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    Mercedes-Benz conducts research on organic battery technology for EVs
    Mercedes-Benz is conducting research on development of battery technology for electric vehicles (EV), Autocar reported on 2 April, citing Andreas Hintennach, Mercedes' senior manager of battery research. The technology was showcased by Mercedes-Benz on its Vision AVTR concept car unveiled earlier th...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Toyota to temporarily close operations at plants in Europe, North America
    Toyota Motor has announced plans to temporarily close operations at its plants in Europe and North America to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Japanese automaker said in two separate press releases. In Europe, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) decided to organize p...
    19-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Daimler halts production at majority of locations across Europe for a fortnight
    According to a press statement issued by German automotive manufacturer Daimler, on 17 March, the company has taken the decision to shut down production at the majority of its sites across continental Europe for a fortnight. This decision has been taken in light of the worsening situation of...
    18-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Mercedes-Benz to offer plug-in hybrid powertrain in seven variants of new E-Class
    Mercedes-Benz is offering the plug-in hybrid powertrain in seven E-Class variants ranging from diesel to petrol, Saloon to Estate, and rear-wheel drive to all-wheel drive, the automaker announced in a press release on 3 March. Mercedes- Benz will be offering the electrified variants in the...
    12-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz new E-Class features next-generation driving assistance systems
    Mercedes-Benz has announced that its new E-Class Saloon and Estate has been given comprehensive updates including the Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC with route-based speed adjustment, a company press release on 3 March showed. The new E-Class comes with Active Brake Assist as standard and some ...
    04-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz unveils three new plug-in hybrid vehicles
    German luxury and sportscar manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has announced that three new vehicles, the CLA 250 e Coupé, CLA 250 e Shooting Brake, and GLA 250 e, will be added to its plug-in hybrid range. In a press statement issued on 2 March, the company stated that the order books for these new models...
    03-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Production of Mercedes-Benz A-Class plug-in hybrid commences at Rastatt facility
    Mercedes-Benz has started the production of the plug-in hybrid variant of the A-Class at its Rastatt facility in Germany, the company announced in a press release on 27 February. Mercedes-Benz has implemented the simultaneous ramp-up of two body variants: the A 250 e and the A 250 e Sedan. The A 250...
    28-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 and GLA 45 S to feature advanced torque vectoring
    Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the latest version of its GLA 45 and GLA45 S high performance compact sports models. In a press statement issued on 26 February, the German carmaker has stated that the new vehicles will be driven by the Mercedes-AMG 2.0 liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The engine is ...
    26-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz reveals AMG GLE 63 4MATIC+ Coupé with ‘Supersport’ view and latest MBUX system
    Mercedes-Benz has said that its AMG GLE 63 4MATIC+ Coupé with ‘Supersport’ view and latest MBUX system provides additional information specific to AMG, such as a prompt borrowed from motorsport to shift up in manual transmission mode known as Shiftlight. It also contains the latest version Of M...
    19-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Mercedes Benz GLA
    The second generation Mercedes Benz GLA is assembled at Daimler's facility in Rastatt, Germany. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Mercedes Benz GLA from the plant is expected to peak in 2021 at over 127,000 units. If you would like your compa...
    Hydro-Québec partners with Mercedes-Benz to develop solid-state battery technologies
    Canada-based Hydro-Québec has partnered with Mercedes-Benz to develop solid-state battery technologies, the company announced in a press release on 4 February. Hydro-Québec and Mercedes-Benz researchers will cooperate to test new materials under field conditions to accelerate the development cycle...
    Mercedes-Benz’s new GLE SUV in India features E-Active Body Control suspension, ADAS
    Mercedes-Benz has launched the latest generation of the GLE featuring long wheelbase, the company said in a press release. The new GLE sport utility vehicle (SUV) comes equipped with E-Active Body Control suspension and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). According to Mercedes-Benz, E-Active ...
    31-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes launches long wheel base GLE SUV in India with revised voice control system
    Mercedes has unveiled the new GLE SUV in India with multiple connected features, including a revised voice control system, the German automaker said in a press release. The voice control system can read out text messages, operate the audio systems or access the climate control system. The system ...
