The World’s First Level-4 Automated Parking Feature Developed by Mercedes-Benz and Bosch is Approved for Commercial Use
Mercedes-Benz received approval for its advanced automated parking technology that it co-developed with Bosch from Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). The SAE Level-4 automated parking technology is approved for use at a parking garage at Stuttgart Airport. It’s the world’s first Level-4 self-parking function to be approved for commercial use.
FutureCar Staff 2022-12-01 12:30 PT
Mercedes-Benz is Offering a Performance Upgrade as a Yearly Subscription on its EQ Electric Vehicles
For the new EQ family of Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles, the automaker announced it’s offering a performance upgrade as a yearly rental plan rather than a monthly subscription. It is one of the first plans of its kind in the auto industry. For $1,200 a year, customers can opt to increase the torque and maximum output of their Mercedes-EQ vehicles, including faster 0-60 mph acceleration times.
Eric Walz2022-11-21 12:40 PT
Mercedes-Benz Begins Production of the Highly Anticipated EQS Electric SUV in Alabama
Mercedes-Benz has officially started production of the highly anticipated EQS electric SUV at its assembly plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The EQS SUV is the third electric model in the automaker’s EQ lineup, following the launch of the EQE and EQS sedans. The plant uses state-of-the-art digital, sustainable, efficient and flexible production methods and represents the future of automotive production for Mercedes-Benz.
Eric Walz2022-10-02 10:30 PT
Mercedes-Benz Signs MoU With the Government of Canada to Source the Raw Materials for Electric Vehicle Batteries
Mercedes-Benz has signed an MoU with the Government of Canada that will help ensure that the automaker has a reliable supply for raw materials such as lithium to produce all of the electric vehicle batteries its will need by the end of the decade. The MoU is part of the automaker's efforts to set up an entire automotive value chain for the responsible production and recycling of EV batteries.
Eric Walz2022-09-29 10:00 PT
Mercedes-Benz is Partnering with Game Engine Developer Unity Technologies to Create Immersive, 3D Infotainment Screens and Displays for its Future Vehicles
San Francisco-based game engine developer Unity, which is widely recognized for its immersive 3D graphics for the video game industry, announced a new partnership with automaker Mercedes Benz. As part of the partnership, Unity’s 3D game engine will be used to power the infotainment screens on all future software-based vehicles running the automaker's new Mercedes-Benz Operating system dubbed “MB.OS”.
Eric Walz2022-09-14 13:00 PT
The Affordable New Smart Brand Electric Crossover Designed by Mercedes-Benz Officially Launches in China
The Smart brand, once was synonymous with the ultra-compact and low-priced Smart Fortwo, is getting a new life as an electric auto brand in China. The Smart brand is now a joint venture between Mercedes-Benz and Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co Ltd (“Geely”) named Smart Automobile Co., Ltd. The company officially launched its new electric SUV in China on June 6 dubbed the “Smart #1”.
FutureCar Staff 2022-07-16 13:00 PT
The Electric Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV Will Use a Silicon-based Battery Developed by Sila Nanotechnologies
Mercedes-Benz will use a more energy dense battery developed by California battery startup Sila Nanotechnologies in its upcoming electric G-Class from 2025, the automaker announced on Tuesday. The electric G-Class was first unveiled as a concept at the Munich Motor Show in 2021. The advanced battery will use silicon-based anodes, which are 20-40% more energy dense than comparable cells currently available, Mercedes-Benz said.
Eric Walz2022-06-24 10:00 PT
The Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Travels 621 Miles on a Single Charge, Which the Automaker Says is a ‘New Blueprint for Automotive Engineering’
Mercedes Benz has demonstrated one of the world's highest levels of efficiency for an electric vehicle earlier this month. The automaker's VISION EQXX EV concept traveled 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) on a single charge in an experiment to see how efficient an electric car could become in the future. Mercedes Benz called the 1,000 km trip “a new blueprint for automotive engineering”.
Eric Walz2022-05-21 09:00 PT
Mercedes-Benz Opens its Innovative New ‘Electric Software Hub’ in Sindelfingen, Germany
Mercedes-Benz is investing billions in electrification, software development, autonomous driving, connected vehicle technology and digital services. An important step towards that goal will be the company’s innovative new Electric Software Hub at the Mercedes Technology Center in Sindelfingen, Germany, which is now officially open.
Eric Walz2022-05-15 11:30 PT
Mercedes-Benz to Use Vehicle Sensor Data to Monitor Road Conditions in Real-Time in a New Large-Scale Pilot in the Netherlands
Mercedes Benz was just awarded a major contract by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (Min I&W) to monitor the condition of country's roads in real-time using sensor data collected from Mercedes Benz connected vehicles. The project is one of the world’s first large-scale digital infrastructure agreements.
