Daimler

14th January 2020

Top Automakers Facing $16Bn in Climate Fines

Up to 13 carmakers brands are facing a total of $16Bn in fines for missing European CO₂ targets. That’s the assessment of industry analyst PA Consulting whose annual forecast...

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13th January 2020

Shared Mobility Suffers Another Shock as Lime Retreats

Shared mobility took another battering with news that e-scooter company, Lime, is backing away from providing a service in 12 cities making 100 staff redundant. It follows on from...

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23rd December 2019

Weekly Brief: Goodbye to a Decade Unlike Any Other

Talk about a decade to remember. As 2019 draws to a close, it concludes one of the most transformative 10 years in the history of the automotive industry. It...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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19th December 2019

BMW and Daimler Dump Mobility Projects

Yet another Silicon Valley illusion has gone pop with BMW and Daimler announcing they are dumping their mobility services in the US, Canada and the UK. The German automakers...

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16th December 2019

Weekly Brief: Fledgling Driverless Outfit Butters Up Fleet Market

A shipment of 40,000-lbs of butter was the first self-driving freight cross-country delivery in the United States. Autonomous truck start-up Plus.ai completed the delivery over the Thanksgiving break. The...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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25th October 2019

How Automakers Hope to Grow Revenue As Ownership Slides

The numbers of city dwellers are growing globally. As such, the next generation of consumers are looking to alternatives to car ownership forcing automakers to explore various mobility as...

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10th July 2019

People Remain Biggest Cyber-Security Attack Surface, Says BlackBerry

Cyber-security fraud presents a major obstacle for automakers and mobility services considering an autonomous future. This was especially apparent when car2go, a car-sharing subsidiary of Daimler, was temporarily suspended...

By Louis Bedigian

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18th June 2019

Car-Share’s Role in Promoting e-Mobility

Electric car sharing will be a testing ground for mobility solutions of the future but the nature of sharing programs raises numerous challenges including vehicle availability and rapid recharging....

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4th June 2019

Driverless Needs Pan Auto Industry Agreement, Says German Project

A German project to standardize autonomous vehicle testing is claiming the technology can never be widely adopted without agreement between the whole automotive industry and regulators. The Pegasus project...

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20th May 2019

Weekly Brief: Tesla Just One Automaker Struggling to be Credible

Timing can be a real punk. A week after Elon Musk regaled the world with bold promises of a self-driving future that included hundreds of thousands of self-driving Teslas...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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17th May 2019

Daimler Pledges Carbon-Neutrality by 2039

Daimler is promising it will be carbon neutral by 2039, some 11 years ahead of the European Union’s target. Incoming chairman, Olla Källenius, outlined the company’s ‘Ambition2039’ strategy which...

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Daimler Plans Smart Car Brand Expansion With Geely
28th March 2019

Daimler Plans Smart Car Brand Expansion With Geely

Daimler is hoping to supercharge production of its smart car brand by teaming up with China’s Geely car giant. The venture will see the automakers assume equal ownership of...

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