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  • One Year RAPA China
    November 10, 2021One Year RAPA China
    One Year RAPA China A good reason for our Chinese automotive colleagues to celebrate! It has been one year since we opened our China branch in Shanghai. Thanks to the great work of the China team, we can look back on a successful first business year. A year with many challenges, but also with many new ...
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  • Supply chain digitalisation and automation at RAPA
    October 11, 2021Supply chain digitalisation and automation at RAPA
    Supply chain digitalisation and automation at RAPA An interview with Jan Stočes Tereza Drahoňovská For more than 70 years, RAPA has been known as a specialist for solenoid valve technology, and in total this company has 100 years behind it. Today, hydraulic and pneumatic components and system solutions for the automotive industry as well as numerous customers in ...
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  • With sponsor partner RAPA on the DTM tracks: Haupt Racing Team
    October 7, 2021With sponsor partner RAPA on the DTM tracks: Haupt Racing Team
    With sponsor partner RAPA on the DTM tracks: Haupt Racing Team This weekend, the German Touring Car Championship (Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft aka. DTM) comes to an end at the Norisring. Racing fans from all over Europe are excited about the total of seven competitions this year. We at RAPA are also excited, because as sponsor of ...
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  • RAPA is now a member of quer.kraft
    September 28, 2021
    RAPA is now a member of quer.kraft, the innovation association! We are looking forward to an exciting collaboration. quer.kraft the innovation association e.V. The innovation association quer.kraft supports companies in developing promising ideas into market-ready innovations. By organizing and conducting working groups, best practice meetings and conferences, representatives from different research and business sectors are brought together. ...
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  • Review of IAA Mobility 2021: A great success for RAPA
    September 21, 2021
    New concept, new location Review of IAA Mobility 2021: A great success for RAPA RAPA Automotive was represented as a co-exhibitor on the joint stand of Bayern Innovativ at the IAA Mobility in Munich from September 6 to 12, 2021. We were thus one of over 700 exhibitors at the Munich exhibition center. The first major automotive trade ...
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  • Happy Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival
    September 21, 2021
    RAPA wish you all a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Today, on the 21st of September, China celebrates the Moon Festival or so called Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节). It is the second most important festival after the Lunar New Year. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the festival always takes place on the 15th of the eighth month. In ...
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  • Change at the top at RAPA USA in Auburn/Alabama
    September 15, 2021
    Carmen Jordan now heads the US site of the medium-sized automotive company At the location of its US subsidiary, RAPA is also focusing on electromobility and autonomous driving in line with the global automotive trend. Since August 1, 2021, Carmen Jordan has been responsible for this process in Auburn/Alabama – as the new Managing Director for ...
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  • Magnetic valve blocks for Chinese automotive manufacturers
    September 9, 2021
    RAPA Automotive agrees long-term deliveries with two top German suppliers Since 2020, the medium-sized RAPA company group has had a representative and sales office in Shanghai. The commitment to the Chinese market has been very successful from the beginning and is now continuing with new orders for the automotive division: two leading German suppliers to Chinese ...
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  • Meet Our Team: Jobi Ellison
    August 25, 2021
    Today, we would like to introduce to you our colleague Jobi Ellison, Key Account Manager at our subsidiary located in Auburn, Alabama, U.S Jobi has an extensive technical background and more than 20 years of experience in B2B product sales requiring specialized customer solutions for the automotive industry. She has worked for several international supplier companies ...
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  • MOBS test run at RAPA
    August 10, 2021
    This is not a spelling mistake, nor does it have anything to do with dogs, but was a joint action of the Schönwald Volunteer Fire Department and the RAPA company. The Schönwald fire department as well as the fire departments from Röslau and Seußen received an additional announcement loudspeaker from the district of Wunsiedel. The new ...
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  • RAPA donates for flood victims
    August 3, 2021
    Tens of thousands of people in Germany have been affected by the floods. The destruction caused by the masses of water is only slowly becoming visible. Councillor Tina McNally-Brehm from Schönwald has therefore launched a fundraising campaign at short notice. At the town market on Friday, 30.07.2021, a total of 9217 euros was collected for those ...
