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Mercedes, BMW and Audi Join Forces to Get Nokia HERE Mapping Technology

Lately, there have been talks that the three giants in the luxury car market, namely Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi, were racing to acquire the HERE digital mapping technology of Nokia. The system is seen by the luxury automakers as a crucial element in their development of self driving cars. According to a report from Motor Authority, the premium car makers recently did the unthinkable. Instead of competing against each other in the acquisition of the tech, the three decided to pool up their resources, totaling 2.8 billion euros or $3.1 billion, in order to hold an equal share with HERE. The deal is expected to be completed in the early… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-AMG to Release Hybrid Engines in 2020

Mercedes-AMG is focusing on releasing hybrid models in 2020. That is due to the pressure for carmakers to meet emission targets set by the international community, particularly the countries it considers as the three-pointed star marque’s biggest markets. In an interview of AMG’s head of research and development Thomas Weber with Autocar, he confirmed that his group is working on the existing hybrid technology of the brand, which is currently being utilized by its Formula One cars. They plan to complete the technology transfer to their production cars by the year 2020 in order to significantly reduce the carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption of their models. Weber admitted that the task is a huge challenge to… Continue Reading »


Hear The Roar Of An Akrapovic-Enhanced Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

The days of the naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine are nearly over. The end is heralded by the arrival of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine of Mercedes-AMG. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is the last sports car of the German luxury vehicle manufacturer to use this powerful V8 engine. A video was posted online showed a remarkable example of the SLS AMG featuring a custom Akrapovic exhaust system, as shown on a report from The SLS AMG was filmed as it went through the tunnels and streets of the city of Monaco, and it was screaming most of the time. While the sound produced by a standard model of the SLS… Continue Reading »


Jeep Hacking Raises a Flag with Mercedes-Benz

After two professional hackers successfully took control of a stock 2014 Jeep Cherokee, security experts have turned their eyes to the biggest players in the luxury car market namely Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. They are worried that the growing reliance of the said brands to technology, especially in automating many features of their vehicles, might make them vulnerable later to hacking. Early last year, we posted the question whether a Mercedes car can be hacked. Forbes answered that through a YouTube video showing Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek taking command of a car by connecting to its CAN (controller area network) bus. Although the specimen wasn’t a Mercedes, it just showed… Continue Reading »


Water-Injection for Mercedes-Benz Engine Won’t Work

Mercedes-Benz is not putting into priority the development of direct water-injection system to its engine cylinders as of the moment. That is according to the interview of the company’s head of research and cars development Dr. Thomas Weber with Australia’s Motoring website. Based on the report, BMW is gearing to unveil a version of its M4 this coming summer that uses water-injection. The system is designed to improve the cooling of the car’s cylinder and make its emissions cleaner. On the part of Mercedes, Weber stated it has a little comparison with variable-compression ratios for engines. He added the investment-to-result ratio to put the technology into production is also a key concern…. Continue Reading »


What is the Pre-Safe Sound System of Mercedes?

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is reportedly offering tons of advanced tech to appeal more to buyers in these changing times. These are designed to provide more convenience, safety, navigational and performance updates to future Mercedes owners. Recently, we highlighted the Parking Pilot System of the brand that aim to unlock a new feature that would allow users to park their cars automatically with their smartphones. Alongside that tech is the Pre-Safe Sound. Last time, not so much information was available about that particular safety feature. Thankfully, Wired shed more light to it. As we mentioned earlier, the Pre-Safe Sound system prevents occupants of the car from having hearing damage due to a loud noise upon a… Continue Reading »


A Closer Look at the Mercedes Parking Pilot System

Among the highlights of Mercedes-Benz cars over the years are convenience and technological innovations. Based on reports, the company is gearing to release a boatload of technological updates again in the 2017 model year Mercedes-Benz E-Class. These are designed to provide better comfort, navigation, performance and safety features. Among the updates generating a lot of buzz over the Internet is the brand’s auto-parking feature called the Parking Pilot System. As revealed to us earlier, the Parking Pilot System of Mercedes is similar to the Remote Control Parking system introduced in the 2016 BMW 7-Series. Basically, the feature allows the car to park itself even in tight spaces. It uses on-board… Continue Reading »


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