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Five key innovations for the future

A recent visit to Germany brought a wealth of information to the boys at Autoblog. The team was fortunate enough to bear witness to Mercedes-Benz’s plans for the future, and had gotten a treat of the technological veil that the company possesses in preparation for the future. They picked out five key innovations that they thought were the most prominent and significant and posted it with a bunch of fascinating photos. We won’t go into detail of each five but instead will give you a sneak peek. First off is the Cam-Touch-Pad HMI. It’s basically a translucent touch pad with a camera underneath that tracks your fingers’ movements. It’s kind… Continue Reading »

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Daimler reports plans for the next ten years

“360 Degrees – Facts on Sustainability” was the report presented by Daimler as it took full advantage of the company’s yearly general meeting in Berlin, Germany. The report is broken down into five specific parts, all of which make up the car manufacturer’s guideline measures for business to last up until 2020. The report was given in adequate detail, divided into five sections, namely sustainability management, industrial environmental protection, employees, and the social environment. It offers a sneak peek on how the company as a whole is planning to address the current issues troubling the automotive industry.  The company made it a point to discuss the steps it is taking… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Announces Fuel Cell Production In Canada

Coinciding with its F-Cell World Drive event, Mercedes-Benz has announced its plans to manufacture fuel cell stacks for the company’s future electric vehicles in Burnaby, Canada. Encompassing 2,000 meters of floor space, the plant will be operational next year. Said Herbert Kohler, Mercedes e-Drive and Future Mobility head, “To consolidate our leading position in the field of alternative drive systems, we are ensuring direct access to the key technologies involved. Following our systematic development of battery expertise together with Accumotive GmbH in Germany, this decision is a further, major step on the road to emission-free driving.” Fuel cell stacks are key components in Mercedes’ electric vehicles. Combined in series and… Continue Reading »

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U.S. Leg Of F-Cell World Drive Reveals Poor Infrastructure

While the popularity electric vehicles has spurred the installation of charging stations to feed these EVs, manufacturers like Daimler feel the inadequate infrastructure support that the government and private sector are giving to alternative fuels like hydrogen. As the F-Cell World Drive planners have anticipated, there are very few hydrogen refueling stations across the continental U.S. and in the 35 refueling stops that the F-Cell cars will make in the U.S. leg, only one stop can be made at a public refueling station. The rest of the fillups will be from Linde tanker trucks strategically positioned along the route. Despite the favorable impressions and acceptance garnered from the public about… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Announces MOST Implementation In SLK And CLS

With the number of electronic devices in today’s automobiles, it’s only logical that a networking technology specifically designed and meeting Mercedes’ strict quality standards be implemented in the automaker’s high-performance sedans. In selecting SMSC’s Media Orientated Systems Transport (MOST) networking technology, Mercedes has cemented MOST as the standard network for infotainment systems used by Mercedes vehicles. The MOST system enables the integration of various infotainment systems such as DVD players, mobile phones, navigation systems and other digital-media devices. MOST sends and receives these signals to the sound processing units and video screens digitally and without static. Said Dr. Christian Thiel, Vice President and General Manager of SMSC Automotive Information Systems… Continue Reading »

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Suspended View II Exhibit Opens In Surrery

One cannot but be reminded of the mobiles we see for babies when when faced with Mercedes’ Formula 1 car at the exhibit opened by Nick Fry, CEO of Mercedes GP Petronas. This is because the Forumula 1 car, all 3,200 parts of it, has been suspended in exploded view at the Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey, UK. According to the official press release, “The display is a breathtaking work of art and brings a whole new perspective to literally everything that goes into creating a modern day Formula 1 car. This uniquely impressive work has enabled the chassis’ detailed systems and components to become visible, from the large bodywork items… Continue Reading »

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Map Pilot Option For Mercedes Is Versatile Yet Expensive

At the Geneva Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz has seen fit to introduce a premiere navigation system, combining easy updating and portabilty . Called the Map Pilot, the new system is the result of Mercedes’ promise of a user-friendly upgrade path for built-in navigation systems. In use, the system shows up in the central display panel and has the expected voice instruction over the speaker systems. Data for the system is contained in a compact, tethered navigation “brain,” which can be easily removed from its docking cradle to update map data or upload the latest applications and feature sets. The unit seamlessly connects to the vehicle’s onboard radio and fixed-screen electronics via… Continue Reading »

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