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

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2018 Paris motor show - world debuts list

3 October 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 edition of the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile are named below.


2018 Monterey Week world debuts list

27 August 2018

Monterey Automotive Week 2018, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, took place over the final weekend of August and during several days leading up to it.


Future vehicles - Mercedes EQ electrified models

7 August 2018

A series which examines the existing and next models for Daimler's passenger vehicle divisions now concludes with a look at what's coming for the EQ sub-brand. This follows recent features on Denza, smart, Mercedes-Maybach, Mercedes-Benz cars, Mercedes-Benz SUVs and Mercedes-AMG models.


Daimler future models - Mercedes-AMG cars and SUVs

3 August 2018

Following a recently published walk through the ranges of current and future Denza, smart, Mercedes-Maybach, Mercedes-Benz cars and Mercedes-Benz SUVs, it is now the turn for Mercedes-AMG. An exploration of EQ electrified models to be published later in August will be the last in the Daimler series.

Latest interviews


Harman on the Mercedes-Benz User Experience

24 April 2018

Most carmakers are working on ways in which to weave in some level of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and voice assistance into their model range. The Mercedes-Benz new A-Class incorporates the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), the carmaker's latest interactive telematics platform. This intelligent, voice-controlled infotainment system - co-developed with Samsung-Harman - is characterised by its ability to learn using AI. To learn more, we caught up with Harman’s Senior Vice-President of Operations Daimler, Connected Car Division, Gerhard Nuessle. In this interview, he explains the intricacies of the MBUX system and why he believes it will revolutionise the UX.


Q&A - Daimler's Ola Källenius on electrification

11 October 2017

Ola Källenius, Daimler board member responsible for Group Research at Daimler outlines the major elements of the group's powertrain and electrification strategy.


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.

Latest news


Diesel, R134a, costs clobber Daimler bottom line

19 October 2018

Citing "recent developments" as a cause Daimler has "reassessed" its full year 2018 profit forecasts for Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Buses and the group as a whole.


Daimler Financial Services trials avatar on calls

19 October 2018

Daimler Financial Services (DFS) has been trialling a digital avatar called 'Sarah' to answer most frequently asked customer questions during an internal pilot at one of the company's call centres in the US.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Marketing under new leadership

15 October 2018

Bettina Fetzer (38) will take over as head of Mercedes-Benz Marketing on 1 November 2018. Following various positions in the communications department of Daimler AG, Fetzer was most recently in charge of global products and brands PR at Mercedes-Benz...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Trucks Germany names new sales head

15 October 2018

Effective 1 November 2018, Andreas Schmid (58) will take over management of the Trucks Sales District Wurttemberg and serve as acting manager of the Trucks Sales District Bavaria. At present, Schmid is part of the management board of Mercedes-Benz Sales...


Nissan Qashqai gets Daimler co-developed engine

12 October 2018

The Nissan Qashqai is now on sale in the UK with a new 1.3-litre petrol engine that is the fruit of the Renault-Nissan Alliance's collaboration with Daimler.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz S 560 e ready for launch

10 October 2018

The third generation of the plug-in hybrid from Mercedes-Benz is due to be launched. The new S 560 e (combined fuel consumption: 2.6-2.5 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 59-57g/km, combined electrical consumption: 20.2-20.0kWh/100 km) can be ordered from 10...


Daimler and Geely discuss ride sharing JV - report

9 October 2018

Zhejiang Geely Holding - which owns Volvo Cars, is in talks with Daimler, in which billionaire owner billionaire Li Shufu took an almost 10% stake earlier this year, to set up ride-hailing and car-sharing services in China, sources told Bloomberg.


Daimler US plant breaks ground for batteries

8 October 2018

Daimler's Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant has built its first GLE on a new SUV platform while a groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of the construction of a new battery factory.


WLTP hits Mercedes September sales

8 October 2018

Mercedes-Benz sales fell 8.2% year on year in September to 202,819 vehicles worldwide. Nine-month volume slipped 0.1% to 1,715,087 units.


Has CFO Uebber got the hump with Daimler?

8 October 2018

Daimler's finance chief Bodo Uebber won't try to renew his contract when it expires in December 2019, the carmaker reportedly said late on Sunday.


Daimler car2go to start Paris operations from 2019

5 October 2018

Beginning next year, car2go, Daimler's carsharing operation, will be offering its services in Paris.


Toyota and Mercedes top 2018 auto brands rating

4 October 2018

Automotive brands accounted for 16 of Interbrand's most valuable brands list for 2018 though Apple, Google, and Amazon were the top three.


just-auto Plus only Moovel/FastLinkDTLA launch new ridesharing pilot

4 October 2018

FastLinkDTLA, Downtown LA’s transportation management-focused public-private partnership, and Moovel, the leading provider of mobile ticketing applications in North America, announced the launch of a new ridesharing pilot that will complement the...


just-auto Plus only Smart presents intelligent app for Smart EQ

3 October 2018

Smart is simplifying access to electric mobility: the new Smart EQ control app has been available since August - as the digital extension of the Smart EQ fortwo and Smart EQ forfour (power consumption, combined: 20.8 -12.9 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions, combined:...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US sales down 9.8% in September 2018

