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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.

Latest interviews


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’.

Latest news


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.


Shanghai show debuts list - Mini JCW Countryman

18 January 2017

Another world premiere for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 has been announced, this time from Mini.


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.


European carmakers hope to catch Tesla chargers

11 January 2017

Aiming to break Tesla's stranglehold on the EV market, BMW, Volkswagen, Ford and Daimler plan to build about 400 next-generation charging stations in Europe that can recharge an electric car in minutes instead of hours.


Tenneco clean air solutions to Daimler NRM engines

11 January 2017

Tenneco is supplying the complete hot-end aftertreatment system for diesel applications, which includes the Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC), mixer and the SCR-Coated Diesel Particulate Filter (SDPF) with an SCR substrate in a module with sensors.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz 2016 global sales rise 11.3%

10 January 2017

Mercedes-Benz was more successful than ever in the year 2016: The Stuttgart-based premium brand with the three-pointed star increased its unit sales by 11.3% and delivered 2,083,888 vehicles to customers all over the world. This means not only that...


Mercedes brand beats BMW four years early

9 January 2017

The Mercedes-Benz brand, with 2.08m sales in 2016, topped archrival BMW's 2,003,359 four years ahead of a target set by Daimler's CEO, according to Reuters, after it stopped chasing market share and focused on making stylish high-tech cars loved by consumers.


CES 2017 - list of world debuts

6 January 2017

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, open to the public between 5 and 8 January, hosted multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US sales up 0.1% in 2016

6 January 2017

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) closed out 2016 with its highest annual volume in the US market, topping 2015's best ever record. MBUSA on 4 January 2017 reported December sales of 37,057 vehicles. Mercedes-Benz Vans reported December sales with 3,860 units, and...


just-auto Plus only Intel acquiring 15% ownership stake in HERE

4 January 2017

Intel has agreed to purchase a 15% ownership stake in HERE, a global provider of digital maps and location-based services, from HERE’s current indirect shareholders: Audi AG, BMW AG and Daimler AG. In conjunction with Intel’s acquisition of a...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Vans achieves full year sales record

22 December 2016

Mercedes-Benz is set to post several sales records this year: just like the passenger car brand, Mercedes-Benz Vans will set a new record for unit sales in 2016. From January to November this year, the business division delivered more vehicles to customers...


Daimler's Zetsche relaxed on Trump

19 December 2016

Daimler chief Dieter Zetsche appears to be taking a relaxed view of the potential impact on business of Donald Trump's election as president in the US.


Valmet reports record application numbers

19 December 2016

Valmet Automotive says its recruiting campaign for 250 carbuilders has yielded a record number of applications.


VW/Hubject to develop EV charging stations in EU

16 December 2016

The Volkswagen Group is joining the eRoaming platform Hubject GmbH as shareholder.


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores Fiat/Subaru/Mercedes models five star

15 December 2016

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), on 15 December 2016 published safety credentials for the Fiat 500X, Subaru Impreza and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. All three meet the latest 2016 requirements for 5...


just-auto Plus only Michelin tyres selected for Mercedes-AMG GT R

14 December 2016

Specially developed versions of the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres will be the sole track-focused original equipment fitment on the new Mercedes-AMG GT R. These road-legal Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres feature an optimised profile and asymmetric tread...


Mercedes agrees Hungary pay rises

13 December 2016

Mercedes-Benz in Hungary has reached a deal with labour unions that will result in a 10% annual rise in base salaries for factory workers in each of the next two years, from next April.


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...

Daimler Group news

Flexible car sharing works for Daimler

19 January 2017

Daimler said it car2go mobility unit kept growing in financial year 2016, boosting its customer b...


Carmakers join 'hydrogen council' at Davos

18 January 2017

Carmakers Daimler, Hyundai, BMW, Honda and Toyota are among corporate giants - comprising energy,...


Shanghai show debuts list - Mini JCW Countryman

18 January 2017

Another world premiere for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 has been announced, this time from Mini....


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 ve...


Daimler buys electronic payments company

16 January 2017

Daimler Financial Services is acquiring the electronic payment services provider PayCash Europe....


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

13 January 2017

AMG, these three letters stand worldwide for supreme automotive performance, exclusivity, efficie...



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