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car2go's assumptions on future of car sharing

14 December 2016

Around eight years after a pilot project began in the German city of Ulm, around 14,000 cars belonging to sharing pioneer car2go are now in use in other cities such as Berlin, New York and Chongqing.


Artificial intelligence – human centred approach?

5 December 2016

How is artificial intelligence (AI) influencing tomorrow's mobility? How can we use its ideas today? How intelligent will the car of the future be? And above all: what role will people play in this? These were the central questions discussed by Mercedes-Benz experts at the fourth Future Talk in Berlin in dialogue with scientists, engineers and journalists.


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.

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Industry 4.0 and how it will transform automotive

14 November 2016

Industrie 4.0 is the trending "buzz terminology" in the manufacturing sector - with BMW and Daimler among many prominent proponents - and encompasses the digitalisation of industry value chains. just-auto’s Calum MacRae caught up with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bauernhansl of the Fraunhofer IPA, who is one of the world’s foremost experts on Industrie 4.0, to find out what the implications are likely to be for the automotive sector.


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’.

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Daimler hastens EV launches

29 March 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz is speeding up its launch of battery electric vehicles.


Shanghai show debuts list - Skoda Vision E concept

29 March 2017

Two world premieres for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 have been added to just-auto.com's debuts list: the Škoda Vision E concept and a facelift for the Lexus NX.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz/Hermes ink strategic partnership

29 March 2017

Hermes and Mercedes-Benz Vans have agreed on a wide-ranging strategic partnership to electrify the courier service’s vehicle fleet. The companies are to start using battery-electric vehicles in the logistics provider's normal operations in a pilot...


Daimler merges car sharing units in China

28 March 2017

Mercedes-Benz Auto Finance is merging both car sharing operations in China, car2go and Car2Share.


just-auto Plus only Continental CPC used in Mercedes E-Class models

28 March 2017

Whether it's a gasoline vehicle, diesel vehicle, or a plug-in hybrid: in all models of the new Mercedes E-Class, the central powertrain controller (CPC) from Continental acts as a gateway in taking on the role of the drive's electronic control centre....


just-auto Plus only DTNA appoints new president and CEO

23 March 2017

Roger Nielsen (56) has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and its affiliated companies Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation and Detroit...


Daimler to continue Valmet compact car contracts

22 March 2017

Following the successful start of GLC production at Valmet Automotive last month, Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars said it would continue its long-running "successful" cooperation with Finland's Valmet Automotive which will produce the next generation of compact cars at its plant in Uusikaupunki.


China is turbo of auto industry change - Daimler

21 March 2017

Speaking at a conference in China, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has said that China can be the 'turbo' of auto industry change and transformation. He also highlighted prospects for electric mobility in the world's biggest vehicle market.


just-auto Plus only Daimler Vans US recalls Sprinter 2500/3500 models

21 March 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V149000 Manufacturer: Daimler Vans USA, LLC Components: Power Train Potential number of units affected: 1,248 Summary Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles and...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Vans US recalls Mercedes-Benz Metris

21 March 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V148000 Manufacturer: Daimler Vans USA, LLC Components: Lane Departure Potential number of units affected: 72 Summary Daimler Vans USA LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris vehicles. These vans were to...


Magneti Marelli announces supply deals

17 March 2017

Magneti Marelli has announced supply deals under which its Automotive Lighting and Powertrain Technology divisions supply key components to new vehicle models, many of which were launched at this month's Geneva motor show.


just-auto Plus only Lanxess introduces lightweight structural parts

15 March 2017

With the help of continuous-fibre-reinforced, semi-finished thermoplastic composites, structural parts with a large surface area can be designed to be very thin and therefore lightweight. They can also be equipped with numerous functions, as demonstrated by a...


just-auto Plus only New Smart electric drive orders open in Germany

13 March 2017

The new smart electric drive models are now available to order. In Germany, prices for the smart fortwo electric drive start at EUR21,940 (US$23,475) and for the forfour electric drive at EUR22,600. The market launch will begin in June. The new smart...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Buses sells 26,200 units worldwide in 2016

13 March 2017

In 2016, the bus division of the Daimler Group once again achieved the best return on sales in the industry of 6.2% (adjusted for special items), which is also slightly above its own target. Despite the continuation of very disparate markets, Daimler Buses...


GENEVA - Zetsche upbeat on Mercedes prospects

8 March 2017

Daimler and Mercedes chief Dieter Zetsche is upbeat on global prospects for the premium car segment and Mercedes-Benz cars.


