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Michael Schumacher is Now Out of Coma

Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula One World Champion, is now “out of coma” and has been transferred to another hospital for recovery. According to CNN, Schumacher will be transferred from the hospital in Grenoble, France, where was admitted last year following a near-death skiing accident, to a university health facility in Lausanne, Switzerland. The new place where the former-F1 champ would be housed will provide him with the necessary treatment needed for his recovery. “Michael left… to continue his long phase of rehabilitation,” said Sabine Kehm, the manager of the multi-time champion. Officials at the university hospital where Schumacher was transferred confirmed that the former Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro and Mercedes AMG Petronas… Continue Reading »


Setra Bags ‘Golden Pennant’ Award in ‘Swiss Camion’ Reader Survey

Setra, the Neu-Ulm-based commercial bus and touring coach manufacturer and Daimler subsidiary, has topped its category in the Swiss Camion magazine’s reader survey. For that, it receives the ‘Golden Pennant’ distinction. Swiss Camion, which is published in German as well as in French, has an estimated monthly circulation of around 20,000 copies. It is the designated publication for the Enchandens-based “Les Routiers Suisses,” a professional organization. The association relaunched the reader survey, with Swiss Camion as the medium. In the bus and coach category, and out of the 736 votes cast, 36 percent voted for Setra. The next closest competitor could muster no more than 13 percent. Incidentally, the last time the… Continue Reading »


Setra Delivers 2000th Bus in Switzerland

Daimler AG subsidiary Setra, of the commercial bus and touring coach fame, has just reached a milestone in Switzerland. The company just finished the delivery of its 2000th bus in the country. The bus—an S 431 DT TopClass 400 double-decker, which seats 78 people and is classified as a 4-star unit—was for operator Ernst Marti AG, and is intended for the company’s long-distance holiday trips bound for Spain and Italy. Heinrich Marti, the operator’s Managing Director, was ecstatic at the handover ceremony. “In my opinion Setra’s flagship model, the S 431 DT, is the product that offers the most complete and best-rounded concept overall, while the total package that it… Continue Reading »


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