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    IHS Markit launches 2021 OEM-Supplier Relations (SuRe) survey
    The automotive industry’s global survey of OEM-supplier relations has returned, giving tier-one suppliers the opportunity to express their views and opinions on their relationship with every major OEM from today (April 12). IHS Markit's unique SuRe (Supplier Relations) Index scores and ranks OE...
    12-Apr-2021 News OEM Purchasing Pinned
    Android’s grip tightens on automotive OS
    Android Automotive has taken the automotive headunit by storm. From its initial introduction in early 2017 until now, six global automakers across more than 10 brands have signed on, accounting for nearly one-fifth of all vehicles once fully rolled out. The significance of Android Automotive lies wi...
    Auto Shanghai 2021: MY 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB electric SUV premiered
    Mercedes-EQ, Mercedes-Benz’s new electric mobility brand premiered the all-electric compact EQB sports utility vehicle (SUV) on 18 April at the first press day of Auto Shanghai 2021, according to a company press release on 18 April. The company will also premiere the EQS luxury sedan in Asia ...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz EQS offers Drive Pilot automated driving tech
    Mercedes-Benz EQS has announced the lauch of the DRIVE PILOT system enabling driving in highly automated mode at speeds of up to 60 km/h in heavy traffic or congested situations. The launch is expected in early 2022 in Germany.  The EQS is prepared for Automated Valet Parking (AVP,...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    New Mercedes-Benz CLS gets mild hybrid powertrain
    Mercedes-Benz luxury carmaker, Mercedes-Benz, will launch the updated CLS-Class later in April. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 7 April, the vehicle will also get a mild hybrid powertrain option. The CLS 300 d 4MATIC has a mild hybrid powertrain. Its 4-cylinder diesel engi...
    07-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Yokohama supplies OE tires for Mercedes GLB 35 4MATIC
    Yokohama is supplying its ‘ADVAN Sport V107’ as original equipment (OE) fitment on Mercedes-AMG’s new sport utility vehicle (SUV) GLB 35 4MATIC, which went on sale in Europe in December 2019. The GLB 35 can be outfitted with 21-inch 255/35ZR21 98Y size ADVAN Sport V107 tires. The ADVAN Spor...
    Mercedes-AMG unveils new powertrain electrification strategy
    With the future electrification of the drivetrain, Mercedes-AMG is leveraging expertise gleaned from the Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team. According to a press release issued by Daimler on 31 March, the company stated that its new drive strateg...
    bp joins BMW, Daimler Mobility as investor for Digital Charging Solutions
    BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG have joined bp in a drive to extend and significantly improve electrification, making electric vehicle (EV) charging more convenient and simpler for EV owners. According to a press release issued by BMW on 30 March, the company stated that the three companies will b...
    Daimler to widen EV portfolio, implement structural realignment in e-mobility push
    German automaker, Daimler, has announced that it is accelerating its electrification initiative, in addition to aiming for carbon dioxide (CO2) neutrality under its Ambition2039 strategy. According to a press release issued by Daimler on 31 March, the company stated that Mercedes-Benz Cars is expand...
    01-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz begins battery systems production for EQS
    Germany-based luxury carmaker, Mercedes-Benz, has commenced the production of high-performance batteries for its pure-electric EQS at its Stuttgart-Hedelfingen plant, a part of the Untertürkheim location in Germany. According to a press release issued by the company on 23 March, the Mercedes-Benz E...
    New Mercedes-Benz EQS gets advanced charge management technology
    German luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has announced that its upcoming premium electric vehicle (EV), the EQS, will be equipped with the ‘Mercedes me Charge’ and ‘Plug & Charge’ features. According to a press release issued by the company on 22 March, the Mercedes-Benz EQS can be...
    23-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz to upgrade Germany’s Untertürkheim plant for electric drives and battery technology
    German luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has announced that it is transforming its Mercedes-Benz Drive Systems unit and its Stuttgart-Untertürkheim site for an “Electric First” future in the context of Ambition 2039–the company’s strategy toward carbon neutrality. According to a pr...
