Mercedes Benz

20th June 2016

Weekly Brief: Local Motors and IBM debut self-driving 3D-printed car

There is little that connected cars can’t do these days. A platoon of self-driving trucks? No problem. A car that parks itself and integrates with smart home technology? Easy....

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20th May 2016

The Disrupters: Scouting out a one touch multi-transport mobility solution

RideScout claims to get people to where they’re going “faster and smarter.” The free mobile app for iOS and Android is itself a mobility hub: bringing public transportation options...

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20th May 2016

Wrestling with risk around the driverless car

The chances are good that in a decade’s time some of us will own a car that is capable of driving itself in many, if not most, situations. Our...

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9th May 2016

Weekly Brief: Google partners with FCA to bring self-driving tech to minivans

Let’s be honest, it’s tough to make a minivan cool. Nothing better encapsulates the descent from the freedom of our youth into the practicality of parenthood than a pair...

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3rd May 2016

Weekly Brief: Beijing Motor Show launches suggest SUVs may revive Chinese auto market

It’s been a rough year for the Chinese auto market. Sedan sales are down 5.3%, minivans have slipped 17.5% and the outlook for mini cars and electric vehicles look...

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8th April 2016

Carmakers waking up to other ways of making cars pay – Part II

Continued from Part I Car-sharing Just as ride-sharing was predated by taxicabs, car-sharing's predecessors are car rental firms like Hertz, Avis, and Alamo. These are large companies with giant...

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29th March 2016

Weekly Brief: Connected tech reigns supreme at 2016 New York Auto Show

The car may still be king at the New York Auto Show but “mobility service” was the buzzword this year in the exhibition halls and keynote addresses. CEO of...

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21st March 2016

Weekly Brief: Carmakers pledge to make AEB standard by 2022

Safety organisations claim that automatic emergency brakes (AEB) would save an estimated 10,000 lives a year in the US if they were standard across all new cars. That’s nearly...

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18th March 2016

Elevating the argument for driverless cars

Earlier in our history, a certain type of vehicle made a huge transition from human to autonomous operation. The change wasn’t easy; some even rebelled against it but, ultimately...

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22nd January 2016

Video: Connected car technology lets Mercedes-Benz get closer to customers

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18th January 2016

Weekly Brief: Obama pledges $4Bn to self-driving cars at Detroit Auto Show

President Obama means business with self-driving cars — to the tune of four billion dollars. Amid all the shiny concept cars at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, despite new flagship...

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11th January 2016

Weekly Brief: GM caps banner week at CES with $500M investment in Lyft

Big auto news happened even before CES took off when Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) announced its open source start-up programme at TU-Automotive’s Consumer Telematics Show (CTS) last week. JLR’s...

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