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Dieter Zetsche Remains as Daimler CEO and Mercedes Head Until End of 2019

As of February 17, 2016, Daimler AG announced that Dr. Dieter Zetsche will remain as the company’s Chairman of the Board of Management and the head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. According to the Global Media Site of Daimler, the contract of the Daimler supremo was extended from the end of 2016 to run up to December 31, 2019. Manfred Bischoff, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Daimler, said in a press release that they have seen more success within the company under Zetsche’s governance. He added that the current boss of Daimler and Mercedes is capable of implementing the right strategy which are not only aligned with the supervisory board. Then,… Continue Reading »


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 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 »


Driverless Car Interior Concept Unveiled by Mercedes

We have seen how Daimler AG integrated its auto-driving feature in its Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025. A lot of people, the author included, were impressed of the possibilities it can provide to truckers later. However, just imagine the better potentials that the technology can provide to Mercedes cars. Recently, the three-pointed star brand revealed its new driverless car vision. The concept showed futuristic interior similar to the characteristics of a high-end living room. “With this visionary interior concept we are defining the luxury of the future,” stated Gorden Wagener, Daimler’s Head of Design. Once again, he and his team did not fail to impress. The highlight of the driverless car concept… Continue Reading »


The Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Debuts in LA Auto Show

The closely-guarded Mercedes-Maybach S 600 has finally been revealed. The new car under the three-pointed star brand was among the highlights of the Los Angeles Auto Show. As mentioned earlier, the ultra-luxury car was scheduled for a double premiere, so it also graced the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show in China on the same date of its US launching. The Mercedes-Maybach S 600 boasts itself as the very definition of luxury with a quality going a notch higher than the usual Mercedes-Benz. The new car is the chance for redemption of the Maybach brand, which has been scrapped by Daimler AG in 2013 due to poor sales. It should be noted though that Maybach… Continue Reading »


Daimler AG to Buy 25 Percent of MV Agusta

Last July, rumors surfaced about Daimler’s plan to buy MV Agusta, which indicated that the German multinational corporation might be planning to expand its vehicle range to include motorcycles. Recently, Reuters confirmed about the imminent move of Daimler to buy 25 percent of the Italian motorcycle’s shares. The source claimed Daimler will be buying the stake of MV Agusta through its Mercedes-AMG performance division. The agreement would also include a seat on the board of MV Agusta. So far, the financial details surrounding the purchase weren’t disclosed by any of the parties. According to the report, the two would greatly benefit in the deal. Particularly, the association with Mercedes would provide MV Agusta… Continue Reading »


Car2Go Goes to Brooklyn

Car2Go recently announced its expansion in Brooklyn. According to The Washington Post, the operation of Daimler AG’s carsharing service in the area will start on October 25 this year. Brooklyn is considered to be the most populous of New York City’s five boroughs. The population of the area is estimated at 2.6 million. It is also the second in terms of land area. So, the move of Car2Go to expand in the area is a very wise move. Thomas McNeil, Car2Go’s location manager for Brooklyn, noted that most of the public transportation in New York City focuses on bringing people to Manhattan, and not really into the different Brooklyn neighborhoods. However,… Continue Reading »


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