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    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    Daimler opens a new USD172 million R&D Tech Center in Beijing, China
    German vehicle manufacturer Daimler AG announced on 20 October that it has opened a new research and development (R&D) Tech Center in Beijing, China with an investment of CNY1.1 billion (USD172 million). The all-new R&D Tech Center China is set up in an attempt to further strengthen its (R&a...
    25-Oct-2021 News Investments
    AMG selects Continental SportContact 6 for GT 63 S E Performance
    German tire manufacturer Continental AG announced via press release on 12 October that its high-performance SportContact 6 summer tires had been selected for OE fitment on the new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE. According to the press release, Continental developed the selected tire spec...
    LG Electronics provides ADAS camera module for Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    LG Electronics (LG) announced in an official press release dated 6 October that its innovative advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) camera module is now available in the new 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which is now being rolled out in markets worldwide. LG's ADAS uses cutting-edge automotive te...
    Gaming: The future of the in-vehicle experience
    In-vehicle experience is more than just buzz words. With the automotive industry becoming software-driven, OEMs are not just relying on horsepower or mileage as key selling points, but also infotainment services, smart cockpits, as well as large screens are becoming increasingly important. The growt...
    Mercedes-Benz acquires stake in EV battery JV Automotive Cells Company
    German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has acquired an equity stake in European battery cell manufacturer Automotive Cells Company (ACC) to secure and scale up the development and production of high-performance battery cells and modules, the company said announced on 24 September. ACC was set up la...
    Long Beach partners with Mercedes-Benz, Xtelligent to improve mobility by using vehicle data
    Mercedes-Benz has entered a partnership with the City of Long Beach and Xtelligent to enhance and develop transportation technology systems for urban transportation management using connected vehicle data, it said in a press release on 23 September. The partnership is in line with Long Beach's visio...
    HELLA equips Mercedes EQA with lighting and electronics products
    HELLA has shown its lighting and electronics products with certain vehicles including the Mercedes EQA electric vehicle (EV), the supplier said in a press release on 15 September. Apart from new LED headlamps, the company developed a meter-long light strip for the front of the vehicle. The ligh...
    IAA Mobility 2021: Mercedes-Benz premieres EQE electric sedan
    German luxury car maker has premiered the newest addition to its EQ product portfolio, the EQE electric sedan. According to a press kit released by Mercedes-Benz on 5 September, the company stated that the staggered global launch of the EQE will take place in mid-2022. Manufacturing of the vehicle f...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-AMG launches EQS 53 4MATIC+ with all-electric drive system
    Mercedes-AMG has launched its first battery-electric production model based on the Mercedes EQ architecture. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 5 September, the new Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ has an electric powertrain with one motor each at the front and rear axles and all-whe...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    HERE integrates its HD Live Map in Mercedes-Benz’s new DRIVE PILOT system
    HERE Technologies has announced that its HD Live Map is integrated in the new DRIVE PILOT from Mercedes-Benz, according to a company press release on 6 September. The HERE HD Live Map enables the vehicle to see around corners by offering real-time information about the road network. Mercedes-Benz pl...
    Mercedes-Benz presents VISION AVTR concept vehicle with BCI at IAA Mobility 2021
    According to official press release dated 6th September, Mercedes-Benz announced that it is integrating the first Brain-computer interfaces (BCI) approaches into its pioneering VISION AVTR concept vehicle. The first approaches to mind control based on visual perception will be demonstrated at the...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz, SSAB collaborate on CO2-free steel for prototype body shell parts
    Mercedes-Benz has launched a partnership with the Swedish steel manufacturer SSAB for carbon dioxide (CO2)-free steel. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 1 September, the company stated that the first prototype parts for body shells made of CO2-free steel are being planned for n...
    02-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE PHEV launched
    Germany-based luxury and sportscar manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has announced that its high-performance vehicle division, Mercedes-AMG, has premiered its first performance hybrid vehicle. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 1 September, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE is a...
    01-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz introduces updated S-Class Guard with all-wheel drive
    Germany-based luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz has introduced the revised version of its S-Class Guard, the special protection version of the S-Class. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 6 August, the new S 680 Guard 4MATIC comes with the VPAM VR10 protection class. ...
    24-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz expands its ‘Car-to-X’ functions
    Mercedes-Benz has announced the addition of additional Car-to-X functions to increase safety, according to a company press release on 11 August. The New C-Class, S-Class models, and the EQS models will have functionalities such as detecting potholes or speed bumps. If the "Car-to-X Communication"...
    16-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Bosch to present multiple innovations at IAA Mobility 2021
    According to an official press release dated 10 August, Bosch will demonstrate the following solutions for personalized, automated, and connected mobility at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich. Bosch offers a solution that connects users, vehicles, and their surroundings seamlessly, making driving more enj...