    08-Mar-2021 News Investments
    Mercedes-Benz AMG breaks ground for new technology center in Affalterbach, Germany
    Mercedes-Benz AMG broke ground on new technology center in Affalterbach, Germany for the development of electrified high-performance powertrains and electrical components, the automaker announced in a press release on 4 March. The new Technikum tech center spanning over an area of 5000 square meters...
    Sfara to provide smartphone-based crash detection AI solution to Daimler
    Daimler AG and Sfara announced a multi-year engagement in which Sfara will be providing its technology for smartphone-based crash detection artificial intelligence (AI) to Daimler for an undisclosed program currently under development, according to a press release on 4 March 2021. According to th...
    Mercedes-Benz investing double-digit million amount to upgrade Berlin-Marienfelde plant in Germany
    Mercedes-Benz is investing a double-digit million amount to transform its Berlin-Marienfelde plant in Germany into a campus for developing, testing, and implementing pioneering software applications for its global production network. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 3 March, t...
    04-Mar-2021 News Investments
    Terranet presents VoxelFlow sensor technology at STARTUP AUTOBAHN
    Terranet has showcased its patented VoxelFlow sensor technology with Mercdes-Benz at STARTUP AUTOBAHN, the company said in a press release on 25 February. VoxelFlow uses high-speed sensor technology to enable autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) understand and assess what...
    New Mercedes-Benz C-Class feature MBUX multimedia system
    Mercedes-Benz’s new C-Class vehicles is integrated with the second-generation of Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system, akin to the S-Class models. The screens’ looks can be individualized with three display styles, which are Discreet, Sporty, Classic and three modes, which are ...
    25-Feb-2021 News New Products
    LIZHI launches new audio product with the Mercedes Benz S-Class in mainland China
    LIZHI has announced that its audio product is featured in the Mercedes Benz S-Class vehicles in mainland China, according to a company press release on 22 February. It is available via Huawei Mobile Services for Car. LIZHI will use its audio technologies and the capacity of HMS for Car to integra...
    24-Feb-2021 News New Products
    New Mercedes-Benz C-Class gets 48-V mild-hybrid powertrain
    The newest iteration of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class now have an integrated starter-generator (ISG) as a mild hybrid of the second generation in both the petrol and diesel versions. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 23 February, the company stated that the ISG uses a 48V onboard e...
    24-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz recalls more than 40,000 SUVs in US over software glitch
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 41,838 model year (MY) 2020 and 2021 GLE and GLS models in the United States over an issue with the Electronic Stability Program software, Bloomberg reported on 20 February. The fault can cause the vehicle to move to one side, increasing the risk of a crash. Mer...
    23-Feb-2021 News Recalls
    Daimler to split into two entities for accelerating push to zero-emission, software-driven future
    The Supervisory Board and the Board of Management of Daimler agreed to evaluate a spin-off of its Truck and Bus business and begin preparations for a separate listing of Daimler Truck. Furthermore, Daimler will also rename itself as Mercedes-Benz. The company made these two announcements in a press ...
    The case for OEM-made operating systems in the age of software-driven vehicles
    By combining vehicle domains with the cloud and internet of things (IoT), future software architecture will have a common hardware layer at the vehicle level, a common middleware layer in the software level, and an operating system that will add different features in a scalable way. To sustain futur...
    Mercedes-Benz launches EQA compact electric vehicle
    German luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has introduced the newest addition to its pure-electric EQ model portfolio, the EQA compact electric vehicle (EV). According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 20 January, the company stated that the EQA has been derived from the GLA compact ...
    21-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz to unveil all-electric compact SUV EQA in January
    Mercedes-Benz is set to unveil its new all-electric compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) EQA later in January month, the company announced in a press release on 15 January. The compact electric SUV will be available at European Mercedes-Benz dealers in the spring of 2021. The vehicle will have a...
