All Daimler articles – Page 3

  • here.automotiveIT
    Article

    Here maps to help Baidu expand outside China

    2017-01-16T14:54:00Z

    Maps are considered a key building block for autonomous-driving systems (Photo: Here) Here will provide map content to Baidu to help the Chinese internet company grow its mapping business outside its home market. Here already provides content to Baidu Maps' desktop and mobile services in southeast Asia. The new ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Article

    At CES, Daimler's mobility vision wil be on display

    2017-01-02T13:33:58Z

    Daimler's EQ family represents the key mobility trends the carmaker expects to see in coming years (Photo: Daimler) LAS VEGAS -- Daimler will show its Concept EQ crossover and the Mercedes-Benz Vision Van at this year's CES in an attempt to provide concrete examples of what it expects the ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    German carmakers, Ford agree on fast-charging network for Europe

    2016-11-29T11:26:33Z

    The joint venture will use the CCS standard, which offers a connector that is compatible with most electric vehicles  (Photo: Audi) German carmakers BMW, Daimler, Audi and Porsche together with Ford Motor agreed to cooperate on a fast-charging network for battery-electric vehicles along the continent's major highways. The ...

  • handelsblatt.automotiveIT
    Article

    Automotive Summit: Industry tackling change on many fronts

    2016-11-10T14:40:12Z

    Zetsche (l), Krueger and Mueller (r) debate new mobility (Photo: Thorsten Jochim/Euroforum) MUNICH -- The auto industry's commitment to change was clearly on display at this year's Handelsblatt Automotive Summit, where the CEOs of the five Germany-based car companies laid out their strategies for the near and medium-term. The ...

  • drivenow.automotiveIT
    Article

    On the road with DriveNow

    2016-11-08T12:05:03Z

    DriveNow works well when there are cars available, but that's not always the case (Photo: BMW) For a long weekend away we decided to leave the car at home and use DriveNow to get to and from the airport. It was the first time I used BMW’s DriveNow carsharing ...

  • Daimler.automotiveIT
    Article

    Daimler takes steps to increase battery production

    2016-10-24T15:20:31Z

    Daimler's EQ will have an electric range of 500 km (Photo: Arjen Bongard) Daimler started work on a second battery plant in Kamenz in eastern Germany Monday as it prepares for expected strong growth in electric-vehicle sales. The premium car group said it will invest 500 million euros in ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Article

    Daimler China engages with high-tech startups

    2016-10-18T16:02:15Z

    Daimler's Lampe (left) and Plug and Play co-founder Rahim Amidi symbolically exchange gifts to celebrate their partnership (Photo: Daimler) Daimler is teaming up with technology investor Plug and Play in China to jointly identify and help Chinese startup companies. The German premium car maker said the tie-up with Plug ...

  • vodafone.automotiveIT
    Article

    Vodafone joins automotive 5G alliance

    2016-10-14T14:33:06Z

    The 5G automotive group hopes Vodafone will help develop a networked mobility ecosystem (Photo: BMW) Vodafone has joined a new alliance that promotes 5G connectivity as the new standard for the auto industry. The mobile operator said it is joining the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) as the first network ...

  • mercedes.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW, Daimler, PSA establish mobility brands

    2016-10-07T16:23:25Z

    The Generation EQ concept provides a preview of future Mercedes cars (Photo: Daimler) PARIS -- Major carmakers are founding new mobility brands as they look for ways to complement and even replace traditional revenue from new car sales. At the Paris auto show last week, volume car makers Volkswagen ...

