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Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 September 2016

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile, offers a sneak preview of the confirmed and likely world debut cars and concept vehicles.


EU heavy truck market sees 19.4% gain in 2015; pos

9 February 2016

Recent data from ACEA confirm that 2015 was a year of positive growth for the EU27 heavy (16t and over) truck market, the 260,135 sales total representing a gain of 42,269 units, or 19.4% versus the previous year's 217,866-unit result.


Briefing - ADAS highlights at CES

18 January 2016

Among those traditional automakers taking space at this year’s consumer electronics show (CES) – and stealing much of the limelight - were Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Hyundai-Kia and VW. Presentations from new names such as Faraday Future and potential disrupters Google and Apple gave the show an extra buzz. The accent was on personalisation of the driver experience via cloud connectivity, shared autonomous vehicles and even drone technology. In this month’s management briefing – the first of two parts – we draw on automakers’ plans for partial- and fully-autonomous cars to see what we can learn from it all. Our second part turns the spotlight on supplier ADAS innovations - from Autoliv to ZF TRW - that caught our eye in Vegas and Detroit over the past few weeks.


NA Class 8 truck sector under mounting pressure

10 December 2015

Volvo Trucks North America’s decision to cut the workforce at its Virginia truck plant by around 25% in February 2016, is likely to send shivers through the entire North American heavy truck manufacturing sector. It is also a somewhat unfortunate baptism for Martin Lundstedt, the former president and CEO of major rival Scania, who replaced Olof Persson as Volvo president and CEO on 22 October.

Latest interviews


HERE Automotive on strategies to support autonomou

1 February 2016

At the 2016 CES, Cat Dow talked with Floris Van Der Klashorst, vice-president of HERE Automotive. HERE's a creator of connected navigation solutions and since December 2015 has been owned by an alliance of the German automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler.


Q&A with Magna Closures

28 November 2014

Magna Closures designs, engineers and manufactures a range of vehicle closure modules, systems and components for the automotive industry. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to David O'Connell, Vice President – Global Engineering and R&D, Magna Mirrors & Magna Closures about the company’s SmartLatch, PureView sliding window and how it strikes a balance between providing a door which improves side-crash safety yet reduces overall vehicle weight.


Q&A with TI Automotive

17 November 2014

Emissions legislation, weight, packaging, safety and cost are the main factors driving fuel tank innovation. Matthew Beecham talked to Albert Boecker, Product & Advanced Engineering Director, Global Fuel Tank Systems, TI Automotive about the supplier’s fuel system technology and what can be done about ‘fuel slosh’.


INTERVIEW: Shell's Dr. Jens Sommer

11 November 2014

Dr. Jens Sommer has worked as Senior Transmission Expert in Shell Global Solutions in Germany since 2010. Currently, he is based at Shell's new Technology Centre in Shanghai to support local OEMs. As Senior Transmission Expert, Dr. Sommer is in charge of manual transmission and dry dual clutch transmission fluid development activities, which covers passenger cars as well as heavy duty applications.

Latest news


Daimler and Renault-Nissan coop ‘deepening'

30 September 2016

The strategic partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler is maturing as it enters its seventh year in 2016, the companies’ leaders said today in their annual media update at the Paris Motor Show.


2016 Paris motor show - premieres list

30 September 2016

The Audi Q5, Citroën C3, Hyundai i30, Kia Rio, Land Rover Discovery, Nissan Micra, Peugeots 3008 & 5008, Porsche Panamera, Renault Alaskan and Škoda Kodiaq were the most important production models at the 2016 Paris motor show. As for design studies and prototypes, the BMW Concept X2, Generation EQ SUV from Daimler, Lexus UX, Renault Trezor and Volkswagen I.D. were the main show stoppers. Surprisingly, the BMW 5 Series, Infiniti QX50 and a mid-life facelift for the VW Golf did not appear.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz unveils new electric mobility brand