    19-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: Mercedes-Benz presents MBUX Hyperscreen
    Mercedes-Benz is presenting its Mercedes Bens User Experience (MBUX) Hyperscreen at the all-digital CES 2021, the company said in a press release on 11 January. The 141-cm touchscreen, consisting of three seamlessly merged displays, covers almost the entire vehicle’s dashboard. Mercedes-Benz will ...
    14-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Cerence unveils Cerence Look to enable drivers and passengers interact with environment outside vehicle
    Cerence has unveiled Cerence Look to allow drivers and passengers to interact with points of interest outside the car via the automotive assistant, the company said in a press release on 12 January. Cerence Look will be initially deployed by Mercedes-Benz in its Travel Knowledge feature in the new g...
    13-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz triples PEV sales to 160,000 units in 2020
    Mercedes-benz has tripled its sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) to 160,000 units in 2020 globally, the company announced in a press release on 8 January. More than half of the sales, around 87,000 units, came in the fourth quarter. The share of PEVs (plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehic...
    Mercedes-Benz unveils MBUX Hyperscreen featuring 56-inch curved display
    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its latest innovation in the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system, called MBUX Hyperscreen, featuring a large 56-inch curved display that stretches to almost the entire dashboard, the company said in a press release on 7 January. Mercedes-Benz will o...
    08-Jan-2021 News New Products
    smart to develop electric SUV based on Geely's platform
    smart is planning to develop an electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), which will be based on Geely’s SEA platform, Daniel Lescow, VP, Global Sales, Marketing & After-Sales bei smart Automobile, said in a post on LinkedIn in December 2020. The SUV is expected to be launched in 2022 and will be ...
    07-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Daimler to establish Global Technology Hub in Istanbul in 2021
    Germany-based automaker, Daimler AG, will be establishing a global IT solutions delivery center (SDC) in the Turkish capital of Istanbul. According to a press release from the Investment Office of the Republic of Turkey on 15 December, Daimler announced that its SDC in Istanbul will establish the Da...
    31-Dec-2020 News Investments
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 2,563 vehicles in US over starter harness issue
    Mercedes-Benz USA has issued a recall notice for certain model year (MY) 2018–20 AMG GLC 63 4MATIC vehicles, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 11 December. The recall is expected to begin 9 February 2021. Significance: A...
    23-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz introduces MBUX Hyperscreen
    Mercedes-Benz has introduced the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) Hyperscreen, which enables improved interaction between vehicle and user, the automaker announced in a press release on 21 December. The large, curved screen unit extends along the entire width of the vehicle in front of the drive...
    23-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Second-generation MBUX multimedia system integrates Cerence’s voice and AI-driven features
    Mercedes-Benz has selected Cerence to power voice technology in its second-generation of Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system, according to a press release by Cerence on 15 December. MBUX leverages Cerence’s conversational artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language underst...
    Mercedes-Benz to launch six new EVs under EQ nameplate by 2022
    German luxury and sportscar manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has announced that it plans to launch six new electric vehicles (EVs) under the EQ badge. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 14 December, the company stated that this is being done as part of its "Ambition 2039" business s...
    15-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Faurecia unveils software platform to optimize user experience of display system
    Faurecia IRYStec has unveiled its software platform that uses perception and physiology to optimize the user experience of the display system for convertibles, the company said in a press release on 7 December. The new platform enables the driver to experience high-quality visibility of the display ...
    11-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz Vans develops new platform for large van segment
    Mercedes-Benz Vans has developed a new platform ‘Electric Versatility Platform’ for the large van segment, the company announced in a press release on 9 December. Mercedes-Benz Vans has invested EUR350 million (USD424 million) for the development of the Electric Versatility Platform. The company...
    10-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Daimler to invest over USD85 billion for R&D during 2021–25
    The Supervisory Board of Daimler AG has given its go-ahead to the company’s strategic course, and the related business plan for the years 2021 through 2025. According to a press release issued by Daimler on 3 December, the company will invest more than EUR70 billion (approximately USD85 billion) i...
