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    Will China drive global alignment in EV battery swap standards?
    China, the largest electric car market in the world, is expected to drive global benchmarks in electric vehicle battery swapping practices, as well as the emerging battery-as-a-service, or BaaS, industry. Neither the EV battery swap model is new nor it was invented in China. However, it is the only ...
    How driving assistance and automation are impacting the steer-by-wire systems market
    The current steering systems market is primarily controlled by low-end, column-motor systems in the entry and lower-midclass vehicle segments and high-end, rack-motor systems in the upper-midclass and premium-class vehicle segments. However, steer-by-wire (SBW) steering systems will dominate the fut...
    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 ...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    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 ...
    06-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    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-Clas...
    30-May-2022 News Recalls
    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 su...
    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. ...
    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. ...
    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...
    16-May-2022 News Recalls
    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 fr...
    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 Andro...
    28-Apr-2022 News New Products
    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 we...
    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 si...
    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 ...
    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...
    06-Apr-2022 News Recalls
    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, par...
    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 man...
    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...
    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. D...
    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...
    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 regi...
    21-Mar-2022 News Investments
    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, infotainme...
    16-Mar-2022 News New Products
    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 for...
    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. Accord...
    15-Mar-2022 News Investments
    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 B...
    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 b...
    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...
    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 enab...
    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, Mercede...
    28-Jan-2022 News Investments
    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...
    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 ...
    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, “Wor...
    04-Jan-2022 News New Products
    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 t...
    03-Jan-2022 News Recalls
    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 sa...
    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 serv...
    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...
    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 th...
    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-Clas...
    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-d...
    06-Dec-2021 News Investments
    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...
    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 thank...
    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 ...
    01-Dec-2021 News New Products
    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 purchas...
    09-Nov-2021 News New Products
    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 exper...
    Daimler opens a new USD172 million R&D Tech Center in Beijing, China
    German vehicle manufacturer Daimler AG announced on 20 October that it has opened a new research and development (R&D) Tech Center in Beijing, China with an investment of CNY1.1 billion (USD172 million). The all-new R&D Tech Center China is set up in an attempt to further strengthen its (R&a...
    25-Oct-2021 News Investments
    AMG selects Continental SportContact 6 for GT 63 S E Performance
    German tire manufacturer Continental AG announced via press release on 12 October that its high-performance SportContact 6 summer tires had been selected for OE fitment on the new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE. According to the press release, Continental developed the selected tire spec...
    LG Electronics provides ADAS camera module for Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    LG Electronics (LG) announced in an official press release dated 6 October that its innovative advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) camera module is now available in the new 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which is now being rolled out in markets worldwide. LG's ADAS uses cutting-edge automotive te...
    Gaming: The future of the in-vehicle experience
    In-vehicle experience is more than just buzz words. With the automotive industry becoming software-driven, OEMs are not just relying on horsepower or mileage as key selling points, but also infotainment services, smart cockpits, as well as large screens are becoming increasingly important. The growt...
    Mercedes-Benz acquires stake in EV battery JV Automotive Cells Company
    German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has acquired an equity stake in European battery cell manufacturer Automotive Cells Company (ACC) to secure and scale up the development and production of high-performance battery cells and modules, the company said announced on 24 September. ACC was set up la...
    Long Beach partners with Mercedes-Benz, Xtelligent to improve mobility by using vehicle data
    Mercedes-Benz has entered a partnership with the City of Long Beach and Xtelligent to enhance and develop transportation technology systems for urban transportation management using connected vehicle data, it said in a press release on 23 September. The partnership is in line with Long Beach's visio...
    HELLA equips Mercedes EQA with lighting and electronics products
    HELLA has shown its lighting and electronics products with certain vehicles including the Mercedes EQA electric vehicle (EV), the supplier said in a press release on 15 September. Apart from new LED headlamps, the company developed a meter-long light strip for the front of the vehicle. The ligh...
