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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.


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.

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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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just-auto Plus only Daimler appoints new chief compliance officer

9 December 2016

Olaf Schick has been appointed as the new chief compliance officer at Daimler as of 1 March 2017 and thus will also head Group Compliance. He succeeds to Dr. Wolfgang Herb, who will retire on 31 December 2016 after more than 25 years in the...


Valmet finishes Mercedes GLC Finland body shop

8 December 2016

Valmet Automotive has completed construction work of a new body shop dedicated for Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV manufacturing at the Uusikaupunki plant in Finland.


just-auto Plus only IIHS announces 2017 Top Safety Pick winners

8 December 2016

Consumers who choose a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award winner shouldn't have trouble seeing the road on nighttime drives. Good or acceptable ratings in the Institute's new headlight evaluations set the latest crop of qualifiers apart. Thirty-eight models...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz presents new E-Class All-Terrain

7 December 2016

From unpaved tracks to rock climbing or steep serpentine roads to a snow-bound ski lodge – the new E-Class All-Terrain takes routes where conventional estates often have to give up effortlessly in its stride thanks to greater ground clearance with large...


Top Daimler ADAS executive moving to Visteon

6 December 2016

Cockpit electronics supplier Visteon has named Matthias Schulze to head the company's next-generation advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) development, including a new centralised approach to domain controller and platform development.


Mercedes past 2015 full year sales tally already

6 December 2016

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz increased its unit sales in November by 12.7% year on year to 182,602 vehicles, achieving a 45th consecutive record month.


Continental details innovative dual display

5 December 2016

Continental announced it is supplying Daimler with two widescreen, high-resolution displays - that appear to be a single unit - for the 10th generation Mercedes Benz E-Class.


Beijing Benz Automotive names new chief

5 December 2016

Arno van der Merwe (44) takes over as president and CEO of BBAC in April 2017, replacing Peter Schabert (62), who is retiring after 31 years at Daimler. He has been the president and CEO of BBAC since August 2015.


just-auto Plus only Valeo Siemens eAutomotive begins operations

5 December 2016

The joint venture between Valeo and Siemens starts operation immediately. The name of the new company is Valeo Siemens eAutomotive GmbH and will be managed by Louis Pourdieu (CEO) and Peter Geilen (CFO). “I am truly delighted about the creation of...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz opens new crash test centre

5 December 2016

In the presence of the Minister President of the German state of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, Mercedes-Benz on 30 November 2016 crashed an E-Class Saloon to mark the opening of what the company describes as the world's ultimate...


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

5 December 2016

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...


just-auto Plus only MBUSA November 2016 sales up 1.1%

5 December 2016

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) on 1 December 2016 reported November sales of 30,363 vehicles, increasing 1.1% from the 30,043 vehicles sold during the same month last year. Mercedes-Benz Vans also reported November sales with 2,564 units, and smart reported 563...


Automakers plan Europe highway fast charge network

29 November 2016

BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen Group have announced plans for a joint venture to establish an ultra-fast, high-power charging network along major highways in Europe similar to Tesla's pioneering Supercharger network.


CO2 fines loom for European automakers - report

28 November 2016

Eight of Europe's largest carmakers reportedly will miss carbon dioxide emissions targets due to come into force in 2021, leaving them facing the prospect of billions of euros in fines, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only DTNA recalls 2017 model trucks

25 November 2016

NHTSA campaign number: 16V824000  Component(s): Tyres  Potential number of units affected: 863  Manufacturer: Daimler Trucks North America LLC Summary: Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2017...


just-auto Plus only Continental debuts MFST in Mercedes-Benz E-Class

23 November 2016

For drivers of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan, spare batteries, power banks and cable clutter for smart devices are a thing of the past: The Multifunctional Smart Device Terminal (MFST) from the international technology company Continental is making its...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes AMG GT orders opened in Germany

22 November 2016

Three new members of the AMG GT family are available to order now. The AMG GT and GT C Roadsters as well as the extremely sporty AMG GT R will be launched on the market in spring 2017. AMG is extending its in-house developed family of sports cars outwards...


