Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Mercedes Will Deliver a Bag of Coffee to You by Drone in Zurich

Mercedes-Benz Vans

Mercedes-Benz is taking the next step in an ambitious project to use drones for same-day delivery, with a three-week pilot in Zurich that will see mini copters shuttle bags of ground coffee to fixed points in the city.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
September 28, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler Trucks Backs StoreDot Fast-Charging Battery Startup


Daimler AG’s truck division is investing in Israeli battery-technology startup StoreDot Ltd., tapping into a supplier that seeks to enable electric vehicles to recharge as quickly as combustion-powered models can refuel.

September 20, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler Rolls Out Electric Truck in New York


Daimler Trucks is trying to gain a foothold in the nascent electric-truck market with short-range haulers that can make New York City’s clogged streets cleaner and quieter.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
September 15, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Daimler’s Smart Car Delivers a Song-and-Dance About Self-Driving Challenges

A touchscreen dashboard panel and seating sit inside a Daimler Smart Vision EQ fortwo electric autonomous self-driving concept automobile during the Daimler media night ahead of the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany. Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News

In a musical fantasy for Daimler AG’s Smart brand, performers at the Frankfurt motor show this week literally sang out the virtues of an autonomous two-seater, with the spectacle suggesting there’s more fiction than fact in robo-cars.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
September 13, 2017
Business, Logistics

DTNA Begins Construction of New Logistics Facility at Truck Plant

Daimler Truck North America Logistics Facility Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America in August broke ground to build a modern logistics center at its Cleveland, N.C., truck manufacturing plant that will help the company improve manufacturing targets, it said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 5, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Daimler Sets Up Silicon Valley ‘Shark Tank’ to Take Company into the Future

Attendees try a virtual reality (VR) experience in Smart Brabus concept vehicle, manufactured by Daimler AG, on the second day of the 86th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Jason Alden/Bloomberg News

Facing a future in which private car ownership may fade, Daimler is ramping up efforts to create new products and services — even business models.

David R. Baker | San Francisco Chronicle
August 29, 2017
Business, Equipment

Daimler Second-Quarter Revenue Increases, Profits Flat; Truck Unit Sputters

Daimler Trucks Guenter Schiffmann/Bloomberg News

Daimler AG reported higher revenue and flat profits during the second quarter, with a strong performance from its Mercedes-Benz car division but sputtering results from the global truck unit.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
July 26, 2017
Business, Equipment

Daimler Paves Way to Potential Spinoffs With Separation Plan

Dieter Zetsche Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg News

Daimler AG, battered by allegations it colluded with other German carmakers for decades, is studying a legal separation of its businesses, including cars, trucks, vans and financial services, in a move that could pave the way for future spinoffs

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
July 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Wabco Extends Contract With Daimler Trucks for Heavy-Duty AMTs

Wabco Holdings Inc. has extended its long-term supply agreement with the company for new heavy-duty automated manual transmission control technology to support the truck maker’s series production mainly in Europe, North America, Japan and South America.

June 26, 2017

New Daimler Trucks CEO on the Company's Future in Portland, Autonomous Vehicles

Daimler Trucks North America

Less than a decade ago, Portland, Ore.-based Freightliner appeared to have one foot out the door. The storied maker of big rigs changed its name to Daimler Trucks North America, then announced it would move hundreds of headquarters jobs to North Carolina.

Elliot Njus | The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
June 5, 2017