    IAA Mobility 2021: Mercedes-Benz premieres EQE electric sedan
    German luxury car maker has premiered the newest addition to its EQ product portfolio, the EQE electric sedan. According to a press kit released by Mercedes-Benz on 5 September, the company stated that the staggered global launch of the EQE will take place in mid-2022. Manufacturing of the vehicle f...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-AMG launches EQS 53 4MATIC+ with all-electric drive system
    Mercedes-AMG has launched its first battery-electric production model based on the Mercedes EQ architecture. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 5 September, the new Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ has an electric powertrain with one motor each at the front and rear axles and all-whe...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    HERE integrates its HD Live Map in Mercedes-Benz’s new DRIVE PILOT system
    HERE Technologies has announced that its HD Live Map is integrated in the new DRIVE PILOT from Mercedes-Benz, according to a company press release on 6 September. The HERE HD Live Map enables the vehicle to see around corners by offering real-time information about the road network. Mercedes-Benz pl...
    Mercedes-Benz presents VISION AVTR concept vehicle with BCI at IAA Mobility 2021
    According to official press release dated 6th September, Mercedes-Benz announced that it is integrating the first Brain-computer interfaces (BCI) approaches into its pioneering VISION AVTR concept vehicle. The first approaches to mind control based on visual perception will be demonstrated at the...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz, SSAB collaborate on CO2-free steel for prototype body shell parts
    Mercedes-Benz has launched a partnership with the Swedish steel manufacturer SSAB for carbon dioxide (CO2)-free steel. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 1 September, the company stated that the first prototype parts for body shells made of CO2-free steel are being planned for n...
    02-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE PHEV launched
    Germany-based luxury and sportscar manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has announced that its high-performance vehicle division, Mercedes-AMG, has premiered its first performance hybrid vehicle. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 1 September, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE is a...
    01-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz introduces updated S-Class Guard with all-wheel drive
    Germany-based luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz has introduced the revised version of its S-Class Guard, the special protection version of the S-Class. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 6 August, the new S 680 Guard 4MATIC comes with the VPAM VR10 protection class. ...
    24-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz expands its ‘Car-to-X’ functions
    Mercedes-Benz has announced the addition of additional Car-to-X functions to increase safety, according to a company press release on 11 August. The New C-Class, S-Class models, and the EQS models will have functionalities such as detecting potholes or speed bumps. If the "Car-to-X Communication"...
    16-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Bosch to present multiple innovations at IAA Mobility 2021
    According to an official press release dated 10 August, Bosch will demonstrate the following solutions for personalized, automated, and connected mobility at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich. Bosch offers a solution that connects users, vehicles, and their surroundings seamlessly, making driving more enj...
    11-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz and GROB-WERKE launch battery cooperation
    German luxury automaker, Mercedes-Benz, has announced that it is deepening its cooperation with GROB-WERKE GmbH in the field of manufacturing technology, expanding its production capacity and know-how for next-generation batteries. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 3 August, th...
    Mercedes-Benz introduces Flexible Charging System for EVs and PHEVs
    Mercedes-Benz has introduced the new Flexible Charging System, a charging solution with variable options for charging electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 2 August, the company stated that the scope of this device includ...
    03-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz extends contract for software development with Capgemini till 2024
    According to an official press release dated 30 July, Capgemini announced that Mercedes-Benz has extended its contract with Capgemini until 2024 for the development and maintenance of the core Electric/Electronic Product Data Management (EE-PDM) application in a research and development environment....
    Daimler Board approves Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Truck restructuring plan
    The Board of Management and Supervisory Board of Daimler AG have given the go-ahead for the company’s realignment and its ongoing roadmap. According to a press release issued by Daimler on 30 July, the German automobile manufacturer stated that after the planned spin-off of Daimler Truck by the en...
    Mercedes-Benz develops dashboard using ADAS data for road safety in London
    Mercedes-Benz has tied up with Transport for London to develop “Mercedes-Benz Road Safety Dashboard”, the automaker said in a press release on 27 July. The dashboard will use data from the Mercedes-Benz driver assistance systems to make the city’s streets safer. “Jointly with Transport fo...
