Daimler asks EU antitrust regulators to investigate Nokia patents

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Daimler has complained to EU antitrust regulators about Nokia patents important to car communications, a move underlining the tensions between tech firms and the auto industry on the use of major technologies. Tech companies and mobile telecoms providers are playing a significant role in the auto industry, with their technologies utilized in navigation systems, vehicle-to-vehicle […]

Daimler cuts dividend as lower sales, R&D costs hit Mercedes

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Daimler slashed its dividend on Wednesday after fourth-quarter operating profit plunged by 22 percent, due to trade wars, increasing costs for developing electric cars and an industry downturn that has dented even the most profitable automakers. Daimler stated the return on sales at Mercedes-Benz cars dropped to 7.3 percent in the fourth quarter from 9.5 […]

Daimler, Bosch to bring self-driving taxis in California test program

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German automaker Daimler AG and auto supplier Bosch Corp are going to deploy self-driving taxis in California’s Silicon Valley region in 2019 as part of a test program of vehicles designated for city driving, the two companies stated on Tuesday. The world’s largest maker of premium cars and biggest automotive provider gave some information about […]

Ford and Daimler are winding down fuel cell joint venture

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Ford Motor and Daimler AG are winding down a joint venture established to develop automotive fuel cell technology, Ford stated on Wednesday, as both automakers prepare to take their concerning fuel cell technology development in-house. The Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Corp venture, formed in Burnaby, British Columbia, will shut down this summer, Ford stated in […]

Daimler and Transport Ministry agrees to clear up complex emissions issues

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German automaker Daimler and the German transport ministry have agreed to clear up very complex technical issues connected with diesel emissions, a spokesman for the ministry stated on Friday. He informed that concrete steps were agreed after a meeting on Monday where German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer questioned Daimler boss Dieter Zetsche concerning how many […]

Mercedes owners in France take legal action against Daimler

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Three French Mercedes automobile owners filed legal complaints concerning the parent Daimler on Friday, accusing consumer fraud with regards to diesel engine emissions, following the opening of an official investigation by prosecutors in Germany. The three, who own an A-Class, an E-Class and an S-Class, sent their complaint to the Paris prosecutor, their lawyer Frederik-Karel […]

Daimler to recall one million Mercedes worldwide, following 51 reported fires

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Daimler stated it will recall one million newer-model Mercedes-Benz automobiles globally because of the risk of fire, after 51 fires were reported. The German automaker said no injuries or deaths were reported associating with the cars that it will start recalling in the United States market in July when parts are available. A repair has […]