    11-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz and GROB-WERKE launch battery cooperation
    German luxury automaker, Mercedes-Benz, has announced that it is deepening its cooperation with GROB-WERKE GmbH in the field of manufacturing technology, expanding its production capacity and know-how for next-generation batteries. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 3 August, th...
    Mercedes-Benz introduces Flexible Charging System for EVs and PHEVs
    Mercedes-Benz has introduced the new Flexible Charging System, a charging solution with variable options for charging electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 2 August, the company stated that the scope of this device includ...
    03-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz extends contract for software development with Capgemini till 2024
    According to an official press release dated 30 July, Capgemini announced that Mercedes-Benz has extended its contract with Capgemini until 2024 for the development and maintenance of the core Electric/Electronic Product Data Management (EE-PDM) application in a research and development environment....
    Daimler Board approves Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Truck restructuring plan
    The Board of Management and Supervisory Board of Daimler AG have given the go-ahead for the company’s realignment and its ongoing roadmap. According to a press release issued by Daimler on 30 July, the German automobile manufacturer stated that after the planned spin-off of Daimler Truck by the en...
    Mercedes-Benz develops dashboard using ADAS data for road safety in London
    Mercedes-Benz has tied up with Transport for London to develop “Mercedes-Benz Road Safety Dashboard”, the automaker said in a press release on 27 July. The dashboard will use data from the Mercedes-Benz driver assistance systems to make the city’s streets safer. “Jointly with Transport fo...
    Chamberlain Group to integrate myQ Connected Garage Control in MBUX infotainment system
    Chamberlain Group has partnered with Mercedes-Benz under which it will add myQ Connected Garage Control to the Mercedes-Benz MBUX Infotainment System, according to a company press release on 23 July. myQ is a technology platform developed by Chamberlain Group for cloud based smart access control sol...
    Terranet self-driving sensor tests show swift reaction time
    According to an official press release dated 21 July, Terranet, a developer of self-driving car technology, announced that its 3D motion awareness technology, VoxelFlow, has achieved industry-leading latency numbers. Terranet successfully demonstrated VoxelFlow's potential integration with Merced...
    Mercedes-Benz acquires electric motor manufacturer YASA
    German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz has acquired the UK-based electric motor manufacturer YASA, the two companies announced on 22 July. Under the terms of the acquisition, YASA CEO Chris Harris said that the company would operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz, developing ultra...
    Mercedes-Benz plans to invest USD47 billion by 2030 to become fully-electric OEM
    Mercedes-Benz plans to invest EUR40 billion  (USD47 billion) between 2022 and 2030 in developing battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as it plans to go all electric by 2030, the German luxury carmaker said in a press announcement on 22 July. The company said that while it will roll out BEVs in e...
    Algolux to participate in Mercedes Benz-led AI-SEE project for robust perception in low visibility conditions
    Algolux, a globally recognized computer vision software company, has been selected to participate in the AI-SEE project led by Mercedes Benz AG to ensure safe driving in low visibility conditions, according to an official press release on their website dated 21 July. Dr. Werner Ritter, Consortium...
    Mercedes-AMG SL to feature latest MBUX platform and center console with adjustable touch screen
    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the interior features of its all-new Mercedes-AMG SL in a press release on 14 July. The 11.9-inch multimedia touch screen is featured in portrait format but can be adjusted electrically into a vertical position to avoid reflections caused by sunlight when driving with the ...
    15-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Otonomo partners with Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services for fleet data
    Otonomo Technologies has announced an agreement with Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services, under which the company will make available data across 25 countries throughout Europe to fleet management companies and operators such as delivery companies, service providers, and car rental companies. ...
    Terranet to showcase VoxelFlow sensor technologies at Startup Autobahn
    Sweden-based developers of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and 3D motion awareness technology, Terranet AB, has announced that it will be showcasing developments to its VoxelFlow™ sensor technology at Startup Autobahn on 21 July in Stuttgart, Germany. Terranet will join Mercedes-Benz ...
    08-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Mercedes-Benz CLA
    The second-generation 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA is assembled at Daimler's facility in Kecskemet, Hungary. Output of the new version of the compact sedan is expected to peak at more than 98,000 units in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the ...
    EV charging startup ChargePoint, Mercedes-Benz partner on Mercedes me Charge for EQ portfolio
    ChargePoint has announced a partnership with Mercedes-Benz under which the companies will launch Mercedes me Charge with the EQS all-electric sedan and will be available in all EQ future mobility products. According to a press release dated 17 June, the partnership will help a Mercedes me Charge ...
    Forschungszentrum Jülich collaborates with German OEMs to work on Quantum AI for auto industry
    Forschungszentrum Jülich is participating in a project for quantum AI applications in the auto industry, along with German automotive heavyweights BMW Group, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen as well as Bosch, it said in a press release dated 9 June. The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligenc...
