Business, Technology, Autonomous

Mercedes Taps Luminar for Lidar

Mercedes logo David Zalubowski/Associated Press

Mercedes-Benz plans to use laser sensors from Luminar Technologies Inc. in a next-generation vehicle platform to enable semi-autonomous driving features on highways.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
January 20, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Mercedes Beats Tesla to Hands-Free Driving on the Autobahn

Mercedes Beats Tesla to Hands-Free Driving on the Autobahn A Mercedes-Benz E200 drives on its own through a parking house equipped with Bosch sensors during a presentation in Stuttgart, Germany. (Getty Images)

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz won regulatory approval to deploy a hands-free driving system in Germany ahead of Tesla Inc., gaining an edge in the race to offer higher levels of automation in one of the world’s most competitive car markets.

William Wilkes | Bloomberg News
December 9, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Mercedes-Benz Plans $8.2 Billion European Battery Venture

Mercedes EQT The Mercedes-Benz EQE electric vehicle. (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg)

Daimler AG will team up with Stellantis NV and TotalEnergies SE to boost the scale of their European battery venture to more than 7 billion euros ($8.2 billion) in a move to secure supplies for electric Mercedes-Benz cars.

September 24, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Mercedes Sketches Out All-Electric Scenario by Decade’s End

Mercedes logo Michael Probst/AP

FRANKFURT, Germany — Daimler AG’s luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz is stepping up its transition to electric cars, doubling the planned share of sales by 2025 and sketching out a market scenario in which new car sales would “in essence” be fully electric by the end of the decade.

David McHugh | Associated Press
July 22, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Mercedes Unveils Electric Van for Growing Battery-Powered Lineup

Mercedes EQT Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz is giving a sneak peek of an electric van that is among the models broadening its battery-powered range over the next year.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
May 10, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Mercedes-Benz Heavy-Duty eActros Set for Production in 2021

eActros The heavy-duty, battery-electric eActros. (Daimler Truck AG)

Mercedes-Benz Trucks announced series production of its heavy-duty battery-electric eActros model intended for distribution applications is scheduled to start in 2021.

September 25, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Upgrades to Vito Vans

Mercedes-Benz Vito van The Mercedes-Benz diesel-powered Vito van. (Mercedes-Benz AG - Global Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans)

Mercedes-Benz, a unit of Daimler AG, announced March 10 extensively upgraded versions of its diesel-powered Vito van available for ordering in Europe now and its battery electric eVito model available for ordering this summer.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Germany’s Mercedes-Benz Plans Assembly Plant in Egypt

Mercedes-Benz Vision van A Mercedes-Benz Vision van is displayed during the opening of the Brussels Auto Show on Jan. 18. (Virginia Mayo/AP)

BERLIN — German automaker Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Cars unit says it is developing plans to open an assembly plant in Egypt.

January 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler Reports Lower 3Q Results Despite Gains in North American Truck Sales

Cascadia on display A 2018 Cascadia on display at Technology & Maintenance Council. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Daimler AG reported lower net income and revenue in the third quarter despite gains at its North American truck business. The company — the world’s largest luxury car manufacturer also is the largest truck maker — had forecast the results in recently released guidance.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 25, 2018
Business, Equipment

Mercedes-Benz Zetros In-Cab Demo

Inside-the-cab video of a Mercedes-Benz Zetros, a model from Mercedes-Benz Special Vehicles that operates essentially as a severe-duty truck.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 18, 2018