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Rolls-Royce Unveils ‘Most Ambitious Car Ever Created’

    • Unique Boat Tail revealed with car rear shaped like a yacht deck
    • Just 3 have been made in collaboration with 3 ultra-wealthy clients
    • Price is a closely guarded secret

Story: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has used the launch of what it calls ‘the most ambitious motor car ever created’ to announce the creation of Coachbuild – a new division within the business.

For many years, Rolls-Royce has offered its high-net worth clients the opportunity to heavily bespoke their Dawn, Cullinan, Ghost, Phantom and Wraith models, allowing them to choose a range of options from the colour of paint to the interior design and furnishings and installations of works of art or high-tech gadgets.

However, Rolls-Royce Coachbuild will offer an entirely new service, allowing a small number of its most elite customers the opportunity to collaborate with the brand and build a unique car from the ground up.

The marque is the only luxury automotive brand that can offer this unique service.

After a four-year collaboration with three of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars most special clients today it reveals Rolls-Royce ‘Boat Tail’.

Only 3 will be made and the price for each is not being revealed.

It is a four-seat permanent drophead inspired by the Boat Tail typology popularised in the 1920s and 30s, where the hull of a yacht was grafted onto a Rolls-Royce chassis.

The three clients, who all share a love of J Class yachts, the world’s most elegant racing boats, told the designers, “Show me something I have never seen before.”

In consultation with these clients, an agreement was reached whereby three cars would share a common body, but each would then be individually, highly personalised.

The first of these three cars features a back deck that opens in a sweeping butterfly gesture, to reveal cocktail tables and a parasol.

The owner asked Rolls-Royce Motor Cars to work with the Swiss House of BOVET 1822 to create two unique reversible timepieces – one for the lady and one for the gentleman – that can either be worn on the wrist or placed within Boat Tail’s fascia as the motor car’s clock.

Boat Tail’s glove box is a hand-crafted case of aluminium and leather, designed to safely house another of the clients’ great passions, an antique Montblanc pen.

And a double refrigerator has been developed to house the client’s favourite vintages of Armand de Brignac champagne allowing it to be rapid-cooled to precisely six degrees – the optimum serving temperature of the preferred vintage.

The concept of Coachbuilding was first explored in 2017 with the creation of a ‘Sweptail’ model. This led to the three clients approaching Rolls-Royce about the creation of the ‘Boat Tail’.

Each has taken four intensive years of collaboration with Rolls-Royce’s designers and engineers to create. Pre-production engineering alone took 20-person years with a full-size clay sculpture being built first, from which the buck, or frame, is created and onto which body panels were hand-beaten from extensive, single, flat sheets of aluminium. 1,813 completely new parts were developed for the ‘Boat Tail’.

The next Rolls-Royce Coachbuild project is already underway, but no details are being released at this stage.

Entry to the programme is by invitation only with preference given to the luxury brand’s most significant clients.

 

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Apr, 08, 2021

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DHL Now Delivers On The River!

  • Daily riverboat freight service to transport small packages into central London for final mile delivery by bike
  • New river freight route through London, operated by Thames Clippers, is part of DHL’s commitment to reduce congestion

28 September 2020 – DHL Express, the world’s leading international express delivery service provider, has launched London’s first riverboat parcel delivery service, which aims to ease congestion and provide a reliable and efficient way of transporting deliveries across the capital.

The innovative service has been introduced as part of DHL’s commitment to using blended transport modes to improve access to urban areas and is an important step towards exploring the use of the river for small scale freight transport.

The riverboat service, operated by Thames Clippers, will run daily at7:30am, transporting packages into London. The shipments will be loaded from electric vehicles onto the riverboat at Wandsworth Riverside Quarter Pier before travelling at high speed along the Thames into central London, docking at Bankside Pier for final mile delivery on DHL courier bicycles.

DHL has proven the effectiveness of combining land and waterways through its established canal delivery network in Venice, but the service in London represents its first high speed service.

Ian Wilson, Chief Executive UK&I, DHL Express said: “With heavy traffic and poor air quality becoming an increasing problem in urban areas like London, we’re committed to finding a better blend of transport. This new and unique service, combining electric vehicles, riverboat and last-mile bikes creates fast and efficient access across the capital.”

Sean Collins, CEO, Thames Clippers said: “We’re thrilled to be facilitating this service alongside DHL. The river is a widely under-used natural source of transportation and as we have demonstrated over the last 21 years with our passenger services, the river has opportunity to innovate and evolve – this new high-speed parcel delivery service is a great example of this. As a business we strive to maximise the uses of the river as a mode of transport and will continue to reduce congestion on London’s roads.”

Robin Mortimer, Chief Executive, Port of London Authority said: “This project opens up the movement of small parcels as a new and potentially substantial area of river use.  The shipment of bulkier freight by river already takes more than 200,000 HGVs off the capital’s roads every year.  A river boat and emission free last mile delivery is a great innovation and the ideal combination for the city’s next evolution.”

David Panayiotou, Head of London River Services, TfL said: “Without the Thames London would not have become the city it is, so it is great to see it playing its part in the city’s economy in this new and innovative way. The reduction of lorries on the road complements our existing measures to improve road safety, and we are pleased to be part of an initiative that provides the consistent journey times that are so crucial to the successful delivery of parcels.”

The riverboat service is the latest addition to GoGreen,DHL’s group-wide environmental protection program. GoGreen is the cornerstone of DHL’s sustainability work and focuses on reducing and avoiding emissions of greenhouse gases and local air pollutants. Within this is Mission 2050, targeting a reduction of all logistics-related emissions to zero by the year 2050.

ABOUT DHL – The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfilment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 380,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 61 billion euros in 2018.

Sep, 28, 2020

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IFA 2020 Special Edition

IFA 2020 Special Edition is the most inspiring global innovations tech event!

Berlin, 3rd – 5th of September 2020

For the first time since the start of the Corona crisis, a leading global trade fair for consumer electronics will be opening its doors

IFA 2020 Special Edition is the first major global fair for consumer and home electronics that will physically take place since the pandemic.  From September 3rd to September 5th, outstanding brands and up-and-coming start-ups will showcase their novelties, trends and highlights at the Berlin exhibition grounds.

“After all those event cancellations, our industry urgently needs this platform in order to present its innovations.  Virtual events are certainly helpful, but they lack the emotional connection” says Director Jens Heithecker.

This year, the main question is:  Which innovations will prove successful in the new normal of the post COVID 19 situation?

Due to the new importance of our homes and the boom of household appliances, the focus is primarily on smart home applications and products that have a positive influence on the living climate.  Besides, the focus is on cutting-edge technologies, such as IoT, 5G, Mixed Reality, AI and robotics which will redesign the world in the era of digital working and learning, telemedicine and digital health.

The number of participants is limited, because health and safety are top priority.  Nevertheless, there will be non-virtual live events that will focus on B2B core functions of IFA.

Cross-industry innovations will be presented at SHIFT Mobility meets IFA NEXT.  For the first time, the platforms for both, technologies that will change our mobility (SHIFT) and future-oriented products, concepts and solutions from high-tech companies, startups and research institutes (IFA NEXT) will be combined and will serve as an expert network.

These event components aim at trade visitors.  Media representatives can experience the latest products, press briefings and IFA keynotes live at the IFA Global Press Conferences.

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