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Daimler, Renault Working on New Large Van?

According to a report on Bloomberg, Daimler is in talks with Renault on a possible cooperation for a new large van model, yet another instance of the existing pact between the two automakers. A Daimler spokeswoman, Uta Leitner, has confirmed from Stuttgart that there are discussions with Renault, but that these are “early talks.” Raluca Barb, speaking for Renault, has also confirmed that there have been talks, and she added that there are still decisions to make, particularly where production sites are concerned. The 2010 partnership with Renault-Nissan has unfolded quite nicely, and we have that to thank for new models such as the Citan delivery van and the Kangoo…. Continue Reading »

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Daimler and CarPooling.com Sealed a Partnership

CarPooling.com, the world’s largest ridesharing network that has 4 million registered users is now in a partnership with Daimler. This strategic partnership combines the knowledge of two major players in the mobility industry. Daimler, having 126 years of expertise in car manufacturing and development, also became a market leader in rental car models with car2go which is now serving over 130,000 customers. Meanwhile, carpooling.com has platform on the Internet, smartphone apps and Facebook and they have successfully brought together ride-sharers for medium and long distance trips. The aim of the partnership is to expand carpooling.com’s platform and integrate their offers with Daimler’s mobility solutions. “We are very pleased that we… Continue Reading »

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Google and Daimler Extend Partnership

At the Consumer Electronics Show being held at Las Vegas, Daimler and Google announced a further strategic partnership to provide Daimler with ready access to its Google Maps API for Business. These Application Programming Interfaces are used for cloud-based, map-related applications, which Daimler vehicles will use. The partnership also provides for early access to other new APIs as they are developed. The collaboration will enable Daimler to use Google Maps for their in-car map displays, and significantly improve their ability to quickly and seamlessly integrate useful Google services into Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles. These applications significantly accelerate time-to-market in Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. The existing services, which include the Google Maps and… Continue Reading »

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Daimler-Kamaz Launch Russia Only Truck

At the Comtrans show held in Moscow, Daimler and Kamaz proudly presented the latest offspring of their commercial partnership. A new Kamaz truck containing a significant number of Daimler components will be marketed as a Russia-only offering. Aside from the axle manufacturing joint venture inked last year, Daimler and Kamaz will also be undertaking the manufacture of truck cabs. Mercedes-Benz is expected to begin supplying truck cabs to Kamaz by July next year. This partnership with Daimler has also enable Kamaz to meet the latest Euro 5 emission standards. Said Andreas Renschler, responsible for Daimler trucks and buses, “We’re delighted to further expand our cooperation with Kamaz. Russia remains the… Continue Reading »

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Price disagreement derails Daimler-RR takeover of Tognum

A lot of people in the automotive industry considered this partnership as being the deal of the century. Tognum’s supposed takeover by German automotive manufacturing giant Daimler AG in partnership with Rolls Royce was derailed by an unexpected message from the fellow German company over the weekend. Daimler shares that the duo is planning to extend almost 24 euro for each share of Tognum’s stocks, an amount that is actually already 30 percent higher than Tognum’s closing price in XETRA on March 4, exactly one day before they publicly announced the planned takeover. Tognum’s response, however, was a surprise for everyone involved in the partnership. Management says that the amount… Continue Reading »

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Daimler and Bosch to build electric motors under partnership

Daimler AG recently announced its move towards partnering with another German company, Robert Bosch GmbH, for a joint project in designing electric motors for the car manufacturer’s planned line of all-electric vehicles. Both companies have signed respective letters of intent for a joint partnership and are now in the midst of discussions aiming to create 50:50 sharing of all products and services that shall result from the project. The companies are planning to start the project next year, and are aiming to incorporate the results into their fleet the same year. If successful, Mercedes-Benz fans can expect to see a whole new line of all-electric vehicles under design process before… Continue Reading »

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Aston Martin merge possible

Isn’t it interesting to see companies merging together to form new products and services? It’s even more interesting when it’s car manufacturers which are trying to build partnerships hoping to come up with something viable and sustainable, without hurting either end. Such is the case between Mercedes-Benz and Aston Martin, who are planning to work together somewhere in the future. According to a report by Autocar, speculations are roaming around that it was Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche who talked about the possible collaboration. Quoting Mr. Zetsche, “Smaller brands need help with new technology and it’s possible we could do things in the future.” No offense meant to Aston Martin, but… Continue Reading »

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