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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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“6D Vision” Feature on New Mercedes-Benz S-Class Awarded the Karl Heinz Beckurts Prize

6D Vision, a new feature that’s set to debut on the upcoming Mercedes-Benz S-Class, has just been given the Karl Heinz Beckurts Prize, which is given to scientific and technical achievements that are deemed to be driving forces in Germany when it comes to innovation.. Specifically, the award will go to the men in Daimler’s research team who developed this safety innovation: Dr. Uwe Franke, Dr. Stefan Gehrig, and Dr. Clemens Rabe. With the 6D Vision system that’s part of the Intelligent Drive program, road safety is enhanced because the technology can easily identify the various traffic environments as well as the hazards within them, thereby considerably helping reduce the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID Awarded A+ Efficiency Rating, Environmental Certificate

The Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID has just been awarded a Class A+ energy efficiency rating along with an Environmental Certificate after going through the TUV Sud Life Cycle Assessment. The vehicle passed the tests conducted by the independent inspection body. It has been projected that the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID produces 23 percent less CO2 emissions compared to an E 300 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY. That’s over the vehicle’s life cycle, from being a finished vehicle to being used for over 250,000 kilometers, and even through to recovery. In addition, future vehicle recycling standards were also taken into consideration even while the vehicle was still being developed. As a result, the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Supports USDOT’s V2V Model Deployment Trials

Mercedes-Benz, through its MBRDNA, or Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, is supporting a massive field test that seeks to evaluate the Vehicle-to-Vehicle Model Deployment program of the United States Department of Transportation. V2V Model Deployment aims to improve automotive safety, making use of wireless communications technology. The field trial, launched in Ann Arbor, Michigan, involves some 2,800 vehicles of the commercial, passenger, and transport variety. That is easily the largest field trial of connected vehicles, and it also involves various sectors like the government and the academe, apart from the automotive industry. This V2V trial involves the use of 5.9 GHz DSRC, or Dedicated Short Range Communications. Mercedes-Benz, in… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Backs Large Field Trial of C2X Communication

As part of a research project that’s being headed by Daimler AG, 120 vehicles will be sent to the field in Germany’s Frankfurt Rhine-Main metropolitan region to test out a technology concept called C2X Communication, or car-to-X communication. This will stand as one of the largest field tests of the technology to date, and the trials will run up until the end of the year. The trials take on the model provided by social networking in that the cars communicate with each other while they are connected to traffic infrastructure. This way, the cars update each other on how the traffic situation is at the areas where they currently are…. Continue Reading »

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2013 A-Class to Provide Real-Time Location via Glympse App

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, which is set for a September launch, will sport a nifty app called Glympse. It offers real-time location sharing so that you can update your colleagues, friends, and family in case you’re already late for a meeting or a party or if you simply want to let them know you’re really already on the way. Basically, Glympse allows drivers to shoot a text or even an e-mail to their contacts, and the text comes with a link that shows his or her real-time location. The link can be set to expire after some time so that the location sharing gets cancelled. Glympse is available for Apple,… Continue Reading »

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Active Comfort System to reinvigorate your driving senses

Mercedes-Benz keeps the love alive among its most loyal fans with its latest technological offering — the Active Comfort System. This system is designed to (get this) make drivers fall asleep. Yes, you read right. Before you raise your hand in argument, take note that it’s not meant to make drivers fall asleep while driving. Rather, Mercedes-Benz designed the system to help you catch powernaps wherever and whenever you pull over for lack of a good night’s rest. Yeah, sure. Whether it’s for lack of sleep the previous night, or just a really bad hangover, this system will help you catch a few z’s to help clear your head for… Continue Reading »

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