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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
    14-Aug-2020 Insights Technology Trends Pinned
    Daimler Mobility integrates Mercedes-Benz wallbox in EV leasing for Spanish market
    Daimler Mobility has integrated the Mercedes-Benz Wallbox into the lease agreement for electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids electric vehicles (PHEVs) in Spain, according to a company press release on 17 September. This allows customers in Spain to add the charging station, including installat...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 956 vehicles in Australia over issue with engine control unit
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of 956 vehicles in Australia over an issue with the engine control unit (ECU), according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 13 September. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2015–18 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, A...
    16-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    New Mercedes-Benz S-Class to feature innovative chassis systems
    German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz has introduced the newest generation of its flagship luxury saloon, the S-Class. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 2 September, the company has stated that the vehicle will be equipped with innovative chassis systems that include fully acti...
    03-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz unveils new S-Class with next-gen MBUX infotainment system
    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new S-Class model with a next-generation MBUX infotainment system, the German carmaker said in a press release on 2 September. It features displays on up to five large screens, in part with OLED technology. The next-gen MBUX system is powered by the energy-efficient...
    03-Sep-2020 News New Products
    New Mercedes-Benz S-Class features multibeam LED headlamp as standard
    The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class features multibeam LED headlamp as standard, the automaker announced in a press release on 2 September. The headlamp featuring Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus also has variable control of low and high beam. The model also has optional ‘Digital Light’ system, which ent...
    03-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz to deliver 1,800 electric delivery vans to Amazon in Europe
    Mercedes-Benz has won an order for 1,800 electric delivery vans from Amazon, Daimler announced in a press release on 28 August. According to the automaker, this represents “the largest order for Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles to date.” Mercedes-Benz Vans will deliver 600 medium-sized eVito and ...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 806 vehicles in Canada to inspect rear spoilers
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of 806 vehicles in Canada to inspect the rear spoiler, according to a recall notice on the Transport Canada website on 17 August. The recall affects model year 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Class vehicles. Significance: In the subject vehicles, the rear spoiler mig...
    28-Aug-2020 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz launches easy-to-install Mercedes Me Adapter
    Mercedes-Benz has said that customers will be able to easily install its Mercedes me Adapter in their cars without needing to go to a service partner, a company press release read on 21 August read. “Our Mercedes me Adapter allows owners of numerous older Mercedes-Benz model series to enjoy the...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 10,600 vehicles in US to replace rear spoiler
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of nearly 10,600 vehicles in the United States to replace rear spoiler, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 sport utility vehicles (SU...
    21-Aug-2020 News Recalls
    Nokia wins ruling against Daimler on mobile technology at Mannheim court
    Nokia won a ruling in a patent dispute with Daimler over mobile technology in cars, Bloomberg reported on 18 August. The court at Mannheim, Germany, ruled that Daimler violated Nokia’s mobile-technology patents. Daimler said that it would appeal the decision. The court in Mannheim stated that Daim...
    New Mercedes-Benz S-Class features E-Active Body Control suspension, rear-axle steering
    German luxury and sportscar manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has announced that the newest version of its flagship sedan, the S-Class, will be equipped with E-Active Body Control suspension for improved comfort and safety. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 29 July, the company stat...
    18-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Impact of 48V technology on automotive thermal management systems
    One of the most significant developments in recent times in the automotive field is the emergence of 48V electrical architecture. Steadily increasing levels of electrification in vehicles, from the introduction of electric power steering to large infotainment system displays, are placing heavie...
    New Mercedes-Benz E-Class line-up gets electrified powertrain options
    German luxury and sports vehicle manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has announced electrified powertrain options for its new E-Class product line. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz in mid-August, the company stated that seven new models that encompass diesel and petrol, saloon and estat...
    14-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz, CATL expand EV battery technology partnership
    In a press release on 5 August, Mercedes-Benz announced that it is expanding its collaboration with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) for electric vehicle (EV) battery technology development. Through its strategic partnership with CATL, Mercedes-Benz will advance its development of current and ...
    Mercedes presents new generation of Mercedes me apps
    Mercedes has presented the new generation of Mercedes me apps with improved basic functionalities and customer experience, the German automaker said in a press release on 4 August. The updated services are in three apps, Mercedes me, Mercedes me Store and Mercedes me Service, and are available in Ap...
    04-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 3,115 vehicles in Australia over issue with seat belt buckle housings
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of 3,115 vehicles in Australia over an issue with its seat belt buckle housings, according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 28 July. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2018–19 Mercedes-Benz C, CLS, E, and GL...
    30-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 3,615 vehicles in US over issue with AC drain hose
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of nearly 3,615 vehicles in the United States over issue with the air conditioning (AC) condensation drain hose, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 17 July. The recall covers certain model year ...
    28-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    All-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class to offer airbag for rear seat passengers
    The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class will feature airbag for rear-seat passengers, according to a company press release on 24 July. The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be premiered in September. “It is the first vehicle worldwide to be equipped with airbags for rear-seat passengers to protect them in the ...
