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    Daimler-Hubject trial concluded: digital certificate developed for app-free EV charging

    2018-04-24T07:51:51Z

    Latest Smart Fortwo EQ supports Plug&Charge [Image: Daimler] 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 ...

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    ViaVan ridesharing launched in London, European roll-out continues

    2018-04-18T09:42:23Z

    ViaVan is a joint venture between Mercedes and US tech start-up Via (Photo: Daimler) 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 ...

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    Daimler Lab1886: "We now have 25 high-potential projects in the incubator"

    2018-04-11T12:17:00Z

    Susanne Hahn, director business innovation at Daimler’s Lab1886 innovation and incubation organization, 

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    Daimler, BMW to merge mobility services

    2018-03-28T17:00:16Z

    Daimler's moovel platform will be part of the joint venture (Photo: Daimler) 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 ...

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    Mercedes production boss sees IT as integral to car building

    2018-03-22T10:17:00Z

    Mercedes production chief Schaefer sees several disruptive technology changes down the road 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 ...

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    Daimler teams up with Google in quantum computing

    2018-03-20T16:54:00Z

    A quantum computing chip developed by Google (Photo: Daimler) 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 ...

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    Mercedes, Porsche join other brands in testing flat-rate subscription models

    2018-03-09T11:52:07Z

    Mercedes will let customers drive 12 vehicles at a flat rate (Photo: Mercedes) 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 ...

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    Geely owner becomes Daimler's biggest shareholder

    2018-02-24T15:44:29Z

    Mercedes could forge closer ties with Volvo following Li Shufu's new investment (Photo: Daimler) 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 ...

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    Daimler starts building “most modern” Mercedes car plant

    2018-02-23T09:13:00Z

    Daimler s production boss says Factory 56 marks a milestone in car manufacturing (Photo: Daimler) 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 ...

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    Daimler board member: "A central issue is how to deal with big data”

    2018-02-09T16:27:00Z

    As board member at Daimler for integrity and legal, Renata Jungo-Bruengger is looking carefully at the implicatons of big data across the enterprise and for customers, and of artificial intelligence.

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    "It appeals to people to get home with only three words"

    2018-01-25T14:24:00Z

    what3words founder and boss, Chris Sheldrick, 

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    Bosch, Continental buy stakes in Here mapping company

    2018-01-04T12:45:16Z

    Digital mapping technology can offer vital information for future autonomous vehicles (Photo: Here) Robert Bosch and Continental, two of the world's biggest automotive suppliers, are each buying a 5 pc stake in location and digital mapping specialist Here. The two German companies are buying their stakes from Here's main ...

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    carIT Congress: Daimler's compliance chief cites customer trust as key

    2017-09-20T12:57:13Z

    Daimler's Schick says autonomous-driving rules must be agreed internationally (Photo: Claus Dick) FRANKFURT -- Daimler's compliance chief said customer confidence is key for the success of autonomous and connected driving. Speaking at the carIT Congress here, Olaf Schick said drivers of Daimler's Mercedes-Benz cars can decide for themselves what ...

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    Daimler Financial Services pushes digitization with new appointment

    2017-09-05T12:21:15Z

    Schell will be CXO of Daimler Financial Services (Photo: Daimler) Daimler Financial Services is expanding its senior management team to focus more heavily on digital business models, especially in financing and mobility services. The financial services arm of the German premium car group appointed Benedikt Schell as chief experience ...

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    Daimler consolidates Chinese car-sharing units

    2017-03-28T09:43:23Z

    Both Daimler car-sharing brands will henceforth be known as car2go (Photo: Daimler) Daimler is consolidating its two Chinese car-sharing units under the car2go brand. The German premium car maker has, to date, operated car2go with a free-floating business model, while it has run Car2Share as a more traditional, station-based ...

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    "Digitization offers completely new possibilities and we will make use of these"

    2017-03-20T14:54:29Z

    Klaus Entenmann: "The customer no longer needs to come to the dealership to get car-buying advice." (Photo: Daimler) Digitization is changing the automotive industry top to bottom. In a short interview with automotiveIT, Klaus Entenmann, CEO of Daimler Financial Services, discusses which technological developments are crucial for the financial ...

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    "There is no added value in gesturing with your fingers”

    2017-03-10T11:46:07Z

    Massing: “With artificial intelligence, we will soon be in a position to significantly reduce the stress level behind the wheel.” (Photo: Claus Dick) Digitization is changing vehicles’ interiors along with their other aspects. Georges Massing, director, user interaction at Mercedes-Benz, spoke with automotiveIT about the effects of the trend, ...

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    Volkswagen ethics boss departs

    2017-01-27T07:39:21Z

    Hohmann-Dennhardt spent slightly more than a year revamping VW's ethics culture (Photo: Daimler) Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt is leaving the Volkswagen Group management board, having served little more than a year as the carmaker's top executive in charge of integrity and legal affairs. VW and Hohmann-Denhardt decided to go separate ways ...

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    Hydrogen council members to step up investments

    2017-01-18T16:11:04Z

    The Hyundai Tucson is available as a fuel-cell SUV in N. America (Photo: Hyundai) Members of a newly formed "Hydrogen Council" committed to increased investment in the development and commercialization of hydrogen and fuel-cell technologies. The global initiative, aimed at helping ambitious worldwide plans to limit global warming, was ...

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    Mobile World Congress - Barcelona

    2017-01-18T11:20:57Z

    More than 2,200 companies exhibited at the 2016 Mobile World Congress (Photo: MWC) The annual Mobile World Congress (MWC), which brings together stakeholders in the global connectivity revolution, will take place in Barcelona Feb. 27 through March 2. The annual gathering, the world's largest meeting place for the mobile ...