Daimler AG News

Daimler to Pay $30M Penalty to End Delayed Truck Safety Recall Probe

Daimler AG’s North American truck unit on Thursday agreed to a $30 million U.S. civil penalty to resolve an investigation of delayed recalls, the second time since late 2019 the German automaker has agreed to settle a probe by U.S. …

Swiss Re and Daimler Launch Jointly Owned MGA to Offer Auto, Mobility Insurance

Swiss Re and Daimler Insurance Services have entered into a strategic partnership for automotive and mobility insurance and launched a new managing general agent called Movinx. The aim of the 50/50 joint venture is to develop fully digital automotive and …

Daimler to Pay $2.2 Billion for Clean Air Violations Over Diesel Emissions

Daimler AG will pay $2.2 billion to resolve a U.S. government diesel emissions cheating investigation and claims from 250,000 U.S. vehicle owners, court documents show. The German automaker and its Mercedes-Benz USA LLC unit disclosed on Aug. 13 it had …

Robotaxi Tech Proving Difficult to Perfect: Daimler CEO

Daimler has taken a “reality check” on self-driving “robotaxis,” acknowledging that making them safe is proving harder than first thought amid questions over their future earnings potential. Chief Executive Ola Kaellenius told journalists on Thursday Daimler would “rightsize” its spending …

Daimler Recalls Thousands of Mercedes-Benz Vehicles over Diesel Emissions

German carmaker Daimler is recalling hundreds of thousands of Mercedes-Benz vehicles including Sprinter van models over diesel emissions issues. Daimler said late on Friday that Germany’s road traffic regulator KBA has concluded hearings over certain Mercedes-Benz vehicles with so-called OM651 …

Stolen High-End Cars Recovered in Chicago Car-Sharing Fraud

Daimler AG and BMW AG’s joint car-sharing and mobility business has suspended service in Chicago after a fraud incident. Some vehicles may have been rented using deceptive means through Share Now’s mobile app, according to the Chicago Police Department. Multiple …

Daimler, BMW Partner to Develop Industry Standards for Autonomous Driving Technology

Daimler and BMW are teaming up to develop autonomous driving technology to cut costs and set an industry standard that can help to shape future regulation for self-driving cars, senior executives said on Wednesday [March 6]. “It is a chicken …

Daimler Deploying Self-Driving Taxis in California Test Program

German automaker Daimler AG and auto supplier Bosch Corp will deploy self-driving taxis in California’s Silicon Valley region next year as part of a test program of vehicles designed for city driving, the two companies said. The world’s largest maker …

UK to Ban Sales of Fossil Fuel Powered Cars by 2040 to Cut Air Pollution

The UK became the latest European country to mark the end of the line for diesel and gasoline fueled cars as automakers such as Volvo race to build electric vehicles or face the consequences of getting left behind. In London, …

Daimler Recalls More Than 3 Million Mercedes-Benz Diesel Vehicles

Daimler AG moved to head off a growing crisis over emissions concerns by voluntarily recalling more than 3 million Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles in Europe, marking the latest blow to the technology since Volkswagen AG’s cheating scandal erupted nearly two years …