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BMW and Daimler agree to merge mobility service businesses

It’s been hinted at, but Daimler and BMW are officially bringing together their mobility services business groups into one combined company, with a 50 percent stake owned by each automaker. That

GM said to pilot peer-to-peer car sharing through its Maven brand

Automaker General Motors is said to be planning a new peer-to-peer car rental service, similar to existing offerings by Daimler -backed Turo and startup Getaround, to debut as early as this summer acc

Here and Naver Labs ink robotics deal to map indoor spaces

Your trip through the airport or train station may soon become a little more crowded — not with people, but with robots, busily scanning and plotting the space so that one day, even more of thei

Turo car-sharing marketplace launches in Germany

Peer-to-peer car-sharing platform Turo is expanding to Germany officially, starting today, after acquiring Daimler's Croove in-house product for providing essentially the same service. Turo also recei

Mercedes-Benz’s new MBUX in-car assistant and smart UI rocks

It’s rare that I pay much attention to automaker infotainment and multimedia system updates at CES – usually there’s too much going on with autonomy, electrification and mobility service

Crunch Report | Sequoia Capital’s Next Fund Could Be $5 Billion

Daimler acquires a majority stake in an Uber competitor in France, Sequoia Capital's next fund could be a $5 billion one and an iced tea company changes its name to Long Blockchain and its value skyro

Daimler acquires majority stake in French Uber competitor

Daimler has acquired a majority stake in Chauffeur Privé, a French app that provides ride hailing services in Paris, Lyon and the Côte d’Azur (via Tech.eu). The ownership stake means that Daimler

BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen team up on high-power charging network

BMW Group, Daimler, Ford Motor Company, and the Volkswagen Group (with subsidiaries Audi and Porsche) will join up to create a high-power charging network for electric vehicles called “Ionity,&#

Daimler’s new electric heavy-duty truck has 220 miles of range

Daimler has a new all-electric semi truck that it revealed at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, with a range of around 220 miles on a single charge and a heavy-duty towing capacity of around 11 tons

Daimler shows off what its automated Mercedes-Benz Arocs trucks can do

Mercedes-Benz Arocs trucks are an autonomous means to an end: The industrial vehicles can work without drivers, and without requiring a bevy of expensive sensors equipped on the truck itself. The serv

Mercedes-Benz kicks off drone delivery pilot in Zurich

Drone delivery may be closer than you think: Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Vans teamed up with e-commerce startup siroop, and drone logistics provider Matternet to kick off a pilot in Zurich of its va

Daimler acquires German P2P carpooling startup Flinc

Daimler — the German car giant that owns Mercedes-Benz among other brands — has made one more acquisition to further its reach in ridesharing and what it sees as the next generation of how

Daimler answers Elon Musk’s Twitter challenge on EVs

Elon Musk uses Twitter to express his thoughts frankly and directly, and he just took issue with a USA Today story about the size of a rival automaker’s bet on electric vehicle technology. Musk

Daimler’s electric short-haul city trucks are coming to the U.S.

Daimler’s Fuso eCanter trucks, which are fully electric and have a range of 60 miles per charge, are making their way to the U.S. for the first time (via Reuters) for customers in New York City.

Quick-charging battery startup StoreDot gets $60M on $500M valuation led by Daimler

As we continue to see a proliferation of wireless connected devices make their way into the mainstream consumer electronics market, there has been growing attention on a key issue that will be central

Mercedes-Benz will electrify its entire car lineup by 2022

Mercedes-Benz is the latest automaker to embrace electrification, announcing that it will be electrifying its entire vehicle lineup by 2022. Get used to it: Car makers are going to be making these ann

Turo raises $92M and acquires Daimler’s Croove car-sharing business

Turo has a new strategic partner in automaker Daimler, with ties solidified through both an investment by Daimler in the car-sharing startup and through the acquisition by Turo of Croove, Daimler&#821

Via raises $250M led by Daimler to bring its carpooling technology to Europe

As outsized ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft continue to build out their taxi-style marketplaces largely based around connecting individual passengers to individual drivers, a startup focused

Smart’s autonomous concept car literally says “Hello”

Smart’s concept of a future autonomous vehicle is, as you might expect from the Daimler -owned automaker, small and adorable. But it’s even easier to anthropomorphize than the existing Sma

Crunch Report | KKR Buys WebMD for $2.8 Billion

KKR is buying WebMD for $2.8 billion, Didi and SoftBank invest $2 billion into Grab, Daimler and Bosch create a driverless parking garage and the next Microsoft HoloLens gets an AI chip. All this on C
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