    04-Dec-2020 News Investments
    Mercedes-Benz offers more powerful on-board charger on EQC
    Mercedes-Benz is offering a more powerful 11-kW on-board charger on its all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) EQC 400 4MATIC as standard now, the company announced in a press release on 17 November. With a more powerful on-board charger, the EQC can be charged at home much more quickly at the Wal...
    German court refers Nokia-Daimler patent licensing dispute to European Court of Justice
    The Duesseldorf Regional Court in Germany has referred a patent licensing dispute between Nokia and Daimler to the European Court of Justice, Reuters reported on 26 November. The dispute is regarding royalties for technology used in navigation systems, vehicle communications, and autonomous vehicles...
    New Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class to offer Level 3 autonomy from second half 2021
    Mercedes-Benz will equip its next-generation Maybach S-Class with the DRIVE PILOT system to enable the luxury sedan to drive in conditionally automated mode, also known as SAE Level 3 autonomy This will begin from the second half of 2021, the Germany-based automaker said in a press release on 1...
    24-Nov-2020 News New Products
    New Mercedes-Maybach S-Class features MBUX Interior Assist
    Mercedes-Benz has launched the new S-Class with advanced connectivity and MBUX Interior Assist, the German automaker said in a press release. The Interior Assist enables rear passengers to open and close the roller sunblind with hand gestures below the glass roof. The exit warning function of the...
    23-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Maybach S-Class features DIGITAL LIGHT technology
    The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class model features headlamps with ‘DIGITAL LIGHT’ technology, the automaker announced in a press release. The model will offer this technology as optional. This headlamp technology enables new functions, such as the projection of guidelines or warning symbols onto the ro...
    23-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Daimler, Geely to collaborate on hybrid powertrain systems
    Daimler AG and Geely Holding, the respective parent companies of Mercedes-Benz AG and Volvo Cars, have announced their intention to collaborate on developing highly efficient powertrain systems for next-generation hybrid vehicle applications. According to a press release issued by Daimler on 20 Nove...
    23-Nov-2020 News New Products
    C- and D-segment vehicles to drive demand for semi-active damping systems
    The focus on ride quality is increasing and so is the demand for advanced, cost-effective suspension systems. Automotive suspension systems range from simple, passive spring-based systems to cutting-edge active systems that can independently raise or lower the height of vehicle at each wheel in resp...
    Rising engine downsizing trend to propel demand for turbochargers in the medium term
    Automobile manufacturers (OEMs) across the globe are facing immense pressure to improve efficiency, lower emissions, and fuel consumption, while increasing power and torque outputs from their vehicles. OEMs have already incorporated various methods in order to achieve these targets, including lightw...
    Mercedes-Benz to source cobalt and lithium for battery cell from certified mines only
    Mercedes-Benz AG has announced that it will source cobalt and lithium exclusively from certified mines, a press release from the German automaker read on 12 November. In Mercedes-Benz’s contracts, partners need to commit to working within their own supply chain to source only from suppliers who ar...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 6,263 vehicles in Canada over seatbelt issue
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of 6,263 vehicles in Canada over seatbelt issue, according to a recall notice on the Transport Canada website on 3 November. The recall affects certain model year 202021 Mercedes-Benz GLE and GLS Class vehicles. Significance: In the subject vehicles, the seatbelt...
    12-Nov-2020 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz V-Class now comes with AIRMATIC air suspension system
    German luxury and sportscar manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has announced that it has made its AIRMATIC air suspension system available for the V-Class. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 3 November, the company stated that this will improve ride comfort in the V-Class due to const...
    05-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz conducts listening tests for EQ EV models for selectable soundscapes
    Mercedes-Benz has announced that its EQ electric vehicles (EVs) will become a multi-sensory experience with selectable soundscapes and feedback sounds, a press release by the German carmaker read on 13 October. Mercedes-Benz conducted a listening test in a demo EQC and showed that different sound...
