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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.


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.


September management briefing: Frankfurt review

23 September 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.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Confidence, demonstrated

4 September 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.

Latest interviews


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: Audi's 'Mr RHD' retires

31 July 2014

David Ingrams, who retired from Audi UK's press office today (31 July) played a key role in helping the German automaker's engineers achieve "uncompromised" right hand drive configurations and also oversaw a collection of about 50 classic cars, many of which he helped to launch when new. The man who praised Audi for taking the long-term view has himself served 36 years with the automaker and the connection may not yet be completely severed.


Q&A with Faurecia

25 June 2014

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one manufacturers of cockpits and instrumentation, Matthew Beecham spoke to Faurecia's David Weill about consumer expectations, materials trends, touch screens, HUDs and tomorrow's instrument cluster.


Q&A with Oerlikon Drive Systems

23 January 2014

Oerlikon Segment Drive Systems, with its brands Oerlikon Graziano and Oerlikon Fairfield, develops complete drive systems, gearing solutions and transmission components, with a product portfolio providing transmissions for high performance cars, solutions for all-wheel-drive vehicles and agricultural tractors, as well as Torque Hub planetary drive for industrial machinery and off-highway mobile equipment. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to Paolo Mantelli, Head of Performance Automotive, Oerlikon Drive Systems about some of its latest innovations and technology partnerships with Continental and Vocis.

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2016 Paris motor show - premieres list

30 September 2016

The Audi Q5, Citroën C3, Hyundai i30, Kia Rio, Land Rover Discovery, Nissan Micra, Peugeots 3008 & 5008, Porsche Panamera, Renault Alaskan and Škoda Kodiaq were the most important production models at the 2016 Paris motor show. As for design studies and prototypes, the BMW Concept X2, Generation EQ SUV from Daimler, Lexus UX, Renault Trezor and Volkswagen I.D. were the main show stoppers. Surprisingly, the BMW 5 Series, Infiniti QX50 and a mid-life facelift for the VW Golf did not appear.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz unveils new electric mobility brand

30 September 2016

At the Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz will unveil its new product brand for electric mobility: EQ. The name EQ stands for "Electric Intelligence" and is derived from the Mercedes-Benz brand values of "Emotion and Intelligence." The new...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz reinvents itself with new strategy

30 September 2016

At "Mondial de l'Automobile 2016," Dr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler and head of Mercedes Benz Cars, presented the company's strategy for the mobility of the future: "connectivity, autonomous driving, sharing and electric drive systems...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes Benz launches made in India GLC SUV

30 September 2016

The country’s largest luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, on 29 September, 2016, achieved yet another milestone for its world-class manufacturing facility, by adding the ninth product to its local production portfolio in India. By rolling out the GLC...


just-auto Plus only Daimler US recalls vans over seat belt issue

30 September 2016

NHTSA campaign number: 16V670000 Component(s): Seat belts Potential number of units affected: 271 units Summary: Daimler Vans US (DVUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles manufactured 1...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz E-Class exceeds Euro NCAP standards

29 September 2016

The E-Class Saloon has achieved a full five-star Euro NCAP rating, significantly exceeding the standards the independent safety test requires a vehicle to attain in order to be awarded five stars. The E-Class' occupant safety, child safety, pedestrian...


just-auto Plus only HERE presents next gen connected vehicle solutions

29 September 2016

HERE, the open location platform company, on 26 September, 2016, announced next generation vehicle-sourced data services for the auto industry aimed at making driving safer and more enjoyable for billions of people around the world. Ahead of this...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP scores Mercedes E-Class/Peugeot 3008

29 September 2016

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Peugeot 3008 recently underwent Euro NCAP safety tests. Both cars received a five star rating. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes with AEB across the range, and after rigorous safety testing gets the maximum five star Euro NCAP...


Mercedes mulls PHEV battery plant in Thailand

28 September 2016

Mercedes-Benz is considering investing in a battery plant in Thailand to meet growing demand for plug-in- hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in the country.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes integrates C/S Class with Inrix

28 September 2016

Inrix, the world leader in connected car services and location analytics, on 28 September 2016, announced that its off-street parking service is now available in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and S-Classes in Europe and the US. Inrix offers the most accurate...


More German car trim production moving to Romania

27 September 2016

Chinese automotive company Ningbo HuaXiang Electronic and Hib Rolem Trim, a German-Romanian automotive producer, have signed an agreement to develop a US$30m factory in Brasov, Romania.


Mercedes expands parts infrastructure in India

27 September 2016

Mercedes-Benz has opened what it says is the largest parts warehouse in the luxury car industry and also setting up the company’s largest retail training academy in South Asia, christened as the 'Mercedes-Benz Academy'.


just-auto Plus only Hankook expands Mercedes-Benz trucks OE line-up

26 September 2016

Hankook further expands its original equipment (OE) portfolio in the heavy commercial vehicle (HCV) and medium-duty segment as part of its existing OE agreements for Mercedes-Benz truck model range: Actros, Antos, Arocs, Axor, Econic and Atego. The tyre...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Maybach presents S 600 Pullman Guard

23 September 2016

The absolute flagship model from Mercedes-Maybach with face-to-face seating configuration behind the glass partition is now also available to order as a Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman Guard. As a result, heads of state and other individuals at particular risk...


