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Daimler at the IAA: Present tense, but future perfect

Daimler’s Media Night presentation at the IAA in Frankfurt was a showy affair, meant to present the Mercedes Benz maker’s speeding into the future. But first it has to get through the present, says Janelle...

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Daimler and Bosch team up to build robo-taxis

The German premium carmaker and the world’s largest automotive supplier have announced a partnership in the race to build self-driving cars, with their first automated taxi planned to hit the road early next decade.  ...

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VW scandal won’t derail industry

What is the automobile of the future? A personal transportation device, a battery pack on wheels, a rolling smartphone, or a self-driving virtual-reality cockpit with 3D entertainment on offer 24/7 – or all of the...

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Daimler launches self-drive trucks on public roads in Nevada

Germany’s Daimler is the first carmaker to operate driverless trucks on public roads in the US. So far, cars and trucks had only been tested on cordoned-off sections, both in the US and Germany. Daimler...

French court starts hearing on Mercedes sales ban

A Paris court has begun hearing evidence in a dispute between German carmaker Daimler and France over the use of an EU-banned car refrigerant. Daimler wants an injunction against a French sales ban of its...

E-cars not yet a hit with German car owners

The German government is not giving up on its plan to have one million e-cars on the roads by 2020. The trouble is that potential buyers are anything but enthusiastic about them. Some 1,000 executives,...