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2008-06-19
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Set for North American launch in 2008, Daimler’s new 14.8-L DD15 diesel introduces a turbo compound system that delivers up to 50 hp (37 kW) to the engine’s flywheel with no fuel penalty, and a hydraulically amplified common-rail fuel system that can deliver up to five injection events per combustion cycle. The four-engine family will share parts and some modules, with alternate versions to satisfy local regulations in Europe and Japan.
2008-03-31
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After establishing the luxury passenger car market in India a decade ago, Daimler is constructing a new Mercedes-Benz assembly plant about 15 km (9 mi) from its current one in Pune/Chikhali. The new Pune/Chakan facility, like the existing one, will produce the S-Class, E-Class, C-Class, and commercial trucks for the Indian market.
2008-06-19
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Daimler AG has agreed to acquire EQT’s 22.3% equity interest in off-highway engine producer Tognum AG. At €20 per share, the purchase price would be approximately €585 million, making Daimler the largest shareholder in Tognum.
2011-11-21
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The constantly growing demand for bandwidth in vehicle infotainment has reached a new threshold. Audi and Daimler will use MOST150 in 2012 and 2013 models while BMW will use Ethernet and IP via UTP cable in a first application in 2013.
2012-01-26
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The Daimler concept is a fuel-cell/lithium-sulfur-battery hybrid with integrated hydrogen storage.
2012-02-01
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An auto consortium will tests wireless V2X safety network with 120 cars in the Frankfurt region.
2012-08-23
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Can Mercedes keep up with the R&D power of Volkswagen, Toyota, and General Motors? Daimler and Mercedes boss Dr. Dieter Zetsche explained to AEI how it can--and will.
2012-08-01
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Its new small car has the accent on "refined sportiness" and a strong bias toward styling and performance.
2012-07-26
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The new trend toward 48 V (as a multiple of 12 V), focused on the powertrain rather than the entire vehicle electrical system, could offer considerable, cost-effective benefits for future products.
2012-09-28
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Daimler and Renault-Nissan announced Sept. 28 one new engine and one new transmission project added to previously agreed projects, as part of a partnership the two OEMs formed in 2010. The new engine project is a jointly developed four-cylinder gasoline engine family co-led by Renault and Daimler.
2009-12-03
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The auto industry’s weight-saving campaign is set to move into a new phase at Bayer MaterialScience. Already one of the world’s leading producers of carbon nanotubes, Bayer is confident that it is ideally positioned to help the auto industry meet ever more stringent environmental and energy legislation.
2009-11-25
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FIRE engines and Multiair valvetrains from Italy are keys to boosting Chrysler’s fleet fuel efficiency by 2014, says new Powertrain boss Paolo Ferrero.
2016-07-10
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Chinese planners are focusing on NEVs to become a mainstay of its future automotive production and consumption. Although there’s overcapacity throughout China’s automotive supply chain as the economy slows down, a number of new companies are expected to enter the NEV market.
2011-09-27
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The new-generation model, which uses a fresh front-wheel drive platform, is now far more deserving of its categorization as a compact sports tourer.
2011-07-18
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Production of electric motors from a joint venture between Daimler and Bosch is slated to begin in early 2012, with first application of the units in the new-generation Smart for two in the same year.
2010-11-07
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Continental’s pedestrian protection system fundamentally enhances the protection of pedestrians on the roads.
2009-03-02
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Daimler Trucks North America LLC has opened a $300 million plant in Mexico to produce the Freightliner brand's new flagship heavy-duty truck, the Cascadia. Annual capacity at the Saltillo, Coahuila, plant in northern Mexico is 30,000 units.
2009-04-29
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Tightening global emissions limits and cost control have been key factors in driving up the share of automated transmissions fitted to commercial vehicles. Transmission manufacturers now offer a broader range of automated products than before.
2010-06-25
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Daimler AG and BYD Co. recently signed a contract to create a 50-50 research and technology joint venture called Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co. Ltd. in China with the goal of developing an electric vehicle for China.
2010-06-11
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GM has created new venture-capital and global alliances groups to accelerate the acquisition and development of new technologies.
2008-12-17
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Daimler AG has acquired a 49.9% stake in Evonik Industries AG's Li-Tec subsidiary to advance Evonik's lithium-ion battery technology. The German companies are seeking a third partner with expertise in electical and electronic systems integration.
2016-02-29
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Ford begins its switch in April. GM expects most models to have R-1234yf by late 2016. And Mercedes is fitting an onboard fire-suppression system to allay engineers' fears of potential fire danger.
2016-04-24
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Consortium of OEMs and suppliers worked on all fronts, while the SAE Interior Climate Control Committee reopened a suite of draft standards to prepare for possible importation of cars with R-744: CO2 as a refrigerant.
2016-08-09
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Daimler Trucks will display its Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck concept, claimed to be the first-ever battery-electric 26-tonne gross weight commercial truck, at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany.
2016-08-19
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Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz show slinky new concept cars that suggest autonomous driving shouldn't be inevitable.
2015-01-06
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Designed around the future luxuries of space, time, and privacy, the Mercedes-Benz F 015 “Luxury in Motion” concept car had its world premiere Monday night at the 2015 International CES.
2015-03-11
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Collaborative projects between OEMs can be surprising, as evidenced by the Daimler and Renault-Nissan link and its latest A-segment products — said to be the first of more joint developments.
2015-08-13
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Why did BMW, Audi, and Daimler recently get together to buy Nokia's digital map unit for $3.1 billion? In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the map technology recently purchased by the three German automakers. 
2015-06-30
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Lighter, more aerodynamic, and with Off-Road Engineering package, the Mercedes-Benz GLC replaces the GLK.
2013-07-10
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Engineers and other specialists at Ford of Europe’s Aachen, Germany, Advanced Technology Center are concentrating on what materials and powertrains will be needed—and which will be feasible—for the vehicles of the 2020s and 2030s.
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