  • 5g.automotiveIT
    Article

    Automakers join forces to develop 5G connectivity

    2016-10-07T15:23:37Z

    (Photo: Volkswagen Group) Three German automakers have joined forces with telecommunications and IT companies to accelerate the commercial availability of 5G mobile connectivity. The automakers - Audi, BMW and Daimler - have formed the "5G Automotive Association" together with Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm. The group's aim is ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Article

    T-Systems extends contract to run Daimler's connected-car platform

    2016-09-21T15:15:30Z

    T-Systems will continue to be Daimler's biggest IT partner (Photo: Deutsche Telekom) T-Systems will continue to manage Daimler's mainframe computers as well as the carmaker's connected-vehicle applications, the German IT service provider said. Under a new agreement, T-Systems, the business services arm of Germany's Deutsche Telekom, will continue to ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Feature

    “My aspiration is to actively help shape new business models”

    2016-09-14T16:34:30Z

    Brecht wants IT to play a big role in Daimler's digital transformation (Photo: Claus Dick) Jan Brecht wants to move away from managing and administration to a focus on software and system architectures. The new Daimler CIO, who joined the premium car group from sporting-goods maker Adidas in November ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Article

    Daimler starts test of in-car delivery

    2016-09-05T08:24:13Z

    Zetsche says in-car deliveries will free up people's time (Photo: IFA) Daimler will start a test of in-car deliveries this autumn in Germany in an attempt to offer a practical use for new connected technologies. The German premium brand said the service, which will start in Stuttgart, Cologne, Bonn ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Article

    At Daimler, Seeger succeeds Kaellenius as Mercedes sales chief

    2016-08-16T10:09:52Z

    Seeger has worked at Daimler since graduating from business school in 1992 (Photo: Daimler) Britta Seeger, a 24-year company veteran, will take over as head of Mercedes-Benz Cars sales and marketing on January 1, 2017. Parent company Daimler said in a statement that the board of management appointment of ...

  • automotive summit.automotiveIT
    Article

    Handelsblatt Automotive Summit - Munich

    2016-08-10T14:40:56Z

    Handelsblatt will host its Automotive Summit 2016 from November 8 through 11 at the BMW World event and exhibition center in Munich. The conference, which opens with a November 8 evening discussion of the role of Silicon Valley in the auto industry, traditionally features addresses from several of Germany' car-industry ...

  • ecartec.automotiveIT
    Article

    eCarTec - Munich

    2016-08-10T14:03:24Z

    The annual eCarTec exhibition, billed as the world's largest B2B trade fair for electric and hybrid mobility, will take place in Munich October 18 to 20. The exhibition will host makers of electric vehicles, energy and infrastructure specialists, makers of energy storage systems, powertrain developers and financial-service providers. eCarTec also ...

  • automotiveIT
    Article

    carIT Congress - Hanover

    2016-08-10T13:50:05Z

    The automotiveIT Group is hosting its annual carIT Congress on Sept. 28 at the Hanover Fairgrounds. The event, which brings together key decision-makers in the automotive and IT industries, focuses on the business opportunities and challenges in the fast-growing connected-car market. The one-day conference features top speakers from automotive companies ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Article

    Mercedes starts online sales for all of Germany

    2016-07-21T13:43:32Z

    Mercedes, until now, has only run regional online sales projects (Photo: Mercedes) Mercedes-Benz, which has been running a regional online sales program in Germany for several years, now offers customers across its entire home market the possibility of buying a car online. The premium brand said a selection of ...

  • car2go.automotiveIT
    Article

    car2go cites high initial registrations in China

    2016-06-07T13:41:16Z

    car2go's strong start in China shows the market's potential (Photo: car2go) car2go said it had registered 78,000 new customers after starting operations in Chongqing, China, two months ago. The German car-sharing company, which is part of the Daimler Group, said more than 40,000 people checked out one of its ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Feature

    "We know that we can’t always do everything on our own"

    2016-05-20T10:16:12Z

    Daimler's Stark: Autonomous driving is a crucial component of digitization strategy In a recent interview with automotiveIT, Wilko Andreas Stark, the head of Daimler Strategy and Product Strategy and Planning, Mercedes-Benz Cars, talked about the various levels of the digital transformation Daimler has embarked on. Stark also discussed new ...