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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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Mercedes-Benz Style To Produce Luxury Interior For Private Jets

Mercedes-Benz Style is collaborating with Lufthansa Technik in producing its first luxurious private jet interior, as indicated on a report from gtspirit.com. The German luxury vehicle manufacturer aims to create VIP cabins for private and business use. The main business of Lufthansa Technik is the maintenance, repair and overhaul or MRO of aircraft. The cabin concept was showcased at the 15th European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition held in Geneva, Switzerland from May 19 to 21. The show is the largest aviation event in Europe bringing together aviation professionals and companies around the world. The European Business Aviation Association and National Business Aviation Association hosted over five hundred companies during… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Forges New Partnership with China’s Google

After announcing its new partnership with Qualcomm in the development of wireless charging units for its electric vehicles, Mercedes-Benz went on to make a deal with another tech giant. According to Reuters, Daimler just forged a tie with Baidu in China. Baidu is a web services company operating in China. Its services are similar to Google like providing Chinese language search engine for websites, images, and multimedia files. Due to the similarities of the two, the service has been commonly referred to as “China’s Google.” The report said the partnership aims to deepen the bonds between Chinese Mercedes-Benz cars and technology firms that cater directly to consumers, which has been an ongoing… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz and Qualcomm Announce a New Technology Partnership

Mercedes-Benz and Qualcomm are currently enjoying a fruitful partnership in Formula One. The tech firm is serving as the developer of Mercedes-AMG Petronas’ advanced communications array. Recently, Daimler AG announced that it has entered into another technology partnership with the telecom firm. According to Evo, the new deal centers on the development of wireless charging units for Mercedes electric vehicles. It should be noted that the two companies are no longer new to the idea of developing wireless chargers for EVs. Qualcomm has been on the project for several years already while Daimler has entered a joint-venture with BMW last year to come with standardized wireless EV chargers. So far, we have no word yet… Continue Reading »

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