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In 2011 the German automotive industry once again increased its investment in research and development. Expenditure on R&D by the industry in Germany came to nearly 22 billion euro, including external spending. This was around 11 per cent more than in the year 2010.
When accidents occur, light vans do not behave very differently from passenger cars. This applies above all to vans up to 2.8 t. That is the result of a research project by the German Insurers Accident Research (UDV), the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), the German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) and the testing and training organisation DEKRA.
Six German automotive companies – the passenger car manufacturers Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen, and the supplier Bosch – are starting their first ever joint information campaign for "clean diesels” in the USA.
This Christmas present will delight all car aficionados: a gift ticket to the 65th International Motor Show (IAA) Cars in Frankfurt am Main. With this ticket you can spend two days experiencing all kinds of automotive attractions at the world’s most important trade fair for mobility.
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