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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.


2015 TOKYO SHOW: World premieres

29 October 2015

A list of world premieres at the 2015 Tokyo motor show appears below.

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


Valmet says Uusikaupunki ready for Mercedes GLC

25 August 2016

Contract vehicle assembler Valmet Automotive said paint process and the assembly shop changes needed to build the Mercedes Benz GLC SUV at its Uusikaupunki plant had been completed.


just-auto Plus only Thomas Built Buses appoints new VP engineering

25 August 2016

Thomas Built Buses has named Leslie D. Kilgore vice president of engineering. Kilgore will oversee the design, development, research and testing of new technologies and innovations for Thomas Built Buses, including those in the BusWise Technologies...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US announces management changes

25 August 2016

Mercedes-Benz US (MBUSA) on 24 August 2016, announced new appointments within its senior management team both at corporate headquarters in Atlanta, GA and in its regional offices. All appointments take effect immediately. Bob Yeatman: Regional general...


just-auto Plus only US agencies invest to develop vehicle technologies

24 August 2016

On 16 August, as the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly adopted a second round of standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles, the Energy...


Daimler JV extends Denza EV's range to 400km

23 August 2016

Daimler said it had broadened its new energy vehicles (NEV) line with the new Denza, extended-range 400, a 'made in China, for China' electric vehicle built by Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology joint venture (BDNT).


2016 Pebble Beach Concours - world debuts

22 August 2016

The 65th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and associated events took place on California's Monterey Peninsula between 16 and 21 August. The following is a list of concept and new model world premieres.


just-auto Plus only DTNA endorses greenhouse gas phase II standards

18 August 2016

The leading commercial truck manufacturer in North America, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) endorses the EPA’s and NHTSA’s greenhouse gas (GHG) Phase Two standards. The standards include phased-in reductions of up to 25% in GHG emissions from...


just-auto Plus only Virta/HERE collaborate over EV charging service

17 August 2016

A key concern of owning an electric vehicle is “where can I charge my car if I start running out of battery?” HERE Automotive Services solve the problem by providing rich and dynamic information on EV charging stations via its EV Charging API. The...


Thai oil company and automakers to promote EVs

16 August 2016

Thailand’s state-owned oil and gas company PTT Plc has signed a collaboration agreement with six automakers to help develop the country’s nascent electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle market.


just-auto Plus only HERE names new chief platform officer

16 August 2016

HERE, the open location platform company, today announced the appointment of Peter Kürpick, a highly respected expert and leader in cloud technologies, as chief platform officer. In his role, Kürpick will accelerate the company’s push into...


just-auto Plus only HERE appoints its new chief operating officer

16 August 2016

HERE, the open location platform company, announced the appointment of Angel L. Mendez as chief operating officer, a new position within HERE. Starting 15 August, 2016, Mendez, a senior executive with deep experience in optimising and transforming business...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Cars July 2016 sales rise 9.4%

8 August 2016

After the best first half year in the company’s history, Mercedes-Benz has started the third quarter very successfully. In July, 163,770 Mercedes-Benz vehicles were handed over to customers all over the world, an increase of 9.4%. Sales in the first...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes US July 2016 sales up 3.6%

3 August 2016

Mercedes-Benz US (MBUSA) on 2 August 2016, reported record July sales of 28,523 vehicles, increasing 3.6% from the 27,526 vehicles sold during the same month last year. Mercedes-Benz vans also reported best-ever July sales with 3,272 units, and smart reported...


just-auto Plus only HERE appoints human resources chief

3 August 2016

HERE, the location cloud company, on 2 August 2016, announced the appointment of Kelley Steven-Waiss as chief human resources officer. Steven-Waiss has more than 20 years of executive management experience in human resources, change management, and...


just-auto Plus only Daimler invests in Blacklane chauffeur service

2 August 2016

Daimler is continuing to increase its stake in the professional driver service portal Blacklane. During the recently completed financing round, Blacklane received an eight-digit amount that it will use to further expand its global business. The parties agreed...


Mercedes to start second Hungary plant

1 August 2016

Mercedes-Benz is to set up a second plant at its Hungarian site in Kecskemét to produce front- and rear-wheel-drive cars, creating around 2,500 new jobs.