    27-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Garrett Motion’s first e-turbo application to debut on Mercedes-AMG vehicles
    Swiss powertrain components supplier Garrett Motion has announced its collaboration with Mercedes-AMG in developing e-turbochargers for application in passenger vehicles. According to a press release issued by Garrett Motion on 22 July, the company and Mercedes-AMG are in the final stages ...
    24-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz creates new unit for drive system competence
    Mercedes-Benz gas created a new business unit for drive system competence across the group, the company announced in a press release on 22 July. The new unit will combine all trades from the areas of development, production, as well as related areas and cross-sectional functions, quality management,...
    Cooper Tire supplies OE tires for new Mercedes-Benz GLS
    Cooper Tire & Rubber is supplying its Cooper Discoverer SRXLE™ tire as OE fitment for the new Mercedes-Benz GLS, according to a press release on 21 July. The company is supplying Discoverer SRXLE in size 275/50R20 and 275/55R19. The company makes Cooper Discoverer SRXLE tires in the Unite...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls nearly 5,000 vehicles in US to update ESP software
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of nearly 5,000 vehicles in the United States to update the electronic stability program (ESP) software, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2019–20 Mercedes-...
    17-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    HELLA’s solution to enable diagnosis of access-protected Mercedes vehicles
    Hella has announced that its Mega Mac car diagnostic tool with version 59 will be able to diagnose access-protected vehicles from Mercedes, a company press release read on 14 July read. Workshops with the Mega Mac will be able to perform basic settings and calibrations in the secured vehicles. Me...
    Combi cabin air filters to gain larger foothold in the global market
    One of the most important criteria when purchasing a new car is passenger comfort. Carmakers heavily invest in making their vehicles as comfortable as possible, and the A/C or climate control unit has been a focus area for advancement for a very long time. The pollution we face on our daily commutes...
    Mercedes-Benz expands PHEV portfolio to more than 20 vehicles
    German luxury and sportscar manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has announced that it is expanding its product line-up of EQ Power plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) to over 20 models. According to a press statement from Mercedes-Benz dated 13 July, the company stated that adding more vehicles that provide ...
    14-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz says second generation MBUX to debut in new S-Class
    Mercedes-Benz has announced that the second generation of its Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system will debut in the new S-Class sedan, a company press release on 8 July read. Mercedes says that the upgrade has been made with the rear passenger seat in mind, especially in the main markets of ...
    09-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Baidu, Toyota, Daimler, Audi, Pony.ai obtain temporary licenses to test autonomous vehicles in Beijing
    Six companies have obtained temporary licenses for autonomous driving road tests in Beijing, PingWest reported on 6 July citing a list released by Beijing Innovation Center for Mobility Intelligent (BICMI). These companies Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (China) Co., Ltd. (TMEC), Beijin...
    Six automakers to recall around 110,000 vehicles in South Korea over faulty parts
    Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, SsangYong, Porsche, Honda, and Hanbul Motors are recalling approximately 110,000 vehicles in South Korea over faulty parts, Yonhap News Agency reported on 2 July, citing the South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MLIT). The recall affects certain H...
    07-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    Daimler explores sale of French plant that produces smart EVs
    Mercedes-Benz AG intends to start talks on the sale of its vehicle assembly plant located in Hambach, France, as part of the transformation of the company. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 3 July, the company has stated that its Hambach plant currently employs 1,600 staff memb...
    M&A: Daimler to acquire 3% stake in battery maker Farasis
    Daimler has entered into a strategic partnership with mainland Chinese battery maker Farasis Energy, including a stake acquisition, Daimler announced in a press release today (3 July). Daimler Greater China is investing a multi-million-euro amount as part of Farasis's IPO to acquire a 3% stake. This...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls nearly 670,000 vehicles in Mainland China over engine oil leakage issue
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 668,954 vehicles in Mainland China over engine oil leakage problem, Yicai Global reported on 30 June citing China’s State Administration for Market Regulation. The recall involves 35,900 imported Mercedes-Benz C-Class, SLC-Class, CLS-Class, E-Class, and GLC SU...
    02-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz, NVIDIA to jointly develop software-defined, automated driving vehicles
    Mercedes-Benz and NVIDIA have agreed to collaborate on joint development of software-defined automated driving vehicles, the Germany-based automaker said in a press release on 23 June. As part of the cooperation agreement, the two companies will create an advanced in-vehicle computing and artificial...
    24-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-AMG develops 48V electric exhaust gas turbocharger
    The next generation vehicles of Mercedes-AMG will see the deployment of an electric exhaust gas turbocharger, according to a press release issued by the company on 17 June. This electric exhaust gas turbo has been developed in collaboration with Swiss powertrain components firm, Garrett Motion. T...
