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Brands related to this company: Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz, Smart

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Future Mercedes-Benz EQ models [updated]

30 May 2017

The final feature in just-auto's focus on Daimler's current and future passenger vehicles concerns Denza, Mercedes-EQ EVs, plus Mercedes-Benz hybrids, plug-in hybrids, EVs and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.


ANALYSIS - future Mercedes-Benz SUVs

22 May 2017

This is the fifth of six features examining the current and future models of Daimler brands. Its focus is on Mercedes-Benz crossovers, SUVs and pick-ups. The final feature will be on electric vehicles.


ANALYSIS - current and future Mercedes-Benz cars

18 May 2017

Mercedes-Benz Cars remains locked in battle with BMW and Audi for the title of the world's number one premium passenger vehicle brand. The Daimler division has launched multiple additional vehicles in recent times and more are planned. Existing plants are being expanded and new ones are on the way in Mexico and Russia.


ANALYSIS - current and future Mercedes-AMG models

17 May 2017

Daimler sold 98,235 AMG-badged vehicles in 2016 and it will easily pass the hundred thousand mark this year. This report gives an overview of the current Mercedes-AMG global model range, while also looking ahead to what's due for release well into the 2020s.

Latest interviews


Industry 4.0 and how it will transform automotive

14 November 2016

Industrie 4.0 is the trending "buzz terminology" in the manufacturing sector - with BMW and Daimler among many prominent proponents - and encompasses the digitalisation of industry value chains. just-auto’s Calum MacRae caught up with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bauernhansl of the Fraunhofer IPA, who is one of the world’s foremost experts on Industrie 4.0, to find out what the implications are likely to be for the automotive sector.


HERE Automotive on strategies to support autonomou

1 February 2016

At the 2016 CES, Cat Dow talked with Floris Van Der Klashorst, vice-president of HERE Automotive. HERE's a creator of connected navigation solutions and since December 2015 has been owned by an alliance of the German automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler.


Q&A with Magna Closures

28 November 2014

Magna Closures designs, engineers and manufactures a range of vehicle closure modules, systems and components for the automotive industry. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to David O'Connell, Vice President – Global Engineering and R&D, Magna Mirrors & Magna Closures about the company’s SmartLatch, PureView sliding window and how it strikes a balance between providing a door which improves side-crash safety yet reduces overall vehicle weight.


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’.

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just-auto Plus only HERE/Pioneer announces capital alliance

20 September 2017

HERE Technologies (“HERE”) and Pioneer Corporation (“Pioneer”) announced a capital alliance that will result in each company becoming a shareholder in the other. The capital alliance is intended to solidify the strategic...


just-auto Plus only VW led L3Pilot research project launched in German

15 September 2017

A broadly based European research consortium under the management of the Volkswagen Group is analysing the opportunities for using technologies to facilitate mobility in the future with the aim of achieving a breakthrough in the area of automated driving. The...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks invests and partners with StoreDot

15 September 2017

Daimler AG’s Trucks division is investing in the Israeli company StoreDot as part of their financing round. A representative from Daimler will be appointed to StoreDot’s Board of Directors. The Tel Aviv-based company founded in 2012 is a...


Daimler's Fuso launches e-Canter in New York

14 September 2017

Daimler Trucks' Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus (MFTBC) has launched the Fuso eCanter in New York City and announced a deal with UPS.


just-auto Plus only Borbet premieres new VTX-wheel

14 September 2017

Just in time for the IAA 2017, Borbet presents a world premiere. The new VTX-wheel from the "Premium" category wins through its noble and spirited rotor design, which appears sporty and in full need of rotation.  Ten spokes, which glide...


2017 Frankfurt motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important production models making their motor show debuts were the Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen T-Roc, Porsche Cayenne, Opel Grandland X, Škoda Karoq and SEAT Arona.


Velodyne wins Mercedes sensor system contract

13 September 2017

Velodyne LiDAR has announced its selection by Mercedes-Benz Research & Development as a critical sensor supplier (VLP-32C Ultra Puck) for the further development of fully automated and driverless vehicles.


just-auto Plus only New adaptive engine mount technology for Mercedes

13 September 2017

The Mercedes-AMG E 63 S adopts second-generation system to combine control and refinement  The 2017 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S uses second-generation Magneto Rheological (MR) powertrain mounts from BWI Group, the advanced chassis technology supplier, to...


Daimler looks at costs to offset electrification

11 September 2017

Daimler is planning to make new savings in order to offset the higher costs and lower margins associated with planned boosts to electrification of its model ranges.


Mercedes launches new digital service for media

11 September 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz brand will launch a new digital service for journalists, bloggers and other so-called 'multipliers' at the Frankfurt show this week.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz presents new In-Car Office services

8 September 2017

Mercedes-Benz is another step closer to turning the car into a mobile assistant: for customers in Germany and Great Britain certain functions in the car can now be controlled with the Amazon Alexa voice service via Mercedes me. The new "In-Car...


