Daimler Tests Blockchain Security Tech on Supply Contracts

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has begun using a blockchain security system in pilot programs with select suppliers.
#tech #Daimler #MercedesBenz


HERE Partners on Mapping in China

Europe's HERE Global BV has partnered with China's NavInfo Co. Ltd. to extend its mapping, location, routing, traffic and navigation services into the Chinese market.
#BMW #Audi #tech


Europe Targets Five Carmakers in Antitrust Probe

The European Commission is investigating possible collusion on auto parts pricing by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, PSA and Renault, Der Spiegel reports.
#PSAPeugeotCitroen #legal #Volkswagen


BMW, Daimler Will Invest $1.1 Billion in Mobility JV

BMW AG and Daimler AG intend to invest more than €1 billion ($1.1 billion) in the 50:50 joint venture that combines their ride-hailing, parking and electric car-charging services.
#europe #BMW #Daimler


Report: BMW-Daimler Car-Sharing Venture to Launch on Friday

BMW AG and Daimler AG plan to launch their 50:50 car-sharing joint venture on Feb. 22, Autocar reports.
#BMW #Daimler

Daimler Names New Chief Financial Officer

Daimler AG has appointed Harald Wilhelm to its management board as its chief financial officer, effective April 1.
#Daimler #europe #people


Daimler to Make Electrified Cars in Thailand

Daimler AG says it is preparing to begin local assembly in Thailand of electrified vehicles and batteries to power them.
#MercedesBenz #Daimler #HP


Carmakers Recall Another 1.7 Million Takata Airbag Inflators

Seven overseas carmakers are collectively recalling 1.7 million vehicles to replace Takata Corp. airbag inflators that could explode when triggered by a crash, the Associated Press reports.
#Chrysler #Fiat #Takata


Daimler Sales Up, Profits Down

Daimler AG hiked its revenue and unit sales in 2018 by 2% each to €167.4 billion ($190.5 billion) and 3.4 million passenger vehicles and commercial trucks, respectively.
#europe #MercedesBenz #Daimler


Daimler, Geely Mull Deeper Alliance

Daimler AG is in talks about broadening its relationship with China’s Geely Group, which a year ago acquired a nearly 10% stake in the German firm.
#Geely #asia #europe


Class-Action Diesel Lawsuit Against Daimler, Bosch to Proceed

A federal judge in New Jersey has denied motions by Daimler AG and Robert Bosch GmbH to dismiss a class-action lawsuit that claims the two companies conspired to evade U.S. diesel emission laws.
#Chrysler #Volkswagen #legal


Car Sales Slide 8% in Italy

New-car sales in Italy fell 8% to 164,900 units in January, according to the government’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport.
#Volkswagen #PSAPeugeotCitroen #BMW


Tesla Posts 4Q Profit as Revenue Soars

Tesla Inc. reports its revenue in last year’s final quarter soared to $6.3 billion from $2.7 billion in the same period in 2017.
#Tesla #Land Rover #Daimler

Mercedes Readies Safety Demonstration Vehicle

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit is developing an Experimental Safety Vehicle and will unveil it this summer.
#tech #europe #MercedesBenz


Daimler Seeks Tighter Ties to Chinese Suppliers

Daimler AG says the company plans closer ties with Chinese supplier of parts of electrified and connected cars because of their technological expertise.
#europe #Daimler #MercedesBenz


Bosch Buys Daimler Stake in Electric Motor JV

Robert Bosch GmbH is acquiring Daimler AG’s stake in the 50:50 EM-motive GmbH electric motor joint venture the companies established in 2011.
#PSAPeugeotCitroen #Fiat #Peugeot


Boeing Tests Flying Taxi

This week Boeing Co. tested a prototype flying taxi this week at a Virginia airport.
#AstonMartin #Toyota #Volkswagen


German Auto Industry Ponders Alliance for Autonomous Tech

Carmakers and several major suppliers are discussing plans to develop a single system for operating self-driving vehicles, sources tell Manager Magazin.
#Volkswagen #tech #Continental


Report: BMW-Daimler Car-Share Service to Be Called “Jurbey”

BMW AG and Daimler AG will name their merged car-sharing services “Jurbey,” a source tells Reuters.
#BMW #Daimler #europe


Dyson Taps Ex-Infiniti President to Head EV Operations

Home appliance maker Dyson Ltd. has hired Roland Krueger, the former president of Nissan Motor Co.’s Infiniti luxury brand, to run its fledgling electric-car program.
#Infiniti #AstonMartin #Mitsubishi