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State-of-the-art driving simulators up and working

Ever been to Daimler’s Sindelfingen base. Well, you should, because that’s where the company’s latest technological breakthrough sits—brand new driving simulators. If you’re wondering who got first dibs on these babies, it’s none other than two of the company’s officials (who also happen to be working for the German government) Thomas Weber, a board member, and Peter Frankenberg, who is also Science Minister of the Baden-Wurttemberg state. Yes, we know you could have had tons more fun than they had, but it doesn’t matter. Right now these driving simulators are the cream of the crop in the automotive industry. So you’re going to have to be a high level official… Continue Reading »

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CLS crashes during testing

Despite the majestic 2012 Mercedes-Benz being released to the public only recently at its world debut at the 2010 Paris Auto Show, there’s already news of it being involved in a crash, courtesy of MotorAuthority.com. The uneventful crash takes place in the Green Hell, a.k.a. Nurburgring, the infamous race track in Germany where so many crashes have occurred, whether during racing, or merely testing. In fact, it’s the favored spot of car engineers especially during final testing phases. If you look at the photos, it seems that there is minimum damage. Fortunately, this one’s a test mule, so the engineers probably don’t mind as long as they get the data… Continue Reading »

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