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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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Geneva show debuts list - 680hp Porsche Panamera

24 February 2017

The most powerful Porsche Panamera yet will make its global debut at the Geneva motor show. The Turbo S E-Hybrid has the same 850Nm of torque as the 4S diesel but its 680hp easily overwhelms the power output of even the existing Panamera Turbo S.


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.


Yet another facelift for nine-year old Citroën C5

17 February 2017

Another world premiere for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 has been been added to just-auto.com's debuts list. Astonishingly, the poor selling Citroën C5 is to be given yet another facelift.


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...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz to begin eTruck small series test

17 February 2017

This year, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is bringing the world´s first all-electric heavy-duty truck to market in a small series. Following the presentation of the Urban eTruck with 25 t perm. GVW and a range of up to 200 km at the International Commercial...


just-auto Plus only Daimler launches Startup Autobahn programme

17 February 2017

The innovation and cooperation platform between established companies and startups – Startup Autobahn – has now selected a record number of 28 companies for the second round. This now makes Startup Autobahn Germany's most extensive mobility...


Mercedes Benz upgrading Untertürkheim plant

15 February 2017

Mercedes-Benz is taking the next step in the modernisation of Untertürkheim, its lead plant for powertrain production worldwide.


Merecedes plans low volume electric truck trial

15 February 2017

This year, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is bringing the world's first all-electric heavy-duty truck to market in a trial small series. Following the presentation of the Urban eTruck with 25 tonne GVW and a range of up to 200km (120 miles) at the International Commercial Vehicle Show in 2016, the first vehicles will be delivered to customers this year.


just-auto Plus only Daimler India sells 13,081 trucks in 2016

13 February 2017

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) - the wholly-owned Indian subsidiary of Daimler AG, the world’s leading CV manufacturer with a global reach - is looking back at a successful year 2016. Despite a mixed year in its domestic business, DICV was able...


Daimler's trucks and buses chief steps down

10 February 2017

Daimler has confirmed earlier media reports management board member and Trucks & Buses chief Wolfgang Bernhard is to step down having asked management and the supervisory board not to extend his current contract, which expires in February 2018.


just-auto Plus only H2ME deploys its first 100 FCEVs across Europe

9 February 2017

Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) – the ambitious multi-country, multi-partner project to demonstrate that hydrogen can support Europe’s future transport demands announced that the first 100 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) deployed by H2ME are...


Daimler sets 47th consecutive monthly sales record

3 February 2017

Daimler, which has just announced financial results records for full year 2016,  said its Mercedes-Benz brand started 2017 with double-digit growth and a 47th consecutive record month for unit sales.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz global sales surge 18.3% in January

3 February 2017

Mercedes-Benz started the new year with double-digit growth and its 47th record month in succession. Last month, 178,467 vehicles with the three-pointed star were delivered to customers (+18.3%), more than ever before in a January. In the first month of this...


just-auto Plus only Daimler to make profit sharing bonus to employees

3 February 2017

Under the company's profit-sharing scheme, Daimler employees receive up to EUR5.400 (US$5.807) each for their contribution to the successful business year of 2016. This has been jointly agreed by the Board of Management and the General Works Council. The...


Daimler posts record 2016 sales and profit

2 February 2017

Daimler has posted its best-ever figures for annual unit sales, revenue and net profit for 2016. The company also expects to increase sales and earnings again this year, helped by some growth in demand and a strengthened market position. Further growth in revenue and EBIT is also anticipated.


Daimler CEO sees NAFTA continuing

2 February 2017

Daimler expects NAFTA to continue, media reports said on Thursday (2 February).


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US sales up 3.5% in January 2017

2 February 2017

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) on 1 February 2017 reported record January sales of 25,527, topping last January's record volume of 24,664 units sold. Adding 2,049 units for Vans and 324 units for smart, MBUSA achieved its highest January to date with a grand...


Daimler to build EQ EVs in existing plants

1 February 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars will integrate future EQ (electric) models into series production at existing assembly plants on four continents, starting with Bremen followed by Sindelfingen in Germany.


Daimler and Uber to cooperate on self-driving

1 February 2017

Daimler and Uber said they would cooperate on the supply and operation of self-driving vehicles.


Mercedes launches local build E-class in Indonesia

25 January 2017

Mercedes-Benz launched the locally-assembled new generation E-class model in Indonesia this week, following the debut of CBU versions of the model last August.


Mercedes starts making E-Class Coupe in Bremen

25 January 2017

Around the same time as CKD kit assembly of the latest Mercedes E-Class saloon kicked off in Indonesia, series production of the Coupé variant has started at the main plant for the model in Bremen.


BMW buyer plans more parts purchasing with Daimler

23 January 2017

BMW will buy more autoparts with Daimler, new purchasing head Markus Duesmann told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.


Flexible car sharing works for Daimler

19 January 2017

Daimler said it car2go mobility unit kept growing in financial year 2016, boosting its customer base 43% to 2.2m with a car rented every 1.4 seconds somewhere in the world.


Carmakers join 'hydrogen council' at Davos

18 January 2017

Carmakers Daimler, Hyundai, BMW, Honda and Toyota are among corporate giants - comprising energy, engineering and automotive firms - backing a new global initiative to promote hydrogen technologies.


Trump threatens German OEMs with 35% US tariffs

16 January 2017

US president-elect Donald Trump has warned German OEMs that he will impose a 35% border tax on vehicles imported to the US.


Daimler buys electronic payments company

16 January 2017

Daimler Financial Services is acquiring the electronic payment services provider PayCash Europe. By gaining a foothold in the ePayment business, the automaker will be launching its own electronic payment services provider under the 'Mercedes pay' brand name.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-AMG completes 50 successful years

13 January 2017

AMG, these three letters stand worldwide for supreme automotive performance, exclusivity, efficiency and highly dynamic driving pleasure. In 2017, the company founded by Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher is celebrating its 50th anniversary. In the course...


2017 Detroit auto show - world debuts list

11 January 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 North American International Auto Show are listed below. The most important models this year were of course the ninth generation Toyota Camry, which will also be the first vehicle using the (TN)GA-K architecture to be manufactured in the US; and the updated Ford F-150 which gains fresh engines, including a diesel.

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Geneva show debuts list - 680hp Porsche Panamera

24 February 2017

The most powerful Porsche Panamera yet will make its global debut at the Geneva motor show. The T...


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....


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. The...


Yet another facelift for nine-year old Citroën C5

17 February 2017

Another world premiere for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 has been been added to just-auto.com's debu...


Valmet Uusikaupunki plant begins GLC production

17 February 2017

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


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...



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