    30-Jan-2020 News New Products
    New Mercedes-Benz E-Class gets additional connected and autonomous car features
    Mercedes-Benz will launch the new E-Class with additional connected and autonomous car features, the German automaker said in a press release on 24 January. Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC with route-based speed adjustment, Active Tailback Assist, Active Steering Assist, Active Brake Assist with...
    27-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Daimler partners with UBQ Materials to test climate-positive material
    Daimler has partnered with Israel-based clean technology company UBQ Materials to test UBQ’s climate-positive material for the production of automobile parts, news website Green Car Congress reported on 22 January. The automaker is currently testing the incorporation of UBQ technology in the produ...
    Mercedes-Benz Vans delivers 10 eVito electric vans to Amazon in Germany
    Mercedes-Benz Vans has delivered 10 eVito electric vans to Amazon which have been deployed in Munich, Germany, the company announced in a press release on 15 January. Merecedes-Benz Vans said that more vehicle deliveries are planned for the future in order to further expand Amazon's electrically ope...
    Mercedes-Benz launches ‘Mercedes Me’ app e-mobility services for EQ brand
    Mercedes-Benz has launched the Mercedes Me app for its EQ brand, the automaker said in a press release on 16 January. The key services include pre-entry climate control, EQC optimized navigation and Mercedes me Charge. Its navigation services allow customers to locate public charging stations, ga...
    21-Jan-2020 News New Products
    DeepMap provides HD mapping for Daimler’s Robotaxi pilot in California
    DeepMap is providing its advanced high-definition (HD) mapping technology to a robotaxi pilot program jointly run by Daimler’s Mercedes Benz and Bosch in San Jose, California, United States, the US-based start-up said in a blog last month. “DeepMap is delighted to have the opportunity to work wi...
    IBM and Daimler use quantum computing to develop a model for next-gen lithium sulfur batteries
    IBM and Daimler together have developed a model for next-generation lithium sulfur batteries using quantum computers, IBM announced in a press release on 8 January. “We used a quantum computer to model the dipole moment of three lithium-containing molecules, which brings us one step closer to the ...
    15-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz and Geely establish ‘smart’ brand as global JV
    Luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group have announced their formal establishment of smart Automobile Co Ltd, a global joint venture. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 8 January, the JV has a total registered capital of RMB5.4 billion (approximately...
    Mercedes-Benz and Bosch to build a vehicle test center in Brazil
    According to a press statement issued by Mercedes-Benz on 6 January, the German automotive firm has announced that it will be building a new vehicle test centre in collaboration with auto components supplier, Bosch. This new centerwill be located within the existing testing grounds of Mercedes-...
    08-Jan-2020 News Investments
    CES 2020: Mercedes-Benz reveals Vision AVTR concept
    At the ongoing CES 2020 (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its latest concept vehicle, the Vision AVTR. According to a press release from the company dated 7 January, it features a wide range of cutting edge technologies such as ...
    08-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 744,000 vehicles in US over faulty sunroofs
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of 744,000 vehicles in the United States over faulty sunroofs, according to a Reuters report on 5 January. The recall affects model year 2001-2011 units of C-class, CLK-class, CLS-class and E-class models. Significance: In the affected vehicles, the sunroof glass...
    06-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    Thermal sector wrap-up 2019
    The automotive thermal sector witnessed a wide range of innovations and developments, from improving vehicle efficiency to making vehicle occupants more comfortable. Irrespective of whether automobiles are being powered by conventional forms of drive such as internal combustion engines, or by n...
    SHARE NOW to exit North America and three European cities next year
    Germany-based ride-sharing company SHARE NOW has decided to fold up operations in the North American market and in London, Brussels, and Florence from February next year, the company said on its website earlier this month. SHARE NOW says that the reasons to exit North America were the volati...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 39,579 vehicles in China over issue with steering wheel
    Mercedes-Benz has started recalling 39,579 vehicles in China over safety concerns, English newspaper China Daily reported on 22 December, citing the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR). The recall includes 37,208 units of the C-Class and E-Class, locally produced by Beijing Benz Automo...
