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Daimler Starts Testing Autonomous Mercedes-Benz S-Class Taxis in California

Daimler Starts Testing Autonomous Mercedes-Benz S-Class Taxis in California

Daimler, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, has started testing self-driving S-Class taxis in California that will be used to gauge consumer interest.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-12-06 11:30 PT

Daimler Acquires Stake in Sila Technologies to Develop Next-Gen EV Batteries

Daimler Acquires Stake in Sila Technologies to Develop Next-Gen EV Batteries

Daimler AG has acquired a minority equity stake in U.S. battery materials company Sila Nanotechnologies Inc. (Sila Nano) as part of its research and development of advanced batteries for electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2019-04-16 15:45 PT

Daimler, Volkswagen & BMW Face Big Fines After Being Charged With Emissions Collusion

Daimler, Volkswagen & BMW Face Big Fines After Being Charged With Emissions Collusion

The European Union (EU) said German automaker Volkswagen along with Daimler and BMW broke antitrust rules by acting together to delay the introduction of two emission cleaning systems between 2006 and 2014. The emission reducing technology would have lowered harmful emissions if installed in production vehicles.

FutureCar Staff 2019-04-05 18:53 PT

Daimler to Buy $23 Billion in EV Battery Cells by 2030

Daimler to Buy $23 Billion in EV Battery Cells by 2030

Daimler is taking the next steps towards its commitment to electric vehicles. The luxury automaker announced this week that it will spend $23 billion buying battery cells through the year 2030.

FutureCar Staff 2018-12-13 16:31 PT

Daimler & Xilinx Reveal Details of AI-Powered In-vehicle Assistant

Daimler & Xilinx Reveal Details of AI-Powered In-vehicle Assistant

German automaker Daimler announced earlier this year it was working with semiconductor company Xilinx to develop an AI-powered in-vehicle system for future Mercedes Benz models, including the new Mercedes Benz A-Class. This week at the Xilinx Developer Forum keynote in Frankfurt, the two companies unveiled for the first time details of the new in-vehicle system.

Eric Walz2018-12-12 15:58 PT

Daimler to Build Smart EVs in China, According to Report

Daimler to Build Smart EVs in China, According to Report

German automaker Daimler is in talks to build electric Smart cars in China with a local partner, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter, which was first reported by Automotive News Europe. Daimler is looking to boost sales of the compact-car brand in China—the world's largest EV market.

Derrick Smith2018-08-06 18:29 PT

China Gives Daimler Green Light to Test Autonomous Cars in Beijing

China Gives Daimler Green Light to Test Autonomous Cars in Beijing

While China is pushing automakers to switch gears to develop electrified cars that meet is strict regulations, the country has opened its doors to allow Daimler to test self-driving vehicles in Beijing.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-07-13 09:15 PT

Daimler Claims Move From Diesel to EVs Could Affect Supply Chain

Daimler Claims Move From Diesel to EVs Could Affect Supply Chain

Daimler, the owner of Mercedes-Benz, warned that a switch to electric vehicles would cause automotive suppliers to invest a lot of money in helping brands make the switch, which could lead to an undesired outcome.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-02-26 11:50 PT

Ahead of Tesla, Daimler Reveals its Own Electric Heavy Duty Truck

Ahead of Tesla, Daimler Reveals its Own Electric Heavy Duty Truck

Daimler revealed its new electric medium duty truck today at the Tokyo Motor Show, just weeks before Tesla’s scheduled debut of its long-awaited electric semi-truck.

Eric Walz2017-10-25 16:30 PT

Daimler and Chinese Partner BAIC to Invest $735 Million in EVs for China

Daimler and Chinese Partner BAIC to Invest $735 Million in EVs for China

Daimler and BAIC, its Chinese joint-venture partner have announced a massive investment of $735 million, which will be used towards bolstering the production of electric vehicles in China.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-07-13 09:00 PT