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  • RAPA Excellence Award for Realschule Graduates
    August 2, 2021
    The Selb Realschule graduates were celebrated on 20.07.2021 in the gymnasium decorated with foil balloons. 7o graduates now have their Realschule diploma in their pockets and five of them were happy to receive the RAPA Excellence Award. This was the ninth time that the award was presented to the best in class. This year there ...
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  • RAPA acquires stake in software development company
    July 20, 2021
    Software, digitalization and e-mobility as strategic business areas in the automotive sector RAPA has acquired a 49% stake in the company Vogler Engineering in Hof. The medium-sized company group has already been working with the software developer for some time in the areas of software for operating equipment and digitalization of manufacturing processes. The close interlinking ...
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  • RAPA employees maintain insect protection meadow on company premises
    July 20, 2021
    Employee commitment to promote biodiversity Since 2019, RAPA employees have already taken active steps to combat the loss of biodiversity by creating a flowering meadow on the company’s premises. “This project can be an incentive for everyone. It shows how easy it is for everyone to do something for nature. Even in the home garden, everyone ...
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  • RAPA morning pint @ home
    July 16, 2021
    Traditionally, the Selber Heimat- und Wiesenfest should take place this weekend. One of the most beautiful festivals in the region puts the city of Selb almost in a state of exception for one weekend. With great melancholy, it was unfortunately canceled again this year. In order not to completely miss out on the Goldberg feeling, Karin ...
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  • RAPA Automotive Celebrates the 10 Millionth HIS®
    July 15, 2021
    RAPA Automotive Celebrates the 10 Millionth HIS® The 10 millionth HIS® (hydraulic impulse storage system) recently rolled off production line 1 at the Selb plant – precisely on 05.07.21 at 10:51:21. If that’s not a reason to celebrate. “We are very proud of this production success,” says Production Manager Hartmut Popp. With a team of around 80, ...
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  • Aiming high with RAPA
    July 13, 2021
    The Walter-Gropius-Gymnasium lets the balloons rise! Traditions are important. The Selb Heimat- und Wiesenfest is the highlight of the summer in the region. One of the highlights is the procession through the streets of Selb – in addition to music and marching bands, students from elementary school to high school wave flags and parade through town ...
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  • Sophie Kant, dual student at RAPA, receives Dualissimo Award
    July 13, 2021
    Sophie Kant among the five best dual students in Bavaria Sophie Kant successfully completed the dual bachelor’s degree program in business administration at Hof University of Applied Sciences in 2020. Now the 24-year-old from Schönwald has been awarded the Dualissimo prize, which is awarded by the dual university initiative in conjunction with the Bavarian Business Association (Vereinigung ...
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  • RAPA continues to grow
    June 29, 2021
    High demand for innovations accelerates recruiting offensive There is not much sign of the corona pandemic or the automotive crisis in RAPA’s order books. In order to be able to continue to react quickly and flexibly to the new inquiries, the Selb-based family business has to strengthen itself and is responding to this boom by recruiting ...
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  • RAPA digital – 1st virtual job application training at Luisenburg Gymnasium Wunsiedel
    June 25, 2021
    Once again, RAPA and the Luisenburg-Gymnasium Wunsiedel organize the project “Applicant Training”. Due to the pandemic, it takes place virtually for the first time. The students get to know the complete selection process from A-Z. At the end, exciting internships with attractive compensation await the best participants. After a year’s break, RAPA and Luisenburg-Gymnasium Wunsiedel once ...
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  • Wir sind auf WeChat!
    June 24, 2021
    Facebook, Netflix, Instagram, WhatsApp, Spotify, YouTube, Pinterest, Xing, Twitter – these are social networks that each of us knows, perhaps uses daily, and that are used all over the world. With one exception – in China, the most used social service is WeChat. WeChat is the international name of the most used instant messaging service in ...
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  • New Team Member
    June 23, 2021
    Meet Our New Team Member Kevin Stock A warm welcome to our new colleague:  Kevin Stock joined our sales team in the UK. He follows in the footsteps of Richard Clifford and takes over his responsibilities. As Key Account Manager he will continue to support our automotive customers and projects and is responsible for the expansion ...