    Daimler, Volkswagen, BASF, Fairphone partner on sustainable lithium mining in Chile
    The Responsible Lithium Partnership, aiming to work toward responsible natural resource management, including lithium, has been initiated in Chile’s Salar de Atacama. According to a press release issued by Daimler AG on 10 June, this cross-industry partnership is funded at its inception by Da...
    Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class gets diesel mild-hybrid powertrain option
    Germany-based luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has announced that its upcoming premium coupé, the CLS, will also have a mild hybrid powertrain option. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 7 June, the company stated that the upcoming Mercedes-Benz CLS will feature the lates...
    08-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz to integrate Apple Music into MBUX infotainment system
    Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will integrate Apple Music into MBUX infotainment system and Mercedes me connect service “Online Music”, according to a company press release on 2 June. This built-in integration will be available to new C-Class and S-Class owners with start of production in J...
    03-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Webasto supplies sliding panorama sunroof for Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    Webasto is supplying sliding panorama sunroof for the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the company said in a press release on 2 June 2021. The large glass surface provides a bright ambiance in the sedan’s interior. Shading can be provided as required via two separately controllable roller blinds. Operat...
    EasyPark Group completes acquisition of digital parking services provider PARK NOW
    EasyPark Group has completed the acquisition of digital parking services company PARK NOW Group, it said in a 1 June press release. The acquisition has been approved by relevant authorities, and all assets and liabilities have been transferred from the shareholders BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG ...
    BMW, Daimler, and Ford to store car data locally as China plans new rules
    BMW, Daimler, and Ford have set up facilities in mainland China to store vehicle data generated locally, Reuters reported on 27 May. Ford Motor had established a data center in mainland China in the first half of last year and was storing all vehicle data locally. BMW said it operates "local data ce...
    Daimler Mobility licenses blockchain software to startup bloXmove
    Daimler Mobility has awarded its mobility blockchain platform to start-up bloXmove as part of a licensing agreement, it said in a press release on 31 May. The software has been improved upon in the last three years as part of the Blockchain Factory. Further details of the agreement were not given. ...
    Mercedes-Benz acquires equity stake in Swedish startup H2 Green Steel
    Mercedes-Benz AG has acquired an equity stake in Swedish startup H2 Green Steel (H2GS) to introduce carbon dioxide (CO2)-free steel into series production, the automaker announced in a press release on 24 May 2021. H2GS, founded in 2020, aims to build a large-scale fossil-free steel production ...
    Valens’ VA6000 chipsets for infotainment and telematics systems integrated in Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    Valens has announced that its VA6000 chipsets are integrated in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, a company press release dated 18 May read. The chipsets have a high bandwidth and long-reach for ethernet-based infotainment and telematics systems architectures, including head units, multimedia boxes, and sm...
    19-May-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Maybach S-Class launched with mild hybrid powertrain option
    Germany-based car maker, Mercedes-Benz, has announced the launch of the super luxury Mercedes-Maybach S-Class range. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 18 May, the company stated that the vehicle will be put on sale in two variants—the S580 4MATIC and the S 680 4MATIC. The ...
    19-May-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz EQS electric sedan starts production at Factory 56 in Sindelfingen, Germany
    German luxury car maker, Mercedes-Benz, began production of its EQS electric sedan at its Factory 56 in the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 12 May, the company stated that the S-Class saloon and the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class are already r...
    Mercedes-Benz premiers new Concept EQT with MBUX infotainment system
    Mercedes-Benz will showcase its new Concept EQT with the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system, the German automaker said in a press release on 10 May. Users will be able to work with the MBUX system using the central display with touch functions, the touch control buttons on the ...
    13-May-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz unveils two new AWD variants of EQA electric SUV
    According to a press release on 5 May, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled two new members of the EQA electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) model. These are the EQA 300 4MATIC with 168 kW (combined power consumption: 15.8 kWh/100 km, CO2 emissions: 0 g/km), and the EQA 350 4MATIC with 215 kW (combined power ...
    06-May-2021 News New Products
    Nissan divests its entire stake in Daimler
    Japanese carmaker, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., has announced that it has sold off its entire stake in German automotive OEM, Daimler AG. According to a press release issued by Nissan on 5 May, the company stated that this divestment involved the sale of 16,448,378 shares, equivalent to 1.54% of Daimler's...
    Mercedes EQS Drive pilot system features Veoneer's fourth-generation stereo vision camera system
    Veoneer has announced that it will be supplying its fourth-generation stereo vision camera system for the Drive Pilot system of the Mercedes EQS model, according to a company press release dated 19 April. The pilot system will feature fourth-generation stereo vision camera system, comprising fully i...
    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
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