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    A stormy year of negotiations, electric plans and cyber-attacks

    2017-12-20T15:03:48Z

    As the year draws to close, major uncertainty regarding both Nafta and Brexit remains, as well a lack of clarity on what any changes could mean for the global automotive sector and the logistics industry that supports it. During the past 12 months, OEMs have made major strides towards an ...

  • Daimler stärkt Aufstellung seines Lkw-Geschäfts in China
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    Sven Ennerst takes on Chinese truck production and imports for Daimler

    2017-12-06T10:52:52Z

    Sven Ennerst (pictured) is taking on responsibility for Daimler Trucks’ operations in China, including local production at the Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive (BFDA) joint venture and the import business at Daimler Trucks and Buses China (DTBC). He will carry out the newly created role alongside his current responsibilities as head ...

  • Volvo Cars and Uber join forces to develop autonomous driving cars
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    Volvo to supply Uber with self-driving-compatible cars from 2019

    2017-11-21T17:10:42Z

    Volvo Cars and Uber have announced a framework agreement under which the ride-hailing company will receive a fleet of self-driving-compatible vehicles from the Sweden-based car company, starting in 2019. In August last year, the two companies announced a joint project to develop new base vehicles that would be able to ...

  • Mercedes-Benz Cars Lieferantenforum Russland 2017
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    Mercedes-Benz holds first forum to attract local suppliers in Russia

    2017-11-15T11:00:54Z

    Mercedes-Benz held its first supplier network forum in Russia last week, part of its investment strategy into the Russian market, according to Axel Bense, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Rus. The forum is designed to expand the company’s supplier network in the country as it looks toward production in 2019 at ...

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    OEMs join forces to create pan-European fast charging network

    2017-11-07T10:02:10Z

    Four major carmakers have formed a joint venture to build a network of electric vehicle fast charging stations around Europe. The Ionity joint venture plans to build a total of 400 High-Power-Charging (HPC) stations in the region by 2020. The level of investment has not been disclosed. The four carmakers ...

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    Real-Time Innovations officially joins Autosar development group

    2017-11-01T13:03:06Z

    Industrial IOT connectivity company Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has joined the Automotive Open Systems Architecture (Autosar) group as a development partner. Autosar is a partnership of car manufacturers, suppliers and other companies in the electronics and tech industries which aims to standardise software architecture for automotive electronic control units. Formed in ...

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    Plugged in for progress

    2017-10-31T16:11:22Z

    img class="wp-image-127584 alignright wp-inline-image" src="https://d2hkn54fqqmadw.cloudfront.net/web/AL/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/16C1093_2.jpg" alt="Weiterentwicklung des CCS Ladestandards für Elektrofahrzeuge auf bis zu 350 kW Evolution of CCS charging technology for e-cars towards 350 kW" width="500" height="500" The last two decades have seen the emergence of the alternative propulsion vehicle market from almost nothing. According to PwC Autofacts ...

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    Daimler unveils all-electric heavy-duty truck concept

    2017-10-30T09:28:43Z

    Daimler Trucks has revealed a concept E-Fuso all-electric heavy-duty Vision One truck and says a production version could be available in four years. The E-Fuso Vision One has a gross vehicle weight of about 23 tonnes and a payload capacity of approximately 11 tonnes – two tonnes less than its ...

  • Next Generation Scania: Trucks in operation
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    Scania vows to appeal against EC's €880m fine for price-fixing

    2017-10-03T16:31:23Z

    Volkswagen-owned commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania has said it will appeal against a European Commission fine of just over €880m ($1.04 billion) for its role in an alleged truckmaking cartel that is said to have lasted 14 years. In late September, the EC said its long-running investigation had found that Scania ...

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    Daimler Trucks launches platooning trial on Oregon and Nevada highways

    2017-09-27T10:02:27Z

    Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced a truck platooning trial that will take place on selected highways in Oregon and Nevada. The move follows successful trials on DTNA’s proving ground in Madras, Oregon, and the granting of permission by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) for real-world trials. There ...