30 September 2016

At the Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz will unveil its new product brand for electric mobility: EQ. The name EQ stands for "Electric Intelligence" and is derived from the Mercedes-Benz brand values of "Emotion and Intelligence." The new...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz reinvents itself with new strategy

30 September 2016

At "Mondial de l'Automobile 2016," Dr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler and head of Mercedes Benz Cars, presented the company's strategy for the mobility of the future: "connectivity, autonomous driving, sharing and electric drive systems...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes Benz launches made in India GLC SUV

30 September 2016

The country’s largest luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, on 29 September, 2016, achieved yet another milestone for its world-class manufacturing facility, by adding the ninth product to its local production portfolio in India. By rolling out the GLC...


just-auto Plus only Daimler US recalls vans over seat belt issue

30 September 2016

NHTSA campaign number: 16V670000 Component(s): Seat belts Potential number of units affected: 271 units Summary: Daimler Vans US (DVUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles manufactured 1...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz E-Class exceeds Euro NCAP standards

29 September 2016

The E-Class Saloon has achieved a full five-star Euro NCAP rating, significantly exceeding the standards the independent safety test requires a vehicle to attain in order to be awarded five stars. The E-Class' occupant safety, child safety, pedestrian...


just-auto Plus only HERE presents next gen connected vehicle solutions

29 September 2016

HERE, the open location platform company, on 26 September, 2016, announced next generation vehicle-sourced data services for the auto industry aimed at making driving safer and more enjoyable for billions of people around the world. Ahead of this...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP scores Mercedes E-Class/Peugeot 3008

29 September 2016

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Peugeot 3008 recently underwent Euro NCAP safety tests. Both cars received a five star rating. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes with AEB across the range, and after rigorous safety testing gets the maximum five star Euro NCAP...


Mercedes mulls PHEV battery plant in Thailand

28 September 2016

Mercedes-Benz is considering investing in a battery plant in Thailand to meet growing demand for plug-in- hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in the country.


just-auto Plus only Automakers/telecom providers collaborate on 5G

28 September 2016

On 27 September 2016, Audi, BMW Group, Daimler, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm Incorporated, announce the formation of the "5G Automotive Association." The association will develop, test and promote communications solutions, support...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes integrates C/S Class with Inrix

28 September 2016

Inrix, the world leader in connected car services and location analytics, on 28 September 2016, announced that its off-street parking service is now available in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and S-Classes in Europe and the US. Inrix offers the most accurate...


More German car trim production moving to Romania

27 September 2016

Chinese automotive company Ningbo HuaXiang Electronic and Hib Rolem Trim, a German-Romanian automotive producer, have signed an agreement to develop a US$30m factory in Brasov, Romania.


Mercedes expands parts infrastructure in India

27 September 2016

Mercedes-Benz has opened what it says is the largest parts warehouse in the luxury car industry and also setting up the company’s largest retail training academy in South Asia, christened as the 'Mercedes-Benz Academy'.


just-auto Plus only Foton launches Aumark Super truck at Hannover Show

27 September 2016

On 22 September, 2016, Foton joined hands with members of the “China Intelligent Connected Super Truck Alliance (CICSA)” such as Daimler, Cummins, ZF and Continental to deliver Foton Super Trucks global launch ceremony during IAA 2016 in...


just-auto Plus only Foton Auman Super Truck launched at Hanover Show

27 September 2016

On 21 September, the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016 was kicked off. As one of the world’s largest, most influential commercial vehicle exhibitions, the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016, themed with “driven by ideas”, has attracted nearly 2000...


just-auto Plus only Daimler appoints new employee representative

27 September 2016

With effect from 25 August 2016, Sibylle Wankel (born in 1964) has been appointed to the Daimler supervisory board as an employee representative. She studied law at the universities in Berlin and Freiburg. Sibylle Wankel has been active in trade unions since...


just-auto Plus only HERE offers off-line voice-guided navigation

26 September 2016

Truckers soon need not worry about international roaming charges or losing their network connection when navigating using their mobile devices. HERE, the open location platform company, is now also providing turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation capabilities...


