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Volvo AG and Daimler Trucks team up in hydrogen fuel cell joint venture

Competitors Volvo AB and Daimler Trucks are teaming up to produce hydrogen fuel cells for long-haul trucks, which the companies say will lower development costs and boost production volumes. The joint venture, which is called cellcentric, aims to bring large-scale “gigafactory” production levels of hydrogen fuel cells to Europe by 2025. While the two companies are teaming up to produce the fuel cells via the cellcentric venture, all other aspects of truck production will remain separate. The loc...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, Tech, Tesla, European Union, Automotive, Volvo, Daimler, Bosch, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, Daimler Trucks, Volvo AB, Lars Stenqvist, Volvo AG, Volvo CTO


Volvo AB and Daimler Trucks team up in hydrogen fuel cell joint venture

Competitors Volvo AB and Daimler Trucks are teaming up to produce hydrogen fuel cells for long-haul trucks, which the companies say will lower development costs and boost production volumes. The joint venture, which is called cellcentric, aims to bring large-scale “gigafactory” production levels of hydrogen fuel cells to Europe by 2025. While the two companies are teaming up to produce the fuel cells via the cellcentric venture, all other aspects of truck production will remain separate. The loc...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, Tech, Tesla, European Union, Automotive, Volvo, GreenTech, Daimler, Bosch, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, Daimler Trucks, Volvo AB, Lars Stenqvist, Volvo CTO


Daimler Truck Unit to Focus on CO2-Neutral Technology

BERLIN (Reuters) - German luxury carmaker Daimler said on Wednesday that its plan to spin off Daimler Trucks will allow the world's largest truck...
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Daimler Is Just Going to Be Mercedes-Benz, Says CEO

Daimler had decided some serious changes need to be made before the end of 2021, including a name swap and separate listing for its commercial truck division. While the reason given was to better facilitate the company’s transition toward a “zero- emissions and software-driven future,” investors have been critical of Daimler’s share price after it […] The post Daimler Is Just Going to Be Mercedes-Benz, Says CEO appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: MB, Industry, Auto Industry, Autos, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, Daimler, Industry News, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, News Blog, Restructuring, Spin-offs, Truck & Bus


The Station: Waymo makes its safety case, AV partnerships abound and the rising cost of FSD

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. It was a busy week in the world of transportation, particularly around automated vehicle technology. Let’s get to it. Email me at [email protected] to share thoughts, criticisms, opinions o...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Twitter, Europe, New York, London, New York City, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Thailand, Automotive, Brooklyn, Electric Vehicles, Netherlands


The Station: Waymo makes it safety case, AV partnerships abound and the rising cost of FSD

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. It was a busy week in the world of transportation, particularly around automated vehicle technology. Let’s get to it. Email me anytime at [email protected] to share thoughts, criticisms, of...
Tags: TC, Uber, Twitter, Europe, New York, London, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Thailand, Automotive, Brooklyn, Electric Vehicles, Netherlands, Arizona, Gm


Daimler invests in lidar company Luminar in push to bring autonomous trucks to highways

Daimler’s trucks division has invested in lidar developer Luminar as part of a broader partnership to produce autonomous trucks capable of navigating highways without a human driver behind the wheel. The deal, which comes just days after Daimler and Waymo announced plans to work together to build an autonomous version of the Freightliner Cascadia truck, is the latest action by the German manufacturer to move away from robotaxis and shared mobility and instead focus on how automated vehicle...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Volvo, Lidar, Daimler, SPAC, Daimler Trucks, Russell, Gores, Freightliner Cascadia, TORC, LUMINAR, Austin Russell, Autonomous Trucks


Daimler Trucks partners with Waymo to build self-driving semi trucks

Two automotive giants are teaming up to bring self-driving semi-trucks to market. Under this deal, Waymo and Daimler Trucks are partnering to build an autonomous version of the Freightliner Cascadia truck. This is Waymo’s first deal in the freight business. The truck would be equipped with level 4 autonomous technology, meaning it could drive itself without a human but only in pre-defined areas. It is expected to be available in the US “in the coming years.” “We have the highest regard for Da...
Tags: Startups, TC, US, United States, Daimler, Daimler Trucks, TORC, Waymo, John Krafcik Waymo, Daimler Trucks the world, Waymo Driver, Martin Duaum, Daimler Truck AG, Boris Sofman Waymo, Torc Robotics Waymo