    26-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Connected vehicle data specialist wejo launches ‘Neutral Server Plus, partners with Daimler
    wejo has announced the launch of its Neutral Server Plus and its partnership with German automaker Daimler, the company said on 17 December. Neutral Server Plus allows third parties to access connected vehicle data. Daimler becomes the first automaker to enroll for this service, and the partnersh...
    Mercedes-Benz Vans releases more details about all-electric eSprinter
    In a press release dated 18 December, Mercedes-Benz Vans has released more details about the all-electric eSprinter van. The new eSprinter comes with two battery options. The long-range van is equipped with a 55 kWh (47 kWh usable) battery, giving a range of 168 kilometers on a single charge, while ...
    19-Dec-2019 News New Products
    IBM Research develops new heavy-metal-free battery design
    IBM Research has developed a new battery based on three new and different proprietary materials, and which does not use heavy metals, news website Green Car Congress reported on 18 December. The materials for this battery can be extracted from seawater. The design uses a cobalt- and nickel-free cath...
    Mercedes-Benz, 360 Group collaborate to enhance cybersecurity for connected cars
    Mercedes-Benz has announced a collaboration with 360 Group to jointly improve connected cars security, a company press release dated 16 December showed. Mercedes partnered with Sky-Go Team, which is the car security research team of the 360 Group. It is part of the 360 Cyber Security Brain, an ad...
    Daimler and BMW to work on boosting profitability in mobility JVs
    The BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG have jointly announced the expansion of their mobility joint venture, with the aim to improve profitability. The services provided by the joint venture are currently clustered under the three verticals of Park Now & Charge Now, Free Now and Share Now. ...
    Mercedes-Benz Vans starts production of eSprinter all-electric van at Dusseldorf plant in Germany
    Mercedes-Benz Vans has started production of its eSprinter all-electric van at its Dusseldorf plant in Germany, the company announced in a press release on 12 December. Mercedes-Benz Vans has made the Dusseldorf plant as the competence center for Sprinter vehicles with electric drive. "We ...
    Mercedes-Benz to produce electric powertrains at Untertürkheim plant in Germany
    Mercedes-Benz is planning to produce electric powertrains at its Untertürkheim plant in Germany, the company announced in a press release on 12 December. In the future, the Mercedes-Benz plant in Untertürkheim will manufacture and assemble parts of the electric powertrain (eATS). The eATS is the d...
    Nokia, Daimler, and other automotive suppliers agree on mediation to resolve technology licensing dispute
    Nokia, Daimler, and certain car parts suppliers have agreed to an independent mediation to resolve their technology licensing dispute, Reuters reported on 12 December. Nokia and the German automaker have been at odds over royalties regarding technologies in navigation systems, vehicle commun...
    Mercedes-Benz to source batteries for hybrid cars from SK Innovation in China
    Mercedes-Benz is set to source batteries for its plug-in hybrid cars in China from SK Innovation, Reuters reported on 9 December, citing SK Innovation. According to the report, Mercedes Benz plug-in hybrid sedan will be built by Daimler’s local joint venture (JV) with BAIC Group. Significa...
    Suppliers to the new Mercedes Benz B-Class
    The third generation Mercedes Benz B-Class is assembled at Daimler's facility in Rastatt, Germany. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Mercedes Benz B-Class from the plant is expected to peak in 2020 at over 86,000 units. If you would like your...
    Mercedes-Benz, Bosch start automated ride-hailing pilot project in US
    Mercedes-Benz and Bosch have started testing their self-driving taxies in California, United States, under a joint pilot project on automated ride-hailing, Daimler said in a press release on 9 December. The joint automated ride-hailing service pilot project uses automated Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan...
    Mercedes-Benz to end sales of BS-IV vehicles within a few weeks
    Germany-based luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has stated that it will end the retail sales of BS-IV vehicles in India within a few weeks, according to a quote provided to ET Auto. The company has already stopped manufacturing these vehicles in India ahead of its preparation to switch completel...
