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    Unable to find investors, Britishvolt files for insolvency
    Battery startup Britishvolt filed a notice to appoint an administrator in the insolvency courts in the UK on January 17, 2023, after failing to raise funds from new and existing investors to keep the business afloat. While a majority of 300 existing employees have lost their jobs as an immediate consequence of Britishvolt’s liquidation, the development is also being seen as a blow to the UK government’s efforts of establishing a flourishing ecosystem for electric vehicle (EV) and battery man...
    Talking Heads: CES – the wrap
    In 2023, some 300 exhibitors showcased their vehicle technology. Its increasing importance – usurping the traditional auto shows like NAIAS, Paris, IAA and Geneva along the way – is demonstrated if we wind back the clock to 2014. Then, there were just nine OEMs present and some 125 automotive technology exhibitors. With this growth has also come maturity. The 2023 CES was less about fanciful concepts and more about tangible. Click the link above to download the full article.
    Mercedes-Benz upgrades GLE and GLE Coupé with latest connected and autonomous technologies
    Mercedes-Benz has installed the second generation of the  Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system in the GLE and GLE Coupé, it said in a press release dated 31 January. The driver and central displays each measure 12.3 inches while the central display can also be operated directly as a touchscreen while wireless Apple Car Play and Android Auto are now available. The appearance can be individualized with a total of three display styles (classic, sporty, and discreet) and...
    Mercedes-Benz unveils CLA Coupé and CLA Shooting Brake with new MBUX generation
    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled CLA Coupé and CLA Shooting Brake with new MBUX generation and optional immersive sound experience with Dolby Atmos, it said in a press release dated 18 January. The vehicles also feature free-standing double screen, a 7-inch and a 10.25-inch display as standard, while two 10.25-inch displays with a wide-screen are also optionally available. There are three options: Classic, which provides all relevant driver information; Sporty, with a dynamic rev counter;&nbs...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls over 320,000 vehicles due to engine stalling
    Mercedes-Benz has announced a recall of select model year (MY) 2012 to 2020 ML and GLE sport utility vehicles (SUVs) because of concerns that water could collect in the spare tire wheel, leading to a possible fuel pump malfunction and subsequent engine stall. 323,963 SUVs are set to be recalled, Consumer Reports noted on 5 January. The automaker suggests that drivers could become aware of the problem if they notice a damp carpet in the cargo area, the sound of water sloshing, or a check-...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls over 120,000 vehicles due to issue with sunroof
    Mercedes-Benz is set to recall over 123,696 vehicles for sunroof panels that could detach, The Drive reported on 2 January. Affected models include model year (MY) 2001-2011 C-Class, CLK, E-Class, and related CLS-Class. The issue is likely caused by ineffective bonding between the glass sunroof panel and the sliding roof frame. Documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that the automaker was first made aware of the issue in 2017, when it received rep...
    Bosch, Mercedes-Benz’s driverless parking system gets nod for commercial use
    Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved Bosch and Mercedes-Benz’s highly automated parking system for use in the P6 parking garage run by APCOA at Stuttgart Airport, a company press release dated 30 November read. It becomes the world’s first highly automated driverless parking function to SAE Level 4 to be officially approved for commercial use. “We are extremely pleased to have successfully developed a connected system for driverless and contactless parking to...
    Mercedes-Benz signs 10,000-TPY lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Rock Tech Lithium
    German OEM Mercedes-Benz announced via press release on 20 October that it had finalized a supply agreement for battery-grade lithium hydroxide with Canadian-German startup Rock Tech Lithium Inc. According to the press release, Rock Tech will supply the OEM’s battery cathode manufacturing partners with 10,000 tons per year of lithium hydroxide from its Guben, Brandenburg, refinery from 2026. The raw lithium that will be refined by Rock Tech is expected to be solely sourced from mining sites...
    Hyundai Mobis to supply chassis modules for Mercedes-Benz’s EVs in the US
    Hyundai Mobis has announced via press release on 18 October that it is supplying chassis modules to Mercedes-Benz’s electric vehicles (EVs). Sung Hwan, CEO at Mobis, said, “We hope to maintain long-term partnerships with Mercedes-Benz AG. We intend to increase trust with customers based on our excellent technical experience and stable supply capacity.” Significance: Hyundai Mobis built a plant in McAlla, Alabama, near Mercedes-Benz’s US plant, for this chassis module supply, and be...
    Mercedes-AMG launches all-electric EQE SUV with enhanced interior features
    Mercedes-Benz has launched the all-new EQE sport utility vehicle (SUV) electric vehicle (EV) featuring variable interior and performance-oriented drive concept, the German automaker said in a press release on 16 October. Philipp Schiemer, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, said, "The AMG EQE SUV is another milestone in our Future of Driving Performance. The new model is our first all‑electric SUV. And, after the AMG EQS and AMG EQE Saloon models, this is already the third performance model that we h...