Mercedes just unveiled 2 new electric semi-trucks as it looks to compete with Nikola and Tesla

Daimler Daimler unveiled two new Mercedes electric semi trucks this week, with up to a 1,000-kilometer range.  Like many others in the crowded space, the automaker is betting on a shared platform for its electric trucks. With Tesla's semi-truck delayed and Nikola's involved in a high-profile legal spat, Daimler's manufacturing prowess could be a big advantage.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Mercedes-Benz's parent company, Daimler, announced this week plans to enter ...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, US, Trends, Tesla, Ubs, Nikola Tesla, Hydrogen, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, Daum, Daimler, Daimler Trucks, Nikola, Tech Insider, Martin Daum


The Station: Yandex spins out self-driving biz, Ike takes the SaaS road and a solid-state battery startup strikes SPAC

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. As summer comes to an end, deals have lagged a skosh ahead of what promises to be a busy fall. And while the news cycle continues, there has been a slight dip in intensity. Sounds like a good tim...
Tags: Apple, Google, MetroMile, Transportation, Uber, Singapore, Tech, Tesla, Service, Automotive, United States, Ford, Shanghai, Sun, Gm, Moscow


Amazon's $1.2 billion deal to buy Zoox shows just how hard building a self-driving car still is —and why even more startups could become buyout targets (AMZN, UBER, WMT)

Amazon's deal to buy self-driving car startup Zoox could foreshadow more deals to come. Autonomous vehicle technology is proving to be much harder to develop than early enthusiasts predicted. It could take a decade or more and tens of billions of dollars for the industry to develop commercially viable robo-taxi services that are built around fully autonomous vehicles, industry experts told Business Insider. The time and investment is likely beyond what most venture firms were prepared for, and...
Tags: Amazon, Ebay, Softbank, Trends, Intel, UPS, Silicon Valley, Toyota, Honda, Trucks, Shopify, Garcia, Aurora, Wal Mart, Daimler Trucks, Otto


Big Rigs Begin To Trade Diesel For Electric Motors

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Two years ago, the eCascadia [the electric version of the Freightliner Cascadia] was nothing more than a PowerPoint presentation -- a virtual rendering to expedite a diesel stalwart into a zero-emissions future for goods movement. Now it's one of several competing models, from start-ups as well as established truck makers, that are gearing up for production next year with real-world testing. Orders have poured in, from companies eager ...
Tags: Washington, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, New York Times, North America, Daimler, Southern California, Daimler Trucks, Kenworth, Freightliner Cascadia, Volvo Trucks North America, Penske Truck Leasing, Trade Diesel For Electric Motors, Long Beach The, Environmental Protection Agency Electrics


Virginia Has Big Plans For Electric School Buses In 2020

Dominion Energy, the utility that supplies the Commonwealth of Virginia with most of its electricity, is about to begin an ambitious plan to roll out electric school buses in the state that will store electricity when not ferrying kids to school. "Earlier this week, it was announced that phase one, which begins in 2020, will start with 50 electric school buses built by Thomas Built Buses in partnership with Proterra and Daimler Trucks," reports Ars Technica. From the report: The buses will be Sa...
Tags: Virginia, Tech, Daimler Trucks, Dominion Energy, Proterra, Thomas Built Buses, Electric School


Daimler to seek 6 billion euros in cost savings at Mercedes: Manager Magazin

Daimler is seeking 6 billion euros ($6.75 billion) in cost savings and efficiency gains by 2021 at Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and a further 2 billion euros at Daimler Trucks division, Manager Magazin said on Thursday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Daimler, Mercedes Benz, Daimler Trucks, Magazin


Daily Crunch: Lyft debuts on Nasdaq

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Lyft prices IPO at top of range Lyft raised more than $2 billion Thursday afternoon after pricing its shares at $72 apiece, the top of the expected range of $70 to $72 per share. This gives Lyft a fully diluted market value of $24 billion. The company is debuting on the Nasdaq stock exchange today, tra...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Lyft, Tech, Pornhub, Quinn, Huawei, Nasdaq, Daimler Trucks, TORC, TORC Robotics, Sinemia, Daily Crunch, Caroline Spiegel


