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Mercedes-Benz to Use QR Code for Rescue Efforts

Mercedes-Benz is set to use a QR code, which will be placed on its cars, in order to aid rescue efforts of any injured occupant in case there is an accident. This initiative aims to make any rescue efforts faster, safer, and more efficient. Basically, the QR code will be scanned by a smartphone or tablet. After that, the mobile device will display a rescue map for any vehicle type, and this map will show the info needed for a speedy rescue. This rescue map is based off ADAC rescue sheets, which are provided for all car models and are made available by every automotive manufacturer. With this info, rescue… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Dubs Euro VI-Compliant Truck Line the ‘A-Team’

In a recent media article, Mercedes-Benz referred to its new Euro VI-compliant heavy-duty truck line as the ‘A-Team’, which actually started in 2011. After continued refinements and constant development, the three truck models, the Actros, Antos, and Arocs (pictured), are now fully compliant with the emissions standard. That’s something that Daimler and Mercedes-Benz Trucks is counting on to further grow its Europe-leading 23 percent market share in 2012. Whether the ‘A-Team’ refers to the fact that the names of the trucks all start with an ‘A’ or to the fictional group of soldiers of fortune featured in a Mr. T-bannered TV series in the mid-80′s and in a 2010 film… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz R&D to Lease New Building in Sunnyvale

According to reports, the research and development arm of Mercedes-Benz is set to lease a new building in Sunnyvale, a city that’s part of Silicon Valley in the United States. This move is part of an uptick in automotive industry research activity in the area. A Daimler subsidiary research company is the one leasing the three-story building, which is still under construction and owned by property holder Peery Arrillaga. It has an area of 71,715 square feet and is located at 309 N. Pastoria Ave. The region is somewhat known for featuring some pieces of creative architecture used by some of the biggest entities, tech companies, and corporations, and the… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Signs Joint Research Pact with University of Stuttgart

Daimler has partnered with the University of Stuttgart’s Institute for Aircraft Design in order to conduct joint research that aims to dovetail development and production research of lightweight construction. The long-term agreement which involves research into production, simulation, and design of FRP/CRP lightweight construction components. The setup coincides with the University’s ARENA2036 Research Campus project, which involves six institutes within the University. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. “An intelligent material mix and lightweight construction have been an integral part of Mercedes-Benz vehicle construction for decades,” said Prof. Herbert Kohler, Daimler’s Chief Environmental Officer and VP for Group Research and S ustainability. “The challenge is… Continue Reading »

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CeBIT 2013: Mercedes-Benz Shows Off New Features of COMAND Online

At the 2013 CeBIT computer expo, Mercedes-Benz showcased the new features of its COMAND Online navigation system, which is able to provide real-time traffic information to the driver. Integrating new wireless networking technologies has helped Mercedes-Benz innovate the COMAND Online system. With the Mercedes-Benz Live Traffic system, cars will get on-the-dot traffic information comprised of traffic density, holdups, tailbacks, and even travel warnings. In order to support this in Germany, Deutsche Telekom is said to be developing communication infrastructure to serve the requirements of this system. Mobile data will be transmitted through M2M (Machine-to-Machine) SIM chips in the vehicles’ comm modules. There is also the new Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call system,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz on Its 10th Year Of Pre-Safe Technology: To Roll Out Additional Pre-Safe System Features

Mercedes-Benz’s first generation of Pre-Safe technology was introduced in October 2002 on the W220-series S-Class. Now, the constant pioneer of technology is celebrating its 10th year on using a kind of system that initiates protective measures that can actually foresee the possibility of an accident and adjust the vehicle to prevent it and for occupant protection as well. The pre-safe technology is designed to prepare the car and its occupants. Pre-Safe activating conditions includeinflating of the bolsters of the seats, emergency braking,critical steering maneuvers, pre-tensioning of the seatbelts and automatic closing of the windows to avoid additional injury. The Pre-Safe technology is now available from the base A-Class to the… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Inks Partnership Deal with Robotics Firm KUKA

Daimler AG, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, has just inked a partnership deal with KUKA AG, a robotics company that produces robots for a wide range of industries. The partnership is centered on the development of human-robot cooperation so that production workers and the various processes involved in production can be optimized. “As the first carmaker to use lightweight robots on series production, Mercedes-Benz is at the cutting edge of this revolutionary manufacturing technology of the future,” said Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, Daimler AG Board Member for Manufacturing and Procurement Mercedes-Benz Cars and Mercedes-Benz Vans. “We see its enormous potential to further improve flexibility and efficiency of our manufacturing operations. This will… Continue Reading »

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