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

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Pebble Beach world debuts list - Infiniti concept

9 August 2018

Monterey Automotive Week, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, will take place on California's Monterey Peninsula later this month. There will be various concept and new model world premieres, including a just-announced Infiniti concept.


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.


Future models - Mercedes-Benz SUVs

31 July 2018

Following a recently published look at current and future Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, now comes a round-up of what's ahead for SUVs and the X-Class pick-up. This series, which has also looked at Denza, smart and Mercedes-Maybach, will next turn to Mercedes-AMG, and then finish with an exploration of EQ electrified models.

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.

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just-auto Plus only JAC H1 2018 global sales up 12.4%

17 August 2018

Since the beginning of 2018, the situation of global economy has become more complex and unstable, under such a rigorous external environment, JAC international business overcame so many difficulties and exported more than 40,000 units vehicles to overseas in...


Mercedes US tackles critical technician shortage

14 August 2018

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) has launched a partnership with Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC) in Louisville, Kentucky to tackle the critical shortage of qualified automotive technicians in America.


just-auto Plus only HERE and Renovo to deploy open interfaces for AVs

8 August 2018

An open ecosystem of best-in-class technologies working seamlessly together will be at the heart of the automated transportation systems of the future. That is the shared vision of Renovo (Renovo.auto), a mobility software technology company, and HERE...


West European car market up 9.1% in July

7 August 2018

Data from LMC Automotive shows that West European car registrations increased by 9.1% in year-on-year (YoY) terms in July. The regional annualised selling rate also nudged up, from 14.6m units a year in June to 14.7m units a year in July.


Daimler halts Iran expansion

7 August 2018

Daimler has said it had dropped plans to expand its Iran business in reaction to renewed US sanctions, which came into effect on Tuesday (7 August).


Daimler to produce battery Smarts in China

7 August 2018

Daimler is in talks with a joint venture partner to produce battery powered versions of its two seat, Smart ForTwo car in China, according to local reports quoting industry insiders.


Mercedes sets seven month sales record

6 August 2018

Mercedes-Benz sales in the first seven months of 2018 rose 2.3% year on year to a record 1,356,350 vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Moovel adds two million users in past one year

3 August 2018

Moovel Group products are used by five million people. The Daimler subsidiary is a Mobility-as-a-Service pioneer. The term Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) refers to the bundling of various types of public transportation, such as buses, subway, car sharing, bike...


just-auto Plus only DICV expanding with new BharatBenz dealerships

3 August 2018

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) in association with Abutani Trucking inaugurated its first new state-of-the-art BharatBenz dealership in Guwahati, Assam. Girish Doley, CEO, Abutani Trucking inaugurated the dealership. The latest addition to the...


Daimler aims for sustainable supply chain

2 August 2018

To ensure a sustainable raw material supply chain, Daimler has joined associations, organisations and competitors in a number of initiatives.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz opens new Brand Centre in Chicago

2 August 2018

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is taking its brand on the road with an immersive retail experience now open in Chicago through 30 September. Popularised at marquee events and auto shows, the full concept store recently enjoyed successful stops in Atlanta and Miami...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US sales dips 20.1% in July 2018

2 August 2018

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported July sales of 20,034 Mercedes-Benz models, a decrease of 22.7% from July 2017. Mercedes-Benz Vans reported July sales of 2,921 units (up 5.9%) and smart reported 103 units, bringing MBUSA to a grand total of 23,058 vehicles...


just-auto Plus only DICV announces leadership changes

2 August 2018

Change at the top of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV): Erich Nesselhauf, who has been managing director and chief executive officer of DICV since June 2014, will return to Germany to take over global responsibility for Manufacturing Engineering at...


Daimler's Bremen plant starts on C-Class facelift

1 August 2018

Daimler said its Mercedes-Benz plant Bremen built the first facelifted C-Class saloon during full capacity and within one day.


Daimler selects Solace for Mercedes Me app

31 July 2018

Daimler has selected Solace to provide the technology powering its Mercedes Me app and associated services by streaming information between vehicles and back-end applications.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz bus to feature xFE transmission

30 July 2018

Mercedes-Benz Brazil’s new OF 1721 L front engine bus with an Allison fully automatic transmission will be shown at Lat.Bus and Transpublico 2018, the Latin American Transport Fair, 31 July to 2 August at the Transamerica Expo centre. The partnership...


