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

Daimler CFO Bodo Uebber Opts to Leave in Wake of Restructuring

Current Daimler CFO and CEO Daimler CFO Bodo Uebber and CEO Dieter Zetsche. (Guenter Schiffmann/Associated Press)

Daimler AG Chief Financial Officer Bodo Uebber’s decision to leave the maker of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars marks the first top-level departure after the German manufacturer picked Ola Kallenius as CEO starting next year.

October 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Daimler, Renault-Led Alliance Ready for Self-Driving, Mobility Cooperation

Dieter Zetsche Daimler AG CEO Dieter Zetsche (Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg News)

Daimler AG and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance see opportunities to collaborate on mobility offerings as well as connected and self-driving cars, a move that would push their partnership into new territory.

October 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety

New Mercedes-Benz Actros Showcases Daimler’s Next-Gen Safety Technologies

Mercedes-Benz Actros Joe Howard/Transport Topics

HANOVER, Germany — Touting technology that is as “easy to use as a smartphone,” Daimler AG on Sept. 18 showcased safety systems on the next generation of its global highway tractor that it said points the way forward for connectivity in the commercial sector.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
September 18, 2018
Business, Technology

Amazon Orders 20,000 Mercedes Vans to Bolster Delivery Program

Mercedes Sprinter van Daimler AG

Daimler AG is emerging as a beneficiary of Inc.’s booming package-delivery needs, with the e-commerce giant ordering 20,000 of the German automaker’s Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
September 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Daimler AG’s Board Approves Restructuring Aimed at Mastering Rapid Change

Daimler Freightliner truck Freightliner

Daimler AG announced its board has approved a restructuring, first discussed in 2017, that would create three independent units under Daimler’s umbrella as a holding company after the most thorough due diligence in the company’s 130-year history.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2018