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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.


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.

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.

Latest news


Valmet on recruitment drive

25 April 2017

Valmet Automotive has begun its recruitment drive to meet additional workload requirements prompted by a new manufacturing agreement with Mercedes signed last month.


Mercedes-Benz expands car sharing services

25 April 2017

Four months after the launch of a successful pilot phase in Munich, Mercedes-Benz's private car sharing platform is now gradually being rolled out in other major German cities.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US recalls GLE models

25 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V241000 Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. Components: Steering Potential number of units affected: 58,323 Summary Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016 GLE300d 4Matic, E400 4Matic Coupe, GL63 AMG, GLE350,...


Google Home and Amazon Alexa now talk to US Mercs

24 April 2017

US owners of 2016 and 2017 Mercedes-Benz models can now use both Google Assistant on Google Home and Amazon Alexa to 'talk' to their cars.


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


Autoliv supplies Mercedes S-Class active safety

21 April 2017

Autoliv has announced supply of several active safety products for Daimler's updated Mercedes S-Class, launched at the Shanghai show this week.


2017 New York motor show - global debuts list

13 April 2017

There was no stand-out star at this year's New York International Auto Show, though for sheer novelty value, FCA's 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon could be rightly thought of as the biggest attraction.


Daimler says Q1 2017 EBIT "above expectations"

12 April 2017

Daimler said it had achieved a group EBIT for the first quarter 2017 that was "significantly above market expectations".


Mercedes plans more driving assist functions

6 April 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz S-Class will this autumn move further towards autonomous driving.


Daimlerspends $150m to build Sprinter in Argentina

6 April 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Vans said it was spending US$150m to build the next generation Sprinter large van in Argentina.


Mercedes has record March and Q1

6 April 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz had a record March with sales up 14.8% year on year to 228,296 vehicles. First quarter volume was also a record - up 16% to 560,625.


Mercedes-Benz trucks launches CarPlay/MirrorLink

5 April 2017

Mercedes-Benz says it is the first truck manufacturer to bring the Apple CarPlay infotainment system into its vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US recalls G550/G63 vehicles

4 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V178000 Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. Components: Latches/Locks/Linkages Potential number of units affected: 26 Summary Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016 G550 4MATIC and G63 AMG vehicles. In the...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US recalls 2016 Smart Fortwo models

4 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V179000 Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. Components: Exterior Lighting Potential number of units affected: 2,213 Summary Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016 Smart Fortwo vehicles. The horizontal...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US recalls 2017 E300 vehicles

4 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V176000 Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. Components Air Bags Potential number of units affected 65 Summary Mercedes-Benz USA LLC, (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017 E300 and E300 4Matic vehicles. The front passenger air bag...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US Q1 2017 sales up 4.5%

4 April 2017

Mercedes-Benz reported record first quarter year-to-date volume at 79,141 units, up 4.5% from 2016. March sales of 29,092 increased 3.3% from the same month last year. Adding 2,871 units for Vans and 389 units for smart, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) achieved a...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes Benz US recalls vehicles

4 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V177000 Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. Components: Air Bags, Electrical System Potential number of units affected: 51 Summary Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016 AMG GT-S, GLC300, CLA250 and GLE300d...


just-auto Plus only Daimler introduces new connect business service

31 March 2017

From 1 April 2017 Daimler is introducing new connectivity services in company fleets. In order to bundle expertise in fleet connectivity, Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services GmbH was specially founded as a subsidiary of Daimler AG. The new company will be...


Beijing Benz targets China's top premium slot

30 March 2017

BAIC Motor Group, with subsidiaries Beijing Brand, Beijing Benz, Beijing Hyundai and Fujian Benz boosted combined 2016 sales 16.4% to 1.929m units.


Daimler hastens EV launches

29 March 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz is speeding up its launch of battery electric vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz/Hermes ink strategic partnership

29 March 2017

Hermes and Mercedes-Benz Vans have agreed on a wide-ranging strategic partnership to electrify the courier service’s vehicle fleet. The companies are to start using battery-electric vehicles in the logistics provider's normal operations in a pilot...


just-auto Plus only Continental CPC used in Mercedes E-Class models

28 March 2017

Whether it's a gasoline vehicle, diesel vehicle, or a plug-in hybrid: in all models of the new Mercedes E-Class, the central powertrain controller (CPC) from Continental acts as a gateway in taking on the role of the drive's electronic control centre....


Daimler to continue Valmet compact car contracts

22 March 2017

Following the successful start of GLC production at Valmet Automotive last month, Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars said it would continue its long-running "successful" cooperation with Finland's Valmet Automotive which will produce the next generation of compact cars at its plant in Uusikaupunki.


just-auto Plus only Daimler Vans US recalls Sprinter 2500/3500 models

21 March 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V149000 Manufacturer: Daimler Vans USA, LLC Components: Power Train Potential number of units affected: 1,248 Summary Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles and...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Vans US recalls Mercedes-Benz Metris

21 March 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V148000 Manufacturer: Daimler Vans USA, LLC Components: Lane Departure Potential number of units affected: 72 Summary Daimler Vans USA LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris vehicles. These vans were to...


Magneti Marelli announces supply deals

17 March 2017

Magneti Marelli has announced supply deals under which its Automotive Lighting and Powertrain Technology divisions supply key components to new vehicle models, many of which were launched at this month's Geneva motor show.


just-auto Plus only Lanxess introduces lightweight structural parts

15 March 2017

With the help of continuous-fibre-reinforced, semi-finished thermoplastic composites, structural parts with a large surface area can be designed to be very thin and therefore lightweight. They can also be equipped with numerous functions, as demonstrated by a...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Buses sells 26,200 units worldwide in 2016

13 March 2017

In 2016, the bus division of the Daimler Group once again achieved the best return on sales in the industry of 6.2% (adjusted for special items), which is also slightly above its own target. Despite the continuation of very disparate markets, Daimler Buses...


GENEVA - Zetsche upbeat on Mercedes prospects

8 March 2017

Daimler and Mercedes chief Dieter Zetsche is upbeat on global prospects for the premium car segment and Mercedes-Benz cars.


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

8 March 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.

Mercedes-Benz news

Valmet on recruitment drive

25 April 2017

Valmet Automotive has begun its recruitment drive to meet additional workload requirements prompt...


Mercedes-Benz expands car sharing services

25 April 2017

Four months after the launch of a successful pilot phase in Munich, Mercedes-Benz's private c...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US recalls GLE models

25 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V241000 Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. Components: Steering Po...


Google Home and Amazon Alexa now talk to US Mercs

24 April 2017

US owners of 2016 and 2017 Mercedes-Benz models can now use both Google Assistant on Google Home...


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production mo...


Autoliv supplies Mercedes S-Class active safety

21 April 2017

Autoliv has announced supply of several active safety products for Daimler's updated Mercedes...



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