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Vision Tokyo Minivan Concept Teased By Mercedes-Benz

The Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo, which is essentially a minivan version of the F015 Luxury in Motion concept, was teased recently by the German luxury vehicle manufacturer, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com. The concept vehicle is set to be officially unveiled during the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show from October 30 up to November 8. In order to show more of the details of the concept vehicle, worldcarfans.com modified the official teaser image released by Mercedes-Benz to some extent. The German marquee described its latest concept vehicle as an autonomous, progressive and luxurious vehicle that is “a vision for future generations.” Its design takes on a minimalist theme and features… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Takes Liability for Autonomous Cars

One of the subjects of the debates related to self-driving cars is “Who would be responsible in the event that the automobile will be involved in an accident during its auto-pilot mode?” Worry no more, because Mercedes-Benz, together with Volvo and Google, said it will accept full liability for collisions. Two Sundays ago, the Mercedes-Benz S500 Intelligent Drive was featured in the CBS show “60 Minutes.” The car’s self-driving capabilities was the subject of the episode. It showed how the car would automatically react to certain traffic conditions. However, it also raised some safety concerns for customers such as the car getting hacked, the unpredictability of other human drivers, and most importantly, who… Continue Reading »

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Uncrashable Toy Car Ad Highlights BAS Plus System

When you put toy cars in the hands of kids, it normally does not end well for the toy. Parents know this well and they are aware that the life expectancy of toy cars in the hands of kids is rather short. The people at Mercedes-Benz also know this, and they decided to give an uncrashable toy car to some kids, as shown on a report from autoevolution.com. While this experiment does not encourage raining on the parade of the kids when they play with toy cars, it does give a rather interesting result. The social experiment of the luxury vehicle manufacturer is not a simple test since it is… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG Reveals Plans for New Turbo Engine

Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers revealed that they will be developing a replacement for their existing 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The exec hinted in his interview with Australia’s Motoring website that the new unit will be more compact, and it will possess a higher output. Moers said the engineers of Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) will be working on the next-generation power unit. It should be noted that the mentioned people were the ones responsible in creating the present petrol hybrid V6 engine of the Silver Arrow race cars under Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. The source pointed out that the engineers specialize in both advanced Energy Recovery System (ERS)… Continue Reading »

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CBS “60 Minutes” to Feature Mercedes-Benz S500 Intelligent Drive

This coming Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT in the TV show “60 Minutes,” CBS News will be focusing on the Mercedes-Benz S500 Intelligent Drive. The main focus of the program will be the self-driving capabilities of the car. The show’s correspondent Bill Whitaker will be experiencing first-hand how it’s like to be a passenger of the most advanced car of Mercedes, which is equipped with self-driving features. He will be joined by computer analyst Ralf Herrtwich, who will be sitting at the driver’s seat of the car to demonstrate its key technological features. The show will offer a glimpse of how the car safely maintains its lane on the road, how it reacts… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Actros Featuring Highway Pilot Hits the Road

The Mercedes-Benz Actros with partially automated driving features has finally been unleashed on the road. According to Daimler, the truck, equipped with the advanced Highway Pilot system, makes its first journey in public road. With the Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg Winfried Kretschmann as a special guest, and guided by Daimler Board Member Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, the Mercedes-Benz Actros is driven from A8 between Denkendorf and Stuttgart airport towards Karlsruhe. Then, upon arriving at the busy path with actual traffic, the vehicle’s Highway Pilot takes over with the driver’s confirmation through a touch of a button. The onboard sensors allow the truck to scan its surrounding areas and map any obstacles along the way while keeping itself… Continue Reading »

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Video Highlights New Twin-Turbo 4.0-liter V8 Engine Of Mercedes-AMG

The twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine was introduced with the release of the Mercedes-AMG GT and GT S into the market. It was designed to serve as the replacement for the 5.5-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine and was initially used on the AMG GT and C63. Mercedes-AMG released a promotional video providing information about the new engine, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com The video provides an overview on the evaluation of the high-performance engine. Thomas Ramsteiner, Mercedes-AMG Manager for Development V8 Engines, and Jochen Schmid, Mercedes-AMG Manager for Mechanical Engine Development and Design, were featured on the video. It shows how the high-performance engine was evaluated to ensure it is… Continue Reading »

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