Luxoft has partnered with Daimler subsidiary MBition GmbH to open a research and development center in Berlin, and is recruiting software developers, automation engineers and QA engineers to work at this new facility. The center is based at Mindspace, a co-working office, and will focus on mobility services and digital vehicle software: a key task Read More..
Bosch and Daimler have announced a pilot trial of fully-automated and driverless driving in an as-yet unnamed metropolitan city in California, with a test fleet hitting the road in the second half of next year. Daimler Mobility Services is expected to be the operator of a fleet of on-demand, shared shuttle vehicles, summoned via an Read More..
Daimler has received the green light to start testing highly automated vehicles on public roads in China. It is the first international automaker to receive the approval and the premium car group said it will now start tests in Beijing. “Today’s announcement marks a major step forward for our innovation efforts here in China,” Hubertus Read More..
Automakers and suppliers are urgently seeking “good” hackers to identify and close security gaps in networked vehicles. But qualified candidates are in short supply. A “remote-controlled” Jeep whose downfall was a weak point in its entertainment system. Or, in an especially treacherous example, electric cars that were infected with malware during charging. That’s just the Read More..
Every day, Andreas Friedrich, manager of the Mercedes-Benz TecFactory, deals with systems that seem straight out of science fiction. The facility he runs is embedded in the Mercedes plant in Sindelfingen, Germany. There, Friedrich and his team spend their days looking at ways to make Daimler plants worldwide more efficient and smarter. In an interview, the Read More..
Daimler Trucks & Buses is establishing a new Automated Truck Research and Development Center in Portland, Oregon. This US facility is developing, fine-tuning, testing and validating automated driving systems, in collaboration with other Daimler Trucks centers in Stuttgart and Bangalore. Other Daimler business divisions – especially the passenger car unit – will benefit from its Read More..
Smart has added a ‘ready to spot’ service to its ‘ready to’ app to help drivers locate their vehicle – whether they’ve forgotten exactly where they’ve parked it, or if it has been stolen. The app guides people back to their Smart, suggesting public transport or other mobility options if necessary, which can be booked Read More..
BMW, Daimler, Audi and Volvo have all announced that Tmall Genie, Alibaba AI Labs’ smart voice assistant, will be integrated into their digital ecosystems for Chinese consumers. Users with Tmall Genie-equipped devices at home will be able to remotely access information or data relating to their car such as fuel levels or whether its doors Read More..
Daimler and Hubject have concluded their pilot trial of the Plug&Charge digital certificate system, which enables electric vehicle drivers to access public recharging facilities without the need for a smartphone app or RFID card. The latest Smart EQ Fortwo and Forfour models, now in production, are the first to support the Plug&Charge system. Hubject has Read More..
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..