    Mercedes-Benz to use Microsoft’s MO360 Data platform to enhance supply chain
    Mercedes-Benz has partnered with Microsoft in which Mercedes-Benz will use the MO360 Data Platform to connect 30 passenger car plants worldwide to the Microsoft Cloud, it said in a press release on 12 October. This will improve the supply chain process. The MO360 Data Platform allows teams to identify potential supply chain bottlenecks faster. “Mercedes-Benz’ partnership with Microsoft is a testament to the power of the industrial metaverse. Together, we are merging the physical and digit...
    Apple to integrate Spatial Audio solution into Mercedes-Benz vehicles
    Apple and Mercedes-Benz have announced a partnership under which Apple’s Spatial Audio with support for Dolby Atmos will be integrated into Mercedes-Benz vehicles, according to a company press release on 16 October. Apple Music with Spatial Audio comes fully integrated through the MBUX infotainment system in Mercedes-Maybach models, the EQS and EQS sport utility vehicle (SUV), as well as the EQE and the S-Class. “We’re joining forces to offer our customers a benchmark music experie...
    BASF supplies sustainable Ultramid plastics for Mercedes-Benz’s S-Class, EQE models
    BASF has announced via press release on 12 October that it partnered with Mercedes-Benz, Pyrum Innovations AG, WITTE Automotive and developed automotive components from mass-balanced plastics.   Dr. Martin Jung, President of Performance Materials, BASF, said, “Solutions like these help our customers meet their sustainability goals. This is our Go!Create approach: we invite all our customers and partners to join us in shaping the path towards a circular economy with plastics. With this ...
    Mercedes-Benz launches B-Class with updated interior features
    Mercedes-Benz has lunched the B-Class Sports Tourer with updated interior and convenience features, the German automaker said in a press release on 5 October. Significance: Mercedes-Benz has equipped a dual-screen display consisting of a 10.25" head unit and a 7" instrument cluster on the driver's side of the interior as standard. A pair of 10.25" displays are optionally available for a wide-screen appearance. The base model now has a redesigned center console and a new nappa leather-cover...
    Mercedes-Benz to integrate Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Digital Chassis solutions for future vehicle line up
    Qualcomm Technologies has announced via press release on 23 September that its Snapdragon Digital Chassis solutions will be integrated to upcoming Mercedes-Benz models. Nakul Duggal, senior vice president and GM, automotive, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., said, “We are proud to bring our Snapdragon Digital Chassis solutions to Mercedes-Benz. Our technology partnership is transforming Mercedes-Benz vehicles as we deliver unparalleled compute, performance, artificial intelligence (AI) and safet...
    Mercedes-AMG unveils C 63 S E Performance with updated interior features
    Mercedes-AMG has unveiled its C 63 S E Performance vehicle with updated interior features, it said in a press release on 21 September.   Significance: The new C 63 S E features AMG’s sport seats allowing owners to select their own upholstery colors and different types of nappa leather—with embossed AMG emblems in the front head restraints. Customers can now opt for the second-generation AMG Performance seat, which features open seat side bolsters for weight savings and improved venti...
    Targa Telematics partners with Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services to develop connected car solutions
    Targa Telematics has signed an agreement with Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services, following which it becomes a “Trusted Partner” for the integration of technology platforms and the development of connected car solutions, it said in a press release dated 20 September. Targa Telematics’ platform will be able to integrate data via an interface developed by Mercedes-Benz which will enable the software company to provide services to its customers. “We are extremely proud to be a Truste...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls GLE, GLS SUVs in the US over rear-door window trim defect
    Mercedes-Benz is recalling 161,000 model year (MY) 2020 and 2022 GLE, GLS SUVs over faulty rear-doorway window trim that may detach when the car is in motion, according to Consumer Reports on 16 September.   Significance: According to the report, vehicles include certain MY 2020-2022 GLE350, GLE450, and GLS450 SUVs, MY 2021–22 AMG GLE53 SUVs, 2020–21 GLE580 and GLS580 SUVs, and MY 2021 GLE400e, AMG GLS63, AMG GLE63 S, and Maybach GLS600 SUVs. The recall applies to vehicles manufactur...
    Mercedes-Benz, Pyrum Innovations, and BASF develop closed-loop supply chain for interior plastics
    German automaker Mercedes-Benz announced via press release on 24 August that it had partnered with German tire recycling company Pyrum Innovations and German chemical company BASF to develop bow door handles made out of sustainable plastic. According to the press release, the plastic used to manufacture the handles in its new EQE and S-Class was made by BASF using biomethane extracted from agricultural waste and pyrolysis oil recovered from recycled end-of-life tires by Pyrum Innovations. The...