just-auto Plus only Hankook expands Mercedes-Benz trucks OE line-up

26 September 2016

Hankook further expands its original equipment (OE) portfolio in the heavy commercial vehicle (HCV) and medium-duty segment as part of its existing OE agreements for Mercedes-Benz truck model range: Actros, Antos, Arocs, Axor, Econic and Atego. The tyre...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Maybach presents S 600 Pullman Guard

23 September 2016

The absolute flagship model from Mercedes-Maybach with face-to-face seating configuration behind the glass partition is now also available to order as a Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman Guard. As a result, heads of state and other individuals at particular risk...


just-auto Plus only DEKRA test results for Mercedes-Benz trucks

23 September 2016

Despite drastically more stringent emission standards for nitrogen oxides and particulates, the fuel consumption of heavy trucks has been reduced by 22% over the last 20 years. This has now been proved by a comparative test drive certified by the test...


Smart delivers 100 cars Forcops

22 September 2016

Smart USA has delivered the first 100 Fortwo vehicles to the New York police and a further 150 cars have been ordered.


just-auto Plus only Fuso premiers all electric eCanter at IAA show

21 September 2016

Fuso is presenting the third generation of the world's first all-electric light-duty truck, in the guise of the eCanter, at the Daimler stand in hall 14/15 at the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicles Show. With this move Fuso is announcing the start of a small...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz begins startup partnership challenge

19 September 2016

With "Startup adVANce", a big-scale startup partnership challenge, Mercedes-Benz Vans is starting its search for intelligent solutions relating to the transport of goods and passengers. As part of its recently introduced strategic initiative adVANce...


just-auto Plus only Daimler names new CEO of car2go

15 September 2016

Olivier Reppert takes over as CEO of Car2go on 1 October, 2016. The 42-year old succeeds Roland Keppler, who is moving to Tuifly. Reppert was previously the head of brand and product management for smart. Klaus Entenmann, chairman of the board of Daimler...


World's largest 2nd-use battery storage starts up

13 September 2016

The world's largest second-use battery storage, a 13MWh project, is now nearing completion after construction time of just under a year: 1,000 battery systems from second generation Daimler Smart Fortwo electric cars are being grouped in Lünen, Westphalia.


just-auto Plus only Fuso launches new heavy-duty truck in Kenya

13 September 2016

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, cooperating with Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA), has launched the highest powered...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz presents Vision Van concept

12 September 2016

The Vision Van from Mercedes-Benz Vans is a revolutionary van study for the urban environment. As an integrated system, the vehicle merges a number of innovative technologies for last-mile delivery operations and thus sets the standard of performance...


Mercedes-Benz Vans looks beyond the vehicle

7 September 2016

Mercedes-Benz Vans said it would no longer be a mere manufacturer of vans and associated services but would "evolve into a provider of customer-focused holistic system solutions".


Drone logistics firm partners with Mercedes-Benz

7 September 2016

Autonomous drone logistics systems developer Matternet is forming a strategic partnership with Mercedes-Benz Vans to create the "future of delivery".

Daimler Group news

Daimler and Renault-Nissan coop ‘deepening'

30 September 2016

The strategic partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler is maturing as it enter...


2016 Paris motor show - premieres list

30 September 2016

The Audi Q5, Citroën C3, Hyundai i30, Kia Rio, Land Rover Discovery, Nissan Micra, Peugeots...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz unveils new electric mobility brand

30 September 2016

At the Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz will unveil its new product brand for electric mobility: E...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz reinvents itself with new strategy

30 September 2016

At "Mondial de l'Automobile 2016," Dr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler and head of M...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes Benz launches made in India GLC SUV

30 September 2016

The country’s largest luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, on 29 September, 2016, achiev...


just-auto Plus only Daimler US recalls vans over seat belt issue

30 September 2016

NHTSA campaign number: 16V670000 Component(s): Seat belts Potential number of units affecte...



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