Daimler plans to split into three business areas

27 July 2018

Daimler has unveiled plans for a new corporate structure designed to give its major business areas greater agility ahead of major challenges and transformation in the mobility and automotive sector. If shareholders agree it could be in place by 2020.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes G-Class selects Tenneco Monroe suspension

27 July 2018

Tenneco, a global supplier of ride performance and clean air products and systems, announced that the Mercedes-Benz G-Class line of SUVs will offer adaptive adjustable damping using Tenneco’s Continuously Variable Semi-Active (CVSA2) suspension...


Mercedes A-Class sedan to be launched end-2018

26 July 2018

Mercedes-Benz is to launch its A-Class Sedan at the end of 2018. The car also receives a world premiere at the Paris Show in October.


Daimler Q2 results hit by tariffs

26 July 2018

Daimler has said that China import tariffs on vehicles shipped from its US plant have dented its second quarter financial results.


Daimler car2go expands to Chicago

26 July 2018

Daimler-owned free-float carshare company car2go has officially launched in Chicago, marking the company's 25th global city. car2go says that Chicago is a city ideally suited for flexible one-way carshare.


Daimler and Baidu enhance automated driving accord

26 July 2018

Daimler and Baidu have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance and deepen their partnership through joint automated driving and connectivity projects, including further strengthening their collaboration through Baidu’s Apollo open platform.


Luxoft partners Daimler on R&D centre

17 July 2018

Luxoft, a global IT service provider, announced it has partnered with MBition, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, to open a research and development centre in Berlin to spur innovation and deliver software services for future Daimler AG vehicles.


Daimler's Lab1886 Innovation Hub opens in Atlanta

17 July 2018

Daimler AG is expanding its global innovation network. Lab1886's new location in Atlanta (Georgia, US) has officially opened. Guests at the event included Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia, as well as Silicon Valley icon and investor Guy Kawasaki.


Daimler Trucks breaks ground on Stuttgart office

16 July 2018

From 2021 Daimler Trucks is bringing together the corporate units based in the Stuttgart region to work at a single location.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz eCitaro makes its world premiere

12 July 2018

It emits zero local emissions and runs almost silently. It combines the thousand fold proven platform of Mercedes-Benz' best-selling city bus with new technological solutions and an independent design. The all-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro takes electric...


Daimler and Bosch select Nvidia AI platform

11 July 2018

In their alliance to put highly automated and driverless vehicles on urban streets, Bosch and Daimler have specified the computing power needed for their prospective system.


Bosch/Daimler select California as pilot location

11 July 2018

Bosch and Daimler are speeding up the development of fully-automated and driverless driving (SAE Level 4/5) and the partners have chosen California as the pilot location for the first test fleet.


just-auto Plus only Daimler/Tsinghua extend their research partnership

11 July 2018

Daimler and its partner Tsinghua University signed an agreement in Berlin to further deepen their cooperative efforts on sustainable transportation research in China. The Sino-German cooperation agreement was signed in the presence of German Chancellor Dr...


Valmet starts A-Class production in Finland

10 July 2018

Valmet Automotive has started production of the new generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class at its Uusikaupunki plant in Finland.

Daimler Group news

just-auto Plus only JAC H1 2018 global sales up 12.4%

17 August 2018

Since the beginning of 2018, the situation of global economy has become more complex and unstable...


Mercedes US tackles critical technician shortage

14 August 2018

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) has launched a partnership with Jefferson Community and Technical Colle...


Pebble Beach world debuts list - Infiniti concept

9 August 2018

Monterey Automotive Week, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, will take place on Cali...


just-auto Plus only HERE and Renovo to deploy open interfaces for AVs

8 August 2018

An open ecosystem of best-in-class technologies working seamlessly together will be at the heart...


West European car market up 9.1% in July

7 August 2018

Data from LMC Automotive shows that West European car registrations increased by 9.1% in year-on-...


Future vehicles - Mercedes EQ electrified models

7 August 2018

A series which examines the existing and next models for Daimler's passenger vehicle divisions no...



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