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Propulsion

Mercedes May Raise Stake in Aston Martin to 20%

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz unit is further opening its tech candy store to British luxury car maker Aston Martin.

Rolls-Royce Ghost to Get “Magic Carpet” Suspension

Luxury marque goes all in with advanced driveline tech

Sales

Ford Rated Top Automotive Brand for “Intimacy”

Auto industry also outshines most others in new study

Quality

Mercedes Launches Extensive Digital Production Platform

Company plans to achieve 15% efficiency improvement through connecting sensors—and everything in between—to the Cloud

Design

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.

2021 S-Class Adds More Tech

New features include 48-volt active suspension, 4-wheel steering and industry-first rear airbags

Production

Mercedes Creates New “Drive Systems” Unit

Integrated operations for engines, transmissions, electric drives, batteries and related software

Production

Daimler Tweaks N. America Production

Consolidating capacity and hiking SUV/crossover output

Interiors & Electronics

S-Class Gets Next-Gen User Experience

Five screens, augmented reality and 27 fewer buttons

Economics

Mercedes Outlook: “Significantly Harsher Reality”

Severe pay cuts loom but may not be enough.

Batteries

Lucid Air Lives Up to Its Name

New EV claims an industry-best 0.21 drag coefficient

Mobility

Auto Brands Slipping in Value, Except Tesla

Toyota continues to lead the way

Interiors

This Year’s Best Interiors: Quality at Any Price

WardsAuto’s annual list had plenty of variety

Design

NACTOY Announces 2021 Candidates

Yes, COVID-19 notwithstanding, there are still significant car launches happening this year

Car/Ride Sharing

BMW, Daimler Shelve Robo-Car Alliance

Deemed too costly for now, plan could be revived later.

Hybrid

Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Gets 100 mpg-Equivalent Rating

Compact crossover takes on Toyota RAV4 in emerging segment

Production

Ford’s Salaried Staff to Work from Home All Summer

Mass returns not expected until at least September

Marketing

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: May 29

Production grows unevenly in U.S., Europe

Business

Moers Moving to Aston Martin from Mercedes-AMG

Struggling U.K. automaker is trying to get some of the AMG magic

AI

Next-Gen S-Class on Track for 2020 Intro

Mercedes says the vehicle will set a new benchmark in artificial intelligence and “needs-based electrification”

Electronics

Electronic Stability Control Turns 25

Bosch has produced some 250 million units since introducing the anti-skid technology in 1995

Assembly

U.S. Auto Industry Begins Measured Relaunch

Opening day jitters, supply chain concerns abound

Batteries

A Look at What Could Have Been: Dyson’s Canceled EV

Tesla Model X fighter proved to be too costly of a risk

Production

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup for May 15

Carmakers juggle production, search for funding