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Mercedes-Benz S-Class with 3D Mapping Tech Spotted

A Mercedes-Benz S-Class was recently spotted sporting a 3D mapping device on its roof. According to Jalopnik, the gizmo is a LIDAR array. Based on the website of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), LIDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging. The device consists of a laser, scanner and GPS receiver. It functions by releasing light in a form of a pulsing laser to measure the source’s distances from objects. It combines the information it collects from the other data gathered by aerial sources to cover long distances. The device is most probably a part of the brand’s research in the development of self-driving  cars because it allows… Continue Reading »

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Hear The Roar Of The Sauber-Mercedes C11 V8 Engine

The roar of a V8 engine is music to the ears of the most passionate automobile enthusiasts. While it is not easy to find a car that can claim to have the capability of producing the best V8 sound ever, some industry watchers seem to think the Sauber-Mercedes C11 may deserve to be given this title, as indicated on a report from gtspirit.com. The C11 was initially produced in 1990 as a prototype class Le Mans racing car. Its 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine has the capability of producing from 730 HP up to 950 HP of power with proper tuning. Among the notable drivers who were able to get behind… Continue Reading »

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Daimler, Bosch, Car2go Partner for Auto-Parking Tech

Daimler is looking to roll out cars with automated parking features before the mass production of self-driving cars. According to the media site of Mercedes’ parent company, it just forged a partnership with Bosch to start a pilot project about cars that will be able to park themselves simply through a command from the user’s smartphone. The technology will benefit car-sharing service provider car2go to relieve its customers the hassle of looking for a parking space for their cars or searching for it when they need it. The vehicle will be able to do tasks autonomously like driving to designated parking spaces—ensuring the comfort of its users and letting them save plenty of time in… Continue Reading »

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2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class will be Compatible with CarPlay

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class will be the earliest model of the three-pointed star brand to offer support for Apple’s CarPlay. This report came from IndianAutosBlog, citing MB Passion as source. In addition to the CarPlay support, the car will also allow MirrorLink integration with its COMAND infotainment system. It was earlier rumored that the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be the first car of the brand to offer CarPlay support. This was backed by the fact that the latest C-Class was the first Mercedes to preview the feature during the Geneva Motor Show last year. With this latest development, the CarPlay integration option might be available earlier than speculated. The 2016 Mercedes A-Class will come as a… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Gets Ready to Compete Against Tesla in Battery Business

Mercedes-Benz is gearing to enter another portion of the market. According to Australia’s Motoring, the three-pointed star marque is looking to bring its electric vehicle battery technology to households and businesses. If this comes into fruition, it would pit the company directly against Tesla’s own plans. Around last month, Tesla announced that it will be offering its Model S battery technology to households and businesses. This will let home and business owners store excess electricity from the grid to be used again for powering up various appliances or equipment. However, while all the attention about this subject has been focused on Tesla, Mercedes-Benz has already made its own lithium-ion battery that provides the same… Continue Reading »

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F1 Tech is Helping Mercedes-Benz a Lot

Formula One Group chief executive Bernie Ecclestone aired his negative comments about the turbo V6 power units currently used in F1. According to his interview with Motorsport.com, the engines were not delivering for the sport, because they were costly, not loud enough, and they have no relevance in the road car industry. It should be noted that most teams have resisted attempts to get back to the old V8 power units of the sport as they are now recognizing the efficiency of the new engines. As for the engine sound, it hasn’t been resolved so far. But measures have been taken in the past to address it. On the other hand, Mercedes-Benz reacted… Continue Reading »

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Daimler AG Works On Wireless Charging Tech With Qualcomm

Future Mercedes-Benz models may feature the latest technology in the market with the strategic collaboration between Daimler and Qualcomm, as shown on a worldcarfans.com report. While the two companies did not reveal any details about the deal, they said the initial stage of the agreement will concentrate on wireless charging technology for use inside the vehicle, 3G/4G connectivity and the implementation of the Halo wireless electric vehicle charging technology of Qualcomm. The WEVC technology of Qualcomm makes it unnecessary to plug in electric and hybrid vehicles to charge them. Daimler R&D head Dr. Thomas Webber emphasized the importance of remaining on the “cutting edge of technology” as the company provides… Continue Reading »

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