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    JLR and Mercedes plan for electric motor options in all model lines

    2017-09-11T14:15:06Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz have announced that in coming years each will offer electrified versions of each model in their respective ranges. The news follows that of rival carmaker, Volvo, which in July said every new car it launches from 2019 onwards would have an electric motor ...

  • Premiere bei Mercedes-Benz Lkw: Neu aus dem 3D-Drucker: erstes Lkw-Ersatzteil aus Metall
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    Mercedes-Benz Trucks uses 3D printing for metal service parts

    2017-08-02T12:43:31Z

    The Mercedes-Benz Trucks division of Daimler has printed its first spare part made of metal. The thermostat cover, which is produced in small numbers for older trucks and Unimog models, was 3D-printed from a die-cast aluminium alloy and has passed testing for original part quality, according to the truckmaker. The ...

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    Shift in powertrains drives strong growth in battery production

    2017-07-25T15:38:33Z

    Production of lithium-ion batteries, like these ones at Nissan's Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant, looks set to soar Accelerating growth in electric and hybrid vehicle production is opening up a range of new supply chains across all areas of the automotive industry – not least in battery cell production. With ...

  • Mercedes-Benz bei The 146th Open – Royal Birkdale 2017: Innovativ aus Tradition
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    Mercedes-Benz names Untertürkheim as fourth battery production facility

    2017-07-18T17:01:36Z

    Mercedes-Benz has revealed that its Untertürkheim plant in Germany will be its fourth global battery manufacturing facility. Currently, the six-facility plant in the Neckar Valley, near Stuttgart, produces internal combustion engines, transmissions and axles. The OEM already plans to develop the plant to manufacture electric vehicle powertrain components, however, including ...

  • Audi TechDay Smart Factory
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    Different digital paces

    2017-07-18T14:58:15Z

    The headline above might well have read ‘industry and logistics 4.0’, ‘the industrial internet of things’, ‘factories of the future’, ‘smart supply chains’ or ‘manufacturing 2025’. Or we might have turned to one of a growing number of acronyms used to outline the car industry’s future, like Mercedes-Benz Car’s CASE ...

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    Daimler and BAIC to invest $735m in electric vehicle production in China

    2017-07-11T17:15:43Z

    Daimler and its Chinese partner, BAIC, have agreed to invest 5 billion yuan ($735m) in their local production joint venture, Beijing Benz Automotive Company (BBAC), as they prepare it for electric vehicle production from 2020. The investment will include construction of a battery factory in Beijing – the first the ...

  • Daimler und LBBW setzen erfolgreich Blockchain bei Schuldschein-Transaktion ein
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    Daimler tests blockchain technology in loan issue

    2017-07-04T15:37:45Z

    Daimler and German bank Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) have teamed up on a project using blockchain technology for a €100m loan transaction. The entire deal for the one-year corporate Schuldschein (a loan agreement unique to the German market) was digitally carried out using the distributed digital ledger technology . This ...

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    Daimler agrees to buy share in BAIC's Chinese electric vehicle subsidiary

    2017-06-07T10:13:44Z

    Daimler has signed a framework agreement with its partner BAIC to work together on the development and manufacture of electric vehicles in China, as part of which the German carmaker will take a minority interest in BAIC's subsidiary, Beijing Electric Vehicle Company (BJEV). The agreement also involves investment in the ...

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    DICV exports 10,000th truck from India

    2017-05-31T12:52:59Z

    Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), part of Daimler Trucks Asia, has exported its 10,000 th truck from the port of Karmarajar, near Chennai, on an MOL vessel. The vehicle in question was a 40-ton heavy-duty tractor destined for Indonesia and was part of a consignment of 250 trucks on ...

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    Daimler signs major service contract with Demag

    2017-05-30T14:58:26Z

    Daimler has recently signed a major service contract with equipment supplier Demag for the maintenance of lineside lifting equipment at four of its plants in Germany. Demag, which became part of Konecranes Group last year, will inspect and maintain more than 10,000 cranes and hoists, along with more than 23,000 ...