    14-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Bosch, Mercedes-Benz partner with Apcoa to offer automated valet parking service at Stuttgart airport in Germany
    Bosch and Mercedes-Benz have partnered with Apcoa Parking to offer fully automated valet parking at Stuttgart airport in the future, the German supplier said in a press release on 12 October. The P6 parking garage at Stuttgart airport will serve as the pilot for the planned commercial automated park...
    Mercedes-Benz launches all-electric EQC in India
    German luxury and sportscar manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has launched its new all-electric SUV, the EQC, in India. In a press statement issued by Mercedes-Benz last week, the company has priced this vehicle at INR99.30 lakhs (approximately USD135,800). For the first 50 units of the EQC sold in India...
    12-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Tenneco’s DRiV to supply multi-stage adjustable suspension for Mercedes-AMG GT Black series
    American automotive components supplier, Tenneco, has announced that its DRiV business division will be providing its Monroe® Intelligent Suspension CVSA2 electronic dampers for multi-stage adjustable damping in the Mercedes-AMG Black series supercars. According to a press release issued by Tenn...
    Mercedes-Benz to focus on in-house software development with new MB.OS operating system
    Mercedes-Benz has announced its proprietary MB.OS operating system, with a clear indication on in-house software development. In a press release dated 6 October, the German carmaker said that MB.OS is scheduled for launch in 2024. “We will do this with an intelligent electric platform strategy ...
    07-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz to launch four new EVs based on new EVA
    Germany-based luxury and sportscar manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has announced a new strategy to pursue profitable growth in the luxury segment and target leadership in electric drive and car software. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 6 October, the company stated that this six...
    07-Oct-2020 News New Products
    New Mercedes-Benz S Class will have Level 3 automated driving capability next year
    The next-generation Mercedes-Benz S Class will have Level 3 automated driving capability in the second half of 2021, the German automaker announced while unveiling its flagship premium sedan last month. The flagship sedan will come equipped with an enhanced version of the DRIVE PILOT system, which w...
    02-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Daimler Mobility integrates Mercedes-Benz wallbox in EV leasing for Spanish market
    Daimler Mobility has integrated the Mercedes-Benz Wallbox into the lease agreement for electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids electric vehicles (PHEVs) in Spain, according to a company press release on 17 September. This allows customers in Spain to add the charging station, including installat...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 956 vehicles in Australia over issue with engine control unit
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of 956 vehicles in Australia over an issue with the engine control unit (ECU), according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 13 September. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2015–18 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, A...
    16-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    New Mercedes-Benz S-Class to feature innovative chassis systems
    German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz has introduced the newest generation of its flagship luxury saloon, the S-Class. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 2 September, the company has stated that the vehicle will be equipped with innovative chassis systems that include fully acti...
    03-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz unveils new S-Class with next-gen MBUX infotainment system
    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new S-Class model with a next-generation MBUX infotainment system, the German carmaker said in a press release on 2 September. It features displays on up to five large screens, in part with OLED technology. The next-gen MBUX system is powered by the energy-efficient...
    03-Sep-2020 News New Products
    New Mercedes-Benz S-Class features multibeam LED headlamp as standard
    The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class features multibeam LED headlamp as standard, the automaker announced in a press release on 2 September. The headlamp featuring Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus also has variable control of low and high beam. The model also has optional ‘Digital Light’ system, which ent...
    03-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz to deliver 1,800 electric delivery vans to Amazon in Europe
    Mercedes-Benz has won an order for 1,800 electric delivery vans from Amazon, Daimler announced in a press release on 28 August. According to the automaker, this represents “the largest order for Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles to date.” Mercedes-Benz Vans will deliver 600 medium-sized eVito and ...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 806 vehicles in Canada to inspect rear spoilers
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of 806 vehicles in Canada to inspect the rear spoiler, according to a recall notice on the Transport Canada website on 17 August. The recall affects model year 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Class vehicles. Significance: In the subject vehicles, the rear spoiler mig...