    Mercedes-Benz commences battery production in Thailand
    Mercedes-Benz has started production of batteries for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) at its Bangkok plant in Thailand, the company announced in a press release on 4 December. Mercedes-Benz and its local partners, Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant (TAAP) and Thonburi Energy Storage Systems (TESM), h...
    05-Dec-2019 News Investments
    Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé to get plug-in hybrid engine, 48V tech and advanced air suspension
    In a press statement released on December 5th, German car maker Mercedes-Benz has brought out the latest iteration of its GLE Coupe SUV. Among other variants, the GLE Coupe is also available as a plug-in hybrid version. Powering this SUV is a 2.0 litre, 4 cylinder diesel engine that works in tandem ...
    05-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Daimler and Geely inaugurate ‘StarRides’ premium ride hailing service in China
    Daimler Mobility AG and Geely Technology Group have inaugurated their premium ride-hailing service, named StarRides, in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. According to a press release from Daimler issued on December 3rd, the 50:50 joint venture between the two companies will commence operations this mont...
    Cerence extends collaboration with Daimler for MBUX multimedia system
    Cerence has announced a ‘continued innovation and development collaboration’ with Daimler for its Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system, a company press release dated 3 December showed. Cerence’s artificial intelligence technology powers the MBUX system. “MBUX remains one...
    Daimler, Bosch start pilot testing of self-driving taxies in US
    Daimler and Bosch have started testing their self-driving taxies in the US state of California, Automotive News Europe reported on 2 December, citing sources familiar with the matter. The two German companies have deployed a fleet of 30 automated Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedans equipped with a range of...
    Forecasting the implications of Euro 7 on powertrain technologies
    Introduction Governments around the world are beginning a substantial push towards a clean, zero-emissions society. While there are unquestionably challenges and obstacles to overcome in making this happen, the automotive industry is already showing its commitment to playing its part. Global t...
    Mercedes GLB comes equipped with MBUX infotainment system
    Mercedes-Benz has added the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system to the GLB compact sport utility vehicle (SUV), the German automaker said in a press release. The system features as standard two 7-inch displays for the instrument cluster and media display with touch screen and ha...
    29-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz partners with Chargefox for EV charging services in Australia
    Mercedes-Benz has partnered with Chargefox to offer free fast charging to EQC owners in Australia for five years, Chargefox announced in a press release on 25 November. EQC owners will have to register their vehicle details in the Chargefox app, after which owners will be able to see all of the free...
    Mercedes-Benz to equip new V-Class with MBUX multimedia system
    Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will integrate its MBUX infotainment system in the all-new V-Class multi-purpose van (MPV) from December 2019, a company press release dated 26 November showed. The V-Class’ MBUX operating concept will have a high-resolution, 7-inch or 10.25-inch touchscreen ...
    27-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz to launch all-electric EQC in US in early 2020
    Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will launch the EQC 400 4MATIC all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) in the United States in early 2020, according to a company press release on 20 November. The SUV will be priced starting at USD67,900. At launch, there will be three available tiers customers ...
    Mercedes-Benz’s Maybach, AMG models feature NVIDIA’s AI-powered MBUX infotainment system
    NVIDIA has said that Mercedes-Benz’s Maybach AMG models feature its AI-powered MBUX infotainment system, according to a company blogpost on 22 November. The latest addition takes the total number of Mercedes models equipped with MBUX to 20, including the all-electric EQC SUV. MBUX can...
    New Mercedes-Benz GLE gets 48-volt tech and eco-friendly powertrain features
    The high performance versions of the GLE-Class SUV from Mercedes-Benz, the Mercedes-AMG GLE63 and the GLE63 S, are to get electrified powertrains for increased performance figures and improved efficiency, according to a 20 November press release. The 4.0 litre, twin turbocharged V8 pe...
    21-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Daimler announces new corporate structure
    The Daimler Group has launched its previously-announced new corporate structure, effective 1 November 2019, the Germany-based automaker said in a press release. Under the new corporate structure, the group comprises parent company, Daimler AG, and three operating subsidiaries—Mercedes-Benz AG, res...
