Latest Mercedes-Benz News

How AI And Blockchain Can Contribute In Mercedes’ Emission Reduction

The transportation sector is a significant contributor to global carbon emissions. It is estimated to be responsible for around 37% of global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2021. Reducing these emissions is critical in addressing climate change and achieving sustainability goals. Artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology offer new solutions that can aid in reducing overall vehicle emissions by helping cut journeys, ensuring vehicle quality, and allowing secure and transparent data sharing, among others. Here is a quick look at how AI and blockchain technologies can pave the way toward a more sustainable future in the transport sector when it comes to the matter of curbing down CO2 emissions… Continue Reading »


Trial Commences for Mercedes Over Dieselgate Scandal

Billions of fines and numerous recall later, the Dieselgate Scandal continues to haunt Mercedes-Benz up to this day. Last Tuesday, the trial for the class-action lawsuit against the automaker commenced in a German court. The lawsuit was filed by Germany’s largest consumer protection and advocacy group called Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband or VZBV. It alleged that the company used devices to manipulate the diesel emissions of its GLK and GLC SUV models to reflect lesser pollutant levels than they do in actual traffic conditions. The court in Stuttgart will determine whether or not Mercedes has knowingly deceived its customers by controlling the data of its exhaust gasses. Should the company be found… Continue Reading »


California Fines Mercedes-Benz $1.5 Billion for Emission Scandal

The aftermath of the controversial emission scandal involving Volkswagen, which is also known as “Dieselgate”, resulted in government regulators probing into other automakers for potential violations. On Monday, it was found out that Mercedes-Benz was using cheating software to manipulate emission figures too, and was subsequently fined $1.5 billion by the U.S. government and California State. According to CBS News, the US Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency, and the California attorney general’s office found out that Daimler used a “defeat device software” to skirt around the emissions testing from 2009 to 2016. It was estimated that the company sold 250,000 cars and vans bearing the three-pointed star logo that… Continue Reading »


New Mercedes Scandal: Did the Automaker Also Cheat Its Emission Ratings?

After the “Dieselgate” issue involving Volkswagen, a new report claimed that Mercedes-Benz also used software modifications to cheat its emission scores. The new Mercedes scandal was uncovered by U.S. investigators. According to Automotive News Europe, citing German paper Bild am Sonntag as a primary source, a new probe found that Mercedes uses an engine management function called “Slipguard”. What the software does is that it can detect if it the car fitted with it is being tested in a laboratory. Allegedly mentioned in confidential documents too was another function called “Bit 15”. The said system turns off emissions cleaning after 26 km of driving. The report warned that use of… Continue Reading »


CO2 Air Conditioning Systems Coming to Mercedes-Benz Cars in 2017

With regulatory bodies in major markets tightening their emission rules as time progresses, Mercedes-Benz cars and all other vehicle units of the three-pointed star brand will be equipped with carbon dioxide air conditioning systems. The changes will be implemented starting 2017, according to the Daimler Global Media Site. The goal of the company is to surpass the climate protection requirements of the EU through the new system. The source said it will be based on the DIN specifications, which were determined by the automotive standards committee of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). Aside from regulatory compliance, the CO2 air conditioning system will also benefit customers. Daimler explained it… Continue Reading »


11,000 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans Recalled

Daimler just announced that it will be recalling some of its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. According to MarketWatch, the move is to allow the company to replace the software of the vehicle that is related to its emissions. Based from the source, the company sent an estimated 11,000 letters to customers who bought Sprinter models. The document mentioned that the “emissions-relevant control units” of the vans will be getting enhanced software. Further along the letter, it noted that it is “to avoid possible trouble with the authorities and test organizations.” The parent of the three-pointed star brand cleared out though that the decision had nothing to do with the problem plaguing Volkswagen, which is related… Continue Reading »


Daimler Clears Issues About Emissions Manipulation

A new controversy is going around the luxury automotive scene. After the expose of automotive engineer John German about Volkswagen’ emissions manipulation, all eyes are on the other giant companies like BMW and Mercedes-Benz. According to The Guardian, German found out that Volkswagen has been using an advanced software to reduce its emission figures. He uncovered the elaborate scheme upon comparing the results of the actual road tests with the lab tests of the company. Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn later admitted the act. Then he resigned from his position. Together with the scandal was a staggering loss in the market value of the company. The revelation triggered further probes on other famous car… Continue Reading »


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