    28-Aug-2020 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz launches easy-to-install Mercedes Me Adapter
    Mercedes-Benz has said that customers will be able to easily install its Mercedes me Adapter in their cars without needing to go to a service partner, a company press release read on 21 August read. “Our Mercedes me Adapter allows owners of numerous older Mercedes-Benz model series to enjoy the...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 10,600 vehicles in US to replace rear spoiler
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of nearly 10,600 vehicles in the United States to replace rear spoiler, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 sport utility vehicles (SU...
    21-Aug-2020 News Recalls
    Nokia wins ruling against Daimler on mobile technology at Mannheim court
    Nokia won a ruling in a patent dispute with Daimler over mobile technology in cars, Bloomberg reported on 18 August. The court at Mannheim, Germany, ruled that Daimler violated Nokia’s mobile-technology patents. Daimler said that it would appeal the decision. The court in Mannheim stated that Daim...
    New Mercedes-Benz S-Class features E-Active Body Control suspension, rear-axle steering
    German luxury and sportscar manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has announced that the newest version of its flagship sedan, the S-Class, will be equipped with E-Active Body Control suspension for improved comfort and safety. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 29 July, the company stat...
    18-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Impact of 48V technology on automotive thermal management systems
    One of the most significant developments in recent times in the automotive field is the emergence of 48V electrical architecture. Steadily increasing levels of electrification in vehicles, from the introduction of electric power steering to large infotainment system displays, are placing heavie...
    New Mercedes-Benz E-Class line-up gets electrified powertrain options
    German luxury and sports vehicle manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has announced electrified powertrain options for its new E-Class product line. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz in mid-August, the company stated that seven new models that encompass diesel and petrol, saloon and estat...
    14-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz, CATL expand EV battery technology partnership
    In a press release on 5 August, Mercedes-Benz announced that it is expanding its collaboration with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) for electric vehicle (EV) battery technology development. Through its strategic partnership with CATL, Mercedes-Benz will advance its development of current and ...
    Mercedes presents new generation of Mercedes me apps
    Mercedes has presented the new generation of Mercedes me apps with improved basic functionalities and customer experience, the German automaker said in a press release on 4 August. The updated services are in three apps, Mercedes me, Mercedes me Store and Mercedes me Service, and are available in Ap...
    04-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 3,115 vehicles in Australia over issue with seat belt buckle housings
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of 3,115 vehicles in Australia over an issue with its seat belt buckle housings, according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 28 July. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2018–19 Mercedes-Benz C, CLS, E, and GL...
    30-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 3,615 vehicles in US over issue with AC drain hose
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of nearly 3,615 vehicles in the United States over issue with the air conditioning (AC) condensation drain hose, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 17 July. The recall covers certain model year ...
    28-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    All-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class to offer airbag for rear seat passengers
    The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class will feature airbag for rear-seat passengers, according to a company press release on 24 July. The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be premiered in September. “It is the first vehicle worldwide to be equipped with airbags for rear-seat passengers to protect them in the ...
    27-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Garrett Motion’s first e-turbo application to debut on Mercedes-AMG vehicles
    Swiss powertrain components supplier Garrett Motion has announced its collaboration with Mercedes-AMG in developing e-turbochargers for application in passenger vehicles. According to a press release issued by Garrett Motion on 22 July, the company and Mercedes-AMG are in the final stages ...
    24-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz creates new unit for drive system competence
    Mercedes-Benz gas created a new business unit for drive system competence across the group, the company announced in a press release on 22 July. The new unit will combine all trades from the areas of development, production, as well as related areas and cross-sectional functions, quality management,...
    Cooper Tire supplies OE tires for new Mercedes-Benz GLS
    Cooper Tire & Rubber is supplying its Cooper Discoverer SRXLE™ tire as OE fitment for the new Mercedes-Benz GLS, according to a press release on 21 July. The company is supplying Discoverer SRXLE in size 275/50R20 and 275/55R19. The company makes Cooper Discoverer SRXLE tires in the Unite...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls nearly 5,000 vehicles in US to update ESP software
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of nearly 5,000 vehicles in the United States to update the electronic stability program (ESP) software, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2019–20 Mercedes-...
