In an investigation into potentially fraudulent emissions data, the BBC reports that more than 250 members of German law enforcement searched 11 Daimler offices. If authorities find evidence, Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, will be the latest to join Volkswagen in carrying out emissions scandals.
Tesla’s acquisition of German engineering group Grohmann hasn’t gone entirely smooth, evident by the dust-up between Elon Musk and the former head of Grohmann. Reports emerged last month that Grohmann was ordered to drop all clients to focus entirely on Model 3. Now, it seems those other legacy clients—namely BMW,…
Daimler just had to shitcan an executive who allegedly made bigoted remarks and pepper sprayed locals after getting into a quarrel over a parking spot, The New York Times reports. Was that spot really worth it, my dude?
If there’s a consistent theme with Tesla’s announcements, it’s one of missed deadlines. Even Tesla’s latest Master Plan Part II—where they said wanted an all-electric big rig—arrived a few days late. Meanwhile, Daimler followed up their electric big rig announcement this week with photos of an actual one already…
In what might possibly the most German thing to have ever happened ever, two Daimler shareholders got into a fight over free sausages at a company meeting today.
Following up on their American adventures, Mercedes successfully tested its semi-autonomous Highway Pilot system on the German Autobahn. This technology can be fitted into regular production trucks and is a huge step towards fully autonomous transportation.
Freightliner just unleashed the first real, road-legal autonomous big rig on the roads of Nevada. Here’s what that actually means and why it really matters.
The Freightliner “Inspiration Truck” will be the first autonomous commercial truck to drive on American roads. Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Daimler Chairman Wolfgang Bernhard just bolted on its Autonomous Vehicle license plate to prove it’s the real deal, and it’s already been spotted in action.
After five years and $115 million of development, the Freightliner SuperTruck is Daimler's answer to a lofty challenge set by the Department Of Energy: "improve semi-truck fuel economy by at least 50 percent." This concept blows that benchmark out of the water.
Jay Leno's latest finished project is a British sports car designed for America that Americans didn't like at all at the time. Hemi or not, does it feel like putting lipstick on a pig today?
Daimler has been running a think tank outside its Stuttgart headquarters since 2007. It's been responsible for the car-sharing service Car2Go, 3D-printing parts for classic cars, and had a hand in developing the interior of the Mercedes self-driving car concept. Now it's looking to get into delivery drones.
The rumors are true. Daimler has purchased a 25 percent stake in Italian motorcycle maker MV Agusta through its AMG performance arm, putting it (a quarter) on par with Audi, which purchased its rivals at Ducati in 2012, and of course BMW which has had its own motorcycle brand since the 1920s.
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Daimler is cashing out its remaining 4 percent stake in Tesla Motors after being an investor for over five years, and it's done well, booking a $780 million windfall from the sale.
Daimler is officially in the app acquisition business. Today, it's picked up two companies, one that deals in multi-modal transportation and another that's the taxi-hailing equivalent of Uber. Considering how many cabs Mercedes sells, that's smart.
Mercedes-Benz just upped its stake from 4% to 5% in storied British carmaker Aston Martin. That may not sound like a lot, but it's a big burst of cash for Aston. This might not all sound like much, but I think Mercedes is going to buy Aston outright sooner rather than later, and here's why.