Autonomous Vehicles

Daimler to “Rightsize” Robo-Taxi Spending

As part of a new cost-cutting initiative, Daimler AG says it will cut spending on developing robo-taxis and redirect its autonomous vehicle efforts toward commercial trucks.
#MercedesBenz #BMW #Daimler


Coming Attractions: Electric Vehicle Plants

Volkswagen will build electric vehicles in Tennessee and Tesla in Germany. Just a normal week in the auto industry.
#Volkswagen #Nissan #BMW


Honda Joins SAE Automated Vehicle Consortium

Honda Motor Co. has joined the Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC), which was created in April by SAE International and industry partners to establish safety and testing guidelines for self-driving vehicles.
#Ford #Daimler #GeneralMotors


Daimler to Cut Manager Staff by 10%

Daimler AG plans to shed about 1,100 managers worldwide, including 10% of its management staff in Germany.
#Daimler #europe


Mercedes to Build Electric G-Class SUV

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit is planning an all-electric variant of its G-Class SUV.
#HP #Daimler #MercedesBenz


ABB Acquires Chinese EV Charging Specialist

Swiss engineering and robotics giant ABB Group has agreed to purchase 67% of Chargedot New Energy Technology Co., which supplies charging systems for electric vehicles.
#asia #ABB #SAIC


Renault: New Business Customers Wanted

Renault SA tells analysts it wants to find new business partners to supply with vehicles and components.
#europe #Mitsubishi #Renault


Daimler Hikes Net Income 3%

Daimler AG reports third-quarter gains in revenue, operating income and net profit in spite of a cooling global car market.
#europe #MercedesBenz #Daimler

Car/Ride Sharing

Penske Launches Car-Sharing Program

Penske Corp. is launching a dockless car-sharing program in partnership with San Francisco-based startup Ridecell Inc.
#Volkswagen #BMW #Daimler


Daimler CEO Kallenius to Keynote CES

Daimler AG CEO Ola Kallenius will deliver a keynote speech at next year’s CES electronics show in Las Vegas.
#europe #people #Daimler


BMW Seeks More Partners in Mobility Venture

BMW CEO Oliver Zipse says his company and partner Daimler AG are eager for more partners and brands to join their Jurbey joint mobility services business.
#europe #tech #Daimler


Germany Awards New Fuel Cell Contracts

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure has awarded $26 million in projects for a range of fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen stations.
#europe #tech #Daimler


Mercedes-AMG C63 May Get Mild Hybrid Option

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-AMG unit reportedly will switch the 4.0-liter V-8 engine in its C63 performance car for a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder mill teamed with a mild-hybrid system in 2022.
#europe #Daimler #HP


September Car Sales Rise 14% in Europe

Registrations of new passenger vehicles across Europe jumped 14% to 1.29 million units in September, thanks to abnormally low volume in the same month in 2018, says trade group ACEA.
#europe #Hyundai #PSAPeugeotCitroen


Mercedes to Test V2X in Winter Conditions

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit will begin testing a vehicle-to-infrastructure communication system this winter in Zollernalb, Germany.
#europe #tech #MercedesBenz


Porsche Teams with Boeing on Air Mobility Studies

Porsche AG and Boeing Co. have agreed to work together to evaluate the potential for premium urban air mobility travel.
#Audi #tech #Daimler


Mercedes Posts Record 3Q, September Sales

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz brand reports record-high deliveries in September and the third quarter of 223,800 units and 590,500 units, respectively.
#europe #MercedesBenz #Daimler


Daimler May Face Sprinter Recall on Diesels

Daimler AG may be ordered to recall 260,000 of its diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz Sprinter commercial vans because they are equipped with illegal emission control software, says Bild am Sonntag, which cites no sources.
#europe #MercedesBenz #Daimler

The Age of Restructuring

As technology disruption drastically changes the automotive landscape over the course of the next decade, nearly all automotive-related businesses will face major restructuring.
#Aptiv #GKN #Ford


Former BorgWarner Exec Joins ZF Board

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has appointed Martin Fischer to its management board to oversee safety systems, electronics and advanced driver assist systems in the Americas.
#Hella #americas #ZF