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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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“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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