    AMG selects Continental’s SportContact 7 UUHP tires for C43
    German tire manufacturer Continental announced via press release on 22 August that its SportContact 7 tires had been factory-approved for OE fitment on the new Mercedes-AMG C43 sports sedan. According to the press release, the SportContact 7 fitted on the C43 will feature the following: An 18” size rating with an XL marking for enhanced load capacity Capability of handling speeds of up to 300 km/h Optimum road grip thanks to a special rubber compound A 10% improved mileage,...
    Mercedes-Benz unveils interior of EQE SUV with MBUX Hyperscreen
    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the interior of its upcoming EQE SUV, in a press release on 16 August. The SUV is based on the electric platform from Mercedes‑EQ. The MBUX Hyperscreen is available as an option, which creates an impressive effect. The entire instrument panel is a widescreen in which high-resolution screens merge under a single glass cover. Significance: The front section of the center console joins the instrument panel. The vent band from the cockpit is visually continued in the ...
    Mercedes-Benz selects Capgemini to develop big data platform for automated driving
    Capgemini has announced that it has been selected by Mercedes-Benz to develop a big data platform for automated driving, according to a company press release on 19 July. The platform processes big data to optimize artificial intelligence (AI) technology for automated driving. “Driverless technology and the development of the required legal framework has the power to fundamentally transform the mobility sector and foster trusted innovation in the automotive industry. Our role in developing a...
    Mercedes-Benz partners with Unity to power the infotainment domain of MB.OS
    Unity has tied up with Mercedes-Benz to power the infotainment domain of its new operating system MB.OS, it said in a statement on 8 August. The first vehicles running on MB.OS and Unity will be launched in 2024. Mercedes-Benz’s developers will use Unity Industrial Collection to create the UI/UX for the entire digital cockpit, including the instrument cluster and media and passenger displays. Significance: A demo of the operating system has been showcased in the Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX el...
    Suppliers to the new Mercedes-Benz EQE
    The new EQE SUV is assembled at the Mercedes-Benz Tuscaloosa plant in Alabama. Tuscaloosa is a key production location for Mercedes-EQ luxury electric SUVs, including the EQS SUV and the EQE SUV, which will be available later this year. According to S&P Global Mobility, the highest year of production for this SUV will be 2023, when more than 36810 units will be produced.
    Mercedes-Benz to offer Tourguide as a part of MBUX voice assistant
    Mercedes‑Benz has announced a new acoustic travel guide service called Tourguide, according to a company press release on 14 July. The new Mercedes me Tourguide service as part of the MBUX Voice Assistant reads out information about attractions along the route on German autobahns. Significance: The Tourguide audio travel guide is available in the EQS, EQE, C‑Class, S‑Class, and AMG SL as well as the new GLC and the new EQS sport utility vehicle (SUV). The audio travel guide is curr...
    Germany’s Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection to fund battery recycling project
    The Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) in Germany is funding the development of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery recycling capabilities with EUR16.66 million (over USD17.2 million), BMWK said in a media notification issued on 5 July 2022. Aimed at setting up a stable battery ecosystem, the funds are given to a consortium that has development partners including Licular GmbH, Mercedes-Benz AG, Daimler Truck AG, Primobius GmbH, SMS group GmbH, Clausthal University of Technol...
    Mercedes-Benz partners with ZYNC for in-car digital entertainment platform
    Mercedes-Benz Group has partnered with ZYNC, following which the tech company will implement its premium in-car digital entertainment platform, a company press release on 22 June read. ZYNC will aggregate and offer original and third-party digital content onto a single turnkey platform as well as the interface between content partners and existing compatible Mercedes-Benz hardware. ZYNC will be rolled out in the EQS and S-Class in Europe by the end of the year, with rollout in further model...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls around 1 million vehicles over issues with braking system
    Mercedes-Benz Group is set to recall nearly one million vehicles globally over a potential issue with the braking system, a 6 June article by the Agence France-Presse read, citing the German federal transport authority KBA. In KBA’s statement, affected models include the model year (MY) 2004–15 ML, GL sports utility vehicle (SUV) series, and the R-Class luxury multipurpose vehicle (MPV). Significance: Mercedes confirmed the recall in a statement to AFP, saying a “particularly ...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls over 254,000 vehicles over issues with automatic crash notification systems
    Mercedes-Benz will recall more than 254,000 vehicles due to issues with their automatic crash notification systems, Consumer Reports wrote on 27 May. Affected vehicles include MY2017–22 CLA-Class, GLA-Class, GLE-Class, GLS-Class, SLC-Class, A-Class, AMG GT-Class, C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, SL-Class, GLC-Class, CLS-Class, GLB-Class, and G-Class vehicles, and MY2019–21 Freightliner Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz Metris, and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. Significance: With 191 complaints registered,...
