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Car2go suspends service in Miami

Daimler’s ride-sharing service car2go is suspending its service in Miami effective March 1, citing ‘soft demand’ in the area. That is despite some 32,000 individuals who have signed up for the service, which is backed by 300 smart vehicles for the Miami fleet. According to a company spokesperson, the $1 charge applied by the state for rental-car services is stifling car2go’s prospects. This is especially true because other ride-sharing platforms–such as Uber–as well as taxis are not subject to that same charge. $1 may not seem like much, but people who get used to ride-sharing services will depend on those services, and people will be discouraged by a constant $1 charge… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes says engines will be louder in 2016 F1 season

Because of revised F1 rules on exhausts, Mercedes AMG Petronas technical chief Paddy Lowe said that F1 cars are sure to be ‘significantly’ louder this upcoming 2016 season. Since the shift to the new power units, many fans and enthusiasts have complained that the sound you hear as an F1 car speeds by just isn’t the same anymore–and it’s not a very good change. The sound of an engine’s roar is part of any F1 race’s atmosphere, and the power units just aren’t providing the same kind of auditory oomph as engines of many seasons past. In a video via Mercedes, Paddy Lowe said that the changes in the regulations will… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz planning Texas regional distribution and training facility

Mercedes-Benz will be constructing a regional distribution center for parts along with a training facility in Grapevine, Texas, set to be completed in 2017. In order to boost the flow in the supply chain of spare parts headed to dealers and customers, Mercedes-Benz is counting on this new regional parts distribution center. It is planned to have a total area of 254,000 square feet. On the other hand, the learning and training facility is a planned technical facility that will cater to the ongoing training of technicians in Mercedes-Benz’s Southwestern USA dealerships. The current training center is in Houston, Texas, and is slated to relocate to the Grapevine facility once it is completed. Some… Continue Reading »

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F1: Red Bull’s Horner says Hamilton was ‘desperate’ for a Red Bull seat in 2013

There’s still quite a bit of time before the 2016 Formula One season gets underway, but Christian Horner is already stirring the pot a bit. According to the Red Bull team principal, Lewis Hamilton was ‘desperate’ to race with Red Bull after he parted ways with McLaren in 2012 and before the then-surprise announcement that he would be signing with the Mercedes F1 team. Horner said that Hamilton had approached Red Bull twice about a prospective race seat for 2013. However, Horner felt that there was no way to accommodate Hamilton while the team still had Sebastian Vettel, a rising star in the F1 ranks. By 2012, Vettel had run off with… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes caps 2015 F1 season with 1-2 finish

The Mercedes team capped off an immensely successful 2015 Formula One season by taking a 1-2 finish at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg completed his hat trick, taking the race win ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton. The team surpassed its points tally from last year by 2 points, finishing with a whopping 703. Rosberg made good use of his sixth straight pole qualification, converting it into his third straight race win and sixth overall for the season. This is Mercedes’ 12th overall 1-2 finish this season, a fitting end to an otherwise anticlimactic final leg. The next constructor, rival Ferrari, finished with 428, bolstered by Kimi Raikkonen taking… Continue Reading »

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