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Business, Technology, Autonomous, Editorial

Editorial: Joining Forces for the Future

Journalists love it when big news breaks. As last week drew to a close, two significant deals involving major players in the commercial truck industry made headlines and landed on the front page of the April 1 issue of Transport Topics.

Transport Topics
March 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

BMW, Daimler Team on Automated Driving Technology

Harald Krueger and Dieter Zetsche BMW CEO Harald Krueger (left) and Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche talk during a press conference in Berlin. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP)

FRANKFURT, Germany — BMW and Daimler announced Feb. 28 they will work together on developing the automated driving technology expected to transform the industry in the years ahead as automakers try to fend off competition from tech companies such as Uber and Waymo.

David McHugh | AP Business Writer
February 28, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Daimler Joins BMW in Bid to Be a Force in Ride-Hailing Sector

Dieter Zetsche BMW CEO Harald Krueger and Daimler AG CEO Dieter Zetsche in Berlin. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Daimler AG and BMW AG are pouring more than 1 billion euros into their joint car-sharing and ride-hailing businesses to take on the likes of Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc.

Oliver Sachgau and Christoph Rauwald
February 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Mainstream Car Models More Dependable Than Luxury Brands, Survey Shows

Toyota Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Prospective buyers planning to splurge on a luxury car may want to reconsider. Mass-market brands now are more reliable than premium models.

Alexandra Semenova | Bloomberg News
February 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Automakers Recall 1.7 Million Vehicles With Potentially Lethal Air Bags

Takata Paul Sancya/Associated Press

DETROIT — Subaru, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler Vans, Mercedes and Ferrari are recalling about 1.7 million vehicles to replace potentially deadly air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan.

Tom Krisher | AP Auto Writer
February 8, 2019
Business, Technology

Elon Musk Tweet Sparks Mercedes-Tesla Talks Over Electric Van Project

Sprinter van Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Elon Musk’s praise for Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van triggered talks between the German manufacturer and Tesla Inc. over potential cooperation on an electric version.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
February 6, 2019
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler Posts Lower Earnings Despite Record Truck Sales

Freightliner's Cascadia Freightliner

Daimler AG, citing regulatory and trade headwinds, reported a decline in net income for the fourth quarter and full 2018 while revenue inched up in both periods amid an all-time record for global truck sales.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Daimler, Bosch Cruise Into Robotaxi Era With Slow Shuttles

Concept vehicle Daimler’s Vision Urbanetic with electrically powered chassis has switchable bodies to transform into a cargo-version sibling. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Four years ago, Daimler AG dazzled with a self-driving luxury lounge in Las Vegas. This year the Mercedes-Benz maker is back at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, though with a more utilitarian slant: a bubble-like autonomous shuttle designed to reliably ferry people and goods around town at limited speeds.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
January 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Daimler, Bosch to Offer Self-Driving Car Pilot

Daimler building and Western Star truck DTNA

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler and auto supplier Bosch plan to launch a self-driving car pilot for the public in San Jose, Calif., in the second half of 2019.

Nathan Bomey | USA Today
November 8, 2018
Government, Business

Daimler Cuts 2018 Outlook After Lower 3Q Projections

Daimler logo atop building Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News

Daimler AG on Oct. 19 cut its earnings outlook this year for the Mercedes-Benz Cars and Daimler Buses divisions and for the Daimler Group.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 19, 2018

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