Mercedes begins piloting Apptronik humanoid robots

Pilot season has officially begun for the world of humanoid robotics. Last year, Amazon began testing Agility’s Digit robots in select fulfillment centers, while this January, Figure announced a dea

How a mistakenly published password exposed Mercedes-Benz source code

Mercedes-Benz accidentally exposed a trove of internal data after leaving a private key online that gave “unrestricted access” to the company’s source code, according to the security research fi’s new startup Sound Drive wants you to reboot the music industry in your car

You can spend all day long curating custom playlists for every mood, picking tracks based on tempo or intensity, but whether you’re corner-carving or just commuting, you’ll never perfectly

Mercedes-Benz adopts Tesla’s North American Charging Standard

Mercedes-Benz is the latest automaker to adopt Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS). Starting in 2024 Mercedes EVs will gain access to Tesla’s Supercharger network in North Amer

Mercedes is adding ChatGPT to its infotainment system, for some reason

Mercedes owners in the U.S. will soon add a new luxury to their already luxurious vehicles: ChatGPT. The automaker is adding OpenAI’s conversational AI agent to its MBUX infotainment system, tho

Mercedes first to sell vehicles in California with hands-free, eyes-off automated driving

Mercedes-Benz received a permit from California regulators that will allow the German automaker to sell or lease vehicles in the state equipped with a conditional automated driving system that allows

The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV adds practicality to big-time electric luxury

When it comes to the calm, cosseting feeling of luxury, it’s hard to imagine any better powertrain than something electric. And, when it comes to electric luxury, Mercedes-Benz is on a roll. The

US lidar maker Luminar wants to light up China’s smart vehicles

Luminar, the Nasdaq-listed lidar maker from Florida, is making a push into China as the world’s largest auto market races to put automated and autonomous driving vehicles on the road. By 2028, m

Mercedes debuts the Maybach EQS SUV with more power, range and luxury

I can’t get over the huge faux grill. Mercedes today revealed the Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV, an electric SUV built on its excellent EQS SUV. In this edition buyers get ultra-luxury appointments,

EV SPACs struggle, Mercedes shows its OS hand and Cruise passes the 1 million-mile mark

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TikTok is coming to cars, starting with Mercedes-Benz

TikTok, the social media app, is everywhere it seems. It’s even making its way into vehicles, starting with the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class that’s coming to market in fall 2023. The Mercedes

Mercedes partners with Google to bring Maps and YouTube into its vehicles

Mercedes-Benz and Google have struck a long-term partnership designed to give the German automaker control over its IP and marketplace while offering drivers navigation, maps and YouTube provided by t

Mercedes adding Luminar lidar to more vehicles in multibillion-dollar deal

Mercedes-Benz has agreed to a “multibillion-dollar” deal with Luminar to integrate lidar technology and software into the German automaker’s next-generation of vehicles set to go int

The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE is EV perfection in a humdrum shell

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQS is among the most sublime cars on the road right now, an understated exterior wrapped around a sumptuous interior, featuring all the niceties you’d expect from

Mercedes-Benz is bringing its new, all-electric eSprinter van to North America this year

Mercedes-Benz said Tuesday that its long-anticipated and updated battery-electric eSprinter is finally coming to North America, with production set to begin in the second half of 2023 at its factory i

Mercedes-Benz plots ‘global’ EV charging network with 10,000 chargers by 2030

Today at CES 2023, a great-Big Tech conference in Vegas, Mercedes-Benz announced its answer to range anxiety and the great electric-vehicle charger shortage. Following the likes of Tesla and GM, the G

Mercedes to use Nvidia’s digital twin tech to modernize its factories

Mercedes-Benz is joining the metaverse. Or at least its assembly facilities are. The automaker is one of Nvidia’s latest customers to use Omniverse Enterprise, a software platform used to build

Rivian and Mercedes ‘pause’ plans to produce electric commercial van

Rivian and Mercedes-Benz have paused plans to produce electric commercial vans in Europe just three months after the two automakers announced the partnership. Rivian shares fell as much as 3.4% before

Mercedes-Benz partners with Canadian mining company for CO2-neutral lithium hydroxide for EVs

Mercedes-Benz AG will source carbon-neutral lithium hydroxide to build batteries for electric vehicles from a Vancouver-based mining startup. Starting in 2026, the agreement with Rock Tech Lithium wil

Apple is bringing Spatial Audio to cars, starting with Mercedes-Benz

Apple is bringing its immersive surround-sound audio product to vehicles through a partnership with Mercedes-Benz and Universal Music Group, the latest example of the tech company’s push into au
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