    18-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz partners with BP Chargemaster for Polar EV charging network
    Mercedes-Benz has partnered with BP Chargemaster for access to the Polar EV charging network in the United Kingdom, the  automaker announced in a press release on 10 June. Under the agreement, Mercedes-Benz EQC customers will get integrated access to charging stations under the Polar EV pu...
    Luxury and high-performance segments to drive demand of active damper control systems
    Ride comfort is one of the most important criteria for any new car buyer, especially considering that road infrastructure in many countries and regions across the globe may not be up to the mark. Automotive OEMs have and continue to invest significant amounts of time, money, and effort to make their...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 1,300 vehicles in US over issue with left rear seatback latch
    Mercedes-Benz is recalling 1,300 vehicles in the United States over issue with left rear seatback latch, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedans and wagons and GLC-...
    11-Jun-2020 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz launches CLA Coupé, CLA Shooting Brake and B-Class with plug-in hybrid powertrain
    German auto maker Mercedes-Benz has added three more plug-in hybrid models under its EQ power moniker. According to a press statement issued by Mercedes-Benz on 8 June, the company has launched the plug-in hybrid versions of its CLA Coupé, CLA Shooting Brake, and B-Class. The new vehicles, which...
    09-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz starts taking orders for new E-Class PHEVs
    Mercedes-Benz has started taking orders for the updated E-Class plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) from 3 June, according to a press release by the automaker. These are essentially plug-in drives with an electric motor rated at 90 kW. Significance: For the various models, Mercedes-Benz has ...
    Growing EV market to drive demand for battery heating systems
    Keeping the lithium-ion batteries in hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) within optimum temperature levels plays a key role in the efficiency of these vehicles, as temperatures that are too low or too high can degrade the ability of these batteries to store charge and deliver optimal voltages and ampera...
    New Mercedes-Benz GLA offers driver assistance package option
    The new Mercedes-Benz GLA offers the driving assistance package as an option, according to a press release on 28 April. The model features driving assistance systems with cooperative driver support. The enhanced functions of the package include turning maneuver function, emergency corridor function,...
    28-May-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet features latest gen MBUX multimedia system
    Mercedes-Benz’s new E-Class Coupe and E-Class Cabriolet feature the latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system, the automaker said in a press release on 27 May. The models are equipped with two large 10.25-inch/26 cm screens arranged side by side for a widescre...
    28-May-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz increases battery production capacity at Kamenz plant in Germany
    Mercedes-Benz has increased its battery production capacity at its Kamenz plant in Germany, the company announced in a press release on 26 May. The annual production volume will soon exceed half a million battery systems for hybrid, plug-in hybrid (PHV) and purely electric vehicles (PEV). The plant ...
    27-May-2020 News Investments
    Mercedes-Benz starts sale of all-electric EQV
    Mercedes-Benz has started the sales of its all-electric multipurpose vehicle (MPV) ‘EQV’, the company announced in a press release on 25 May. The van comes with a 100-kWh battery which enables a range of up to 418 km. The electric drive train (eATS) offers a peak power of 150 kW (204 hp) and a m...
    26-May-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: Daimler to suspend operations at Alabama plant in US due to auto parts supply shortage
    Daimler will idle its Mercedes-Benz Cars assembly plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US, this week due to auto parts supply shortage from Mexico, Reuters reported on 16 May. The German automaker have given its workers options to either use vacation time or leave without pay and apply for state and federa...
    18-May-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19: Impact on the lighting sector
    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has become a global crisis since its onset in late 2019, affecting almost all countries and economies with over 2 million people directly infected by the virus worldwide at the time of writing. In affected countries, manufacturing operations have been...
    10-May-2020 Insights COVID-19
    Mercedes-Benz to debut all-new ‘capacitive steering wheel’ in new 2020 E-Class
    Mercedes-Benz is gearing up to debut all-new ‘capacitive steering wheel’ in the new 2020 E-Class in Summer 2020, the company said in a press release 6 May. The rim of the new steering wheel contains a two-zone sensor mat that detects whether the driver’s hands are gripping steering wheel. The ...
    07-May-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: Mercedes-Benz restarts operation at engine plant in Germany
    Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Cars has resumed manufacturing operations at its engine plant in Bad Cannstatt, Stuttgart, Germany, after several weeks of suspension due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Reuters reported on 22 April. The automaker is using lessons learned from resuming operations at...
    24-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    Daimler to pull plug on development of fuel-cell cars
    Daimler plans to stop development of hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in the passenger vehicle segment, Automotive News Europe reported on 22 April. This is due to the high cost of FCEV manufacturing compared with a similar battery electric vehicle (BEV). Daimler is also expected to...
    Mercedes-Benz to offer PHEV technology in more than 20 models by end of 2020
    Mercedes-Benz is planning to offer plug-in hybrid (PHEV ) technology in more than 20 models by end of 2020, the company announced in a press release on 15 April. Mercedes-Benz will roll out this pioneering technology across the entire range—from the A- to the S-Class, from the GLA to the GLE....
    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...
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