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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.


Jakarta Auto Show Report

21 August 2015

The 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show got underway yesterday at the shiny new Indonesian Convention and Exhibition centre in BSD, a new commercial centre some 30km west of central Jakarta. Tony Pugliese was there.

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


2016 Pebble Beach Concours - world debuts

22 August 2016

The 65th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and associated events took place on California's Monterey Peninsula between 16 and 21 August. The following is a list of concept and new model world premieres.


Thai oil company and automakers to promote EVs

16 August 2016

Thailand’s state-owned oil and gas company PTT Plc has signed a collaboration agreement with six automakers to help develop the country’s nascent electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle market.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Cars July 2016 sales rise 9.4%

8 August 2016

After the best first half year in the company’s history, Mercedes-Benz has started the third quarter very successfully. In July, 163,770 Mercedes-Benz vehicles were handed over to customers all over the world, an increase of 9.4%. Sales in the first...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes US July 2016 sales up 3.6%

3 August 2016

Mercedes-Benz US (MBUSA) on 2 August 2016, reported record July sales of 28,523 vehicles, increasing 3.6% from the 27,526 vehicles sold during the same month last year. Mercedes-Benz vans also reported best-ever July sales with 3,272 units, and smart reported...


Mercedes to start second Hungary plant

1 August 2016

Mercedes-Benz is to set up a second plant at its Hungarian site in Kecskemét to produce front- and rear-wheel-drive cars, creating around 2,500 new jobs.


Daimler shows fully electric heavy freight truck

29 July 2016

Daimler Trucks has shown the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck in Stuttgart and says it is the first fully electric truck with an admissible total weight of up to 26 tonnes


Mercedes-Benz breaks ground for US Sprinter plant

28 July 2016

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Vans has broken ground for its new Sprinter plant to supply North America.


Seeger replacing Källenius to market Mercedes

25 July 2016

Daimler's supervisory board has named Britta Seeger a member of the board of management for Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales effective on 1 January 2017. Seeger replaces Ola Källenius who will head group research and Mercedes-Benz cars development.


Daimler demos semi-automated bus in Netherlands

18 July 2016

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz bus unit said on Monday its new, semi-automated city bus with CityPilot shows what urban public transport will look like in the future because it operates more safely, efficiently and comfortably than today's conventional buses.


Mercedes-Benz announces digital marketing plan

14 July 2016

Mercedes-Benz is investing massively in the development of its digital competence as part of its 'best customer experience' sales and marketing initiative. The aim is to quickly set up a 'digital unit' headed by Sabine Scheunert, as part of a cross-departmental joint initiative between marketing and IT.


Mercedes sets new first half records

6 July 2016

Mercedes-Benz completed the first half of 2016 with new records. In the first half of 2016, 1,006,619 vehicles were delivered (+12.1%). In June, 188,444 cars were sold (+11.1%). Record unit sales for the 40th month in succession.


Daimler's Bremen plant starts Mercedes GLC product

27 June 2016

Production of the new GLC Coupe has started at Daimler's Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen.


Force Motors opens new engine/axle plant in India

27 June 2016

Force Motors’ new plant at Chakan has been opened.


Mercedes E-Class gets Hella's multibeam LED lights

23 June 2016

Hella has announced it is supplying claimed world first three-layered multibeam-LED headlamps for Daimler's redesigned Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The lamps were developed jointly by automaker and supplier.


Mercedes starts E-Class LWB output in China

16 June 2016

Beijing Benz Automotive has started production of the special long-wheelbase version of the redesigned Mercedes E-Class designed for China.


Bremen plants starts Mercedes C-Class cabrio build

14 June 2016

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen has started production of the C-Class Cabriolet. The model is is the first convertible since the C-Class line evolved from the 190 back in the early 90s and is also the fourth C-class derivative made at the factory which is the 'mother plant' for several overseas factories.


Daimler spending EUR7bn on more 'green' models

13 June 2016

Daimler will spend around EUR7 bn on 'green' technology in two years, the automaker announced.


"Still room to grow" in China - Daimler

8 June 2016

Daimler insists the relative slowdown in the formerly exponential growth rate of China's economy is still powering the automotive sector to achieve sustainable sales increases.


Mercedes and Toyota top UK dealer service survey

8 June 2016

After sales service determines dealership customer satisfaction and loyalty, according to the JD Power 2016 UK Customer Service Index (CSI) Study.


Mercedes-Benz sales rise 12.9% in May

7 June 2016

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz boosted unit sales 12.9% year on year to 170,625 vehicles in May. Year to date sales rose 12.3% to a record 818,175 units.


Mercedes-Benz expanding van capacity

3 June 2016

Mercedes-Benz is expanding capacity at its Vitoria van making facility as it experiences strong order growth this year.


New diesel engine family debut on Mercedes E-Class

31 May 2016

Mercedes-Benz says it is the first manufacturer to put diesel vehicles on the market that already meet the EU’s stricter emission limits that come into force in September 2017.


Brose manufactures five millionth seat structure

26 May 2016

Brose says it has manufactured the five millionth front seat structure since the start of production in 2012 for a joint project between Daimler and BMW.


Mercedes to expand Hungary compact car plant

3 May 2016

Mercedes-Benz is to plough EUR580m (US$672m) into its plant in Kecskemét, Hungary, to produce the next generation of the automaker's compact cars.


Mercedes-Benz starts Brazil assembly gently

15 April 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.


Mercedes-Benz hits Q1 record for car sales

8 April 2016

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


Mercedes starts Romanian output of 9-speed auto

5 April 2016

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


New Mercedes models for Bremen plant

1 April 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.


Mercedes tests online sales channel for vans in NL

31 March 2016

Mercedes-Benz Vans claims it has become the first manufacturer of commercially operated vans to open an online sales channel. The pilot is being launched in the Netherlands with the Mercedes-Benz Citan and in cooperation with the local dealer network.


Mercedes-Benz Vans reports growth surge

16 March 2016

Mercedes-Benz Vans division has reported record sales, revenue and EBIT figures for the financial year 2015 and said that it expects further expansion in 2016.

Mercedes-Benz news

2016 Pebble Beach Concours - world debuts

22 August 2016

The 65th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and associated events took place on California's Monter...


Thai oil company and automakers to promote EVs

16 August 2016

Thailand's state-owned oil and gas company PTT Plc has signed a collaboration agreement with...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Cars July 2016 sales rise 9.4%

8 August 2016

After the best first half year in the company’s history, Mercedes-Benz has started the thir...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes US July 2016 sales up 3.6%

3 August 2016

Mercedes-Benz US (MBUSA) on 2 August 2016, reported record July sales of 28,523 vehicles, increas...


Mercedes to start second Hungary plant

1 August 2016

Mercedes-Benz is to set up a second plant at its Hungarian site in Kecskemét to produce fr...


Daimler shows fully electric heavy freight truck

29 July 2016

Daimler Trucks has shown the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck in Stuttgart and says it is the first ful...



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