Tag: Daimler

Design & Planning, Process

Aston Martin Boss Explains How His Engineering Background Helps Now

July 12, 2021

Via: Design News

In recent years, Aston Martin has migrated toward a new generation of powertrains bought from Daimler’s AMG high-performance vehicles subsidiary as it sought to move away from the Ford-based engines that were a legacy of its ownership by that company. […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Jaguar Land Rover, Daimler production scaled back due to global chip shortage

April 22, 2021


LONDON – The global chip shortage is continuing to wreak havoc at some of the world’s biggest carmakers. Britain’s Jaguar Land Rover announced Thursday that it has been forced to stop car production for a “limited period” at its Castle […]

Design & Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Daimler Restructuring ‘Dream Come True,’ Martin Daum Says

February 8, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The head of Daimler’s global truck operation believes the upcoming restructuring into a separate company positions it to accelerate growth in terms of both innovation and financial opportunity. “I was pushing for this for years and finally it came. It’s […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Volvo and Daimler form fuel cell jv

November 2, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

The ambition of both partners is to make the new company a leading global manufacturer of fuel cells, and thus help the world take a major step towards climate-neutral and sustainable transportation by 2050. The Volvo Group will acquire 50% […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Daimler invests in lidar startup Luminar to bolster self-driving truck effort

October 30, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Daimler’s truck unit is investing in a laser-sensor startup to bolster its development of self-driving trucks in the U.S. less than a week after striking a deal to use driverless technology from Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo. Daimler Truck said Friday it […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Daimler expects to make profit this year despite Q2 loss

July 23, 2020

Via: Automotive News

FRANKFURT — Daimler expects to generate an operating profit this year after second-quarter results signaled the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars weathered the unprecedented industry slump better than expected. The company reported a quarterly operating loss of 1.68 billion euros ($1.91 […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

German industry calls for cash-for-clunkers program to boost car sales

April 20, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Germany’s auto industry and senior politicians are stepping up calls for another scrappage program — known in the U.S. as cash for clunkers — to revive demand after the coronavirus crisis as Volkswagen and Daimler gradually restart output in European […]

Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Carmakers Worry About Sales Collapse Due to Coronavirus

March 10, 2020

Via: The New York Times

FRANKFURT — European auto manufacturers have so far defied expectations that supply chain chaos would bring their assembly lines to a standstill. Even after northern Italy, an important node in the global parts network, went into lockdown on Sunday, carmakers […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Carmakers to resume China output after Coronavirus forced closures

February 10, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

Below are details on carmakers’ plans (in alphabetical order) as compiled by Reuters: BMW’s China venture with Brilliance said on February 5 the Chinese firm planned to restart production on February 17. Daimler said on February 3 it plans to […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Mercedes EV output target slashed by battery shortage: Manager Magazin

January 23, 2020

Via: Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Daimler has been forced to reduce its 2020 production targets for the Mercedes-Benz EQC electric car to 30,000 from about 60,000 due to a supply shortage of battery cells from LG Chem, Manager Magazin reported on Thursday. […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

Daimler fined $960 million in Germany over diesel violations

September 24, 2019

Via: Automotive News

German prosecutors fined Daimler 870 million euros ($960 million) for “negligent violation” in a probe into selling rigged diesel cars. Prosecutors found the automaker sold about 684,000 vehicles that did not completely comply with regulations on emissions of nitrogen oxides, […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, R & D

BMW, Daimler seek to save $8B each from shared platforms, reports say

March 15, 2019

Via: Automotive News

FRANKFURT — BMW and Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler are in talks to cooperate in developing vehicle platforms for electric cars in a move that could save each automaker at least 7 billion euros ($7.91 billion), Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Auto Bild reported. […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Daimler, BMW autonomous alliance seeks to define self-driving rules

March 6, 2019

Via: Reuters

“It is a chicken and egg situation. Somebody has to standardize the technology and regulation will follow,” Klaus Froehlich, BMW’s board member responsible for development, said. Spiraling development costs for self-driving cars have forced BMW and Daimler to team up […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla looks to develop an electric Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, reigniting an old partnership

February 7, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

A recent tweet has reignited talks between Daimler and electric vehicle leader Tesla. Following founder Elon Musk’s recent comments regarding the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van, claiming it to be “a great van,” both parties are looking at releasing an electric version […]


VW, Daimler agree to pay for diesel retrofits in Germany

November 9, 2018

Via: Automotive News

COLOGNE/BERLIN — Volkswagen and Daimler have agreed to spend up to 3,000 euros ($3,430) per vehicle to help reduce diesel emissions as the government and industry respond to driving bans in major cities, Germany’s Transport Minister said. While Andreas Scheuer […]

Design & Planning, Process

Daimler set to commence work on $1bn upgrade on US plant

October 9, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The company anticipates it will electrify its whole passenger vehicle line-up and provide over 50 battery-electrics, plug-in hybrids and 48-volt mild hybrids in a variety of different sizes and segments by 2022. Daimler board member, Markus Schaefer, said: “We aim […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

On the Road to a Manufacturing Transformation: Daimler Trucks Goes Digital

March 25, 2016

Via: Cisco Blog

Manufacturing is alive and well in the United States, even in the most unlikely places – such as the beautiful Pacific North West. The manufacturing renaissance in North America and the resurgence of the freight and transportation industries has powered […]