#DAIMLER

Interiors

The Steering Wheel: How Did We Get Here?

Six key Mercedes steering wheel designs of the past bring us to its all-new design for 2021.
#tech #MercedesBenz #Daimler

Mobility

New Hampshire Readies Flying Cars…for Roads

“Jetson Bill” targets roadable aircrafts
#Geely #Hyundai #Honda

Car/Ride Sharing

PSA Spins Off Free2Move Mobility Unit

Business is profitable, says CEO Tavares
#europe #BMW #Opel

Diesel

How to Build a Military Vehicle from a Pickup Truck

A real piece of military gear. A real pickup that you can get at a Chevy dealership. A really remarkable story.
#GeneralMotors #racing #Daimler

Business

Mercedes Creates New “Drive Systems” Unit

Integrated operations for engines, transmissions, electric drives, batteries and related software
#europe #tech #people

Batteries

Daimler Claims Range-Record for EV Sedan

Upcoming EQS claims 435 miles per charge
#europe #Daimler #Tesla

Production

Daimler Tweaks N. America Production

Consolidating capacity and hiking SUV/crossover output
#europe #Daimler #MercedesBenz

Business

Aurora Aims Big with Autonomous Testing in Texas

Startup targets commercial truck applications
#Daimler #Google #Waymo

Batteries

Honda Expands Partnership with Chinese Battery Giant

The deal is the latest win for CATL, which claims to be the world’s largest battery supplier.
#asia #Toyota #GeneralMotors

Economics

Mercedes Outlook: “Significantly Harsher Reality”

Severe pay cuts loom but may not be enough.
#europe #people #Daimler

Connectivity

iPhones Get Digital Key Functionality

Rollout starts with 2021 BMW 5 Series, other brands and models to follow next year
#BMW #Daimler #Hyundai

Car/Ride Sharing

BMW, Daimler Shelve Robo-Car Alliance

Deemed too costly for now, plan could be revived later.
#BMW #Volkswagen #MercedesBenz

Propulsion

Mercedes-AMG Revs Up Performance with Electric Turbos

48-volt system promises to eliminate turbo lag
#tech #Audi #Daimler

Business

EU Opens Antitrust Probe into FCA-PSA Merger

Focus will be on small commercial vans, and maybe more
#europe #Chrysler #Daimler

Business

VW Acquires Audi...after 55 Years

VW poised to acquire the last 0.4% of is luxury brand
#europe #Audi #Daimler

Batteries

Tesla Passes Toyota in Market Value

Stock soars past $1,000 per share
#BMW #Chrysler #Daimler

Fuel Cells

New Toyota JV Targets Fuel Cell Trucks in China

Commercial vehicles could be the right application for fledgling technology
#BAIC #Daimler #Dongfeng

Labor

Ford’s Salaried Staff to Work from Home All Summer

Mass returns not expected until at least September
#GeneralMotors #Toyota #facilities

Hybrid

EVs Get Boost Under Germany’s New Stimulus Package

Chargers to be installed at every gas station
#sustainability #covid-19 #Audi

Economics

Renault-Nissan Hopes to Rekindle Partnership with Daimler

Renault hints that new initiatives will be announced in coming weeks
#europe #BMW #Daimler