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  • Company Covid-19 vaccination at RAPA
    June 15, 2021
    Company Covid-19 vaccination at RAPA – Starting today! RAPA has completed preparations for the company vaccination. “We at RAPA are pleased to be able to make an important contribution to the health of our employees and the protection of the general public by offering voluntary company medical vaccinations starting today.” says Ms. Wolf. The advantage for ...
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  • Happy Chinese Dragon Boat Festival
    June 14, 2021
    RAPA wish you all a Happy Dragon Boat Festival! The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. It can be traced back to 2,000 years ago and commemorates the death of Qu Yuan, a Chinese poet and national hero known for his patriotism and contributions to classical poetry. ...
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  • Looking back: Panel Discussion with our CEO Dr. Roman Pausch
    June 10, 2021
    On June 8, the 2nd Business Dialogue took place at the Wunsiedel District Office. Our CEO Dr. Roman Pausch was a guest as a participant in the IHK panel discussion on the topic “From crisis mode to future mode”. IHK Vice President Dr. Laura Krainz-Leupoldt welcomed the guests. Dr. Hans-Peter Friedrich, Vice President of the Bundestag, ...
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  • Vehicle Dynamics reportet about RAPA Automotive
    May 22, 2021
    Damper Valve Technolgogy from RAPA optimises chassis damping characteristics RAPA Automotive develops and manufactures innovative valves with high performance and special characteristics for the high-end automotive market. The company is one of the world’s leading suppliers of valve and valve system solutions for chassis components. Almost all of RAPA’s valves and systems are customised to meet ...
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  • “Who supplies what?” in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Series 2021
    May 21, 2021
    The Mercedes C-Class has been around for around 28 years. In 1993 it replaced the Mercedes 190, the so-called “Baby Benz”. In June, the popular series will enter its fifth model generation and will receive some S-Class technology: RAPA Automotive will supply the damper valve in the chassis area. In the Automobilwoche data center you ...
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  • Successful Process of Certification ISO 9001/IATF16949
    May 21, 2021
    IATF-Audit  passed successfully At the beginning of the year 2021 RAPA Automotive passed the annual surveillance audit in the field of quality management according to ISO 9001 and IATF16949. At the company headquarters in Selb, we successfully passed the demanding audit without any main deviation and the DQS GmbH certified us a good and especially a ...
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  • RAPA says “YES” to training!
    May 21, 2021
    Together with the IHK für Oberfranken Bayreuth (Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Upper Franconia Bayreuth) we also say YES to training. Currently, more than 40 apprentices and dual students are trained at RAPA in more than 10 different trades and fields of study. From electronics technician to cutting machine operator, from industrial clerk to ...
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  • Live-Stream Automotive Talk “Core Elements of a Sustainable Transformation Strategy”
    May 19, 2021
    Recorded presentation “Core elements of a sustainable transformation strategy” by Dr. Roman Pausch on 21.04.2021 during the online event “Transformation Automobilindustrie” of Bayern Innovativ (original original german version 30 minutes). Start listening.
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  • Our name in China
    May 11, 2021
    RAPA’s chinese name is “Laushi Baoshi”. You would think that RAPA is called RAPA all over the world. But many Chinese cannot pronounce the word “RAPA” and so we – like almost all other German companies – have chosen a different name for China. Many thoughts and considerations went into finding a name and finally we found ...
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  • Meet our Team
    May 10, 2021
    Meet today our Key Account Manager Huang Liang. Currently, electric vehicles and “autonomous driving” are being pushed extremely hard by the Chinese government in order to achieve the country’s climate policy goals. RAPA identified China early on as an extremely attractive market for its automotive chassis components and has therefore established a local subsidiary in China. ...
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  • Happy Mother´s and Father´s Day
    May 7, 2021
    RAPA sends warmest Mother´s and Father´s Day wishes! Sunday is Mother’s Day and soon it will be Father’s Day. And especially as a family-oriented company, this day is close to RAPA’s heart. Special greetings go out to all our employees who master the role of parents in addition to their jobs. After another Corona year, the ...
