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Mercedes’ owner is renaming as Daimler Trucks goes solo to chase autonomy and EVs

Mercedes’ owner is renaming as Daimler Trucks goes solo to chase autonomy and EVs

Daimler plans to spin out its truck business, separating its luxury cars and haulage divisions into two distinct companies, each chasing electrification and zero-emissions. The change - which still needs to be finalized by the German automaker's boards, among other hurdles - will eventually see the creation of Daimler Truck and a new name for the existing company, which will switch from Daimler to Mercedes-Benz.

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Daimler Trucks’ self-driving haulage finds a key part of its autonomous vision

Daimler Trucks’ self-driving haulage finds a key part of its autonomous vision

Daimler Trucks just gone done inking a collaboration with Waymo, and now it's picking out cutting edge sensors for its self-driving haulage as the pieces slot into place for autonomy. The German automaker announced earlier this week that it would be working with Google spin-off Waymo on an autonomous truck to be sold commercially in the US in the coming years, and now it has invested in a new LIDAR startup that already caught the eye of others in the driverless space.

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Waymo and Daimler team up to sell autonomous trucks in the US

Waymo and Daimler team up to sell autonomous trucks in the US

Waymo and Daimler Trucks are teaming up on autonomous haulage, aiming to build and sell a production self-driving truck in the US. The collaboration will see Waymo contribute the driverless tech that is powering its Waymo One autonomous ride-hailing program, which recently came out of closed beta in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Mercedes reveals electric and fuel-cell trucks for its green haulage roadmap

Mercedes reveals electric and fuel-cell trucks for its green haulage roadmap

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a trio of zero-emissions trucks it aims to put into production as soon as 2021, as it reinvents its Daimler haulage to become CO2-neutral. The new models tap hydrogen fuel-cells and battery-electric drivetrains for either urban or long-haul use, with the potential for more than 600 miles of range.

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Daimler’s diesel emissions scandal will cost it $2.2 billion in the US

Daimler’s diesel emissions scandal will cost it $2.2 billion in the US

Daimler has agreed to pay $2.2 billion to settle its diesel emissions scandal in the United States. The automaker has reached an agreement in principle with US authorities, including the Justice Department and EPA. That agreement will cost the company $1.5 billion, or about €1.27 billion.

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Daimler and Volvo team on hydrogen trucks – and the stakes are high

Daimler and Volvo team on hydrogen trucks – and the stakes are high

Volvo and Mercedes-parent Daimler have inked a deal on a new hydrogen truck joint venture, building fuel-cell powered haulage and buses for greener transportation. The 50-50 project will see Volvo Group spend around $650 million to jump in, while Daimler contributes its existing work on fuel-cells.

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Mercedes launches autonomous cars in first US ride-hailing pilot

Mercedes launches autonomous cars in first US ride-hailing pilot

Mercedes is bringing its autonomous cars to US roads, kicking off a pilot automated ride-hailing project that will see self-driving luxury sedans prowling select streets in Silicon Valley. The Urban Automated Driving project is deploying specially customized Mercedes-Benz S-Class cars, outfitted with special tech from Bosch, that can be summoned via an app and will then drive themselves to the destination.

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EU says BMW, Daimler and VW colluded – threatens billions in fines [Update]

EU says BMW, Daimler and VW colluded – threatens billions in fines [Update]

BMW, Daimler, and VW have been accused of colluding on emissions cheating by the European Union antitrust regulators, the first step in process that could lead to huge fines for the automakers. According to the European Commission, the three car companies worked together to restrict competition around greener internal combustion engines.

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Mercedes reveals the 5G robot-filled factory for its most high-tech cars

Mercedes reveals the 5G robot-filled factory for its most high-tech cars

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the high-tech production line on which key models like the first EQ electric car, the new S-Class, and its autonomous cars will be built, and it could be more advanced than the vehicles themselves. Dubbed Factory 56, the new plant in Sindelfingen, Germany is about as far away from the traditional vision of manufacturing - or building cars in a tent - as you can imagine.

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Daimler and Bosch autonomous car ride-hailing starts 2019

Daimler and Bosch autonomous car ride-hailing starts 2019

Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler and automotive supplier heavyweight Bosch will start an autonomous ride-hailing service in California next year, offering self-driving taxis. The project will take place in San Jose, the third largest city in California, while the vehicles will be Level 4/5 autonomous, with the ability to drive themselves completely without human interaction.

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Bosch and Daimler to use NVIDIA Drive Pegasus AI for autonomous autos

Bosch and Daimler to use NVIDIA Drive Pegasus AI for autonomous autos

Bosch and Daimler have been working together to roll out future autonomous cars and have announced that they will source a new AI platform in that effort. Both companies will source the Drive Pegasus platform AI processors and software from NVIDIA. The tech will be used to help autonomous and automated vehicle navigate the complex environment of congested city streets.

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EV charging is about to get a whole lot less frustrating

EV charging is about to get a whole lot less frustrating

Charging up an electric car looks set to get a whole lot easier, with a new Plug&Charge system promising to do away with membership cards, apps, or swiping a credit card. The system turns the electric charging socket on the EV itself into an authentication system, enabling it to communicate with the charger it's plugged into.

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