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Uber desires to be the ‘Amazon of transportation.’ BMW and Daimler would possibly do it first.

Two major car makers just out “Ubered” Uber.  Last year, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said he wanted the app to do it all: individual rides, carpools, food deliveries, electric bicycles, e-scooters, self-driving vehicles, and even flying taxis. He wanted Uber to become “the Amazon of transportation.” But on Friday, German companies Daimler (of Mercedes-Benz) and...CONTINUE READING

Daimler’s semi-autonomous truck places self-driving options at the highway

Daimler trucks are going autonomous — eventually. For now, Level 2 (L2) partial automation will have to suffice. The vehicle company behind Mercedes-Benz cars announced Monday at CES 2019 that its new Freightliner Cascadia big-rig will include higher levels of robotic driving. The semi-autonomous trucks will start production in July in North America. It’s not...CONTINUE READING

It’s not just Waymo: Mercedes says it’s launching a self-driving car service

Self-driving car companies have been testing their vehicles for years, but now regular riders are starting to catch rides in the robot cars.  Instead of merely watching a vehicle loaded with cameras, sensors, and other equipment drive by, some lucky folks (and not just company employees) are now able to experience the autonomy in person....CONTINUE READING

Mercedes-Benz shows off its new electric vans

Daimler is expanding its electrification plans to include Mercedes-Benz’s successful line of commercial vans. The German auto conglomerate announced that it will add electric systems to all of its commercial van offerings over the next few years, starting with the brand new eVito model in 2018. Two more e-variants, the eSprinter and Citan, will follow...CONTINUE READING

This self-driving valet service is one of the smartest ways to use driverless cars

Mercedez-Benz and Bosch want to take the hassle of finding a parking spot out of your life forever.  The two companies are teaming up to create the world’s first self-driving valet service at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. The service will eventually allow Mercedes-Benz drivers to hand the wheel over to their cars, which...CONTINUE READING

Daimler rolls out plans for new heavy duty, all-electric trucks ahead of Tesla

Auto giant Daimler has made some big moves recently to expand its electric vehicle programs, even tussling on social media with Elon Musk over its commitment to the new tech. Now one of the conglomerate’s companies has unveiled plans for brand new heavy-duty all-electric vehicles, just weeks ahead of Tesla’s semi truck reveal event. Daimler...CONTINUE READING

Mercedes-Benz is coming after Uber with autonomous robo-taxis

Look out, Uber: Mercedez-Benz is working with a new partner to fill future city streets with autonomous robo-taxis. Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, has teamed up with major automotive supplier Bosch for the latest big-name partnership in the self-driving car game. The two companies will work together in a “development alliance” with the goal...CONTINUE READING
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Mercedes-Benz pours $1 billion into electric car production in the U.S.

Daimler, the parent company of luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz, announced plans to invest $1 billion to ramp up electric vehicle production in the U.S.  The huge sum will be used to upgrade a plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where Mercedes already makes SUVs. The company also plans to build a new, separate battery plant near the current...CONTINUE READING
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