    Daimler recalls EQC all-electric sedan to fix defective bolts
    Daimler is recalling some new Mercedes-Benz EQC electric vehicles over a potentially defective bolt in the differential, according to a Reuters report on 30 October citing the company. Significance: In certain EQC vehicles, the bolt in the front axle differential transmission might not meet durab...
    31-Oct-2019 News Recalls
    Low emissions zones and their impact on powertrain development
    A study by the European Union (EU) in 2017 states that cars are responsible for around 12% of total carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions in the EU. By 2021, under the emission reduction targets planned by the EU, all new cars must achieve an average of 95 grams of CO₂ emissions per kilometer. This mea...
    BMW is open for new partner in mobility services business, says CEO Oliver Zipse
    BMW is open to the idea of additional partners joining its mobility services venture which the carmaker runs with Daimler, the company’s new CEO Oliver Zipse told a local newspaper. “We would like to welcome additional partners in this area, which has great future potential,” Zipse told Frankf...
    Mercedes-Benz launches all-electric EQC in South Korea
    Mercedes-Benz has launched the all-electric EQC sport utility vehicle (SUV) in South Korea, The Korea Herald reported on 21 October, citing the carmaker. The SUV has been priced starting at KRW105 million (USD89 million). Mercedes-Benz has also introduced its premium charging services and has expand...
    Iberdrola and Mercedes-Benz partner for EV charging infrastructure in Spain
    Iberdrola and Mercedes-Benz have partnered for setting up electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in Spain, Iberdrola announced in a press release on 3 October. Under the agreement, Mercedes-Benz will include Iberdrola's mobility solutions—home/company and public charging—in the marketing ...
    Mercedes-Benz to conduct pilot test in Germany to evaluate how safety on slippery roads can be improved using car-to-X
    Mercedes Benz has tied up with the district of Zollernalb in Germany to test safety on slippery roads during winter using ‘car-to-X’ technology, the automaker said on 9 October. The test will also monitor and suggest how the efficiency of municipal winter services can be improved. The pilot test...
    Daimler recalls 594 vehicles in US over issue with seat head restraint
    Daimler is recalling 594 vehicles in the United States over an issue with a seat head restraint, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall covers model year (MY) 2019 Metris vehicles. Significance: In the affected vehicl...
    03-Oct-2019 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz announces plan to offer connected car features in India in three phases
    Mercedes-Benz India has said the launch of connected car features ‘Mercedes me connect’ in three phases, according to a company press release. The Mercedes me Adapter will be launched in phase 1. The Mercedes me Adapter app includes 14 unique features such as vehicle health, online appointmen...
    03-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Irreversible diesel declines or “safe haven” market opportunities?
    Diesel, as a choice of fuel for light duty vehicle powertrains, has globally witnessed a fall in demand since 2016. IHS Markit forecasts the production of diesel powertrains will decline globally by about 3% in the period 2018-25. One of the key regions that will lower the global count will be Europ...
    IAA 2019: Daimler showcases updated smart EQ fortwo and EQ forfour all-electric models
    Daimler has showcased the updated versions of smart EQ fortwo and EQ forfour all-electric models at the 2019 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, the company announced in a press release earlier this month. The display includes new smart fortwo coupé, cabrio and forfour models. All models get a similar motor ...
    17-Sep-2019 News New Products
    IAA 2019: Mercedes-Benz showcases plug-in hybrid GLE and GLC SUVs
    Mercedes-Benz is showcasing its plug-in hybrid versions of GLE and GLC sport utility vehicles (SUV) at the 2019 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, the company announced in a press release on 9 September. The GLE 350 de 4MATIC is powered by 2L 4-cylinder diesel engine and a 100kW electric motor, which togethe...
    16-Sep-2019 News New Products
    IAA 2019: Mercedes-Benz Vans showcases all-electric EQV
    Mercedes-Benz Vans has showcased its all-electric multi purpose vehicle (MPV) ‘EQV’ at the 2019 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, according to a company press release on 11 September. The van is equipped with a 90kWh battery which will give the van a range of 405 kilometers. The lithium-ion battery is i...
