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Mercedes-Benz Actros Featuring Highway Pilot Hits the Road

The Mercedes-Benz Actros with partially automated driving features has finally been unleashed on the road. According to Daimler, the truck, equipped with the advanced Highway Pilot system, makes its first journey in public road. With the Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg Winfried Kretschmann as a special guest, and guided by Daimler Board Member Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, the Mercedes-Benz Actros is driven from A8 between Denkendorf and Stuttgart airport towards Karlsruhe. Then, upon arriving at the busy path with actual traffic, the vehicle’s Highway Pilot takes over with the driver’s confirmation through a touch of a button. The onboard sensors allow the truck to scan its surrounding areas and map any obstacles along the way while keeping itself… Continue Reading »


Will the Mercedes Pickup Truck Look Like This?

When news about the development of the Mercedes pickup broke out, the guys at TopSpeed immediately went to work in order to come up with a rendering of what the truck might possibly look like. The image above just shows their amazing concept of the vehicle. According to the source of the Mercedes pickup truck picture, the rendered photo used a couple of the styling features found on the Mercedes GLE Coupe with a utilitarian twist similar to the Mercedes vans. But, since the subject was a Mercedes pickup truck, the design starting at the rear passenger area of the vehicle going all the way to its back end was morphed a bit. It appeared to follow the form of… Continue Reading »


Official: Mercedes-Benz Pickup in the Works

Mercedes-Benz recently revealed its plan to develop a luxury pickup truck. The project was unveiled by Voker Mornhinweg in Germany through a life-size clay model, according to Wall Street Journal. Based on the report, the Mercedes-Benz pickup will have an estimated carrying capacity of 2,200 pounds. The power of the vehicle will be provided by a four- or six-cylinder engine. Looking at the picture, the design appeared to have some of the styling elements of the GLA-Class and the brand’s vans. The article stated the cabin of the truck will be able to hold up to four passengers, and it will be adorned with opulent leather seats with chrome furnishings…. Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Zetros Transformed Into a Mobile Luxury Apartment

The Mercedes-Benz Zetros is a truck capable of conquering harsh off-road conditions. This is the reason why it is preferred by companies as their medium in transporting goods from one point to another. The vehicle is also one of the favorites of some of the world’s armed forces due to its versatility. It is very rare or unusual to see one fitted with a luxurious cabin because its massive frame does not exactly match an executive ride. Usually, the Mercedes-Benz vehicles which are transformed into cozy dwelling places are the Sprinter, Vito, and V-Class types. The latest examples of these are the Marco Polo, Marco Polo ACTIVITY and Brabus Business Lounge. However, the collaboration of the specialists at Hartmann Spezialkarosserien… Continue Reading »


Popularity Of The Fuso Canter With Crew Cab Increases

The popularity of the Fuso Canter with crew cab has increased since it is the only Daimler AG truck in the 7.5t perm GVW segment that has the crew cab in the. The crew cab has enough space for seven people, which is a necessity for warehouses that require a number of people to go accompany the cargo. The rear axle of the Fuso Canter has a 6.0t carrying capacity, which is a standard in its weight class. The wheelbase determines its load-carrying capacity, which can go up to a maximum of 5,030 kg. The Canter Eco Hybrid and the Duonic dual clutch transmission are the technical highlights of the… Continue Reading »


Actros Named 2012 International Truck of the Year

Unveiled in Brussels only last June, Mercedes’ new Actros truck has once again been named Truck of the Year for 2012, making it two years in a row for this commercial vehicle from Mercedes’ truck division. Equipped with the Mercedes OM471 engine, the Actros fully complies with the latest Euro emissions standard. Its highly efficient design also allows it to consume up to 7.6% less fuel, a significant metric when you’re talking about fleet efficiencies. Said Marcus Breitschwerdt, President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz UK, “We are delighted to have received this prestigious award from the International Truck of the Year jury for our New Actros. This award has confirmed our… Continue Reading »


Daimler Trucks acquires 10% of Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz

Daimler will acquire a 10 percent stake in the share capital of Kamaz from Troika Dialog for 250 million USD to be paid in December 2008. Another one-time payment of up to 50 million USD will be due in 2012 subject to successful business performance of Kamaz. Daimler AG will receive a seat on the Board of Directors of Russia’s largest truck manufacturer, furthermore other rights of Daimler being a minority shareholder in Kamaz, as well as its status of the exclusive strategic partner will be governed and secured by the agreement signed today.


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