    Chamberlain Group to integrate myQ Connected Garage Control in MBUX infotainment system
    Chamberlain Group has partnered with Mercedes-Benz under which it will add myQ Connected Garage Control to the Mercedes-Benz MBUX Infotainment System, according to a company press release on 23 July. myQ is a technology platform developed by Chamberlain Group for cloud based smart access control sol...
    Terranet self-driving sensor tests show swift reaction time
    According to an official press release dated 21 July, Terranet, a developer of self-driving car technology, announced that its 3D motion awareness technology, VoxelFlow, has achieved industry-leading latency numbers. Terranet successfully demonstrated VoxelFlow's potential integration with Merced...
    Mercedes-Benz acquires electric motor manufacturer YASA
    German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz has acquired the UK-based electric motor manufacturer YASA, the two companies announced on 22 July. Under the terms of the acquisition, YASA CEO Chris Harris said that the company would operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz, developing ultra...
    Mercedes-Benz plans to invest USD47 billion by 2030 to become fully-electric OEM
    Mercedes-Benz plans to invest EUR40 billion  (USD47 billion) between 2022 and 2030 in developing battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as it plans to go all electric by 2030, the German luxury carmaker said in a press announcement on 22 July. The company said that while it will roll out BEVs in e...
    Algolux to participate in Mercedes Benz-led AI-SEE project for robust perception in low visibility conditions
    Algolux, a globally recognized computer vision software company, has been selected to participate in the AI-SEE project led by Mercedes Benz AG to ensure safe driving in low visibility conditions, according to an official press release on their website dated 21 July. Dr. Werner Ritter, Consortium...
    Mercedes-AMG SL to feature latest MBUX platform and center console with adjustable touch screen
    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the interior features of its all-new Mercedes-AMG SL in a press release on 14 July. The 11.9-inch multimedia touch screen is featured in portrait format but can be adjusted electrically into a vertical position to avoid reflections caused by sunlight when driving with the ...
    15-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Otonomo partners with Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services for fleet data
    Otonomo Technologies has announced an agreement with Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services, under which the company will make available data across 25 countries throughout Europe to fleet management companies and operators such as delivery companies, service providers, and car rental companies. ...
    Terranet to showcase VoxelFlow sensor technologies at Startup Autobahn
    Sweden-based developers of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and 3D motion awareness technology, Terranet AB, has announced that it will be showcasing developments to its VoxelFlow™ sensor technology at Startup Autobahn on 21 July in Stuttgart, Germany. Terranet will join Mercedes-Benz ...
    08-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Mercedes-Benz CLA
    The second-generation 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA is assembled at Daimler's facility in Kecskemet, Hungary. Output of the new version of the compact sedan is expected to peak at more than 98,000 units in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the ...
    EV charging startup ChargePoint, Mercedes-Benz partner on Mercedes me Charge for EQ portfolio
    ChargePoint has announced a partnership with Mercedes-Benz under which the companies will launch Mercedes me Charge with the EQS all-electric sedan and will be available in all EQ future mobility products. According to a press release dated 17 June, the partnership will help a Mercedes me Charge ...
    Forschungszentrum Jülich collaborates with German OEMs to work on Quantum AI for auto industry
    Forschungszentrum Jülich is participating in a project for quantum AI applications in the auto industry, along with German automotive heavyweights BMW Group, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen as well as Bosch, it said in a press release dated 9 June. The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligenc...
    Daimler, Volkswagen, BASF, Fairphone partner on sustainable lithium mining in Chile
    The Responsible Lithium Partnership, aiming to work toward responsible natural resource management, including lithium, has been initiated in Chile’s Salar de Atacama. According to a press release issued by Daimler AG on 10 June, this cross-industry partnership is funded at its inception by Da...
    Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class gets diesel mild-hybrid powertrain option
    Germany-based luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has announced that its upcoming premium coupé, the CLS, will also have a mild hybrid powertrain option. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 7 June, the company stated that the upcoming Mercedes-Benz CLS will feature the lates...
    08-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz to integrate Apple Music into MBUX infotainment system
    Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will integrate Apple Music into MBUX infotainment system and Mercedes me connect service “Online Music”, according to a company press release on 2 June. This built-in integration will be available to new C-Class and S-Class owners with start of production in J...
    03-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Webasto supplies sliding panorama sunroof for Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    Webasto is supplying sliding panorama sunroof for the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the company said in a press release on 2 June 2021. The large glass surface provides a bright ambiance in the sedan’s interior. Shading can be provided as required via two separately controllable roller blinds. Operat...
    EasyPark Group completes acquisition of digital parking services provider PARK NOW
    EasyPark Group has completed the acquisition of digital parking services company PARK NOW Group, it said in a 1 June press release. The acquisition has been approved by relevant authorities, and all assets and liabilities have been transferred from the shareholders BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG ...
    BMW, Daimler, and Ford to store car data locally as China plans new rules
    BMW, Daimler, and Ford have set up facilities in mainland China to store vehicle data generated locally, Reuters reported on 27 May. Ford Motor had established a data center in mainland China in the first half of last year and was storing all vehicle data locally. BMW said it operates "local data ce...
    Daimler Mobility licenses blockchain software to startup bloXmove
    Daimler Mobility has awarded its mobility blockchain platform to start-up bloXmove as part of a licensing agreement, it said in a press release on 31 May. The software has been improved upon in the last three years as part of the Blockchain Factory. Further details of the agreement were not given. ...
    Mercedes-Benz acquires equity stake in Swedish startup H2 Green Steel
    Mercedes-Benz AG has acquired an equity stake in Swedish startup H2 Green Steel (H2GS) to introduce carbon dioxide (CO2)-free steel into series production, the automaker announced in a press release on 24 May 2021. H2GS, founded in 2020, aims to build a large-scale fossil-free steel production ...
    Valens’ VA6000 chipsets for infotainment and telematics systems integrated in Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    Valens has announced that its VA6000 chipsets are integrated in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, a company press release dated 18 May read. The chipsets have a high bandwidth and long-reach for ethernet-based infotainment and telematics systems architectures, including head units, multimedia boxes, and sm...
    19-May-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Maybach S-Class launched with mild hybrid powertrain option
    Germany-based car maker, Mercedes-Benz, has announced the launch of the super luxury Mercedes-Maybach S-Class range. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 18 May, the company stated that the vehicle will be put on sale in two variants—the S580 4MATIC and the S 680 4MATIC. The ...
    19-May-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz EQS electric sedan starts production at Factory 56 in Sindelfingen, Germany
    German luxury car maker, Mercedes-Benz, began production of its EQS electric sedan at its Factory 56 in the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 12 May, the company stated that the S-Class saloon and the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class are already r...
    Mercedes-Benz premiers new Concept EQT with MBUX infotainment system
    Mercedes-Benz will showcase its new Concept EQT with the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system, the German automaker said in a press release on 10 May. Users will be able to work with the MBUX system using the central display with touch functions, the touch control buttons on the ...
    13-May-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz unveils two new AWD variants of EQA electric SUV
    According to a press release on 5 May, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled two new members of the EQA electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) model. These are the EQA 300 4MATIC with 168 kW (combined power consumption: 15.8 kWh/100 km, CO2 emissions: 0 g/km), and the EQA 350 4MATIC with 215 kW (combined power ...
    06-May-2021 News New Products
    Nissan divests its entire stake in Daimler
    Japanese carmaker, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., has announced that it has sold off its entire stake in German automotive OEM, Daimler AG. According to a press release issued by Nissan on 5 May, the company stated that this divestment involved the sale of 16,448,378 shares, equivalent to 1.54% of Daimler's...