Mercedes-Benz Vans marks 10 years of China JV

7 September 2017

Mercedes-Benz Vans celebrated 10 years in China with its joint venture Fujian Benz Automotive (FBAC). The division held a ceremony at the FBAC plant in Fuzhou in south-east China.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz global sales up 9% in August 2017

7 September 2017

Last month, Mercedes-Benz sold more cars worldwide than ever before in an August. Altogether, 170,341 automobiles with the three-pointed star were handed over to customers (+9.0%). In the first eight months of the year, 1,496,406 units were sold, which is an...


just-auto Plus only Daimler commissions new hydrogen filling station

7 September 2017

A new hydrogen filling station in Karlsruhe adds further impetus to the building of an infrastructure for eco-friendly electric mobility using hydrogen (H2) and fuel cell technology. The Total filling station on Karlsruhe’s Südtangente ring-road was...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores Mazda CX-5/Mercedes C-Class five star

7 September 2017

Three new safety ratings covering a range of vehicle segments have today been published by independent safety authority, ANCAP. The Mazda CX-5 which was released into the Australasian market in April has carried through the brand’s safety commitment...


FRANKFURT - Daimler to demo EQ Ready EV help app

6 September 2017

Daimler claims its new EQ Ready app will help motorists decide whether it makes sense for them to switch to an electric car or hybrid.


Daimler invests in peer-to-peer carshare start-up

6 September 2017

Daimler Mobility Services says it has participated as lead investor in a financing round of US peer-to-peer carsharing firm Turo.


TIDAL music partners with Mercedes-Benz

6 September 2017

Mercedes-Benz and music and entertainment streaming platform, TIDAL, have announced a long-term partnership. In the next few months, Mercedes-Benz customers that have connected their car to the 'Mercedes me' Portal will be able to access a complimentary TIDAL HiFi membership.


just-auto Plus only Daimler introduces new EQ Ready app

6 September 2017

Ready for e-mobility? The new EQ Ready app helps motorists decide whether it makes sense for them personally to switch to an electric car or hybrid. The smartphone app can record real journeys made by the user, analyse his or her everyday mobility behaviour...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US sells 25,373 units in August 2017

5 September 2017

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported August sales of 25,373 units, compared to 28,404 vehicles sold during the same month last year. On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totalled 213,242 units, down 2.9% from the previous year. Mercedes-Benz Vans...


Mercedes-Benz Vans sets up ride share JV with Via

4 September 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Vans is entering the ride-sharing sector by setting up a joint venture with US startup company Via to bring the service to Europe.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Vans to launch two new V-Class model

24 August 2017

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class is now more successful than ever before. Over the first six months of 2017, Mercedes-Benz Vans increased worldwide deliveries of its MPV by almost a quarter compared with the same period last year – so setting a new record....


2017 Pebble Beach Concours - world debuts

21 August 2017

Monterey Automotive Week, including the 66th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, took place on California's Monterey Peninsula between 15 and 20 August. The following is a list of concept and new model world premieres.


Will Daimler and BMW combine car sharing services?

18 August 2017

Daimler and BMW are rumoured to be in talks to combine their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, the chief executive of car rental company and DriveNow partner Sixt hinted to the Reuters news service.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz GLC surpasses 1m sales since launch

18 August 2017

Since the market launch in 2008, the sales figures of the successful GLC and its predecessor GLK reached more than one million vehicles. The model is produced at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen and shipped globally. GLC has a meaning. The "G"...


DTNA announces senior communications changes

15 August 2017

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced two key transitions in the senior leadership of channel marketing and corporate communications.


just-auto Plus only DVUSA recalls Freightliner/Dodge Sprinter vehicles

15 August 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V478000 Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA Components Air Bags Potential number of units affected 43,689 Summary Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2007-2009 Freightliner and Dodge Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles....


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Convention Centre in the BSD satellite city just outside Jakarta.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Vans presents Marco Polo Horizon

14 August 2017

At Caravan Salon Düsseldorf (26 August to 3 September 2017), Mercedes-Benz Vans presents the first Edition models of the Marco Polo Horizon, its compact recreational vehicle launched at the beginning of 2017. The Marco Polo Horizon Edition impresses with...


Report suggests 1.3m Germans will take diesel deal

10 August 2017

A media report suggested up to 1.3m German car owners would accept rebates of as much as EUR10,000 (US$11,700) per car from Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW in a cash grab reminiscent of the government’s 2009 cash-for-clunkers programme.

Daimler Group news

just-auto Plus only HERE/Pioneer announces capital alliance

20 September 2017

HERE Technologies (“HERE”) and Pioneer Corporation (“Pioneer”) announced...


just-auto Plus only VW led L3Pilot research project launched in German

15 September 2017

A broadly based European research consortium under the management of the Volkswagen Group is anal...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks invests and partners with StoreDot

15 September 2017

Daimler AG’s Trucks division is investing in the Israeli company StoreDot as part of their...


Daimler's Fuso launches e-Canter in New York

14 September 2017

Daimler Trucks' Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus (MFTBC) has launched the Fuso eCanter in New Yo...


just-auto Plus only Borbet premieres new VTX-wheel

14 September 2017

Just in time for the IAA 2017, Borbet presents a world premiere. The new VTX-wheel from the "...


2017 Frankfurt motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important producti...



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