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 | Staff 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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Daimler Plots Two-for-One Autonomous Van for City Transport

Autonomous van Daimler's Urbanetic rendered as a people carrier. (Daimler AG)

Daimler AG is developing an autonomous electric vehicle that can toggle between a people carrier and a delivery van as the German manufacturer seeks an edge over rivals such as Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo and Deutsche Post AG in shaping the future of mobility.

Leonard Kehnscherper | Bloomberg News
September 10, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Daimler Equips Mercedes Actros With Automated Steering, Braking

Actros New Mercedes-Benz Actros. (Mercedez-Benz via Youtube)

Daimler AG is equipping its flagship Mercedes-Benz truck with technology that can take the wheel in situations ranging from stop-and-go city driving to highway cruising.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
September 5, 2018