Daimler buys Torc Robotics stake for self-driving trucks

Daimler Trucks has agreed to buy a majority stake in self-driving truck software maker Torc Robotics as part of a broader push to develop autonomous vehicles.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Daimler, Daimler Trucks, TORC Robotics


Daimler Trucks buys a majority stake in self-driving tech company Torc Robotics

Daimler Trucks just announced that it’s acquiring a majority stake Torc Robotics, a deal that will see the two companies collaborating on the development of Level 4 self-driving trucks. Daimler Trucks is the world’s largest truck manufacturer and a division of the larger Daimler Group. Torc, meanwhile, was founded in 2005. For most of its history, it specialized in self-driving software and sensors for commercial, industrial and military use, before recently shifting its attention to consumer ve...
Tags: Startups, Automotive, Self-driving Trucks, Daimler, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Michael Fleming, Blacksburg Virginia, Transdev, TORC, TORC Robotics, Martin Daum, Daimler Group Torc


Daimler buys Torc Robotics stake in self-driving trucks push

Daimler Trucks has agreed to buy a majority stake in autonomous truck software maker Torc Robotics as part of a broader push to develop self-driving vehicles.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Daimler, Daimler Trucks, TORC Robotics


Driving Daimler’s 40-ton eCascadia big rig isn’t just fun, it’s electrifying

Daimler Trucks brought its all-electric eCascadia semi-truck to the 2019 CES, and invited us to take the wheel. What does it feel like to drive one? Simply electrifying, of course. The post Driving Daimler’s 40-ton eCascadia big rig isn’t just fun, it’s electrifying appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Cars, Trends, Trucks, Daimler, Daimler Trucks


The head of Daimler Trucks, one of the biggest truck makers in the world, reveals what he really thinks about Tesla's semi (TSLA)

Daimler Trucks CEO Martin Daum told Business Insider that he thinks Tesla's electric truck is 'fun,' but that he takes competition from them seriously. Daum also said that cracking the market for Tesla will be tough, specifically because to compete in the trucking space, you need to be able to achieve global scale. Daimler Trucks, which sold more than 500,000 trucks in 2018, is a global leader in trucks, and Daum said the company intends to defend that position.  LAS VEGAS — The man who runs ...
Tags: London, Trends, Tesla, Canada, United States, Las Vegas, Daum, Business Insider, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen Group, United States Mexico, Daimler Trucks, PACCAR, Martin Daum, Volvo Navistar


Proterra raises $155 mln from Daimler, Tao Capital Partners, G2VP, others

Proterra said it raised $155 million in a deal co-led by Daimler and Tao Capital Partners and joined by G2VP and other technology investors. Proterra and Daimler also agreed to explore the electrification of select Daimler heavy-duty vehicles. A press release follows:   PROTERRA CLOSES $155 MILLION INVESTMENT FROM DAIMLER, TAO CAPITAL PARTNERS, G2VP AND OTHERS Investment supports strategic partnerships for electric vehicle development Burlingame, Calif. – September 19, 2018 – Today Proterra, a l...
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Volvo Introduces First Fully Electric Truck, Joins Fuso in Mainstream BEV Push

While North America awaits Tesla Motors’ electrified big rig, the rest of the globe’s manufacturers are working on battery driven commercial vehicles of their own. These vehicles may not be able to match the Tesla’s size or ability to do burnouts, but their existence shows companies are taking electrification seriously. FedEx, which has already reserved […] The post Volvo Introduces First Fully Electric Truck, Joins Fuso in Mainstream BEV Push appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, North America, Trucks, Volvo, Tesla Motors, Volvo Trucks, Daimler Trucks, News Blog, Commercial Vehicles, Electric trucks, FUSO eCanter, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, Volvo FL Electric


UPS adds 3 all-electric delivery trucks to its fleet

NEW YORK (AP) — UPS is introducing all-electric delivery trucks to its U.S. fleet. Daimler Trucks said Thursday that United Parcel Service Inc. is its first U.S. customer for the Fuso eCanter light-duty truck. UPS said it will use three of the trucks at various locations. The Fuso eCanter can drive 62 miles on a […]
Tags: Business, New York, News, Ap, UPS, United Parcel Service Inc, Daimler Trucks


