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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


Shanghai motor show debuts list - Wey SUV

13 January 2017

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


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.


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 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...


Valmet reports record application numbers

19 December 2016

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


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...


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 Mercedes-Benz opens new crash test centre

5 December 2016

In the presence of the Minister President of the German state of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, Mercedes-Benz on 30 November 2016 crashed an E-Class Saloon to mark the opening of what the company describes as the world's ultimate...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes develops new headlamp in HD quality

5 December 2016

For the Mercedes developers the future of car light lies in dazzle-free main beam in HD quality. The revolutionary headlamp technology shines with maximum performance and facilitates communication and pioneering driver assistance. The new HD headlamp...


just-auto Plus only MBUSA November 2016 sales up 1.1%

5 December 2016

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) on 1 December 2016 reported November sales of 30,363 vehicles, increasing 1.1% from the 30,043 vehicles sold during the same month last year. Mercedes-Benz Vans also reported November sales with 2,564 units, and smart reported 563...


Automakers plan Europe highway fast charge network

29 November 2016

BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen Group have announced plans for a joint venture to establish an ultra-fast, high-power charging network along major highways in Europe similar to Tesla's pioneering Supercharger network.


just-auto Plus only Continental debuts MFST in Mercedes-Benz E-Class

23 November 2016

For drivers of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan, spare batteries, power banks and cable clutter for smart devices are a thing of the past: The Multifunctional Smart Device Terminal (MFST) from the international technology company Continental is making its...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes AMG GT orders opened in Germany

22 November 2016

Three new members of the AMG GT family are available to order now. The AMG GT and GT C Roadsters as well as the extremely sporty AMG GT R will be launched on the market in spring 2017. AMG is extending its in-house developed family of sports cars outwards...


2016 LA auto show - world premieres list

17 November 2016

The following cars, light trucks and concepts were world premieres at the 2016 LA auto show.


Beijing Benz builds millionth Mercedes

17 November 2016

The millionth vehicle has been built at Beijing Benz Automotive Co (BBAC).


Valmet to hire 1000 employees for GLC production

17 November 2016

Valmet Automotive said it had started recruiting over 1,000 new assemblers and 'white collars' for its Uusikaupunki car plant as it prepares for Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV production.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet debuts at LA show

16 November 2016

The first cabriolet from the Mercedes-Maybach brand is celebrating its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show and is all set to hit markets in the spring of 2017 – limited to 300 examples and with a net price tag of EUR300,000 (US$321,737). The high-end...


just-auto Plus only GAZ Yaroslavl plant celebrates 100th anniversary

15 November 2016

Avtodiesel Yaroslavl Motor Plant (YMZ) marks its 100th anniversary. Today, Avtodiesel is one of the major Russian manufacturers of multipurpose diesel engines, clutches, gearboxes as well as stationary generator sets based on them. Its share in the Russian...

Mercedes-Benz news

Shanghai motor show debuts list - Wey SUV

13 January 2017

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


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...


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. Th...


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 w...


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 year...


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, host...



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