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TomTom Integrates Map Tech with ADAS

Benefits include improved fuel efficiency, pinpointing road hazards

Geely Ponders Stake in Aston Martin

Geely Holdings reportedly has joined the list of investors eyeing stakes in financially struggling Aston Martin.

Mercedes Defends Sales Crown, Again

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz brand is still the global sales champ among luxury car brands.

Geely, Daimler Finalize EV Venture

Daimler and Geely are ready to revive the German company’s Smart minicar brand as a global electric car company.

Investors Sue Daimler Over Diesel Cheating

Daimler is the latest European carmaker to be sued by investors over its alleged use of illegal software to evade diesel emission tests.

Mercedes Recalls Nearly 745,000 Faulty Sunroofs

Daimler is calling back 744,900 Mercedes-Benz cars in the U.S. to check for glass sunroof panels that could blow off while the vehicle is moving.

Hopes Fizzle for Expanded EV Credits in U.S.

Congress has balked at expanding a long-running tax credit for buyers of electric cars in the U.S. It's bad news for Tesla and General Motors.

BMW, Daimler Scale Back Mobility Offerings

Less than a year after BMW and Daimler merged their “Share Now” global mobility operations, the partners are discontinuing the car-sharing app in North America.

PSA, Fiat Chrysler Agree to Merge

The auto industry contemplates its biggest merger ever, as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group formally agree to $47 billion deal.

Quantum Shortcuts Around Traffic

The best way to get around traffic isn’t always to follow “real time” GPS directions.

Daimler Angles for Control of China Venture

Daimler is quietly trying to take majority control of its carmaking operations in China.

November Car Sales Tepid in Europe

Weak new-car deliveries in Europe totaled 1.18 million units, up only 5% over a depressed sales period at this time last year.

Germany Takes Over as Europe’s EV Sales Leader

Germany has swept past Norway as Europe’s top-volume market for pure electric cars in a testimony to how seriously German carmakers are taking their newfound love of EVs.

Europe Okays $3.5 Billion for EV Battery Work

Europe badly trails Asia in its ability to make battery cells for electric cars. The region is hoping $3.5 billion in seed money will help it catch up.

Making a Case for Air Taxis

Vertical takeoff and landing aircraft promise to cut commute times. 

Daimler, Geely Launch Ride-Hailing JV in China

Daimler AG and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group are launching their StarRides premium ride-hailing service in China.

Daimler Could Face New Diesel Emission Recalls

Daimler AG reportedly is being investigated for using suspicious emission control software in its smallest diesel-powered Mercedes cars.

Geely: No Plans to Buy Bentley

China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group says it has no plans to buy Bentley from Volkswagen Group, countering reports last week to the contrary.

Mercedes Tests Robo-Taxis in California

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has quietly begun testing Level 4 autonomous vehicles on public roads with consumer riders in California.

Mercedes to Skip New York Auto Show

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has decided not to participate in next April’s New York auto show.

Daimler Will Cut at Least 10,000 Jobs in 3 Years

Daimler AG says it will reduce its global workforce 3% or at least 10,000 jobs by the end of 2022.

BMW Reaches Labor Deal to Cut Bonuses

BMW AG and its unions have agreed to a plan that will reduce bonuses paid to hourly workers in Germany, beginning next year.

Redesigned Mercedes GLA Gets SUV Look

Daimler AG’s redesigned Mercedes-Benz GLA compact crossover is taller to enable an SUV-like elevated seating position.

Report: BAIC Aims to Hike Stake in Daimler

China’s BAIC Group (Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co.), which acquired a 5% stake in Daimler AG for $2.8 billion in July, wants to increase its holding in the German carmaker.