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  • NEW: Follow RAPA USA on LinkedIn
    April 21, 2021
    Our subsidiary RAPA Rausch & Pausch USA is now also on LinkedIn! Follow the link enclosed to get directly to our company page RAPA Rausch & Pausch USA. The channel represents a perfect possibility to connect directly with RAPA. We would be pleased to welcome you today. Let´s connect!
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  • Thank you for 500 Followers!
    April 21, 2021
    Thank you for 500 Followers! We are happy to announce that we have reached 500 followers on LinkedIn. Thanks to everybody for the support in growing our network and reach across the world! We are now looking ahead into reaching the next milestone: 700 followers! Our RAPA-Team is delighted in your interest in our company and it will continue ...
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  • Recommendation: Online-Event
    April 20, 2021
    Tomorrow is the day – and our Chairman of the Board and Managing Director Dr Roman Pausch will be there as a speaker. The title of his talk is: “Core elements of a sustainable transformation strategy”. Two questions for Roman Pausch: Why are you participating in the online event “Transformation Automotive Industry”? As an automotive supplier, our industry ...
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  • Happy birthday, Horst Pausch!
    April 16, 2021
    Tomorrow, Saturday, Horst Pausch celebrates his 79th birthday. We congratulate and wish our senior boss a wonderful day and all the best from the bottom of our hearts! Horst Pausch left the day-to-day business in younger hands years ago, but he still likes to drop by the company regularly. His advice is still needed, says the ...
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  • Easter Greetings!
    April 1, 2021
    🥚🐇 This weekend marks the beginning of Easter and at RAPA the Easter bunny has already hobbled by. Even in turbulent times, traditions and rites are important. 💚 Make the most of it and treat yourself to a little time off with your family. The Easter Bunny is sure to lay a few Easter eggs ...
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  • DeviceMed has reported on RAPA Healthcare
    March 30, 2021
    The trade magazine DeviceMed reports in “Die Köpfe der Medizintechnik-Branche” (Teil 15) about current personnel developments in the medical technology industry and also about RAPA Healthcare and our new Key Account Manager Günter Knubbe. Click her for the article There is a lot going on in the industry: new and confirmed board and council members, new managing ...
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  • Robotic “Colleagues”
    March 26, 2021
    ⚡ 🤖 RAPA produces on highly automated and flexible production lines using robotics to effectively manufacture low-cost products of consistent quality. Robots take over heavy, unpleasant and dangerous tasks. Nevertheless, there is no such thing as a human-less production at RAPA. At RAPA, people and robots work together. They relieve and support our employees, enable ...
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  • We are on LinkedIn!
    March 26, 2021
    As a social network, LinkedIn offers space for communication and presentation, and millions of companies maintain a presence on LinkedIn. Last year, around 722 million accounts internationally used the platform for exchange. In addition to thousands of private individuals, more than 50 million companies can be found there globally. LinkedIn not only offers communication in ...
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  • RAPA Automotive
    March 22, 2021
    RAPA Automotive For more than 35 years, RAPA has been supplying automotive components to major Tier 1 suppliers and leading premium manufacturers. From design and prototyping to series production. We have modern production lines and qualified personnel. Thanks to our experience, we know our customers’ requirements and needs very well and translate them into customized product ...
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  • Virtual Trainee Fairs
    March 19, 2021
    Virtual Trainee Fairs In 2021, RAPA SE (Germany) is focusing on a new form of trainee marketing! Virtual training fairs are now the point of contact for students, parents and teachers. Cancellations of real fairs and information days due to the pandemic require us to find alternative ways to maintain close contact with students. In addition to ...
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  • International Women’s Day – Women at RAPA
    March 8, 2021
    International Women’s Day – Women at RAPA March 8 is an important date for women everywhere. Women’s Day has been advocating for equal rights for women and men since 1911. Diverse issues such as women’s rights, women’s quotas and violence against women are addressed today. At RAPA, women have played a role since the founding days. In ...
