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Video of Self-Driving Mercedes-Benz Actros in Action

The last time we saw a video of the Mercedes-Benz self-driving truck in action, it was during its unveiling. But its testing was only limited within its maker’s driving facility, and the only vehicles you can see along its way are its fellow three-pointed star branded autos. A few days ago, it was finally unleashed on the highway with actual traffic. Driven by Daimler Board Member Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard while being accompanied by the Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg Winfried Kretschmann in the front passenger seat, the semi-autonomous Mercedes-Benz Actros was tested from the A8 road, between Denkendorf and Stuttgart airport, towards Karlsruhe, and back to its point of origin. As we have mentioned in an earlier report,… 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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Massive Mercedes-Benz Antos and Actros Turned Into Campers

These aren’t just camper vans. These are “superlative camper vans” as Mercedes-Benz puts it. Recently, the three-pointed star marque featured its two fully-customized trucks at the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf. The models that starred in the show were the Mercedes-Benz Antos and Actros with interiors modified to function as mobile homes. Vario Alkoven 1200 This is based from the Mercedes-Benz Antos platform. The maker dubbed its interior as the “dreamterior” due to the luxurious and dreamy features found within its living quarters. It offers tailor-made cast stone bathroom, kitchen, high-end upholstery on the couch, and a couple of top-of-the-line furniture. Then, it has two hydraulic operated extension bays for increasing the living room and… Continue Reading »

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How to Best Ship a Mercedes-Benz Internationally

Mercedes-Benz has been a leader in the automobile industry for more than 125 years. The company continues to lead the way with its quiet yet high-powered engines that offer outstanding fuel economy plus performance unseen in other model vehicles. It also comes with stringent safety standards that have led the way for all other automobile manufacturers in the years since the first Mercedes-Benz was created. Karl Benz, widely known as the inventor of the automobile and the founder of Mercedes-Benz said it best when he stated, “The love of inventing never dies.” Since the early days of this incredible company, Mercedes-Benz has maintained a level of merit with their automobiles… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Unimog and Zetros Win Off-Road Rallies

Proving themselves as the best when it comes to harsh terrains and challenging environments, the Mercedes-Benz Unimog and Mercedes-Benz Zetros emerged victorious at the 2015 Wroclaw Poland extreme road rally, which is Europe’s biggest and most-demanding license-free off-road events. In the eight days pushing the participating vehicles to their limits, the Unimog captured two first places in the two racing categories it joined while the Zetros bagged one win in another class. The different parts of the rallies were held in the challenging vicinities of the coal mine in Profen, military training areas and compounds in Biedrusko and Borne Sulinowo during the month of July. The Mercedes-Benz Unimog stood out in the Small Truck Extreme category joined by trucks… Continue Reading »

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Steps to Securely Ship a Mercedes-Benz Car

Mercedes-Benz models are lavish automobiles that should always be treated with the utmost care. When shipping a Mercedes-Benz, the same care that is taken by the private owner on a daily basis should be duplicated in the shipping process. Chances are, if you own one of these magnificent vehicles, you strive to ensure that nothing happens which will detrimentally affect your beautifully designed power machine. When shipping an exclusive car such as the Mercedes-Benz, you will want to take every precaution to make sure it is handled with care and is delivered in the same meticulous condition in which it was in when it was picked up for transport. While… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GLT Engine, Design, Price Hinted

A new interview with Diane Tarr, Australia’s Mercedes-Benz Vans managing director, hinted about the power unit that might be installed under the hood of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz pickup truck, which will likely carry the model name GLT based on earlier reports. She mentioned about the possible architecture of the vehicle too. Tarr discussed with Drive during the launch of the latest Vito and Valente in Australia that the Mercedes-Benz GLT will most probably come with a diesel-powered six-cylinder V6 engine. The expected output of the power unit is at 190 kW with 620 Nm of torque. That’s higher than the popular Ford Ranger’s engine, which is configured to give off 147 kW… Continue Reading »

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