just-auto Plus only DEKRA test results for Mercedes-Benz trucks

23 September 2016

Despite drastically more stringent emission standards for nitrogen oxides and particulates, the fuel consumption of heavy trucks has been reduced by 22% over the last 20 years. This has now been proved by a comparative test drive certified by the test...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz begins startup partnership challenge

19 September 2016

With "Startup adVANce", a big-scale startup partnership challenge, Mercedes-Benz Vans is starting its search for intelligent solutions relating to the transport of goods and passengers. As part of its recently introduced strategic initiative adVANce...


just-auto Plus only Daimler names new CEO of car2go

15 September 2016

Olivier Reppert takes over as CEO of Car2go on 1 October, 2016. The 42-year old succeeds Roland Keppler, who is moving to Tuifly. Reppert was previously the head of brand and product management for smart. Klaus Entenmann, chairman of the board of Daimler...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz presents Vision Van concept

12 September 2016

The Vision Van from Mercedes-Benz Vans is a revolutionary van study for the urban environment. As an integrated system, the vehicle merges a number of innovative technologies for last-mile delivery operations and thus sets the standard of performance...


Mercedes-Benz Vans looks beyond the vehicle

7 September 2016

Mercedes-Benz Vans said it would no longer be a mere manufacturer of vans and associated services but would "evolve into a provider of customer-focused holistic system solutions".


Drone logistics firm partners with Mercedes-Benz

7 September 2016

Autonomous drone logistics systems developer Matternet is forming a strategic partnership with Mercedes-Benz Vans to create the "future of delivery".


‘Starship’ robot delivery partners with Mercedes

7 September 2016

Starship Technologies, a start-up specialising in sidewalk robots for urban delivery, has announced a partnership with Mercedes-Benz Vans to develop ’Robovan’, described as "the world’s first transportation system integrating specially-adapted vans with autonomous delivery robots to allow efficient delivery of goods in neighbourhoods".


SUVs drive Mercedes-Benz sales up 12% in August

6 September 2016

Mercedes-Benz delivered more than 156,000 vehicles globally in August – an increase of 11.8% on last year. It said the main contribution towards the increase came from the strong rise in unit sales of SUVs of approximately 40%.


just-auto Plus only New Mercedes-Benz Conecto makes its world premiere

6 September 2016

Daimler Buses is reinforcing its sales position in the Middle East and Eastern European markets with a new generation of the Mercedes-Benz Conecto urban bus family. These markets are characterised by price-sensitive tendering business and a particularly strong...


Mercedes-Benz Vans launches Chinese made Vito

5 September 2016

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Vans launched its new, locally made mid-size van – the Vito – in China at the Chengdu motor show.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz USA August 2016 sales rise 0.1%

5 September 2016

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), on 2 September 2016, reported record August sales of 28,404 vehicles, increasing 0.1% from the 28,373 vehicles sold during the same month last year. Mercedes-Benz Vans also reported best-ever August sales with 3,152 units, up 39.5%...


just-auto Plus only Bosch/Mercedes launch smart parking project

5 September 2016

The daily search for parking is often a source of stress and frustration, especially if it takes up as much time as the actual journey. And yet cars are constantly driving past available parking spaces without actually parking there. Wouldn’t it be nice...


Mercedes Brazil starts building GLA

2 September 2016

Five months after the official plant opening in Brazil, Mercedes-Benz has started production of the second model at its new passenger car assembly plant in Iracemápolis - the GLA compact SUV is flexibly assembled on the same line as the C-Class sedan. Both models are the brand's best sellers in Brazil's premium market.


just-auto Plus only IIHS LATCH hardware evaluation shows improvement

2 September 2016

Buckling precious cargo into a late-model vehicle has gotten a bit easier in the past year, the institute's LATCH ease-of-use ratings show. IIHS launched its ratings of child seat installation hardware in vehicles in June 2015. Out of 102 vehicles rated...


SUV surge continues in China

1 September 2016

Although worries persist over the long-term outlook for China’s vehicle market, analysis of the latest sales data shows that the SUV segment is continuing to show strong growth that is benefitting Japanese and domestic brands in particular.


Daimler makes replacement parts ordering easier

1 September 2016

Daimler has announced all Mercedes-Benz Trucks 'genuine parts' can now be ordered via the global, cross-brand replacement parts platform partslink24.

Mercedes-Benz news

2016 Paris motor show - premieres list

30 September 2016

The Audi Q5, Citroën C3, Hyundai i30, Kia Rio, Land Rover Discovery, Nissan Micra, Peugeots...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz unveils new electric mobility brand

30 September 2016

At the Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz will unveil its new product brand for electric mobility: E...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz reinvents itself with new strategy

30 September 2016

At "Mondial de l'Automobile 2016," Dr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler and head of M...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes Benz launches made in India GLC SUV

30 September 2016

The country’s largest luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, on 29 September, 2016, achiev...


just-auto Plus only Daimler US recalls vans over seat belt issue

30 September 2016

NHTSA campaign number: 16V670000 Component(s): Seat belts Potential number of units affecte...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz E-Class exceeds Euro NCAP standards

29 September 2016

The E-Class Saloon has achieved a full five-star Euro NCAP rating, significantly exceeding the st...



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