Mercedes Benz

22nd December 2017

Mercedes autonomous-car testing comes to Australia

The Mercedes-Benz global autonomous test drive runs into some singular challenges in Australia. Turning to the right from the left-hand lane is one; flashing speed-limit traffic signs are another....

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4th December 2017

Weekly Brief: GM wants EV robo-taxi service operational by 2019

The number one US automaker sees autonomous ride-hailing as its key money maker in the near future. Andrew Tolve reports. As the auto world descended on Tinseltown for the...

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27th November 2017

Weekly Brief: Volvo to build large self-driving fleet for Uber

Uber wants up to 24,000 self-driving cars whisking around American cities within five years. Andrew Tolve reports. It would be easy write off Uber as the frontrunner to commercialise...

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3rd November 2017

Driverless trucks drift away from the ICE age

Numerous companies have been hard at work for years developing and testing autonomous trucks using powertrains other than internal combustion engine (ICE) technology. These efforts got a sudden burst...

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18th September 2017

Weekly Brief: GM ready to mass produce a self-driving car

Chevy Bolt clone being readied to deliver Level 4 autonomy but only when legislation allows. Andrew Tolve reports. Ready or not, the world is about to get a mass-produced...

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11th September 2017

Weekly Brief: Nissan Leaf begins to bring driverless to the masses

Nissan’s trail-blazer now focused on offering affordable autonomous driving. Andrew Tolve reports. The car that kick started the electric vehicle revolution, the Nissan Leaf, is back with a semi-driverless...

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1st September 2017

AI: The next smart step for automotive

Artificial intelligence – machines that can learn and act on their own – is enabling the automotive industry to make great leaps toward autonomy. In a few cases, it's...

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1st September 2017

AR could point the real way forward

Research by Frost and Sullivan suggests that augmented reality heads-up displays (HUDs) will gain 10.4% of the European Union and North American market by 2025. The firm’s June 2015...

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Vans and drones are natural business partners says Daimler
4th August 2017

Vans and drones are natural business partners says Daimler

Robotics will make inroads into commercial vehicles even before autonomous driving takes the reins, according to Daimler’s future focused designers and engineers. That’s why the Mercedes-Benz Vision Van not...

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31st July 2017

Weekly Brief: Tesla’s ‘dodgem’ for the masses

The wait is over as an ‘affordable’ Tesla electric car comes to market. Andrew Tolve reports. When Elon Musk founded Tesla 14 years ago, he promised to usher in...

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3rd July 2017

Weekly Brief: VW to make V2V standard on first models in 2019

The waters continue to rise in the V2V revolution. Will VW’s deployment break the dam? Andrew Tolve reports. If the dream of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications comes...

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9th June 2017

Carmakers shifting up from hardware into services

Automakers are facing the biggest disruption to their traditional business model, ever. No longer is selling cars to dealerships and then obtaining aftermarket revenues from servicing and repairs enough....

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