    Mercedes-Benz subsidiary LICULAR to license battery recycling technology from Primobius
    Primobius, joint venture between Australian minerals company Neometals and German plant manufacturer SMS Group, announced via press release on 11 March that it had signed an MoU with battery recycling company Licular (wholly owned subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz) for the development of a circular and sustainable raw materials supply chain. According to the MoU Primobius will license the mechanical and hydrometallurgical combination technology required for the battery recycling plant that Li...
    Continental supplies PremiumContact 6 and EcoContact 6 tires as OE to Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    Continental has announced that it is supplying Mercedes-Benz C-Class with PremiumContact 6 and EcoContact 6 tires as OE, according to a press release published by the German supplier on 19 May. Both PremiumContact 6 18” and EcoContact 6 17″ tires have been granted original equipment approval. Significance: Continental’s PremiumContact 6 offers tread specific rubber formulation, critical for tire's traction, resulting in exceptional safety and wet braking performance. The tire is designe...
    Tenneco supplies intelligent suspension for Mercedes-AMG’s SL-Class Roadsters
    US-based auto parts manufacturer Tenneco has announced via press release on 16 May that the Model Year (MY) 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL-Class Roadsters will feature CVSA2 semi-active suspension or integrated CVSA2/Kinetic suspension offering from the company’s Monroe Intelligent Suspension portfolio. Henrik Johansson, vice president and general manager, Advanced Suspension Technologies, Tenneco, said, "This has been an exciting project for our Advanced Suspension Technologies organization. These i...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 292,287 vehicles in US over braking issue
    Mercedes-Benz USA has issued a ‘do not drive’ recall for around 292,287 ML-, GL-, and R-Class vehicles citing a potential corroded brake booster issue, which could affect braking capability, according to a safety report released by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 12 May. The affected vehicles include Model Year (MY) 2006–12. Before the issue occurs, drivers might notice a change in the feel of the brake pedal and/or hissing/airflow noises when applying the ...
    Faurecia to integrate its apps platform into Mercedes-Benz’s MBUX multimedia system
    Faurecia has tied up with Mercedes-Benz Group, under which the FORVIA Group company will integrate its apps platform into the MBUX multimedia system, it said in a press release on 28 April. The platform has been developed in partnership with Aptoide. Faurecia will offer a customized app portfolio from 2023, which can be refreshed and updated multiple times a year for optimal user experience. “With the Faurecia Aptoide Automotive App Store, we provide the best market- relevant content in the...
    Mercedes Benz unveils new T-Class model featuring what3words’ navigation solution
    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new T-Class vehicle equipped with MBUX (Mercedes‑Benz User Experience) infotainment system as standard, it said in a press release on 26 April. The vehicle features an intuitive software, a high-resolution display, smartphone integration with Apple Car Play and Android Auto, the Bluetooth hands-free system and a digital radio. “With the new T-Class we are extending our portfolio with a true premium small van that combines roominess and functionality with sty...
    Bridgestone supplies Turanza Eco tires for Mercedes-Benz’s all-electric Vision EQXX
    Bridgestone has announced via press release on 25 April that it will supply the bespoke Turanza Eco tires for Mercedes-Benz’s all-electric Vision EQXX. The EQXX’s new tires are equipped with Bridgestone’s in-house lightweight ‘ENLITEN’ Technology to reduce tire rolling resistance and weight by up to 20%, along with its ‘ologic’ technology designed to enhance battery range by means of a large tire diameter to reduce rolling resistance, and a narrow tire width to reduce aerodynami...
    Hankook supplies tires as OE to Mercedes-Benz S-Class across all markets
    Hankook announced via a press release on 11 April that it will supply tires as original equipment (OE) to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class across all markets. This includes summer, winter, and all-season tires for the premium S-Class model. The tires have a “Mercedes Original" “MO” label on the sidewall to indicate approval as OE for Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Hankook has enhanced the tire performance with an aramid hybrid reinforced belt to strengthen core stability. The tires also feature the M...
    Mercedes-Benz opens software integration factory at Sindelfingen facility in Germany
    Mercedes-Benz has opened the Electric Software Hub at Mercedes Technology Center (MTC) in Sindelfingen, Germany, it said in a press release on 8 April. The German automaker has invested over EUR200 million (USD218 million) for the hub. “The Electric Software Hub is an epicenter of our research and development and at the same time closely networked with the worldwide production sites. This is where key aspects of the future of Mercedes-Benz become reality—especially our own MB.OS operating...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls over 9,156 S-class, EQS models in US due to faulty rear lights
    Mercedes-Benz is recalling just over 9,156 S-Class and EQS-Class models in US over concerns that a software bug will disable much of the vehicle's rear lighting, CNET reported on 28 March. Significance: The affected Mercedes-Benz S-Class, EQS-Class include MY 2021 and MY 2022 models. The software bug primarily affects turn signals, hazard warning lights, and backup lights, which will be addressed through a software update. The automaker has concluded that the faulty lighting is caused by defe...
