States of Germany

Hagens Berman: Class-Action Lawsuit Accuses Audi of Ignoring Start/Stop System Defect Causing Delayed Braking, Acceleration and Risk of Crash

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 11:08pm

The defect at the center of the lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, affects all 2017 - 2020 Audi vehicles, excluding electric and hybrid models.

Key Points: 
  • The defect at the center of the lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, affects all 2017 - 2020 Audi vehicles, excluding electric and hybrid models.
  • Owners report that Audi dealerships have been of no help, and that in a service bulletin issued by Audi to mechanics in 2018, the automaker acknowledged complaints, but gave no solution.
  • The lawsuit accuses Audi of violating the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, as well as multiple state consumer-protection laws, and says the automaker has committed fraudulent concealment.
  • When the defect manifests, owner complaints in online forums indicate that affected vehicles sometimes flash a code for a start/stop malfunction.

TUI AG: Directorate change

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 6:06pm

The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Key Points: 
  • The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
  • According to LR 9.6.11 and LR 9.6.13, TUI AG (the "Company") announces the following director changes with immediate effect:
    1.Ortwin Strubelt resigned from the Company's Supervisory Board as an employee representative, as the requirements of the German Co-Determination Act (Mitbestimmungsgesetz) are no longer met by him.
  • 2.The Company will file a request for the appointment of Stefan Heinemann as a new employee representative and member of its Supervisory Board to the Local Court Hanover (Amtsgericht Hannover) as of today.
  • No further details remain to be disclosed under LR 9.6.13.

Concept for New IAA 2021 Presented by VDA President Müller, Messe München CEO Dittrich, Bavarian Minister-President Söder and Lord Mayor of Munich Reiter

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 12:37pm

BERLIN and MUNICH, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Themobility andtechnology sectors will meet for the first IAA in MunichfromSeptember 7 to 12, 2021.

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  • BERLIN and MUNICH, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Themobility andtechnology sectors will meet for the first IAA in MunichfromSeptember 7 to 12, 2021.
  • A newvenue and a newconcept: theIAA 2021 will becomean exhibition, a forward-looking mobilityplatformanda dialogforum all at the same time.
  • TheOpen Space willturn Munich's most beautiful inner-city locations intointeraction forumson mobilityconceptsfor thefutureandstagesshowcasing technologies as experiences.
  • TheBlue Lane will connectthe city center and the trade show withatest track whereforward-looking mobility becomes a real experience.

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.

Limited Edition Men's Cologne by CREMO Now Available at Walmart

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 3:07pm

Known for its sophisticated, clean scents for men, the CREMO cologne collection at Walmart also will include its most popular uncommon scents of "Blue Cedar & Cypress" and "Spice & Black Vanilla."

Key Points: 
  • Known for its sophisticated, clean scents for men, the CREMO cologne collection at Walmart also will include its most popular uncommon scents of "Blue Cedar & Cypress" and "Spice & Black Vanilla."
  • "Each CREMO cologne has a luxurious scent that you'd expect to find at a high-end boutique," said Matthew Biggins, CEO and president of Cremo Company.
  • "CREMO believes everyone deserves high performance at an affordable price point, and now we're able to bring our cologne to more men across the country, thanks to Walmart."
  • More information about the CREMO cologne collection, in both spray and solid formulas, is available online at CremoCompany.com .

CENTOGENE, Lufthansa, and Fraport Launch the First Walk-In COVID-19 Testing Facility in Germany at Frankfurt Airport

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 7:30am

Serving as a blueprint to opening international borders, this first walk-in testing solution in Germany will aid with regulations when entering countries.

Key Points: 
  • Serving as a blueprint to opening international borders, this first walk-in testing solution in Germany will aid with regulations when entering countries.
  • The exclusive partnership for Frankfurt Airport with Lufthansa and Fraport starts immediately, and is expected to run until July 31, 2021.
  • Passengers flying to or from Frankfurt Airport with Lufthansa will be able to perform the test at a sampling center conveniently located near the main terminal.
  • Daniela Weiss, Fraport Vice President Duty Management Terminals, said: We are happy to offer passengers this new service at Frankfurt Airport.

DGAP-News: Noratis AG: Acquisition in Lower Saxony: Noratis continues the extension of its portfolio

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 8:00am

Eschborn, 26 June 2020 - Noratis AG (ISIN: DE000A2E4MK4, WKN: A2E4MK, "Noratis") continues the dynamic extension of its portfolio.

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  • Eschborn, 26 June 2020 - Noratis AG (ISIN: DE000A2E4MK4, WKN: A2E4MK, "Noratis") continues the dynamic extension of its portfolio.
  • The company, a leading portfolio developer of residential properties in Germany, acquires 124 units in the metropolitan region Hannover-Braunschweig-Gttingen-Wolfsburg.
  • Flaminia zu Salm-Salm, Head of Transaction Management at Noratis AG: "With this acquisition we enlarge our portfolio between Hannover and Wolfsburg to more than 500 units.
  • Noratis AG ( www.noratis.de ) is a leading portfolio developer of residential properties in Germany.

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.

Key Points: 
  • 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.

DGAP-News: German Federal Government invests 300 Million Euros in CureVac

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 12:03pm

- mRNA company CureVac retains complete operational and strategic independence; the Federal Government will not influence corporate policy decisions

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  • - mRNA company CureVac retains complete operational and strategic independence; the Federal Government will not influence corporate policy decisions
    BERLIN/WALLDORF, Germany - 15 June 2020 - The German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Peter Altmaier, and Dietmar Hopp, SAP co-founder and co-founder of the investment company dievini Hopp BioTech holding GmbH & Co. KG, announced today that the Federal Republic of Germany will invest 300 million Euros in the biopharmaceutical company CureVac AG, a pioneer in the preclinical and clinical development of mRNA-based drugs.
  • Under the agreement, the KfW will hold a stake of around 23 percent in CureVac.
  • The German Federal government has decided to invest in this promising company because it expects that this will accelerate the development programs and provide the means for CureVac to harness the full potential of its technology.
  • CureVac is just one of the early and outstanding examples of visionary entrepreneurial biotech innovation from Germany.

Audi's Automated Factory Moves Closer to Industry 4.0 with Intel's Edge Machine Learning and Nebbiolo Technologies' Intelligent Edge Computing Software Platform

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 7:00pm

Audi assembles up to approximately 1,000 vehicles every day at the Neckarsulm factory, and there are 5,000 welds in each car.

Key Points: 
  • Audi assembles up to approximately 1,000 vehicles every day at the Neckarsulm factory, and there are 5,000 welds in each car.
  • Nebbiolo Technologies, founded in 2015, is a California based company with global deployments of its Intelligent Edge Software Platform.
  • The company's mission is to develop and apply the new Edge Computing paradigm to digitally transform industrial systems across industry.
  • The platform enables advanced data services for monitoring and diagnostics, machine performance optimization, predictive maintenance, and advanced real time control use cases all at the edge.