ViaVan, a joint venture between Mercedes-Benz Vans and US tech start-up Via, has gone into operation in the center of London following its European launch a few weeks earlier in Amsterdam. New York-based Via has developed the software algorithms to calculate efficient real-time routes for riders to ‘pool’ their journeys in a shared, professionally-driven Mercedes-Benz Read More..
In an interview, Daimler’s head of innovation discusses agile processes, the potential of new technologies and the new business models under consideration.
As expected, Daimler and BMW announced Wednesday that they planned to merge their mobility services, in a move that will create a car-sharing giant with a commanding footprint across the world’s major cities. The plan underscores how scale considerations in new automotive business areas are forcing major competitors to collaborate in the face of strong Read More..
BERLIN — IT has become an integral part of the automotive production process, Markus Schaefer, head of production and logistics at Mercedes-Benz Cars, said Thursday. “Today, IT, electrical and electronics and IT are one,” Schaefer told the automotiveIT Congress here. “IT is part of the planning, the development processes and production; there are no more Read More..
Daimler struck a research alliance with Google to look into the potential of quantum computing to solve complex mobility problems. The German premium car group said current generations of computers and server systems are reaching capacity limits and a more powerful computing approach is needed. “Quantum computing could play a crucial role in future in Read More..
Mercedes-Benz will offer a flat rate to customers wanting to switch cars during the year, in a pilot project with two German dealer groups, Lueg and Beresa. The German premium car brand said the rate, which includes insurance, maintenance, repair and tires, will let customers drive as many as 36,000 kilometers a year in up Read More..
Geely founder and CEO Li Shufu has become Daimler’s biggest shareholder, marking a reshuffle in the relationships between some of the world’s biggest automakers. Li already owns Geely as well as Swedish premium car maker Volvo Cars. Geely Holding also is the biggest shareholder in Swedish truck maker AB Volvo. And it has controlling stakes Read More..
Daimler officially laid the foundation stone this week for what it called “the most modern” car production facility in the world. The premium car group said its “Factory 56” plant in Sindelfingen, outside Stuttgart, will mark a new way of building cars. “It is consistently digital and flexible – and it brings the term ‘green Read More..
Many IT projects raise key questions, for example, in the wide-ranging field of artificial intelligence, says Renata Jungo-Bruengger, the Daimler board member responsible for integrity and legal affairs. That’s why the attorney wants to promote legal clarity on complex IT issues. Jungo-Bruengger, who is Swiss, has a law degree from the University of Zurich. She joined Read More..
Daimler announced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September that it would include an innovative addressing software developed by what3words into its next-generation navigation systems.v The premium car group also is taking a 10 percent stake in the London-based start-up. At the CES high-tech exhibition in Las Vegas earlier this month Daimler unveiled how the Read More..