    Tenneco’s next-gen passive damper valve technology to debut on fourth-gen Mercedes-Benz C-class
    US auto parts manufacturer Tenneco announced on 30 March that its new Monroe OE Solutions MCx valving system for passive monotube shock absorbers will debut in the fourth-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class. According to the press release, the new passive valve architecture features independent, parallel flow paths that accommodate all piston velocities, allowing customers to optimally tune between comfort and dynamic control. The valve also features an open-bleed tuning system that creates two ...
    Mercedes-Benz bags contract for road monitoring by the Netherlands Government
    Mercedes-Benz has announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management for road monitoring through vehicle data, a company press release dated 29 March. The project will extend over a two-year period covering winter management, asset management and road safety. The partners will use anonymized data to provide insights on safety for road users. The use of data will be via car-to-X or other systems from intelligent, connected Mercedes-...
    Mercedes-Benz DRIVE PILOT SAE-Level 3 system to feature Valeo’s lidar technology
    Valeo has announced that the Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be equipped with Valeo SCALA 2 lidar, the company said in a press release on 22 March. The second-generation LiDAR system will be integrated into the Mercedes-Benz DRIVE PILOT system for SAE-Level 3 (L3) autonomous driving. The Valeo SCALA 2 lidar creates a 3D image of the vehicle’s surroundings. The image, called a “point cloud” then enables the device to distinguish between moving and static objects. Valeo SCALA 2 removes data th...
    Bosch, Mercedes-Benz demonstrate automated valet parking at Los Angeles Downtown hotel
    Bosch and Mercedes-Benz demonstrated an automated valet parking system at InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, according to an official press release on 20 March 2022. The demonstration uses the INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT within the Mercedes-Benz EQS and integrates operation with the smartphone app. Demonstrations were held at the InterContinental Downtown Los Angeles Hotel, an 889-room property located in the tallest building west of Chicago. EQS will be used to demonstrate automated valet par...
    Envision AESC to supply high-performance battery modules to Mercedes-Benz in the US
    German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has partnered mainland Chinese–Japanese electric vehicle (EV) battery maker Envision AESC in an attempt to secure the supply of high-performance battery cell modules for its EQ lineup of EVs, the battery maker said on 16 March 2022. Envision AESC, which produces and supplies EV batteries from its Tennessee plant for the Nissan Leaf EV, is setting up a new EV battery production unit in the United States, the company said, without disclosi...
    Mercedes-Benz’s new R&D center in Shanghai to focus on connectivity and automated driving
    Mercedes-Benz Group has opened a new research and development (R&D) center in Shanghai to develop mobility technologies such as connectivity, automated driving, and big data, according to Reuters on 18 March. This will be the second R&D establishment for the German automaker in the region. The new R&D center will leverage local talent to design and innovate vehicles of the future.   Significance: The new Shanghai R&D center reflects Mercedes-Benz’s move last y...
    Mercedes-Benz unveils interior details for the new EQS SUV
    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the interior features of its new EQS electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), according to its official press release on 15 March. It features an optional MBUX Hyperscreen, first launched in the EQS sedan. This 56-inch curved screen includes the instrument cluster, infotainment and passenger display. Its 12.3-inch OLED display provides the front passenger with their own display and control area. Significance: The car also features an in-vehicle infotainment system (IVI...
    Russia-Ukraine conflict: Mercedes-Benz downsizes production in Hungary as suppliers shutter plants in Ukraine
    Mercedes-Benz downsizes the production by cutting down shifts from three to two in some areas of its plant in Kecskemét, Hungary, effective from March 16 until the end of the month, reports news agency MTI. Russia-Ukraine conflict led to the shutting down of component supplier plants in Ukraine forcing Mercedes-Benz to downsize its production. In an effort to restore its supply chains, the automaker is closely monitoring the situation and working with its suppliers. The plant produced 160,00...
    Mercedes-Benz to build a new 2,500-ton battery material recycling plant in Kuppenheim
    German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz announced via press release on 11th March that it would be building its own lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery material recycling plant in Kuppenheim, southern Germany, in conjunction with technology partners Primobius and other renowned research institutes. According to the press release, the factory, expected to begin mechanical disassembly operations in 2023, will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary and be established under the name of LICULAR GmbH. Whil...
    Russia-Ukraine conflict: Volkswagen stops production line due to component shortage
    German automaker Volkswagen has halted its production line at its home plant in Wolfsburg in Germany by at least a week due to a shortage in parts supply that are manufactured in Ukraine, according to a report published by Automotive News Europe on 7 March 2022. On similar lines, the production at BMW and Mercedes-Benz is also impacted as the two carmakers have also halted their production lines in Germany due to the supply shortage of components that are produced in Ukraine. The German Autom...