Daimler shows fully electric heavy freight truck

29 July 2016

Daimler Trucks has shown the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck in Stuttgart and says it is the first fully electric truck with an admissible total weight of up to 26 tonnes


Mercedes-Benz breaks ground for US Sprinter plant

28 July 2016

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Vans has broken ground for its new Sprinter plant to supply North America.


just-auto Plus only Here appoints new CFO

27 July 2016

HERE, the location cloud company announced the appointment of Peter Meier as chief financial officer (CFO). He will start at HERE on 15 August 2016. “Peter is a proven leader with profound knowledge of both international financial markets and...


just-auto Plus only MFTBC/SYC jointly to enhance Fuso business in Taiwan

26 July 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), and Shung Ye Trading, (SYC), a leading...


Smart to beta test parcel delivery to vehicles

25 July 2016

Daimler's Smart brand's think tank to accelerate the development and implementation of creative urban mobility projects has come up with 'smart ready to drop', a service that makes online shopping easier.


Seeger replacing Källenius to market Mercedes

25 July 2016

Daimler's supervisory board has named Britta Seeger a member of the board of management for Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales effective on 1 January 2017. Seeger replaces Ola Källenius who will head group research and Mercedes-Benz cars development.


just-auto Plus only Fuso launches its new range FA and FI in Paraguay

22 July 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 its all-new Fuso range...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Germany appoints new management board member

22 July 2016

The supervisory board of Daimler has appointed Britta Seeger (46) as member of the board of management for Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales, effective 1 January 2017. Britta Seeger will take over responsibility for Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales...


Daimler posts solid Q2 results on record sales

21 July 2016

Daimler has posted record figures for unit sales and EBIT adjusted for special items in the second quarter of 2016.


Daimler demos semi-automated bus in Netherlands

18 July 2016

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz bus unit said on Monday its new, semi-automated city bus with CityPilot shows what urban public transport will look like in the future because it operates more safely, efficiently and comfortably than today's conventional buses.


Mercedes-Benz announces digital marketing plan

14 July 2016

Mercedes-Benz is investing massively in the development of its digital competence as part of its 'best customer experience' sales and marketing initiative. The aim is to quickly set up a 'digital unit' headed by Sabine Scheunert, as part of a cross-departmental joint initiative between marketing and IT.


just-auto Plus only Daimler achieves Q2 2016 group EBIT above market expectations

12 July 2016

Daimler (ticker symbol: DAI) has achieved a group EBIT adjusted for special reporting items for the second quarter that is significantly above market expectations. Group EBIT adjusted for special reporting items sums up to EUR3,973m (US$4,400.83m)(Q2 2015:...


Mercedes sets new first half records

6 July 2016

Mercedes-Benz completed the first half of 2016 with new records. In the first half of 2016, 1,006,619 vehicles were delivered (+12.1%). In June, 188,444 cars were sold (+11.1%). Record unit sales for the 40th month in succession.


just-auto Plus only Daimler Germany reveals new Smart Brabus pricing

6 July 2016

The training camp is over and it's time to head out on the road, the new Smart Brabus with an output of 80 kW/109 hp and extensive technical and visual modifications to the exterior and interior will be available to order from 8 July in fortwo, fortwo...

Daimler Group news

Valmet says Uusikaupunki ready for Mercedes GLC

25 August 2016

Contract vehicle assembler Valmet Automotive said paint process and the assembly shop changes nee...


just-auto Plus only Thomas Built Buses appoints new VP engineering

25 August 2016

Thomas Built Buses has named Leslie D. Kilgore vice president of engineering. Kilgore will overse...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US announces management changes

25 August 2016

Mercedes-Benz US (MBUSA) on 24 August 2016, announced new appointments within its senior manageme...


just-auto Plus only US agencies invest to develop vehicle technologies

24 August 2016

On 16 August, as the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Transporta...


Daimler JV extends Denza EV's range to 400km

23 August 2016

Daimler said it had broadened its new energy vehicles (NEV) line with the new Denza, extended-ran...


2016 Pebble Beach Concours - world debuts

22 August 2016

The 65th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and associated events took place on California's Monter...



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