Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

BMW, Daimler’s Self-Driving Venture May Attract Fiat Chrysler

BMW, Daimler A Mercedes-Benz V-Class van stands parked during a Daimler autonomous driving and artificial intelligence demonstration. (Michaela Handrek-Rehle/Bloomberg News)

BMW AG and Daimler AG’s self-driving car venture may attract more partners, with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV a front-runner to get on board at a time when the German automakers are working to select suppliers by the end of the year.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
January 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

BMW-Daimler Ride-Hailing Venture Steps Up Uber Challenge

Daimler BMW CEO Harald Krger (left) and Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

FreeNow, the ride-hailing venture owned by Daimler AG and BMW AG, expects to double revenue this year and next in a fresh challenge to Uber Inc. in Europe and Latin America.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
December 16, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler AG to Cut Thousands of Jobs by 2022

Daimler Equipment is set into a truck chassis at Freightliner's Cleveland, N.C., plant. Freightliner is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America. (Freightliner via YouTube)

Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Trucks, announced it will eliminate thousands of jobs worldwide by the end of 2022 amid weakening car sales in China and the costly push to develop electric vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 2, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Daimler Rolls Back Autonomous Taxi Plan, Focuses on Trucks

Daimler A Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic autonomous electric passenger car. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images via Bloomberg News)

Daimler chairman Ola Kaellenius recently announced that the company was taking a “reality check” on autonomous taxis and focusing on self-driving longhaul trucks instead.

Leonid Bershidsky | Bloomberg Opinion
November 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Daimler Sees Hydrogen Fuel Cells as Part of Trucking’s Future

Daimler's Roger Nielsen Daimler's Roger Nielsen by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Daimler Trucks has been investing heavily in battery-electric commercial vehicles, but the manufacturer also sees a place for hydrogen fuel-cell technology in the transportation industry’s long-term move toward zero emissions.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 30, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler Trucks Introduces Dynamic Lease Program

Daimler's Roger Nielsen discusses Dynamic Leasing Daimler's Roger Nielsen discusses the Dynamic Lease program. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Daimler Trucks North America introduced a dynamic lease program that uses connected-vehicle technology to enable a “pay-as-you-drive” financing option.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 28, 2019
Business, Technology

Daimler Trucks Appoints Paul Romanaggi Chief Customer Experience Officer

Paul Romanaggi is Daimler Trucks' new chief CX officer. Paul Romanaggi is the new chief CX officer. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks North America will create a new customer experience (CX) organization and appointed Paul Romanaggi as chief CX officer, according to the company.

August 8, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler's Mexican Division Braces for Change

Daimler Flavio Rivera by Joe Howard/Transport Topics

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico — The adoption of tougher emissions standards and the arrival of a new Mexican president are among the key changes Daimler Commercial Vehicles Mexico will face in the year ahead and beyond, company President Flavio Rivera said here.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
November 29, 2018

Ola Kallenius Appointed First Non-German to Lead Daimler

Daimler CEO Zetsche Daimler AG CEO Dieter Zetsche. (Mikael Sjoberg/Bloomberg Business)

Daimler AG accelerated a management transition, appointing development head Ola Kallenius to replace CEO Dieter Zetsche ahead of schedule as the German carmaker confronts jarring changes in the automotive industry.

September 26, 2018
Business, Technology

Redesigned Sprinter Offers Enhanced Suite of Technologies

The redesigned Sprinter The redesigned Sprinter van provides a suite of technologies. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

HANOVER, Germany — The redesigned Sprinter van from Daimler Trucks and Buses gives commercial customers a suite of technologies that offers a way for fleet managers, vehicles and drivers to stay connected via a system tailored to their needs, the company said during the IAA Commercial Vehicles show.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
September 25, 2018