Chinese media say Daimler boss insulted Chinese

21 November 2016

Chinese media reports say that the CEO of Daimler Trucks and Buses China has insulted the Chinese people following an argument over a parking space.


Smart widens EV range

18 November 2016

Daimler's Smart plans a full range of EVs - coupé, cabrio and four-seater. Sales start in early 2017.


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Fuso re-enters Uruguay

18 November 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 re-entered the Uruguayan market with...


2016 LA auto show - world premieres list

17 November 2016

The following cars, light trucks and concepts were world premieres at the 2016 LA auto show.


Beijing Benz builds millionth Mercedes

17 November 2016

The millionth vehicle has been built at Beijing Benz Automotive Co (BBAC).


Valmet to hire 1000 employees for GLC production

17 November 2016

Valmet Automotive said it had started recruiting over 1,000 new assemblers and 'white collars' for its Uusikaupunki car plant as it prepares for Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV production.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet debuts at LA show

16 November 2016

The first cabriolet from the Mercedes-Maybach brand is celebrating its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show and is all set to hit markets in the spring of 2017 – limited to 300 examples and with a net price tag of EUR300,000 (US$321,737). The high-end...


just-auto Plus only GAZ Yaroslavl plant celebrates 100th anniversary

15 November 2016

Avtodiesel Yaroslavl Motor Plant (YMZ) marks its 100th anniversary. Today, Avtodiesel is one of the major Russian manufacturers of multipurpose diesel engines, clutches, gearboxes as well as stationary generator sets based on them. Its share in the Russian...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz car sharing scheme launch in Munich

11 November 2016

Straightforward, safe and reliable – The new car-sharing platform from Mercedes-Benz will go online at the start of December. Croove is the name of the new app-based service that pairs up private vehicle owners and hirers. The Croove scheme will be...


just-auto Plus only Detroit Assurance suite enhanced for driver safety

10 November 2016

Detroit has extended the number of fault codes monitored by the Detroit Connect Virtual Techniciansm integrated remote diagnostic system to include those generated by the Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems. Available on all Freightliner Cascadia and...


just-auto Plus only Daimler appoints new chief design officer

10 November 2016

The Daimler, board of management has approved the creation of the position of chief design officer with effect from 1 November 2016. At the same time the board appointed the head of design, Gorden Wagener, as chief design officer at executive vice president...


German automakers fret after Trump elected

9 November 2016

Volkswagen's chief executive and German auto industry association VDA have expressed concerns the election of Donald Trump as United States president could have negative impacts for their companies, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only Daimler Tel Aviv Tech Centre begins operations

9 November 2016

Digitalisation, autonomous driving, security and connectivity, those trends heavily influence vehicle development in the future. To meet the vast and fast technological changes, Daimler has set up a global network of research and development facilities, which...

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just-auto Plus only Daimler appoints new chief compliance officer

9 December 2016

Olaf Schick has been appointed as the new chief compliance officer at Daimler as of 1 March 2017...


Valmet finishes Mercedes GLC Finland body shop

8 December 2016

Valmet Automotive has completed construction work of a new body shop dedicated for Mercedes-Benz...


just-auto Plus only IIHS announces 2017 Top Safety Pick winners

8 December 2016

Consumers who choose a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award winner shouldn't have trouble seeing the r...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz presents new E-Class All-Terrain

7 December 2016

From unpaved tracks to rock climbing or steep serpentine roads to a snow-bound ski lodge –...


Top Daimler ADAS executive moving to Visteon

6 December 2016

Cockpit electronics supplier Visteon has named Matthias Schulze to head the company's next-ge...


Mercedes past 2015 full year sales tally already

6 December 2016

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz increased its unit sales in November by 12.7% year on year to 182,602...



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