Tag: Daimler

Daimler Trucks Teams Up With Waymo To Develop Level 4 Autonomous Trucks

Daimler Trucks has signed a global strategic partnership with Waymo to deploy autonomous SAE L4 technology. Initially, the collaboration between the two companies will materialize in a self-driving Freightliner Cascadia truck from Daimler Trucks North America featuring Waymo’s automated driver technology. The autonomous Freightliner Cascadia truck, equipped with the Waymo Driver, will be available to […]

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Mercedes-Benz Targets Porsche With Performance Hybrids And EVs

Daimler chief executive Ola Kallenius has confirmed that Mercedes-Benz is looking to chase after Porsche with performance-focused plug-in hybrids and all-electric models. In recent years, the car manufacturer has been increasing its focus on electric vehicles, launching the EQC SUV and since confirming the likes of the EQS, EQE Sedan and EQE SUV for production. […]

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Mercedes-Benz To Axe Renault-Sourced 1.5L dCi Diesel From A- And B-Class?

The Renault-Daimler partnership that saw several Mercedes-Benz compact cars get the French automaker’s 1.5-liter diesel engine was formed more than two years ago, but it appears that the German brand’s smallest models will stop using the mill. The first step in this direction will reportedly take place later this month, when the A-Class and B-Class […]

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Mercedes To Phase Out Manuals And Cut Down Engine Options In Cost-Cutting Push

Mercedes has announced more details about its major cost-cutting strategy in order to achieve higher profitability and lower its break-even point. The German carmaker will gradually phase out manual transmissions and reduce the number of internal combustion engines by 40 percent until 2025 and by 70 percent by 2030. The target is to cut fixed […]

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Mercedes Confirms Electric EQE Sedan, EQE SUV, And EQS SUV Among Other EVs

Mercedes has shed more light on its upcoming electric models, which will include no less than six new EQ-branded models starting with the launch of the EQS in 2021. The German carmaker also confirmed the smaller EQE electric sedan, as well as the SUV variants of both the EQE and the EQS. The new Mercedes […]

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America’s All-New Western Star 49X Vocational Truck Is Here To Get Any Job Done

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has unveiled the all-new Western Star 49X truck in the United States. Designed for the so-called heavy-duty vocational segment, which designates special vehicles and construction site vehicles, the 49X retains the outgoing 4900’s striking front-end design and characteristic chrome look. Underneath the skin, though, the Western Star 49X is very […]

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Several New Investors Seeking Damages Against Daimler Over Diesel-Cheating Claims

Germany’s poster brand for luxury and tech progress is facing serious issues as several new investors are now seeking damages regarding Daimler’s diesel-cheating scandal. According to the Stuttgart regional court, plaintiffs have demanded nearly 250 million euros ($296 million) in damages in just one of these cases, with claims in three other cases adding up […]

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Daimler Believes New W223 Mercedes S-Class Can At Least Match Predecessor In Terms Of Sales

Daimler thinks that the all-new W223 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will eventually boost overall sales while matching or even increasing the profit level brought in by the current generation model. According to company CEO Ola Kallenius, the size of the luxury segment is being fueled by a surge in global wealth, which is good for large sedans […]

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