argo AIs platform the largest geographic deployment potential of any autonomous driving technology to date.
  • The Group comprises twelve brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, KODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN.
  • As a stand-alone brand within the Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is responsible for the development, construction and sales of light commercial vehicles.