Innovation made in Silicon Valley: Mercedes-Benz presents new features of its Digital DriveStyle App at Google I/ODienstag, 14.Mai 2013
Google I/O is an annual developer conference featuring highly technical, in-depth sessions, and showcasing the latest from Google’s product teams and partners. This year’s conference, which has taken place annually since 2008, will showcase Mercedes-Benz and its latest integration of Google services in the car.
In one of its SL models, Mercedes-Benz will be demonstrating the [...]
Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) formally opened its new site in Bangalore last week.
With 1,200 employees, MBRDI is the largest Daimler research and development centre outside Germany, and it also is the largest and ultramodern centre run by any German car manufacturer in India.
The company’s Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development unit is strengthening [...]
Cooperation between Daimler an the Renault-Nissan Alliance forms agreement with Ford to accelerate commercialization of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle TechnologyMontag, 28.Januar 2013
Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., have signed a unique three-way agreement to accelerate the commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology.
The goal of the collaboration is to jointly develop a common fuel cell electric vehicle system while reducing investment costs associated with the engineering of the technology. Each [...]
Mercedes-Benz: Real Life Safety – First assistance system in the fight against vehicles driving on the wrong side of the roadMontag, 21.Januar 2013
In recent months there have been a shocking number of fatal accidents caused by so-called wrong-way drivers. Mercedes‑Benz has now developed an assistance system which aims to eliminate this threat and can even prevent drivers from driving unintentionally in the opposite direction to the flow of traffic.
The new traffic sign assistance system designed by [...]
On 26 November in Munich, Dr Uwe Franke, Dr Stefan Gehrig and Dr Clemens Rabe will be honored with the Karl Heinz Beckurts prize for the innovative ’6D Vision’ safety system. The award acknowledges the outstanding achievements of Daimler’s research team in the field of stereo image processing and image recognition.
This new vehicle technology [...]
Social networks have become a well-established way of exchanging information quickly and easily. Now, one of the largest ever field trials of car-to-X communication (C2X) is set to show how this concept can be adapted in order to increase the road safety and efficiency of motor cars.
The trial consists of 120 vehicles that will [...]
To create fascination and brand identity: that’s the objective of the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy, oriented towards long-term effect rather than short-lived trends, it taps into a “gene pool” of brand-typical style elements in the sense of a living tradition. At the end of this process is the car as an individual space for living.
For Mercedes-Benz, [...]
The path leading from the first drawing to the model approval takes around three years. In this time a Mercedes goes through an endless series of work steps in the course of which the designers, so to say, grope their way little by little to the final vehicle. From previously competing drafts, the team produces [...]
Mark Fetherston (35) earned his graduate degree in Transport Design at Coventry University in 1999. Since then he has worked at Mercedes-Benz, most recently on the design of the SLS AMG super sports car.
Mr Fetherston, did you have to overcome particularly great resistance in the company in order to implement series production of the expressive, [...]
The starting point for the interior design of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class was the interior sculpture “Mercedes-Benz Aesthetics No. 2″ presented at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2011 and which directed attention to the new Mercedes-Benz design language in the vehicle interior, too. The first concrete implementation of this was shown in April 2011 with [...]
Combined Charging: The universal charging system for electric vehicles jointly demonstrated by German vehicles manufactures for the first timeDienstag, 11.Oktober 2011
The German vehicle manufactures Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche, and Volkswagen are going to present the Combined Charging System at the 15th International VDI-Congress and Exhibition “Electronic Systems for Motor Vehicles” from 2011-10-12/13 for the first time.
The Combined Charging System has been developed in close cooperation with the American vehicle manufacturers Ford and General Motors [...]
Friction losses minimised by NANOSLIDE technology: Mercedes-Benz innovation: NANOSLIDE for lower consumptionSamstag, 3.September 2011
After five years and use exclusively in AMG engines, twin‑wire arc spraying technology will now also be used in the series production of Mercedes-Benz diesel engines.
Mercedes-Benz was the developer of what is now known as NANOSLIDE technology, in which twin-wire arc spraying is used to melt iron/carbon wires and spray them onto the cylinder [...]
Mobile use of Facebook, Google Streetview and Google Panoramio – New Mercedes-Benz apps as of autumn of 2011Montag, 25.Juli 2011
Only a few months after the launch of the new multimedia generation, Mercedes-Benz is extending the range of integrated apps: new apps for the Facebook online network, for Google Streetview and Google Panoramio will be available for COMAND Online from this autumn.
Streetview enables locations all over the world to be seen in 360-degree perspective [...]
Mercedes-Benz presented the first fully integrated telematics system in the automotive industry in 1993, when the Communication and Navigation System (CNS) was premiered in the S-Class. A further ground-breaking innovation followed in 1996 in the guise of the LINGUATRONIC voice control system, which defines the standard to this day. The first 16:9 colour screen was [...]
With the growing importance of the Chinese auto market as it increasingly influences changing needs and trends, today in Beijing saw the grand opening of Daimler’s fifth Mercedes-Benz advanced design studio worldwide.
Covering almost 1,000 square meters, this latest studio will contribute to the future design of Mercedes-Benz automobiles, the four other studios being located [...]
Mercedes-Benz has inaugurated two new climatic wind tunnels at its Sindelfingen site, designed to bring extreme weather conditions indoors. Temperatures ranging from minus 40 to plus 60 degrees Celsius, hurricanes with wind speeds of up to 265 km/h, tropical rainfall and heavy snowstorms are all part of the standard repertoire available here to the test [...]« Previous