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Glenn Brooks | 23 Sep 2015

In the second and final part of this month's management briefing, we take a look at the stand out concepts, production cars and trends seen at the 2015 Frankfurt IAA motor show.


Graeme Roberts | 4 Sep 2015

Some of the news is just in today so, you may not have seen all of the stories yet but, after a slight rattling of investors' cages by the recent stock market shenanig..., er, 'correction' in China, this week we have seen automotive investment confidence in three key markets. From Mazda, in Russia, Daimler, in alliance with the Renault-Nissan Alliance, in Mexico and, Nissan again, right here in the UK, for Europe.


Graeme Roberts | 17 Jul 2015

Starter for 10 - what new car headed for launch at Frankfurt next September is a vehicle the chief designer swore he'd never do?


Graeme Roberts | 3 Jul 2015

This week it was, for once, my turn to stay back and mind the shop while colleagues scurried hither and yon to bring you news and interviews from a number of events here in Olde Engerland and Europe, all the while enduring 35C 'heatwaves', rail delays due to the 'wrong kind of heat', missed plane connections and the usual summer chaos.

Latest Interviews

Cat Dow | 1 Feb 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.


Calum MacRae | 11 Nov 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

Simon Warburton | 22 Apr 2016

Daimler says it is pursuing a "conservative" path of communication surrounding the US Department of Justice (DoJ) request for information regarding exhaust emissions in America.


Fernando Calmon | 15 Apr 2016

Mercedes-Benz has gradually started production at its just-opened, 20,000-unit capacity assembly plant in Iracemápolis, 170km/106 miles north-west of São Paulo City.


Dave Leggett | 8 Apr 2016

Mercedes-Benz delivered 198,921 cars to customers in March, more than ever before in one month (+8.4%)


Dave Leggett | 7 Apr 2016

Underlying the good times for premium brands, Daimler’s Supervisory Board chairman has hailed last year as the company’s most successful year ever.


Dave Leggett | 5 Apr 2016

Daimler's Romanian subsidiary Star Assembly has started production of the 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission.


Graeme Roberts | 1 Apr 2016

Daimler announced the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen would produce the new GLC Coupé, just launched at the New York show, with the C-Class Cabriolet to follow. By then, the factory will be building 10 different models and taken on 200 current temporary workers as permanent employees.


Simon Warburton | 1 Apr 2016

Progress-Werk Oberkirch (PWO) has unveiled fiscal 2015 net income up EUR200,000 to EUR7.5m (US$8.5m), as well as Group revenue rising from EUR381m to EUR405m.


Graeme Roberts | 17 Mar 2016

US vehicle safety regulators announced on Thursday (17 March) 20 automakers have agreed to make automatic emergency braking standard on nearly all US vehicles by 2022, a move that could prevent thousands of rear-end crashes annually.


Tony Pugliese | 17 Mar 2016

China’s BAIC Motor Corporation has acquired a 35% stake in Fujian Benz, a joint venture with Germany’s Daimler AG, to become the company’s second-largest shareholder - according to local reports.


Graeme Roberts | 1 Mar 2016

Half of British drivers (49%) are concerned about the safety of the connected car, with automotive manufacturers also admitting there could be a security lag of up to three years before systems catch up with cyber threats.


Dave Leggett | 19 Feb 2016

Mercedes-Benz in the US faces a class action lawsuit from the owner of Mercedes BlueTEC diesel car that accuses it of knowingly programming so-called ‘clean diesel’ cars to emit illegally excessive levels of nitrogen oxides.


Graeme Roberts | 17 Feb 2016

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz has set up a new hub for transporting new vehicles from Europe to Asia in the Slovenian port of Koper. It started operating at the end of 2015.


Graeme Roberts | 17 Feb 2016

Senior Daimler managers are to drive electrified vehicles as part of a company policy to encourage the use of as much zero-emission driving as possible. This year, the automaker wil spend EUR30m extending its charging infrastructure at many sites.


Graeme Roberts | 17 Feb 2016

Confirming earlier media reports, Daimler's supervisory board has named Ola Kaellenius (46) as the member of the management board in charge of group research and Mercedes-Benz Cars development starting 1 January, 2017.


Graeme Roberts | 15 Feb 2016

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has confirmed details of the latest 1.7m vehicle recalls by two major German automakers and said a third also plans to recall multiple vehicles from model years dating back over a decade. All are fitted with driver side airbags with potentially faulty Takata inflators.


Graeme Roberts | 15 Feb 2016

A EUR15m logistics improvement project at Daimler's Kecskemét, Hungary factory is progressing well after construction started earlier this year, Daimler said.


Graeme Roberts | 12 Feb 2016

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars sales and marketing chief Ola Kaellenius will move to head of research and development, German media reports said.


Graeme Roberts | 10 Feb 2016

Daimler is to recall around 840,000 vehicles to check for potentially faulty Takata airbags in a move the automaker expects will cost about EUR340m.


Graeme Roberts | 1 Feb 2016

In 2015 the European car market totalled 14.2m new registrations, an increase of 9.3% over 2014 full year results; the highest since 2009. The market benefited from the last two months of double-digit growth with December setting the highest positive monthly change of the last three years at 1.16m units. Therefore, the last quarter volume increase was the highest of the year, standing at 10.2% more than in Q4 2014, representing 3.42m cars sold in total. The Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate, SAAR, came in at 16.52m units.


Dave Leggett | 25 Jan 2016

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has told a German newspaper that Google and Apple have made more progress on automotive projects than he had previously assumed


Graeme Roberts | 18 Jan 2016

Proposals floated in Detroit last week by top federal auto safety officials indicating the agency is willing to allow auto manufacturers to detour US motor vehicle laws and regulations, particularly for unproven robot cars would, if true, be a "wrong turn" for the agency, Consumer Watchdog said.


Graeme Roberts | 11 Jan 2016

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz has introduced new autonomous driving technology with its new E-class, unveiled on the eve of the Detroit show.

Latest blogs

Dave Leggett | 11 Sep 2014

Here we are again. September 11. On that day in 2001, I was in Frankfurt at the auto show.


Glenn Brooks | 1 Nov 2013

Daimler might be one manufacturer that is enthusiastic about Google Glass but it seems a highway patrol officer in California was less than happy to see someone wearing the specs.

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