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Software Wars Have Reached Cars

The connectivity of vehicles with mobile devices and the Internet are crucial to their survival in the market. This statement came from Daimler boss Dr. Dieter Zetsche during his interview with Reuters after Mercedes revealed that Apple’s new iOS for car system called the “CarPlay” will be integrated with its upcoming vehicles. Daimler also confirmed that they will be offering compatibility to devices running the Android platform-based on the source. This is definitely an indication that the speculations about its Projected Mode project with Google are real. Going back to the report, Dr.Zetsche set as an example the iPod to illustrate his point. He explained that the device was not… Continue Reading »

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Daimler accidentally leaks Google Projected Mode

When Internet companies’ upcoming products get leaked, it’s usually through tech blogs, insiders, or marketing ploys intended to drum up interest. This time, though, a job advertisement from a partner is the culprit, as Daimler, the parent company of German automaker Mercedes-Benz, unwittingly leaked Google’s “Projected Mode” via a job posting on its web site, which to our knowledge has since been amended. There really isn’t much that can be learned about this new Google software or technology, especially coming from a vague passage within a job ad. Still, it’s probably going to have to do with telematics. The timing is quite interesting, as Apple is set to unveil its… Continue Reading »

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ABB to supply fast chargers for Daimler’s DENZA EV

Daimler has just tapped Zurich-based multinational corporation ABB to supply fast chargers for the DENZA electric vehicle, which is set to be released in China under Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology, or BDNT for short, the Daimler and BYD joint venture. The fast chargers can be purchased through official DENZA dealerships and are designed to, well, reduce the time it takes to juice up the EV. In addition, people can utilize standard wall sockets in order to charge the DENZA car. This way, owners get optimal flexibility and total convenience. Another thing that adds to the convenience of the ABB fast chargers is the implementation of a mobile app. This app… Continue Reading »

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Aston Martin will not be Carrying Mercedes or AMG Badges says Zetsche

Last December, we reported details about the partnership forged by Daimler and  Aston Martin. In their deal, Aston Martin will be benefiting from the V8 engines developed by the Mercedes-AMG group. One particular model of the British supercar brand which was heavily rumored to get the first taste of AMG’s high performance V8 engines is the 2016 Aston Martin Vanquish. Then, all succeeding models will follow. On the other hand, the agreement allowed Daimler to have non-voting shares within Aston Martin. In a recent report from Autocar, an interview with Dieter Zetsche revealed that the Aston Martin engines that they will be supplying will not be carrying any badges that… Continue Reading »

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Possible CEO Candidate of Daimler Leaves

According to the people within Daimler, board member Andreas Renschler is considered as a possible CEO candidate of Daimler to succeed Dr. Dieter Zetsche when his contract ends on 2016. So, it came as a shock to the company when the announcement of his resignation came. Renschler’s Departure is a Huge Loss for Daimler The 55-year old senior board member of the giant car and truck manufacturer has a good reputation within the company as he took charge f the manufacturing operations and procurement of Mercedes-Benz in April 2013 and he also spearheaded the global market expansion of Daimler trucks. His other key responsibilities include managing the establishment of plants for… Continue Reading »

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Reasons Why the Mercedes CLA Stands Out Against Competition

What makes the Mercedes CLA stand out against the other flagship cars of its rivals? An article from Bloomberg has enumerated ten reasons why it is the best weapon of Mercedes against BMW. However, I have cut it down into four (combining some of the items into a shorter and unified part) for the sake of easy reading. Here is a summary of what was discussed in the article about what makes the Mercedes CLA a dangerous adversary to BMW cars: 1. Price The suggested retail price of the Mercedes CLA is at $29,900 which is way lower than its contemporaries from other brands. Daimler stated that the price is… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Officially Announces 2013 Mercedes Sales

Last Friday, Daimler officially confirmed its 2013 Mercedes sales. Based on its report, the 2013 Mercedes sales are on a record-high due to the strong performance of the brand in its key markets worldwide like US, China and Japan. Overall, the sales of Daimler’s top luxury car brand in the year 2013 grew by 10 percent compared to its previous year. The company was proud to announce that its 2013 Mercedes sales was up by 14 percent in the US, 11 percent in China and 31 percent in Japan. Overall, the Mercedes-Benz and Smart car variants of Daimler sold more than 1.56 million units in 2013. Significant Growth Seen in December… Continue Reading »

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