All Daimler articles – Page 6

  • mercedes.automotiveIT

    Daimler looking for new battery partner


    The Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive uses a Tesla battery pack (Photo: Daimler) A new battery partner for Daimler may come from Asia, following the likely dissolution of the premium car maker's joint venture with Evonik, industry insiders say. Daimler and Evonik founded their Li-Tec battery joint venture in 2008, ...

  • haeussermann daimler carit 13.automotiveIT

    carIT Congress: Daimler exec sees gradual convergence of connectivity systems


    Haeussermann says focus is on digital natives as auto industry changes (Photo: Claus Dick) FRANKFURT - Different methods for integrating smartphones in the car will continue for years before an eventual standardization takes place, a senior Daimler executive said Wednesday. "Unfortunately, we'll have to suffer many systems until one ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT

    IAA: Daimler CEO not afraid of non-traditional competition


    The Mercedes S 500 Intelligent Drive covered more than 100 km autonomously (Photo: Daimler FRANKFURT ”“ Dieter Zetsche is not afraid of competition from new entrants into the market for personal mobility. The Daimler CEO said he respects initiatives by new automakers and players from other industries to get ...

  • daimler bangalore.automotiveIT

    Newsletter: Daimler and others flock to India for r&d


    Daimler's r&d center in Bangalore is the biggest of its kind outside Germany (Photo: Daimler) BANGALORE ”“ Companies in mature markets are increasingly transferring r&d abroad and premium car maker Daimler is no exception. The company recently inaugurated a new r&d center here, underscoring the importance it attaches to ...

  • smart electric drive.automotiveIT

    Electric smart gets ready for China


    Electric smarts will come to China before year-end (Photo: Daimler) Daimler will soon start selling the new smart electric drive in China after authorities gave the carmaker the green light to start importing the small car into the world's biggest market. The German premium car group said the electric ...

  • daimler training chengdu.automotiveIT

    Mercedes opens biggest sales training center in China


    Chengdu is the biggest Mercedes sales training center outside Germany (Photo: Daimler) Mercedes-Benz has opened a new sales training center in Chengdu in southwestern China, the biggest of its kind outside Germany. It is the sixth Chinese facility operated by the premium car division of Germany's Daimler. The center ...

  • daimler china.automotiveIT

    Daimler starts product development for vans in China


    Daimler and Fujian Motor executives officially opened the new center (Photo: Daimler) Daimler's Chinese joint venture officially opened a new product development center for vans this week, as the German premium car and truck group continues to broaden the geographical spread of its operations. The center, located in Fuzhou ...

  • siemer gorriz daimler.automotiveIT

    automotiveIT Congress: Daimler CIO lays out integrated approach to customers


    Siemer (l) and Gorriz explain Daimler's "Digital Life" to the automotiveIT Congress (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER - Daimler CIO Michael Gorriz said the premium car maker wants to establish multiple connections with its customers, running from the initial information gathering through the car purchase to the actual use of ...

  • daimler.bangalore.automotiveIT

    Focus on IT at Daimler's new Bangalore r&d facility


    Daimler's r&d facility in Bangalore employs 1,200 people (Photo: Daimler) Daimler officially opened a new r&d center in Bangalore, strengthening its activities in the growing Indian market. The German premium car maker said the facility, which employs 1,200 people, is the biggest of its kind in India. Bangalore also ...

  • daimler.baic.automotiveit

    Daimler takes 12 pc stake in China's BAIC Motor


    Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche (l) and BAIC ChairmanXu Heyi formally agreed on greater cooperation Feb 1 (Photo: Daimler) Daimler will acquire a 12 pc stake in Beijing Automotive Group's (BAIC) passenger car division, the first time a western carmaker invests directly in a Chinese auto group. The two companies ...

  • mercedes b fuel-cell.automotiveIT

    Daimler, Ford and Nissan plan fuel-cell vehicle by 2017


    Daimler started leasing a Mercedes B-Class-based FCEV in 2010 (Photo: Daimler) Daimler, Ford Motor and Nissan said they are planning to launch a mass-market fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) as early as 2017. The three automakers on Monday signed an agreement for the joint development of a fuel-cell system. The ...

  • mercedes.siri.automotiveIT

    CES: Mercedes shows Siri integration


    Mercedes' Digital DriveStyle app will feature Siri voice operation (Photo: Daimler) LAS VEGAS - Mercedes-Benz will have full Siri integration in its next E-Class starting this spring. The German premium car maker said during the annual CES consumer electronics fair that Apple's voice software will be available in the ...

  • daimler hq.automotiveIT

    Daimler consolidates all China sales in one organization


    Daimler has formed a new Chinese sales operation that will market its imported as well as locally produced vehicles in the world's largest car market. Beijing Mercedes-Benz Sales Service is a 50-50 joint venture between Daimler and its Chinese partner, BAIC. It will handle sales and marketing, aftersales, used-car and ...

  • daimler winkler.automotiveIT

    CAR Symposium - Bochum


    smart CEO Annette Winkler was one of the speakers at the 2012 CAR Symposium (Photo: CAR Symposium) Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and his counterpart at Renault, Carlos Ghosn, will be two of the featured speakers at the 2013 CAR Symposium, which will take place in Bochum January 29 and ...

  • kuka_automotive.automotiveIT

    Space robots come to Daimler


    Kuka is a major robotics supplier to the auto industry (Photo: Kuka) Daimler plans to deploy robots originally designed for use in outer space to help build cars on earth. The German premium car maker said it had signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Kuka, a large southern-German maker ...

  • daimler.peter schneider.automotiveIT

    German managers worried about iPad and tablet security


    As workers' business and private lives merge, Daimler needs to allow private enduser devices for business use, CTO Schneider said last year (Photo: automotiveIT) Managers of German companies worry that the growing business use of iPads, tablet PCs and smartphones is shaping up to become a major data-security risk. ...

  • tiramizoo.daimler.automotiveIT

    Daimler buys minority stake in online booking company


    Daimler hopes tiramizoo will help broaden its new-mobility product offerings (Photo: tiramizoo) Daimler is further developing new mobility services through the acquisition of a minority stake in a company that runs a small automated online booking platform. The company, Munich-based tiramizoo, was founded a year ago and operates a ...

  • Honda fcx clarity.automotiveIT

    Car companies attempt to revive interest in fuel cells


    Honda's FCX Clarity FCEV has been on European roads since 2009 (Photo: Honda) Four automakers on Thursday attempted to revive public interest in fuel-cell technology with the start of a one-month long European road show. With attention focused primarily on a slew of new battery-powered vehicles entering global markets, ...

  • smart electric drive.automotiveIT

    Production start for smart electric drive


    The smart plant in Hambach, France, was upgraded for the production start of the new electric models (Photo: Daimler) The first electrically propelled smart cars rolled off the production line in Hambach, France, this month, marking an important step in Daimler's moves to build more models with non-traditional engines. "The ...

  • ev charger vw.automotiveIT

    US, German carmakers to demo fast EV charger


    ACEA will make this combined charger the standard for new EVs in Europe from 2017 (Photo: VW) A group of eight US and German carmakers will demonstrate a common fast-charging technology they hope will accelerate the spread of electric vehicles. Volkswagen, Â Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, General Motors and ...