    Russia-Ukraine conflict: Volvo cars suspends shipments to Russia
    Volvo Cars has suspended car shipments to Russia until further notice due to the ongoing geopolitical actions between Russia and Ukraine, according to a statement published by Reuters on 28 February. The Swedish automaker’s decision aligns with the potential risks associated with trade relations based on sanctions imposed against Russia, the statement added.    Significance: According to Reuters, Volvo becomes the first automaker to halt shipments as geopolitical tensions rise and...
    Mercedes-Benz CEO targets Level 3 autonomous driving certification in US this year
    Mercedes-Benz is looking to acquire certification for Level 3 autonomous driving in the United States this year, Chief Executive Ola Kaellenius said in a press call as reported by Reuters on 24 February. Mercedes-Benz is also in discussions with authorities in mainland China. “We are working on the United States and are in talks with authorities in China about certifying such a technology there,” Kaellenius said. The German automaker had earlier mentioned plans to extend Level 3 autono...
    Cerence to be interoperable with GiGA Genie voice assistant in South Korea
    Cerence has enhanced its cloud services capabilities in South Korea by being interoperable with telecom operator KT’s GiGA Genie voice-controlled virtual assistant, it said in a 17 February press release. Mercedes-Benz Korea will use the integrated capability leveraging Cerence Arbitrator and enable drivers of select models, including Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Mercedes-Benz EQS, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Mercedes-Benz EQA, among others, to use the services via the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX...
    Mercedes-Benz enters technology cooperation with solid-state battery startup ProLogium
    German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has signed a technology cooperation agreement with Taiwanese solid-state electric vehicle (EV) battery technology startup ProLogium to jointly develop next-generation battery cells, the two companies announced on 27 January 2022. Under the agreement, Mercedes-Benz plans to make a high-double-digit-million-euro investment in ProLogium and will take a seat in the battery company’s board of directors, the company said. The first Mercedes-Benz test vehi...
    Luminar to develop highly automated driving technologies for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars
    Luminar has announced a partnership with Mercedes-Benz to accelerate the development of future highly automated driving technologies for Mercedes-Benz’s passenger cars, according to a company press release dated 20 January. “This partnership is a landmark moment in the industry, demonstrating how substantially increased safety and autonomous driving functions on consumer vehicles are going from sci-fi to mainstream. Mercedes-Benz has always been a technological leader and first mover for ...
    The braking system industry in 2022 – Level 3 autonomy and beyond
    In the early 2010s, with the launch of the very first “driving assistance” systems, automakers began to rely on the braking system’s electronic stability control (ESC) unit, originally designed to improve driving stability, to decelerate the vehicle without driver input, in emergencies. Since then, system requirements have continuously expanded to accommodate growing demands for more powerful, sustained, and responsive autonomous braking capabilities needed for semi-automated and automated...
    Mercedes-Benz unveils EQXX with lightweight and sustainable interior design
    Mercedes-Benz’s all-electric EQXX debuts with extensive lightweight and organic interiors with components sourced from start-ups around the world to reflect the groups’ vision of a clean and sustainable future, the company announced in a press release on 3 January. Gorden Wagener said, “Working with these innovative, sustainable materials to design the interior of the VISION EQXX was a hugely liberating and exhilarating experience. They open up completely new avenues of creativity, and ...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls select EQS and S-series models over software error
    Mercedes-Benz has recalled 227 MY2021 and 2022 EQS and S models due to a software error that allowed the dashboard infotainment screen to access the internet and allow video games to be played while the car was in motion, Newsweek reported on 10 December. If the occupant selects the function while the vehicle is in motion, it could lead to driver distraction and increase the risk of a crash. Significance: The issue was first known in Tesla. In December 2021, the NHTSA looked into the matter o...
    Mercedes-Benz selects Cerence to provide AI-powered EV use cases for the EQS
    Cerence has announced that Mercedes-Benz AG has selected Cerence for conversational artificial intelligence (AI)-powered electric vehicle (EV) use cases and Cerence emergency vehicle detection (EVD), integrated with the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) in the Mercedes-Benz EQS EV, the company said in a press release on 22 December. “Intuitive technology and a simple, easy-to-use interface are important elements in the electric vehicle user experience as drivers demand increasingly smart...
    Mercedes-Benz combines Mercedes PRO with Mercedes me services
    Mercedes-Benz has announced the combination of its Mercedes PRO with Mercedes me services, according to its press release on 16 December. Mercedes‑Benz is restructuring its product to offer Mercedes me in all vehicles and will be available to commercial customers. Customers using Mercedes PRO services will be able to receive vehicle-related services from Mercedes me and also benefit from the future expansion of the product range. “A large number of our customers use their Mercedes-Benz ve...
    Wejo ties up with Mercedes-Benz for livestream access to parking event data in Europe
    Wejo has partnered with Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services to unveil livestream access to parking event data for mobility services providers and infrastructure operators in Europe, the company said in a press release on 17 December. The live flow of anonymized vehicle data will stream approximately 10–14 million unique parking events daily from Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the European Union. “With more use cases to be worked together in the future, we are committed to creating long-term bu...