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

8 March 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes reveals AMG GT concept car at Geneva show

8 March 2017

As part of its 50th anniversary Mercedes-AMG is this year celebrating not only the successful past and present; above all it is looking forward. With the show car Mercedes-AMG GT Concept the sports car and performance brand is giving an indication of the...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes Benz global sales up 15% in February 2017

7 March 2017

Mercedes-Benz grew at a double-digit rate also in the second month of this year and sold 153,862 vehicles to its customers (+15%). Unit sales in the first two months of 2017 increased compared with the prior-year period by 16.8% to 332,329 vehicles. Thanks to...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes Sindelfingen plant begin AMG production

6 March 2017

The Mercedes-Benz plant in Sindelfingen has officially started the production of three new AMG GT models (Mercedes-AMG GT R fuel consumption combined: 11,4 l /100km; combined CO2 emissions: 259 g/km; Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster fuel consumption combined: 9,6-9,4...


Daimler Rastatt begins updated GLA production

3 March 2017

Production of an updated GLA range has started at Daimler's Mercedes-Benz plant at Rastatt in Germany.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Vans introduces Marco Polo Horizon

3 March 2017

Mercedes-Benz Vans adds another member to its family of compact camper vans and recreational vehicles: the new Marco Polo Horizon complements the product portfolio consisting of the Marco Polo and Marco Polo Activity. Mercedes-Benz presents the newcomer at the...


ChargePoint raises $82m to expand Europe network

2 March 2017

ChargePoint, which claims to be the world's largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, said it had secured an initial US$82m in funding, part of a larger multi-million dollar fund raise, led by Daimler.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes Benz US sales up 6.9% in February 2017

2 March 2017

Mercedes-Benz on 1 March 2017 reported the highest February sales in its history with 24,522 units up 6.9% from the 22,941 vehicles sold in February 2016. Adding 2,513 units for vans and 348 units for smart, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) achieved its highest...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks launches three digital solutions

2 March 2017

The Truck Data Centre launches on 1 March 2017, thereby allowing the introduction of new digital services from Mercedes-Benz Trucks: the revolutionary service product Mercedes-Benz Uptime and the new FleetBoard Manager app. Both services require installation...


just-auto Plus only Daimler trucks and buses appoints new head

28 February 2017

In a meeting held on 27 February 2017, the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG appointed Martin Daum (57) as the member of the Board of Management with responsibility for the Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses divisions effective as of 1 March 2017. The appointment...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Vans to invest in new products

27 February 2017

Mercedes-Benz Vans once again set new records for unit sales, revenue and EBIT in 2016. Daimler’s van division handed over a total of approximately 359,100 vans and multipurpose vehicles to its customers, representing growth of approximately 12% (2015:...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes develops new headlamp in HD quality

22 February 2017

For the Mercedes developers the future of car light lies in dazzle-free main beam in HD quality. The revolutionary headlamp technology shines with maximum performance and facilitates communication and pioneering driver assistance. The new HD headlamp...


Mercedes confirms Russia car plant

21 February 2017

Mercedes-Benz is to create a new plant to make cars in the Moscow Region of Russia from 2019.


Valmet Uusikaupunki plant begins GLC production

17 February 2017

Valmet Automotive has started series production of the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV at its Uusikaupunki plant in Finland.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes van accident research enhances van safety

17 February 2017

Mercedes-Benz Vans is increasing the safety of its star-branded vans even further with the aid of in-house accident research. This is the result of an interim evaluation of the activities carried out by a team of specialists over a period of one-and-a-half...

Daimler Group news

Daimler hastens EV launches

29 March 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz is speeding up its launch of battery electric vehicles. "Daim...


Shanghai show debuts list - Skoda Vision E concept

29 March 2017

Two world premieres for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 have been been added to just-auto.com's debuts...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz/Hermes ink strategic partnership

29 March 2017

Hermes and Mercedes-Benz Vans have agreed on a wide-ranging strategic partnership to electrify th...


Daimler merges car sharing units in China

28 March 2017

Mercedes-Benz Auto Finance is merging both car sharing operations in China, car2go and Car2Share....


just-auto Plus only Continental CPC used in Mercedes E-Class models

28 March 2017

Whether it's a gasoline vehicle, diesel vehicle, or a plug-in hybrid: in all models of the ne...


just-auto Plus only DTNA appoints new president and CEO

23 March 2017

Roger Nielsen (56) has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks Nor...



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