    12-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Daimler to source battery cells from Farasis Energy
    Daimler has reached an agreement to source battery cells for its electric vehicles (EV) from Chinese supplier Farasis Energy, Reuters reported on 10 September. Farasis is currently building a battery cell factory in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, in Saxony-Anhalt region, Germany, to help the automaker ramp up i...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 1,818 units of C-Class in Canada over issue with 12-volt battery mounting bracket
    Mercedes-Benz has recalled 1,818 C-Class cars in Canada to replace the mounting bracket of their 12-volt starter battery, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada last month. The recall affects model years (MY) 2018 and 2019 C-Class vehicles. Significance: In the affec...
    05-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Additive manufacturing progressing from rapid prototyping to series production
    The automotive industry is gradually adopting additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, in its design and manufacturing strategies. The technology offers potential benefits such as innovative designs, lighter and safer products, shorter lead times, and lower cost. However, there are st...
    Daimler confirms next-generation Citan will get electric version
    Daimler has confirmed that the next generation of Citan van will include an electric variant as well, according to a company press release on 23 August. The new Citan will be developed in cooperation with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. "The new Citan will undergo a comprehensive new development and clea...
    27-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Varroc: Focus on improving vision with safety and style
    Vehicle headlights are shifting from conventional bulb headlamps to high-resolution matrix headlights that focus on enhancing safety through various sensors. Most of the safety concerns, such as blind-spot and forward-collision warnings and avoidance, have diminished with the use of cameras and adva...
    Vehicle dynamics: From motorsports to customized driving
    The concept of vehicle dynamics has not only shaped the way a car drives on a fundamental level, but also has indirectly made consumers aware and more willing to spend for comfort and handling when choosing a car. Premium OEMs have been the champions of developing cars with more improved vehicle dyn...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 911 GLE Class vehicles in Australia over issue with air conditioning systems drain hoses
    Mercedes-Benz has recalled 911 units of GLE Class vehicles in Australia due to faulty air conditioning systems drain hoses, according to a notice by Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) on 21 August. The vehicles affected were sold between 1 February 2019 and 9 August 2019. ...
    22-Aug-2019 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz Vans unveils all-electric EQV MPV
    Mercedes-Benz Vans has unveiled its all-electric multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) EQV, the company announced in a press release on 20 August. The van is equipped with a 90kWh battery and will have a range of 405 kilometers.  EQV will have a peak power output of 150 kW. It also gets a rapid charging ...
    21-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz to offer plug-in hybrid variants of A- and B-Class
    Mercedes-Benz is now offering plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain in A 250 e, A 250 e Saloon and B 250 e models, the company announced in a press release on 19 August. While Mercedes-Benz has started taking orders for A 250 e and A 250 e Saloon, sale of the B 250 e will start a few weeks later. Ma...
    20-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Daimler extends in-car delivery service pilot to German city Berlin
    Daimler has extended its in-car delivery service pilot called “chark” to Berlin, Germany, after running it successfully in Stuttgart (also in Germany) earlier this year, the company said in a press release. The project allows drivers of Mercedes-Benz cars and the V-Class of model year 2015 and n...
    19-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Balancing aerodynamic performance and cooling efficiency using AGS
    Active aerodynamics and the art of manipulating airflow Modern automotive aerodynamics is more complex than just creating a vehicle with the lowest coefficient of drag (Cd). Cd of a vehicle is a dimensionless number that determines how much air resistance a moving vehicle encounters. Therefore, ...
    IAA 2019: Mercedes-Benz to showcase plug-in hybrid models
    Mercedes-Benz is planning to showcase its new plug-in hybrid models at the upcoming 2019 IAA Frankfurt in September, the company announced on 8 August. Mercedes-Benz did not reveal further details about the vehicle. The automaker will also showcase the all-electric EQV van. Significance: The...