    17-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    HELLA’s solution to enable diagnosis of access-protected Mercedes vehicles
    Hella has announced that its Mega Mac car diagnostic tool with version 59 will be able to diagnose access-protected vehicles from Mercedes, a company press release read on 14 July read. Workshops with the Mega Mac will be able to perform basic settings and calibrations in the secured vehicles. Me...
    Combi cabin air filters to gain larger foothold in the global market
    One of the most important criteria when purchasing a new car is passenger comfort. Carmakers heavily invest in making their vehicles as comfortable as possible, and the A/C or climate control unit has been a focus area for advancement for a very long time. The pollution we face on our daily commutes...
    Mercedes-Benz expands PHEV portfolio to more than 20 vehicles
    German luxury and sportscar manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has announced that it is expanding its product line-up of EQ Power plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) to over 20 models. According to a press statement from Mercedes-Benz dated 13 July, the company stated that adding more vehicles that provide ...
    14-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz says second generation MBUX to debut in new S-Class
    Mercedes-Benz has announced that the second generation of its Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system will debut in the new S-Class sedan, a company press release on 8 July read. Mercedes says that the upgrade has been made with the rear passenger seat in mind, especially in the main markets of ...
    09-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Baidu, Toyota, Daimler, Audi, Pony.ai obtain temporary licenses to test autonomous vehicles in Beijing
    Six companies have obtained temporary licenses for autonomous driving road tests in Beijing, PingWest reported on 6 July citing a list released by Beijing Innovation Center for Mobility Intelligent (BICMI). These companies Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (China) Co., Ltd. (TMEC), Beijin...
    Six automakers to recall around 110,000 vehicles in South Korea over faulty parts
    Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, SsangYong, Porsche, Honda, and Hanbul Motors are recalling approximately 110,000 vehicles in South Korea over faulty parts, Yonhap News Agency reported on 2 July, citing the South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MLIT). The recall affects certain H...
    07-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    Daimler explores sale of French plant that produces smart EVs
    Mercedes-Benz AG intends to start talks on the sale of its vehicle assembly plant located in Hambach, France, as part of the transformation of the company. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 3 July, the company has stated that its Hambach plant currently employs 1,600 staff memb...
    M&A: Daimler to acquire 3% stake in battery maker Farasis
    Daimler has entered into a strategic partnership with mainland Chinese battery maker Farasis Energy, including a stake acquisition, Daimler announced in a press release today (3 July). Daimler Greater China is investing a multi-million-euro amount as part of Farasis's IPO to acquire a 3% stake. This...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls nearly 670,000 vehicles in Mainland China over engine oil leakage issue
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 668,954 vehicles in Mainland China over engine oil leakage problem, Yicai Global reported on 30 June citing China’s State Administration for Market Regulation. The recall involves 35,900 imported Mercedes-Benz C-Class, SLC-Class, CLS-Class, E-Class, and GLC SU...
    02-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz, NVIDIA to jointly develop software-defined, automated driving vehicles
    Mercedes-Benz and NVIDIA have agreed to collaborate on joint development of software-defined automated driving vehicles, the Germany-based automaker said in a press release on 23 June. As part of the cooperation agreement, the two companies will create an advanced in-vehicle computing and artificial...
    24-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-AMG develops 48V electric exhaust gas turbocharger
    The next generation vehicles of Mercedes-AMG will see the deployment of an electric exhaust gas turbocharger, according to a press release issued by the company on 17 June. This electric exhaust gas turbo has been developed in collaboration with Swiss powertrain components firm, Garrett Motion. T...
    18-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz partners with BP Chargemaster for Polar EV charging network
    Mercedes-Benz has partnered with BP Chargemaster for access to the Polar EV charging network in the United Kingdom, the  automaker announced in a press release on 10 June. Under the agreement, Mercedes-Benz EQC customers will get integrated access to charging stations under the Polar EV pu...