Eric Walz2022-05-07 10:00 PT
Mercedes-Benz Says its Will Accept Liability for the Safety of its DRIVE PILOT Hands-Free, Level-3 Autonomous Driving System
Mercedes-Benz has always been a pioneer in safety innovation and developed a Level-3 system called “Drive Pilot”, that allows a driver to read a book or even watch a movie on the car’s infotainment screen after it’s activated by the driver. The automaker has a high-level of confidence in Drive Pilot, so much so that Mercedes-Benz says its will accept full liability for any accidents as a result of using it.
Eric Walz2022-05-01 10:00 PT
Mercedes-Benz Opens its New EV Battery Factory in Alabama as its Gets Ready to Build EQ Vehicles in the U.S.
Mercedes-Benz plans to start production of EQ electric vehicles in the U.S. in just a few months, so the company built an EV battery factory in Alabama to produce the batteries that will be installed in the vehicles. The new factory officially opened on Tuesday. The battery plant and vehicle assembly factory will make the state of Alabama an export hub for luxury electric vehicles SUVs.
Eric Walz2022-04-21 10:00 PT
Mercedes Aims to Offer Hands-Free Driver-Assist System in 2022
After winning certification in Germany for its Level 3 semi-autonomous driving system last year, Mercedes-Benz is looking to bring the technology to the U.S. this year.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-04-05 08:15 PT
Here’s An Interesting Look at the Mercedes Benz ‘Measuring Car’ Rolling Laboratory from 1960
The Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany offers a regular installment series named “Close-up” that tells an interesting, behind-the-scenes story of a vehicle, exhibit or an element of design from the automaker’s storied past. The latest is interesting, as it offers a more in-depth look at the “Mercedes-Benz 300” being used as a “Measuring Car” back in 1960. It was outfitted with electronics so that engineers could gather data from another test vehicle while traveling down the road.
FutureCar Staff 2022-03-30 12:15 PT
Mercedes-Benz to Partner With Luminar on LiDAR for Autonomous Driving
Luxury car maker Mercedes Benz today announced its is partnering with lidar developer Luminar Inc to supply lidar for its future autonomous driving systems. Mercedes-Benz will leverage Luminar's lidar technology with the aim to scale the technology and integrate it into series production vehicles.
Eric Walz2022-02-26 08:45 PT
Mercedes-Benz Cleared to Offer its DRIVE PILOT ‘Eyes Off the Road’ Level-3 Autonomous Driving System on Vehicles in Germany
Germany's car watchdog has cleared the semi-autonomous driving system offered by Mercedes Benz, paving the way for the luxury carmaker to begin offering its “Drive Pilot” autonomous driving system internationally. Mercedes-Benz will become the first automotive company in the world to meet the demanding legal requirements for a Level 3 system that can operate without needing a driver to pay attention to the road at all times.
Eric Walz2022-01-15 10:00 PT
Mercedes-Benz Customers in Europe Will Soon Be Able Pay for Goods & Services in Their Vehicles Using a Secure Fingerprint Scanner
Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz announced a new global partnership with Visa, in which drivers can scan their fingerprint to buy a cup of coffee or pay for gas right from the vehicle’s infotainment screen. The new technology partnership between Daimler Mobility and Visa will offer “native” in-car payments, meaning that the vehicle itself will become a biometric-enabled payments device.
Eric Walz2021-12-15 07:30 PT
The Mercedes-Benz Unveils the ‘SUSTAINEER’ Electric Concept Van, Designed for Sustainable Urban Mobility
Automaker Mercedes-Benz unveiled its last-mile transportation concept solution for urban mobility called the SUSTAINEER, which offers a glimpse to what sustainable transportation might look like in the near future. The fully-electric SUSTAINEER van is based on the popular Mercedes-Benz eSprinter. It combines a variety of innovative solutions designed to improve the quality of life in cities, to conserve resources, protect the climate and to better protect the health and safety of the driver.
FutureCar Staff 2021-12-03 14:00 PT
Mercedes-Benz EQS Gets an EPA Estimated Range of 350 Miles
As we expected, the EQS electric sedan’s official EPA range is well below its claimed figure from the European WLTP cycle.
Vineeth Joel Patel2021-11-23 06:15 PT
Mercedes-Benz Parent Daimler Takes a 33% Stake in Automotive Cells Company (ACC), to Source Batteries for its European Market EVs
Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler has taken a 33% equity stake in European battery manufacturer Automotive Cells Company (ACC) together with automaker Stellantis and French petroleum giant TotalEnergies. As Mercedes Benz transitions to becoming an electric-only automaker by the end of the decade, ACC will help the company to scale up development and production of next-generation battery cells and modules.
FutureCar Staff 2021-10-31 10:15 PT
LG Develops ‘Invisible' Speaker Sound Technology That Could Revolutionize In-Vehicle Audio
Eric WalzDec 28, 2022 10:45 AM PT
Toyota's Redesigned Prius May Get More Drivers Behind the Wheel of a Hybrid Vehicle
FutureCar Staff Dec 25, 2022 12:50 PM PT
Researchers at South Korea's Chung-Ang University Develop a ‘Meta-Reinforcement' Machine Learning Algorithm for Traffic Lights to Improve Vehicle Throughput
Eric WalzDec 22, 2022 2:30 PM PT