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Should Mercedes-Benz Be Worried About the Apple Car?

Quoting the statement of Dr. Dieter Zetsche at the Frankfurt Motor Show, he commented, “We do not plan to become the Foxconn of Apple.” These words of the Daimler boss were in response to the questions raised by the press of whether Mercedes-Benz will be making the platform of Apple’s heavily-rumored electric self-driving car. Despite not having a prototype car in the international car show, tech giants Apple and Google became the center of attention when it came to self-driving and electric cars, according to New York Times. The report claimed the mere knowledge that Apple had aggressively employed several hundred people to work in car designs has been putting big automakers on the edge… Continue Reading »

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Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterhorn Goes Inside the New Mercedes Concept Car

Martin Winterkorn was seen seating inside the cocoon-like cabin of the Mercedes-Benz concept car F 015 Luxury In Motion. Wait, can you say that again? You read that right, the CEO of Volkswagen was caught having a lively chat with Mercedes’ development chief Dr. Thomas Weber during the NAIAS. The two seemed to be discussing something while seated comfortably inside the newest concept car of the three-pointed star. Based on the photos, the big man of Audi’s parent company seemed to be very much interested in the revolutionary features of Mercedes so he decided to go on a VIP visit to his rival’s booth at the NAIAS. Among the things that… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz to ramp up activities on autonomous vehicle research and testing

Since September, Mercedes-Benz has been conducting tests on autonomously driving (self-driving) vehicles in California’s public roads. Now, the company is set to expand on its research activities and get more testing done, thanks to the ability to use the Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) test bed site, which is the largest in the United States. The use of the CNWS site is essential in being able to test self-driving cars, providing a more secure method for testing, especially when it comes to particularly hazardous scenarios. “Taken in conjunction with the results of our test drives on public roads, these tests will help us with the ongoing development of our autonomous cars,”… Continue Reading »

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