Daimler invests in fast-charging electric battery firm StoreDot: Reuters

Israel’s StoreDot, which is developing fast-charging battery technology, said on Thursday it raised $60 million in a third round of financing led by the truck division of Germany’s Daimler (DAIGn.DE). The funding round also includes Lucion venture capital and financial institutions from Israel and China, as well as existing investors such as Samsung Ventures and Norma Investments, representing Russian businessman Roman Abramovich. Daimler has also joined as a strategic partner to accelerate the ...
Tags: China, Germany, Israel, Trends, Samsung Ventures, Daimler, Reuters, Daimler Trucks, VC Deals, Storedot, Martin Daum, Norma Investments, Abramovich Daimler


Daimler Exec Loses Parking Space and Mind in Racial Rant

Daimler AG had to fire a top-level executive after he reportedly announced that all Chinese people were bastards and then pepper-sprayed one into submission. The incident, which took place on Sunday, began as an ugly dispute over a parking space before evolving into a small-scale race war. The Shanghai Daily reports that Rainer Gaertner, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks […] The post Daimler Exec Loses Parking Space and Mind in Racial Rant appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Global, Racism, Autos, Automotive Industry, Mercedes-benz, Daimler, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Shanghai Daily, News Blog, Crime & Punishment


Mercedes-Benz just unveiled the world's first all-electric big rig truck

Imagine a future where big rig trucks slide quietly down the road, powered by electricity. Tesla has been working for years to make this vision happen - but this week, Mercedes-Benz beat them to the punch. The Urban eTruck is the world's first fully electric big rig - and it's quiet, powerful, and has an admissible total weight of around 29 tons. The Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck can only travel up to 124 miles, so it wouldn't be ideal for the long treks truckers often make to transport goods. I...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, Design, News, Tesla, Automotive, Portugal, Electric, Mercedes Benz, Electric Cars, Daimler, Green Transportation, Daimler Trucks, Wolfgang Bernhard


Daimler unveils Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck

Daimler Trucks has unveiled the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck, a fully electric heavy-duty truck with a range of up to 200km and an admissible total weight of 26 tonnes.
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Over 11,000 people took the ‘Bike More Challenge’ last month

The team from Daimler Trucks NA.(Photo: B-line Sustainable Urban Delivery) The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) wrapped up their 19th annual Bike More Challenge with a big party last night in southeast Portland. This was the first year the friendly competition was held in May instead of September. The BTA made the move to encourage more people to keep biking through the summer, but it looks like the warm and sunny weather also boosted overall participation. A look at the final numbers sho...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Daimler Trucks, Associates Inc, BTA, Jonathan Maus, Bicycle Transportation Alliance, Rides/Events, Bike Commute Challenge, Bike More Challenge


Daimler Trucks Slashes Outlook: Why Cummins Inc. and PACCAR Inc. Need to Worry

Daimler's Freightliner is one of the largest truck brands in the world. Image source: Daimler.This is bad news for investors in trucking companies PACCAR Inc. (NASDAQ: PCAR) and Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) . In a surprising move, automotive giant Daimler's (NASDAQOTH: DDAIF) truck unit, Daimler Trucks, slashed its outlook some days ago, projecting its 2016 sales and operating profits to be "significantly" lower than 2015. Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, head of the Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses divi...
Tags: Finance, Daimler, Cmi, Daimler Trucks, Cummins Inc, PACCAR Inc, PCAR, Freightliner, Wolfgang Bernhard, Industrials, DDAIF, Neha Chamaria, NASDAQOTH, Daimler Buses, Cummins Inc NYSE


Daimler demos truck platooning to save 7% on fuel and has network connected 365000 trucks already

Today, on the A52 autobahn near Düsseldorf, Daimler Trucks presented an impressive example of the possibilities opened up by the digital connection of trucks: Three WiFi-connected, autonomously driving trucks operated on the autobahn with authorisation for public traffic as a so-called platoon. Such a combination can reduce fuel consumption by up to seven percent and the road space requirement on motorways by almost half - while improving traffic safety at the same time. Based on the Daimler Tru...
Tags: Europe, Future, Cars, Daimler, Self Driving Cars, Daimler Trucks, Board of Management of Daimler AG, Wolfgang Bernhard, Düsseldorf Daimler Trucks, Daimler Trucks Highway Pilot, Daimler Trucks Buses