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.
Daimler's Shanghai offices got a surprise visit from Chinese investigators early this morning looking for evidence of price fixing and monopolistic behavior. But Daimler is not alone and the reason is far from clear.
The Castiglioni family is reportedly looking to offload 30 percent of its motorcycle company, MV Agusta, and rumor has it that Daimler is interested in snagging a stake. F4 RR AMG, anyone?
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The new Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards pose problems for automotive groups that aren't selling millions of cars of all shapes and sizes in this country. Take Daimler, for example. Most of the cars they sell in this country right now are C and E-class sedans with average fuel economy ratings somewhere in the…
Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, will have to defend itself in front of the U.S. Supreme Court from allegations that its Argentina division collaborated with state security forces during the Dirty War of the 1970s.
Daimler hopes the Supreme Court will help them avoid a case that involves the alleged help they gave Argentine death squads.
If the movie Speed forms the basis of your experience with public buses, you may have a natural fear that deranged terrorists lurk in the middle row of nearly every city bus. Although bus hijackings are pretty rare (in the U.S., anyway), bus fires could be a reality for riders on some of Daimler's 2011-2012 Orion VII…
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, the star of Chrysler's 2006 "Dr. Z." ad campaign, is under investigation for suspected involuntary manslaughter. Except it's not what you think. UPDATE!
We have no idea why Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, has a sumo wrestler in its booth here at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Although we think he's trying to push an Actros truck off of a mark on the floor in order to show how big and powerful they are, in reality it's just really disturbing.