#DAIMLER

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

Connectivity

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

Business

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

Connectivity

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

Connectivity

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

Batteries

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

Regulations

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

Sales

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

Business

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

Business

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

Infrastructure

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

Economics

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

Business

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

Business

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

Business

Boeing Tests Flying Taxi

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

Regulations

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

Connectivity

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

Hybrid

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