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Mercedes-Benz Unimog Goes to the War Zone

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog is as tough as it looks. It is the reason why numerous armed forces worldwide prefer to use this behemoth for the transport of their troops and equipment in skirmishes. This month, it was revealed that the German government just approved the delivery of 40 units of its pride and joy to the northern area of Iraq. This good gesture aims to support the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in their fight against the growing global threat brought about by the ISIL or ISIS militants. According to DefenseNews, Chancellor Angela Merkel stated during a special session in the German parliament on September 1 that their course of action would not only help alleviate the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 Self Driving Demo

The life of a truck driver involves a lot of stress. Truck drivers have to watch out for the traffic, comply with delivery schedules, miss a lot of family time, and juggle with additional responsibilities that may be required from them at work. The combination of the said factors often lead to exhaustion even before they reach their destination. Not to mention the fact that they still have to drive the massive vehicle back to their headquarters after delivering their merchandise. In an effort to lessen the stress of future truck drivers, and ensure their safety above all, Daimler has developed the world’s first-ever self-driving truck. At the 65th IAA… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 Makes Its Debut at the IAA

A couple of months ago, we revealed that Mercedes-Benz had been working on a self-driving truck. Recently, at the 65th Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) held in Hannover, Daimler finally unveiled its Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 equipped with an autonomous driving technology. Wolfgang Bernhard displayed the capability of the truck in responding accordingly to traffic conditions without the intervention of a human. Then, it was said that it could gain speed up to 52 mph in the freeway using the auto-drive feature. Aside from a technology ahead of our time, the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 also boasted an amazing design that would put the modern trucks to shame. The aerodynamics of the vehicle has been greatly optimized… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks Get the Blind Spot Assist

The Blind Spot Assist system is no longer new to Mercedes-Benz luxury cars and vans. The technology provides them added safety features when changing lanes. Daimler, recognizing the added benefit that the tech would provide to its trucks, has integrated the system into them. Early this month, the company premiered its first-ever Mercedes-Benz truck with the Blind Spot Assist. The Blind Spot Assist uses a strategically-placed short-range radar sensor located at the rear axle to scan the areas on the entire length of the truck whether it is in semi-trailer or in a trailer combination. Its strip is even extended two meters forward in front of the truck for optimum efficiency. It is activated at… Continue Reading »

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1977 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U1300 Of Arnold Schwarzenegger Available In The Market

The 1977 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U1300 of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was put up for sale recently in Germany, according to a report from gtspirit.com. The unique, four-wheel drive multipurpose truck is road legal in Germany and the United States. The German-made 7.5 ton truck was custom-built on a 1977 chassis for the Austrian-born actor. It features a 6.4-liter diesel engine that is Euro 3 compliant and is capable of producing 320 HP of power. However, its top speed is limited to around 100 km/h due to its massive weight and less than aerodynamic design. It sits on a set of 22-inch wheels clad in 445/65 tires from Michelin. The wheelbase of… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Zetros Transformed Into a Mobile Luxury Apartment

The Mercedes-Benz Zetros is a truck capable of conquering harsh off-road conditions. This is the reason why it is preferred by companies as their medium in transporting goods from one point to another. The vehicle is also one of the favorites of some of the world’s armed forces due to its versatility. It is very rare or unusual to see one fitted with a luxurious cabin because its massive frame does not exactly match an executive ride. Usually, the Mercedes-Benz vehicles which are transformed into cozy dwelling places are the Sprinter, Vito, and V-Class types. The latest examples of these are the Marco Polo, Marco Polo ACTIVITY and Brabus Business Lounge. However, the collaboration of the specialists at Hartmann Spezialkarosserien… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Celebrates a New Milestone

Daimler is not only known for its exceptional Mercedes-Benz vehicles but also with its trucks. Last August 22, the North American wing of the multinational corporation celebrated another milestone in its truck division. During that time, it shipped its three millionth vehicle according to Salisburypost.com. The vehicle was a Freightliner Cascadia Evolution, which was manufactured at a plant in Cleveland. The recipient of the three millionth vehicle was Steve Duley, the vice president of Schneider, which is one of the biggest truckload carriers in  North America. The transfer came with a ceremony to commemorate the important event in the history books of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). Roger Nielsen, the CEO of DTNA… Continue Reading »

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