    09-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Daimler commits more investment in Romanian ride-sharing app Clevertaxi
    Clever Tech, a Romania-based company behind ride-sharing app Clevertaxi, has received a capital boost of RON14.3 million (USD3.4 million) from Daimler, according to Profit.ro. The latest investment in Clevertaxi comes after just two months when the German automotive group invested RON 13.6 million. ...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 302 vehicles in China over issue with catalytic converter
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 302 vehicles in China due to a defective catalytic converter, China Daily reported on 5 August, citing China's market regulator. Vehicles impacted by the recall include imported GLE and GLS manufactured between February 29, 2016 and October 16, 2018. The recall ...
    07-Aug-2019 News Recalls
    Daimler, Bosch receive approval for automated valet parking service in Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart
    Daimler and Bosch have received regulatory approval from the competent authorities in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, for an automated valet parking service in Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, the automotive supplier said in a press release today. The automated valet service can be accessed via a sma...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 659 vehicles in US over driveshaft separation risk
    Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), the US subsidiary of the Germany automaker Daimler, will recall 659 units of model year 2016-2017 AMG GTS in the United States over a driveshaft separation risk, according to the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In affected vehicles, the bonding bet...
    16-Jul-2019 News Recalls
    Daimler introduces eVito Tourer all-electric van in Berlin’s on-demand public transport service BerlKönig
    Daimler has introduced its eVito Tourer all-electric van in the on-demand public transport service ‘BerlKönig’ in Berlin, according to a company press release on 5 July. ‘BerlKönig’ is operating 19 eVito vans in the city. "As part of Mercedes-Benz Vans developing into a provider of ho...
    09-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Mercedes Benz A-Class
    The fourth generation Mercedes Benz A-Class is assembled at Daimler’s facility in Rastatt, Germany. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Mercedes Benz A-Class from the plant is expected to peak in 2019 at more than 91,600 units. If you would like your c...
    BMW, Daimler formally sign agreement for cooperation in automated driving
    BMW and Daimler have formally signed a long-term strategic cooperation agreement for automated driving, the two automakers said in a joint press release on 4 July. Under the cooperation agreement, the two German partners will focus on joint development of next-generation technologies for advanced dr...
    China 6 emission legislation
    To address air pollution problems in China, the country’s regulatory bodies are working toward swiftly adopting more stringent protocols to reduce harmful automotive emissions and fuel consumption. In December 2016, the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment put forward the final version of i...
    Key automakers, suppliers jointly publish first framework for development, testing, and validation of autonomous vehicles
    A group of 11 automakers and suppliers have come forward to publish what they claim to be the automotive industry’s first framework for development, testing, and validation of autonomous vehicles. These 11 companies—Aptiv, Audi, Baidu, BMW, Continental, Daimler, FCA, HERE, Infineon, Intel, and V...
    Ride-hailing app mytaxi becomes FREE NOW
    Daimler’s ride-hailing app mytaxi has become FREE NOW, according to a press release by mytaxi on 2 July. The ride-hailing company also announced its plans to add more mobility options to the app in the future. To start with, FREE NOW has decided to integrate hive scooters into the app in the marke...
    Daimler opens new testing facility for electromagnetic compatibility and antenna systems in Germany
    Daimler has opened a new testing facility for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and radio frequency (RF) antenna systems at its Mercedes-Benz Technology Centre (MTC) in Sindelfingen, Germany, the company said in a press release on 1 July. The testing facility features a new reverberation chamber t...
    02-Jul-2019 News Investments
    Mercedes-Benz offers ‘Thermotronic’ climate-control system in new GLS
    Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will offer its new ‘Thermotronic’ climate-control system in the new GLS, according to a company press release on 24 June. The luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV) will come with Thermotronic four-zone climate control system as standard and Thermotronic five-zone...
    26-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Daimler to recall 60,000 diesel vehicles in Germany over emissions
    Daimler is planning to recall 60,000 diesel cars in Germany over emission cheat software, Automotive News Europe reported on 23 June. The recall is for Mercedes-Benz GLK 220 sport utility vehicles (SUV) produced between 2012 and 2015. Significance: Daimler issued the recall after the German regul...
