Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Daimler, Bosch to Launch Self-Driving Car Service in Silicon Valley

Bosch A Robert Bosch GmbH parking sensor column stands on display during an Automated Valet Parking demonstration at the Mercedes-Benz TecDay event in Stuttgart, Germany. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

As self-driving vehicle experiments are launched in a few cities around the United States, Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler AG and a prominent auto supplier are launching a new one in the place that would seem most receptive: Silicon Valley.

Nathan Bomey | USA Today
July 11, 2018
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler’s Emissions Issues Mount With Truck Engine Sale Stop

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Daimler AG halted deliveries of one type of diesel engine for trucks over their emissions setup, less than a month after recalling 774,000 autos with prohibited shutoff devices.

Rainer Buergin | Bloomberg News
July 9, 2018
Business, Equipment

German Auto Stocks Decline on Threat of 20% Tariff

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German automotive stocks fell after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 20% tariff on all European car imports, escalating his demand for concessions aimed at lowering the U.S. trade deficit.

Anthony Palazzo and Chris Reiter | Bloomberg News
June 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Freightliner Unveils All-Electric eCascadia, eM2 Models

The Freightliner eCascadia and eM2 electric vehicles Daimler Trucks North America

PORTLAND, Ore. — Freightliner Trucks introduced the first all-electric versions of its heavy-duty Cascadia and medium-duty M2 models here, a major step toward bringing a full lineup of electric trucks to the North American market.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 6, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Daimler, Deutsche Telekom Settle Toll-Collection Dispute

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Daimler AG and Deutsche Telekom AG agreed to a 3.2 billion-euro ($3.8 billion) deal with the German government, ending a spat over the clunky start of a system to collect truck tolls that had become one of the country’s longest-running legal disputes.

Karin Matussek and Stefan Nicola | Bloomberg News
May 21, 2018

Daimler Upbeat on Profit Outlook as Luxury Cars Offset Spending

The Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz logo is seen on the grille of the Concept EQA electric vehicle during the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Daimler AG struck an upbeat tone, calling for “slightly” higher 2018 earnings, as sales growth of its higher-priced Mercedes-Benz luxury cars such as the S-Class coupe helps offset record spending to develop electric vehicles.

Christoph Rauwald and Chris Reiter | Bloomberg News
April 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Alternative Fuels Will Grow, but Diesel Remains Go-To, Daimler Exec. Says

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INDIANAPOLIS — Alternative fuels and green technologies will continue to evolve and secure their roles within the trucking sector, but diesel is still the most efficient and cost-effective fuel and will be for some time to come, Kary Schaefer, general manager of marketing and strategy for Daimler Trucks North America, told attendees at the Green Truck Summit here last week.

Jim Galligan | Special to Transport Topics
March 8, 2018

Daimler Says Future Deals With Geely Hinge on China Partner BAIC

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Daimler AG said future collaboration with its new largest shareholder Li Shufu will hinge on keeping the manufacturer’s existing Chinese partner on board.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
March 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler Throws Shade at Tesla as Truck Rivalry Heats Up

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Daimler AG cast doubt on Tesla Inc.’s plan to deliver electric heavy trucks next year, saying its more modest goal to start selling battery-powered big rigs by 2021 is more realistic.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
February 21, 2018
Business, Equipment

Daimler AG Reports Record Sales in 2017

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Diversified manufacturer Daimler AG reported it sold a record 3.3 million vehicles in 2017 — including a 13% increase in truck sales — as full-year revenue and earnings also peaked amid a strong fourth quarter.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2018