Mercedes-Benz’s van of the future is self-driving, modular, and crazy-looking

11 Sep
Mercedes-Benz Vision UrbaneticIf Mercedes-Benz is to be believed, the urban van of the future will be modular, self-driving, and if we’re honest, pretty ugly. The German giant unveiled its new Vision Urbanetic concept on Monday from the van division, and it merges autonomy with the ability to haul plenty of people or stuff depending on the transportation needs of any...

Trump trade tirade threatens BMW, Mercedes-Benz business on a global scale

16 Jul
BMW X7 pre-production at plant in Spartanburg, South CarolinaIn the growing trade standoff between the U.S., China, and Europe, spearheaded by President Trump, a number of automakers that manufacture thousands of vehicles in the U.S. are facing threats to their business on a global scale. German manufacturers BMW and Mercedes-Benz may face the greatest challenge going forward. MORE: Hyundai union says...

Daimler, Bosch take self-driving taxi project to Silicon Valley competitors

11 Jul
Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto showDaimler, the parent company of the Mercedes-Benz and smart brands, and major parts supplier Bosch announced Tuesday that will deploy a self-driving taxi test program in Silicon Valley next year, taking the fight right to the heart of the ride sharing world. MORE: Volkswagen, suppliers team up to standardize self-driving car tech According to...