    Luxury and high-performance segments to drive demand of active damper control systems
    Ride comfort is one of the most important criteria for any new car buyer, especially considering that road infrastructure in many countries and regions across the globe may not be up to the mark. Automotive OEMs have and continue to invest significant amounts of time, money, and effort to make their...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 1,300 vehicles in US over issue with left rear seatback latch
    Mercedes-Benz is recalling 1,300 vehicles in the United States over issue with left rear seatback latch, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedans and wagons and GLC-...
    11-Jun-2020 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz launches CLA Coupé, CLA Shooting Brake and B-Class with plug-in hybrid powertrain
    German auto maker Mercedes-Benz has added three more plug-in hybrid models under its EQ power moniker. According to a press statement issued by Mercedes-Benz on 8 June, the company has launched the plug-in hybrid versions of its CLA Coupé, CLA Shooting Brake, and B-Class. The new vehicles, which...
    09-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz starts taking orders for new E-Class PHEVs
    Mercedes-Benz has started taking orders for the updated E-Class plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) from 3 June, according to a press release by the automaker. These are essentially plug-in drives with an electric motor rated at 90 kW. Significance: For the various models, Mercedes-Benz has ...
    Growing EV market to drive demand for battery heating systems
    Keeping the lithium-ion batteries in hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) within optimum temperature levels plays a key role in the efficiency of these vehicles, as temperatures that are too low or too high can degrade the ability of these batteries to store charge and deliver optimal voltages and ampera...
    New Mercedes-Benz GLA offers driver assistance package option
    The new Mercedes-Benz GLA offers the driving assistance package as an option, according to a press release on 28 April. The model features driving assistance systems with cooperative driver support. The enhanced functions of the package include turning maneuver function, emergency corridor function,...
    28-May-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet features latest gen MBUX multimedia system
    Mercedes-Benz’s new E-Class Coupe and E-Class Cabriolet feature the latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system, the automaker said in a press release on 27 May. The models are equipped with two large 10.25-inch/26 cm screens arranged side by side for a widescre...
    28-May-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz increases battery production capacity at Kamenz plant in Germany
    Mercedes-Benz has increased its battery production capacity at its Kamenz plant in Germany, the company announced in a press release on 26 May. The annual production volume will soon exceed half a million battery systems for hybrid, plug-in hybrid (PHV) and purely electric vehicles (PEV). The plant ...
    27-May-2020 News Investments
    Mercedes-Benz starts sale of all-electric EQV
    Mercedes-Benz has started the sales of its all-electric multipurpose vehicle (MPV) ‘EQV’, the company announced in a press release on 25 May. The van comes with a 100-kWh battery which enables a range of up to 418 km. The electric drive train (eATS) offers a peak power of 150 kW (204 hp) and a m...
    26-May-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: Daimler to suspend operations at Alabama plant in US due to auto parts supply shortage
    Daimler will idle its Mercedes-Benz Cars assembly plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US, this week due to auto parts supply shortage from Mexico, Reuters reported on 16 May. The German automaker have given its workers options to either use vacation time or leave without pay and apply for state and federa...
    18-May-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19: Impact on the lighting sector
    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has become a global crisis since its onset in late 2019, affecting almost all countries and economies with over 2 million people directly infected by the virus worldwide at the time of writing. In affected countries, manufacturing operations have been...
    10-May-2020 Insights COVID-19
    Mercedes-Benz to debut all-new ‘capacitive steering wheel’ in new 2020 E-Class
    Mercedes-Benz is gearing up to debut all-new ‘capacitive steering wheel’ in the new 2020 E-Class in Summer 2020, the company said in a press release 6 May. The rim of the new steering wheel contains a two-zone sensor mat that detects whether the driver’s hands are gripping steering wheel. The ...
    07-May-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: Mercedes-Benz restarts operation at engine plant in Germany
    Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Cars has resumed manufacturing operations at its engine plant in Bad Cannstatt, Stuttgart, Germany, after several weeks of suspension due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Reuters reported on 22 April. The automaker is using lessons learned from resuming operations at...
    24-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
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