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Mercedes, BMW and Audi Join Forces to Get Nokia HERE Mapping Technology

Lately, there have been talks that the three giants in the luxury car market, namely Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi, were racing to acquire the HERE digital mapping technology of Nokia. The system is seen by the luxury automakers as a crucial element in their development of self driving cars. According to a report from Motor Authority, the premium car makers recently did the unthinkable. Instead of competing against each other in the acquisition of the tech, the three decided to pool up their resources, totaling 2.8 billion euros or $3.1 billion, in order to hold an equal share with HERE. The deal is expected to be completed in the early… Continue Reading »


The Tech Goodies One Can Expect From 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class may be a notch below the S-Class in terms of overall features. But a new report suggests the 2017 model of the car might overshadow the flagship unit of the three-pointed star brand when it comes to technological elements. Here are the key tech updates you can expect from the mid-range sedan of Mercedes-Benz in the near future according to Autoblog: Park Pilot The feature provides a remote control parking using a smartphone without the driver staying inside the car. This is useful if the space is too tight for the driver to open the doors when parked. Improved Multibeam Adaptive Light System The headlights of the car have been… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz S-Class with 3D Mapping Tech Spotted

A Mercedes-Benz S-Class was recently spotted sporting a 3D mapping device on its roof. According to Jalopnik, the gizmo is a LIDAR array. Based on the website of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), LIDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging. The device consists of a laser, scanner and GPS receiver. It functions by releasing light in a form of a pulsing laser to measure the source’s distances from objects. It combines the information it collects from the other data gathered by aerial sources to cover long distances. The device is most probably a part of the brand’s research in the development of self-driving  cars because it allows… Continue Reading »


Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterhorn Goes Inside the New Mercedes Concept Car

Martin Winterkorn was seen seating inside the cocoon-like cabin of the Mercedes-Benz concept car F 015 Luxury In Motion. Wait, can you say that again? You read that right, the CEO of Volkswagen was caught having a lively chat with Mercedes’ development chief Dr. Thomas Weber during the NAIAS. The two seemed to be discussing something while seated comfortably inside the newest concept car of the three-pointed star. Based on the photos, the big man of Audi’s parent company seemed to be very much interested in the revolutionary features of Mercedes so he decided to go on a VIP visit to his rival’s booth at the NAIAS. Among the things that… Continue Reading »


Commercialized Mercedes Self Driving Cars are At Least a Decade Away

The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is nearing, so Mercedes-Benz is gearing for something it can show off in the event that would feature the technological ingenuity of the brand. According to several sources online, the company will be highlighting a prototype concept vehicle plus its plans for its self driving cars. With the recent previews of Mercedes self driving cars and concept truck with autonomous driving features, one question running in the minds of enthusiastic customers of the brand is when will they get to own a vehicle with the said technology. Based from the interview of the company’s spokesperson, Mercedes self driving cars are still a long way to go. The… Continue Reading »


Daimler Promises to Keep the Steering Wheel in Autonomous Cars

With the coming wave of autonomous cars and even trucks, several questions were raised by critics and auto enthusiasts. Among them is, “what happens to the steering wheel?” According to Bloomberg, Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche promised that they will still retain the features that have defined automobiles since its invention like the steering wheel, and the basic pedals. The introduction of autonomous cars is currently perceived by many as an event that might put a lot of traditional car components inconsequential. That is the reason why Google killed off all the manual features in its prototype driverless car. However, Dr. Zetsche stated in his speech at Oxford yesterday, “We specifically do not want to… Continue Reading »


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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