    Mercedes-Benz meets legal requirements of UN-R157 for Level 3 system
    Mercedes-Benz is the first automotive company, according to an official press release dated December 10, to meet the stringent legal requirements of UN-R157 for a Level 3 system for conditionally automated driving. The German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has granted system approval for this based on the technical approval regulation UN-R157 (UN Regulation No. 157 - Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS)), paving the way for such a system to be offered internationally, provided national...
    Valeo provides lidar for new Mercedes-Benz S-Class for Level 3 automation
    According to an official press release dated 23 December, Valeo announces that the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, capable of reaching Level 3 automation, is the world's first car to be equipped with its second-generation Valeo SCALA lidar. Two innovations are showcased on the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class. To begin, the device includes a deicing feature that works by heating the telescopic nozzle that sprays the cleaning fluid. Second, it cleans the front of the lidar by spraying a curtain of liquid ...
    Daimler’s supervisory board approves Mercedes-Benz’s plan to invest USD67.8 billion on EVs
    Daimler AG’s Supervisory Board has approved the Mercedes-Benz Business Plan for 2022 to 2026, endorsing its strategic plan to go fully electric and invest EUR60 billion (USD67.8 billion) to support this transition, the company said on 2 December 2021. “For the transformation into a software-driven and emissions-free future, the Supervisory Board signed off on an investment plan for the years 2022 to 2026 of more than EUR 60 billion,” the company said in a statement, adding that followin...
    Magna to provide hybrid DCT to Mercedes-Benz
    According to an official press release dated 2 December, Magna has confirmed that it has received a Mercedes-Benz Hybrid Dual-Clutch Transmission (HDT) award for next generation compact and mid-size vehicles, demonstrating Magna's ongoing transformation in the electrification of mobility. “This award is a result of our long-term collaboration with Mercedes-Benz and their trust in our transmission technology expertise. It confirms that hybrid technologies play a key role on the path to elect...
    Mercedes selects Pirelli’s P7 and P Zero tires for the new C-Class
    Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli announced via press release on 4 November that its new Cinturato P7 and P Zero tyres had been selected for OE fitment on the new Mercedes C-Class. According to the press release, the new C-Class will benefit from bespoke versions of the two tire models thanks to Pirelli’s ‘Perfect Fit’ philosophy. Pirelli stated that tyres had been designed to integrate perfectly with the car’s systems thanks to a perfect balance between the rigidity of the struc...
    Mercedes-Benz teams up with Factorial Energy to jointly develop solid-state batteries
    German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has teamed up with US-based solid-state battery startup Factorial Energy to jointly develop next-generation battery technology with the aim of testing prototype cells as early as 2022, the company announced on 30 November. “The goal of the partnership is to start with the cell and extend development to include entire modules and integration into the vehicle battery,” it said in an official statement, adding that Mercedes-Benz aims to integrate the tech...
    Daimler Mobility partners with Visa for in-car payments
    Daimler Mobility has partnered with Visa to offer “native” in-car payments, it said in a company press release on 8 November. From spring 2022 onward, Mercedes-Benz customers in the United Kingdom and Germany will be able to make payments using a fingerprint sensor in the car. In vehicle purchase can be made directly through the car’s head unit, or MBUX. The solution is expected to be available with other European markets soon after. “Mercedes pay is our competence center for in-car p...
    Mercedes-Benz to offer Dolby Atmos high-end 4D and 3D sound
    According to an official press release dated 28 October, Mercedes-Benz will offer Dolby Atmos® in a variety of its top car models, providing customers with the ultimate in-car audio experience, allowing listeners to connect with music to its fullest creative potential. The Dolby Atmos experience will be integrated into the optional Burmester® high-end 4D and 3D sound system, as well as the Mercedes-Maybach and, later, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. John Couling, senior vice president of...
    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&D) footprint and technological capabilities in the world’s biggest car market, the company said in an official statement. The full-fledged R&D center would focus on new technologies, tailo...
    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 specially for the GT 63 S E. According to Head of tire development for Continental's OE business, Dr. Holger Lange, “In order to precisely record and optimally implement the specific requirements for ea...
    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 technology and collaborates with Mercedes-Benz AG's precise engineering to keep the new C-driver Class's and passengers safe. “LG has been collaborating with Mercedes-Benz AG/Daimler AG for nearly ...
    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 growth of in-car personal voice assistants has enhanced the user-experience while reducing driver distraction. From playing music to reading e-mails, it is becoming gradually common for customers to expect...
    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 last year by vehicle manufacturer Stellantis and French oil and gas company TotalEnergies to focus on making electric vehicle (EV) batteries in Europe. According to Markus Schäfer, Member of th...
    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 vision for environmental sustainability and digital inclusion. The partnership will tackle issues such as congestion and emissions in urban areas. “We are excited to partner with Xtelligent and the Ci...