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  • Save the Date: Virtual traineeship fair
    March 2, 2021
    Save the Date: Virtual traineeship fair Are you looking for an traineeship or do you just want to get some information? Then this fair is the right place for you. We will be there and look forward to meeting you and your parents at our virtual booth. On March 17 and 18, we invite you to ...
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  • At RAPA, the boss stands on the production line
    February 25, 2021
    At RAPA, the boss stands on the production line A long article about us appeared in the German Frankenpost newspaper the other day. The reason was the short-term shortage of skilled workers in many companies in the area close to the Czech border. As is well known, many of our colleagues from there are currently not ...
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  • New Key Account Manager for RAPA Healthcare
    February 1, 2021
    New Key Account Manager for RAPA Healthcare We are pleased to introduce Günter Knubbe. Günter Knubbe took up his position as Senior Key Account Manager in January and will dedicate himself to sales activities and further growth in the medical and analytical technology market for RAPA Healthcare. He is responsible for the acquisition of new customers as ...
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  • Virtual training fair of the secondary school Selb
    January 25, 2021
    Virtual training fair of the secondary school Selb We are there – you too? You will soon be finished with school and don’t know what to do afterwards? How about an apprenticeship at RAPA: Have a look at ausbildungsmesse-selb.de and visit us at our virtual booth. Here you have the opportunity from 5.3. to 21.3.2021 to inform ...
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  • RAPA Automotive Office in China: SunnyWorld Tower, Shanghai
    January 13, 2021
    RAPA Automotive Office in China: SunnyWorld Tower, Shanghai Following the principle “Locals for Locals”, RAPA started a sales office in Shanghai in 2020, a production plant for the Asian future market will follow by 2023: about 100 jobs will be created in China. A first milestone in internationalization was the foreign location in Auburn/Alabama about ten years ...
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  • RAPA – A Family Business since 1920
    January 7, 2021
    RAPA – A Family Business since 1920 The year 2020 was a special one for us, RAPA turned 100. Due to the pandemic, we were not able to celebrate the way we wanted to. But we did not want our birthday to pass by without a trace. To mark the anniversary, we have produced a magazine ...
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  • RAPA donates 3000 Euro
    December 16, 2020
    RAPA donates 3000 Euro for the Christmas charity campaign “Selber helfen Selbern” The donation campaign “Selber helfen Selbern” has become a tradition at RAPA. Normally, the staff collects donations during the company Christmas party. This year no Christmas party could take place due to corona, but donations were made anyway. Without further ado, RAPA donated 3,000 ...
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  • RAPA Automotive is one of the TOP suppliers
    December 12, 2020
    RAPA Automotive is one of the TOP suppliers The special issue of Automobilwoche “Parts & Systems” shows the performance of automotive suppliers. RAPA’s automotive products are used in luxury models of many major corporate brands. Around 15 million components were manufactured in 2019. Currently, we are present in the latest models of Audi e-Tron Sportback, BMW X6, ...
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  • RAPA – one brand, three divisions
    December 1, 2020
    RAPA – one brand, three divisions RAPA is a globally recognized engineering and technology partner as well as a system supplier for the automotive industry and numerous customers in the healthcare and industrial sectors. In the future, the company will bundle all activities under the umbrella brand RAPA and has divided its business by forming three ...
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  • CES
    December 13, 2019
    Visit us at CES from January 7-10, 2020 in Las Vegas. Formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, the show is one of the world’s most important events for the IT industry, alongside Computex, IFA and Mobile World Congress. In recent years, auto manufacturers and suppliers have also increasingly booked a stand to demonstrate the ...
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  • RAPA and dlhBOWLES at CES 2020
    December 12, 2019
    RAPA and dlhBOWLES to exhibit newly developed Camera and Sensor Cleaning Technology at CES 2020 The RAPA group located in Selb, Germany and in Auburn, Alabama USA and dlhBOWLES of Columbia, Maryland USA announce a new development for an innovative technology supporting Advanced Driving Systems (ADS) and Autonomous Vehicles (AV). Clēr™ is a Camera and Sensor ...
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