    24-Jun-2019 News Recalls
    New Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV features MBUX infotainment system
    Mercedes-Benz has equipped its new GLS full-size SUV with its next-generation ‘Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX)’ infotainment system, according to a press release by Daimler. The new infotainment system features two large 12.3-inch touchscreens, placed next to each other, offering a widescre...
    24-Jun-2019 News New Products
    BorgWarner supplies R2S turbocharger for Mercedes-Benz's 4-cylinder diesel engine
    BorgWarner is supplying its regulated two-stage (R2S®) turbocharging system to Mercedes-Benz for its new four-cylinder diesel engine OM 654, the company announced in a press release on 18 June. The turbocharging system has been designed to help the engine meet the Euro 6d TEMP emission standard. Th...
    Daimler begins testing of in-car delivery service in Germany
    Daimler has started testing its in-car delivery service for parked cars called “chark” in Stuttgart, Germany, the automaker said in a press release on 14 June. The trial will allow around 500 owners of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the greater Stuttgart area to get delivery of their online purchases...
    Mercedes-Benz's offers all new cars with Euro 6d-TEMP standard compliance
    Mercedes-Benz has said that all its cars now comply with the Euro 6d-TEMP standard as a minimum, according to a company press release on 12 June. Mercedes-Benz also informed that some of its passenger car models are already compliant with stricter Euro 6d standard which will not come into effect bef...
    Advantages of twin-scroll turbocharger
    Turbocharged engines of the past have perennially suffered from ‘lag’, a delay in response to a driver input request for increased performance by way of an accelerator pedal depression. This occurs as a result of the time taken for the turbocharger to ‘spool up’ (exhaust gas impeller to incr...
    Mercedes-Benz offers next generation 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines in GLC and GLC Coupé
    Mercedes-Benz is set to offer the new GLC sport utility vehicle (SUV) and GLC Coupé with the next generation 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, the company announced in a press release on 8 June. The petrol variants of GLC and GLC Coupé will be equipped with 48 volt mild-hybrid system and parti...
    11-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Daimler develops new Mercedes-AMG 4-cylinder engine
    Daimler has developed a new ‘M 139’ 2L 4-cylinder engine for Mercedes-AMG models, the company announced in a press release on 7 June. The engine will come in two variants, the S-model and the basic version. The S-model engine produces a maximum of 421 hp and 500 Nm of peak torque. The basic vers...
    10-Jun-2019 News New Products
    New exterior design language
    Every vehicle has a unique identification in terms of design, performance, and features. From a design perspective, it includes interior and exterior lighting systems—the most recognizable elements on a new model. Premium vehicles, such as those of Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, have simple brand d...
    Moovel launches new ride-sharing service MyShuttle in German city Ettlingen
    Moovel has partnered with the transport association Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund (KVV) and Regionalbusverkehr Südwest (RVS) to launch an on-demand ride-sharing service MyShuttle in Ettlingen, Baden-Württemberg in Germany, the company said on 6 June. MyShuttle will use mini-electric buses that w...
    07-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Daimler, BMW, Ford, Volvo and others to test Car-to-X technology
    Daimler, BMW, Ford and Volvo Cars have joined forces with HERE Technologies and TomTom and transport authorities in six European countries to test car-to-everything (Car-to-X) communication technology in the Netherlands, Daimler said in a press release on 3 June. These project partners signed a Memo...
    Suspension technology in an autonomous world
    According to IHS Markit, nearly USD100 billion has been spent over the last four years on core development and M&A activities in the autonomous vehicle sector. This creates a significant potential opportunity for component system manufacturers in the long term. However, while automotive stakehol...
    Telenav powers map function in Mercedes-Benz’s rear seat entertainment system
    Telenav will power mapping functions for the Mercedes-Benz COMAND Touch app that remotely controls the COMAND rear seat entertainment system in Mercedes-Benz vehicles, the company said in a press release on 28 May. The feature will allow passengers in eligible Mercedes-Benz vehicles to view navigati...
    29-May-2019 News New Products
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