Mercedes

22nd March 2021

Weekly Brief: Automaker Self-Belief in EVs a Vital Element

“You can or you can’t, either way you’re right.” I heard these words of inspirational advice on a run last week with my virtual trainer, who was leading me...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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5th October 2020

AVs’ Captive Audience Presents Infotainment Challenge

The future of automotive transportation will be defined by two domains: the driving function and the in-car user experience. As the driving function becomes more automated and autonomous, the...

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10th March 2020

Can Voice Assistants Open On-Board Revenue Flood Gates?

Nomi is reputed to be one of the world’s most adorable in-vehicle virtual assistant. Whether you think that’s a good thing depends to a great extent on where you...

By Susan Kuchinskas

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7th January 2020

Mercedes Goes Avatar While Sony Eyes Up Automaking

Mercedes has unveiled a concept car at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, with the car featuring no steering wheel and ‘bionic flaps’ on the rear. These bionic flaps look...

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27th November 2019

LCV Pollution Test Claims a Mercedes 17 Times Worse than VW

A clean air lobby group claims LCV emissions testing is failing to distinguish between a Mercedes that is 17-times more polluting than an equivalent Volkswagen van. The study run...

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9th September 2019

Mercedes Diesel PHEV Good for 55 Miles on Electric

Diesels are clearly still in fashion at Mercedes, as the German automaker announces a diesel-powered PHEV which can drive for over 50 miles on electric power alone. The vehicle,...

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26th August 2019

Weekly Brief: US-China Trade War Means Expensive American Cars

The escalating trade war between the United States and China put automakers on edge last week and posed a threat to some key technologies that are fueling the connected...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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19th August 2019

Mercedes Launches Three Baby PHEVs

Mercedes-Benz has announced three compact urban plug-in hybrids to its electrified EQ range. The models sit in the A and B classes of Mercedes’ overall lineup. They all have...

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1st August 2019

US Fleets Warned Lives At Risk From Connected Cars Hack

Fleet managers are being warned of potentially fatal cyber-security risks of 2020 connected car models that could expose an entire fleet to a malicious hack. The warning was published...

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8th July 2019

Weekly Brief: More Mega Partnerships Pump Up Auto Tech

The longer the road one has to travel, the nicer it is to have some company. This is true for human beings and for businesses as well, especially those...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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7th June 2019

Mercedes Details 2L Four Cylinder AMG Turbo

Mercedes-Benz has developed a new 2.0 liter engine, named M 139,  which it says is the most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine in series production. Torque has increased over the...

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8th March 2019

Motorsport’s Role in Extending EV Adoption

One of the ways manufacturers are developing their EV and hybrid tech is by taking it racing. Formula 1 and the World Endurance Championship have both been using hybrid...

By Philip Oakley

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