    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 light strip visually connects the headlamps. One LED is integrated on each side of the light strip. Its light strip is produced in Lippstadt. HELLA has also integrated a heated ‘radome’ radar ...
    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 for the world market will take place in Bremen, Germany, and in Beijing for the Chinese market. The lithium battery pack has a usable energy content of 90 kWh, which provides a driving range of up t...
    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-wheel drive. The basic version of the vehicle delivers a maximum total output of 649 bhp and a peak torque figure of 950 Nm. With the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package, which is available as an option, the pow...
    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 plans to commercially introduce its DRIVE PILOT later this year with the new S-class model. “We’re thrilled to be among the world’s first companies to provide an HD map for series production ve...
    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 IAA in the VISION AVTR's visionary seat mockup. Light dots are projected onto the fully digital dashboard for this purpose. After a one-minute calibration, a BCI device with wearable electrodes attac...
    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 next year. For the production of the steel, SSAB relies on hydrogen made from water and fossil-free energy, compared to the conventional practice of using coking coal, to reduce iron oxide to crude ...
    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 plug-in hybrid model that combines a 4L V8 biturbo engine and an electric motor to produce a combined system power output of 620 kW (831 bhp) and a peak torque figure of 1,400 Nm. The vehicle...
    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. The S 680 Guard 4MATIC is the first Guard-branded saloon from Mercedes-Benz with all-wheel drive and is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine that develops 604 bhp and a peak torque figure of 830 N.m. ...
    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" servic e is activated when the chassis control unit registers a pothole or a speed bump for example, the information and positional data are sent to the Mercedes-Benz Cloud in real-time via the mobil...
    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 enjoyable and providing a personalized mobility experience. Driverless parking: In a live demonstration, Bosch and nine project partners will present the future of parking. A smartphone command direct...
    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, the company stated that its global battery production network will include nine battery factories on three continents, to enable it to become fully electric before the end of the decade. The foc...
    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 includes various adapters for household sockets and industrial sockets as well as for public charging points and wallboxes, all of which can be connected to the Flexible Charging System or the control unit ...
    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. An international team of Capgemini experts developed and implemented the EE-PDM application, which is used for the development and documentation of electronic vehicle components, over a number of ...
    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 end of 2021, the shareholders of Daimler AG will hold a 65% stake in the new Daimler Truck Holding AG, which will then be listed on the stock exchange as an independent company. Daimler will retain a...
    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 for London and our experts, we started this ground-breaking project for more road safety and have now been able to complete the developmental phase. Our vision is to protect all road users with our acti...
    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 solutions like controlling garage access from a vehicle's in-dash display or through in-vehicle voice control. “Consumers have indicated that having a voice-controlled garage door opening capability...
    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 Mercedes-real-time Benz's map streaming technology LiveMap in a joint presentation with Mercedes-Benz, as well as demonstrating VoxelFlow's unrivalled reaction time in a Mercedes-Maybach Benz's S-Class Conf...
    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-high-performance electric motors, while retaining its own brand, team, and facilities and continuing to supply existing automotive supercar customers. YASA has been working with Mercedes-Benz sinc...
    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 every vehicle segment it caters to by next year, the vehicle architectures launched after 2025 will be electric-only. It said that it will have a BEV variant of each model in its portfolio by 2025, ...
    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 Lead, Mercedes Benz AG: "Algolux is one of the few companies in the world that is well versed in the end-to-end deep neural networks that are needed to decouple the underlying hardware from our appli...
    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 top down. Some functional content and the operating structure of the second-generation MBUX system is similar to the features on the S-Class. They have been extensively supplemented or replaced by AMG...
    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. “We are proud to be collaborating with Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services. We look forward to fleets across Europe utilizing vehicle data from Otonomo to drive in reduced IT complexity, safer dri...
    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 in a joint physical presentation to expand upon previous developments in latency speed and data processing ability, through an integration of VoxelFlow’s 3D sensor technology in a Maybach vehicle. T...
    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 car cutaways published in Automotive News or Automotive News Europe, please e-mail Aman.kapoor@ihsmarkit.com.
    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 drivers to a seamless cross-charging network experience without using multiple charging network accounts, subscriptions, or charging cards. Drivers can make payments from inside the vehicle or from th...
    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 Intelligence (DFKI) are involved in the project. “Quantum computers offer the possibility of qualitatively accelerating applications with AI and thus achieving a real speed advantage. The use cases will, fo...
    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 Daimler AG, BASF, Fairphone, and the Volkswagen Group. The partnership will work to promote sustainable development, reduce potential negative impacts and strengthen the protection of human rights. A...
    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 latest-generation diesel engine with an integrated starter-generator. Significance: The variant equipped with the integrated starter-generator will be the CLS 300 d 4MATIC. It will be driven by Mercedes...
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