3 October 2018

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported September sales of 26,169 Mercedes-Benz models, a decrease of 9.8% from September 2017. Mercedes-Benz Vans reported best-ever month of 4,448 units (up 44.0%) and smart reported 98 units, bringing MBUSA to a grand total of...


just-auto Plus only Preh presents HMI/connectivity solutions at IAA

28 September 2018

The Preh Group's presence at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 in Hanover showcases the latest developments in HMI and connectivity. Many features familiar from the passenger car sector have been adapted to the specific requirements of commercial vehicles...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes names its future hypercar AMG ONE

28 September 2018

In the run-up to the Paris Motor Show 2018, the performance and sports car brand announces the name of the future hypercar: Mercedes-AMG ONE. The name stands for the highest automotive ambition: to bring Formula 1 hybrid technology to the road. Mercedes-AMG...


Daimler's Zetsche to chair supervisory board

26 September 2018

Daimler is to promote R&D chief Ola Kaellenius to management board chairman and head of the Mercedes-Benz Cars division, effective from the shareholders meeting in 2019. That will free up predecessor Dieter Zetsche to take over as chairman of the supervisory board in 2021, replacing Manfred Bischoff.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes Benz receives repeat order for Citaro NGT

26 September 2018

EMT, the transport company of the Spanish capital Madrid, is set to receive a total of 276 Mercedes-Benz Citaro NGT urban buses with natural gas drive in the next two years. This will be the fourth major order from Madrid in quick succession. 672...


Visteon supplies Merc A-class cockpit controller

25 September 2018

Several months after the launch of Mercedes-Benz's A-Class (as the sedan version makes its debut), Visteon said it was supplying a claimed industry-first cockpit domain controller, SmartCore, which usies a single silicon chip with multiple central processing units (CPUs).


ZF supplies active belt retractor for Merecdes CLS

25 September 2018

ZF said it had begun volume production of its next generation active control retractor, the ACR8, fitted by Mercedes in the CLS.


Mitsubishi-Fuso to build Thailand truck plant

21 September 2018

Mitsubishi-Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC) announced it would build a new heavy truck assembly plant in Thailand.


BMW, Daimler to HQ mobility JV in Berlin

20 September 2018

BMW and Daimler plan to base their proposed global mobility company in Berlin.


just-auto Plus only TomTom Bridge Hub platform selected by Daimler

20 September 2018

TomTom announced that its vehicle-integrated TomTom Bridge Hub platform has been chosen by Daimler Trucks to provide navigation and vehicle data to drivers, globally. Now Daimler Truck drivers using the new infotainment system will benefit from TomTom’s...


just-auto Plus only Moovel unveils its digital marketplace

20 September 2018

The Moovel Group unveils its digital marketplace at the transportation technology industry’s leading international trade show, held every two years in Berlin. The Moovel marketplace solution enables transit authorities to bundle their transportation...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz introduces new Actros Edition 1

20 September 2018

The new Actros comes with trailblazing innovations that immediately pay for themselves. Both company owners and drivers will profit from an unparallelled level of efficiency and comfort. Mercedes-Benz is celebrating the presentation of the new flagship model...


just-auto Plus only Daimler opens new Technology Centre in Immendingen

20 September 2018

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, Deputy Prime Minister of the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg Thomas Strobl and numerous guests from politics, business and administration gained an insight into the future of mobility at Daimler during the opening ceremony...


just-auto Plus only Daimler announces world premier of trucks at IAA

20 September 2018

Driving Tomorrow' is the motto of this year's IAA Commercial Vehicles, which runs from 20 - 29 September in Hanover – and which no company embodies better than Daimler. Whether Daimler Trucks, Daimler Buses or Mercedes-Benz Vans, vehicles or...


Daimler buys into EV school bus maker

19 September 2018

Daimler Trucks & Buses said it was investing in US company Proterra.


Daimler developing autonomous transport with BASF

19 September 2018

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Vans has shown its Vision Urbanetic mobility concept at the commercial vehicles IAA in Hanover, revealing more details and a testing partnership after first showing the product in Copenhagen on 10 September.

Daimler Group news

Diesel, R134a, costs clobber Daimler bottom line

19 October 2018

Citing "recent developments" as a cause Daimler has "reassessed" its full year 2018 profit foreca...


Daimler Financial Services trials avatar on calls

19 October 2018

Daimler Financial Services (DFS) has been trialling a digital avatar called 'Sarah' to answer mos...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Marketing under new leadership

15 October 2018

Bettina Fetzer (38) will take over as head of Mercedes-Benz Marketing on 1 November 2018. Followi...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Trucks Germany names new sales head

15 October 2018

Effective 1 November 2018, Andreas Schmid (58) will take over management of the Trucks Sales Dist...


Nissan Qashqai gets Daimler co-developed engine

12 October 2018

The Nissan Qashqai is now on sale in the UK with a new 1.3-litre petrol engine that is the fruit...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz S 560 e ready for launch

10 October 2018

The third generation of the plug-in hybrid from Mercedes-Benz is due to be launched. The new S 56...



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