    Mercedes EQS Drive pilot system features Veoneer's fourth-generation stereo vision camera system
    Veoneer has announced that it will be supplying its fourth-generation stereo vision camera system for the Drive Pilot system of the Mercedes EQS model, according to a company press release dated 19 April. The pilot system will feature fourth-generation stereo vision camera system, comprising fully i...
    Auto Shanghai 2021: MY 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB electric SUV premiered
    Mercedes-EQ, Mercedes-Benz’s new electric mobility brand premiered the all-electric compact EQB sports utility vehicle (SUV) on 18 April at the first press day of Auto Shanghai 2021, according to a company press release on 18 April. The company will also premiere the EQS luxury sedan in Asia ...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz EQS offers Drive Pilot automated driving tech
    Mercedes-Benz EQS has announced the lauch of the DRIVE PILOT system enabling driving in highly automated mode at speeds of up to 60 km/h in heavy traffic or congested situations. The launch is expected in early 2022 in Germany.  The EQS is prepared for Automated Valet Parking (AVP,...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    New Mercedes-Benz CLS gets mild hybrid powertrain
    Mercedes-Benz luxury carmaker, Mercedes-Benz, will launch the updated CLS-Class later in April. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 7 April, the vehicle will also get a mild hybrid powertrain option. The CLS 300 d 4MATIC has a mild hybrid powertrain. Its 4-cylinder diesel engi...
    07-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Yokohama supplies OE tires for Mercedes GLB 35 4MATIC
    Yokohama is supplying its ‘ADVAN Sport V107’ as original equipment (OE) fitment on Mercedes-AMG’s new sport utility vehicle (SUV) GLB 35 4MATIC, which went on sale in Europe in December 2019. The GLB 35 can be outfitted with 21-inch 255/35ZR21 98Y size ADVAN Sport V107 tires. The ADVAN Spor...
    Mercedes-AMG unveils new powertrain electrification strategy
    With the future electrification of the drivetrain, Mercedes-AMG is leveraging expertise gleaned from the Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team. According to a press release issued by Daimler on 31 March, the company stated that its new drive strateg...
    bp joins BMW, Daimler Mobility as investor for Digital Charging Solutions
    BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG have joined bp in a drive to extend and significantly improve electrification, making electric vehicle (EV) charging more convenient and simpler for EV owners. According to a press release issued by BMW on 30 March, the company stated that the three companies will b...
    Daimler to widen EV portfolio, implement structural realignment in e-mobility push
    German automaker, Daimler, has announced that it is accelerating its electrification initiative, in addition to aiming for carbon dioxide (CO2) neutrality under its Ambition2039 strategy. According to a press release issued by Daimler on 31 March, the company stated that Mercedes-Benz Cars is expand...
    01-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz begins battery systems production for EQS
    Germany-based luxury carmaker, Mercedes-Benz, has commenced the production of high-performance batteries for its pure-electric EQS at its Stuttgart-Hedelfingen plant, a part of the Untertürkheim location in Germany. According to a press release issued by the company on 23 March, the Mercedes-Benz E...
    New Mercedes-Benz EQS gets advanced charge management technology
    German luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has announced that its upcoming premium electric vehicle (EV), the EQS, will be equipped with the ‘Mercedes me Charge’ and ‘Plug & Charge’ features. According to a press release issued by the company on 22 March, the Mercedes-Benz EQS can be...
    23-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz to upgrade Germany’s Untertürkheim plant for electric drives and battery technology
    German luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has announced that it is transforming its Mercedes-Benz Drive Systems unit and its Stuttgart-Untertürkheim site for an “Electric First” future in the context of Ambition 2039–the company’s strategy toward carbon neutrality. According to a pr...
    08-Mar-2021 News Investments
    Mercedes-Benz AMG breaks ground for new technology center in Affalterbach, Germany
    Mercedes-Benz AMG broke ground on new technology center in Affalterbach, Germany for the development of electrified high-performance powertrains and electrical components, the automaker announced in a press release on 4 March. The new Technikum tech center spanning over an area of 5000 square meters...
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