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| 15 May 2015
We heard this week that Toyota and Mazda are interested in working together in the future. Toyota is obviously the bigger player, but Mazda has some interesting plus points, not least its Skyactiv powertrain technology that improves ICE efficiency.
| 1 May 2015
The big news of the week[end] was the failure of Volkswagen supervisory board chairman Ferdinand Piëch to unseat CEO Martin Winterkorn, as we reported here and here.
| 17 Apr 2015
Dunno 'bout you but 2015 seems to be flying by waaaay too fast - where did yet another week go?
| 10 Apr 2015
There was quite a bit of good news on just-auto.com this week, mostly concerning March and first quarter sales plus various announcements of new plants or production starts.
| 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.
| 13 Oct 2014
Allison, the automatic transmission specialists, is rolling out FuelSense, a fuel-saving solution that automatically adjusts shift schedules, selects neutral and manages vehicle acceleration to maximise transmission fuel economy. Last month, Kenworth became the third OEM to adopt the package. Manlio Alvaro, director of EMEA Marketing, tells just-auto that testing indicates FuelSense has the potential to reduce fuel consumption by up to 20 per cent when compared to the previous generation of Allison Electronic Controls without these fuel saving feature
| 1 Jul 2015
Daimler has announced more details of plans for its Mercedes-Benz Rastatt car plant which will produce the next generation compact cars.
| 30 Jun 2015
Trials of Daimler's Fuso battery electric, zero emission trucks have been completed in a research project co-funded by the Portuguese government through IAPMEI, the Public Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation.
| 30 Jun 2015
With effect from 1 July 2015, Zhou Liang (48) will succeed Wu Yuejun (52) and become the new president and CEO of Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive (BFDA), the 50/50 joint venture between Daimler and truck manufacturer Foton.
| 29 Jun 2015
Daimler's Smart brand is adding, er, smartphone integration to its 2016 model year line using MirrorLink. Orders open on 3 July and the first vehicles will be delivered in September.
| 25 Jun 2015
Russian producer, GAZ Group says it has "supplier visibility" down to Tier 3 level and even further as it looks to leverage the possibly short-lived advantage of a rouble under pressure.
| 25 Jun 2015
Mercedes-Benz says it will not produce more Sprinter vans in Russia than the market demands as partner GAZ also acts cautiously in the current volatile economic environment.
| 23 Jun 2015
Daimler has started exporting left hand drive Fuso trucks from India to Cambodia.
| 19 Jun 2015
GAZ Group says it aims to achieve RUB5bn (US$93m) in cost savings this year as it prepares to launch its new full metal van based on the Gazelle Next chassis.
| 18 Jun 2015
Daimler might sell its Mercedes dealerships in eastern Germany to China-based Lei Shing Hong, Stuttgarter Zeitung reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.
| 18 Jun 2015
After recently opening a new bus plant in India, Daimler said it was further expanding its bus business in Latin America: wholly owned subsidiary Daimler Colombia is opening a new bus plant in Funza near Bogotá with an installed capacity of 4,000 units per year.
| 15 Jun 2015
Daimler Vans USA (DVUSA) is recalling 40,061 2007-2008 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 and 2006-2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles manufactured from 1 July 2005 to 31 July 2008.
| 12 Jun 2015
Bosch and Daimler have started a joint pilot project, car2go, to allow vehicles to drive themselves to a free parking space and return afterwards.
| 11 Jun 2015
Daimler's small car brand has no plans to add an SUV, according to the brand's CEO.
| 8 Jun 2015
Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars brand sold 151,135 vehicles in May worldwide, up 12.8% year on year.
| 4 Jun 2015
Road toll payment has Been made simpler for the Hungarian road network through Daimler’s FleetBoard telematics system which enables electronic payment.
| 28 May 2015
Daimler's South African Mercedes-Benz plant in East London, Eastern Cape province, has built its one millionth passenger car - a white, right hand drive, C-Class sedan.
| 27 May 2015
Less than three years after launching the BharatBenz brand in India, Daimler Trucks and Buses has opened a new bus plant at its Chennai site. The company also announced new bus and heavy duty truck models.
| 27 May 2015
Daimler and Qualcomm Technologies have announced a strategic collaboration focused on "pioneering innovation in the connected car".
| 27 May 2015
Mercedes-Benz has announced a closer partnership with Baidu which China 'asks' rather than googling. The Chinese search engine is now one of the world's five most visited websites and offers a huge choice of web-based services.
| 26 May 2015
Daimler is continuing to back Berlin as a production location with the announcement of a EUR500m (US$545m) spend to develop the city's Mercedes-Benz plant into a high-tech component factory.
| 22 May 2015
Daimler has said that it has completed a huge CAD migration project working with Siemens.
| 18 May 2015
Mercedes-Benz has introduced an intelligent integration between Apple Watch and Mercedes-Benz vehicles with its new MB Companion App that it says enables door-to-door journeys by sat-nav.
| 11 Sep 2014
Here we are again. September 11. On that day in 2001, I was in Frankfurt at the auto show.
| 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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