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Freightliner heavy-duty trucks, made by Daimler Trucks North America, are seen in this October 14, 2008, image taken in Gainesville, Virginia.

Daimler Trucks On the Hook for $30 Million in Recall Fiasco

Recalls in the automotive industry are inevitable. There will be times that defective parts, design flaws, or faulty installation cause failures, and automakers recognize their responsibility to notify the public. But Daimler Trucks North America is facing a recall fiasco it probably wishes was in the rearview mirror. The company may be on the hook for millions …
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Tesla vs. Daimler: Diesel Truck Takeover

As the push moves stronger in the direction toward electric vehicle technology, the race for electric-powered commercial trucking transportation heats up. Eventually, electric semis will take over our heavy-duty diesel trucks. Who will dominate the market? Daimler or Tesla? For now, it’s looking like a tossup: Tesla vs. Daimler. Whose electric tech will take over …
An employee adjusts a Mercedes-Benz three-pointed star emblem at an assembly line for GLC sports utility vehicle

Mercedes Takes $3 Billion Hit as Dieselgate Continues

Dieselgate is a term often used in reference to an exhaust emissions cheating scandal. Volkswagen is often the target of the Dieselgate discussion. But, in reality, the uncovering of the cheating scam revealed a bigger problem beyond Volkswagen’s doors. As it turns out, Mercedes became the subject of scrutiny along with other manufacturers such as …
this Daimler electric semi truck is parked with its logos visible

Daimler Is Redefining Diesel Trucking

When it comes to trucking, pickup trucks, and semis, diesel engines and the fuel they use immediately comes to mind. There are a lot of regulations. Due to emissions laws, diesel trucks have become increasingly complicated in an effort to keep up with the limitations certain laws have put on diesel engines. But Daimler is …
The interior of a Tesla Model X

COVID-19 Has Designers Rethinking Car Interiors

COVID-19 has caused the world to pause, including car designers. What they have realized is that now more than ever, a swelling amount of people are viewing their car as their sanctuary. Consequently, designers are rethinking how that sanctuary will look in the future, and how to make it more sanctuary-like.  In the words of the designers In …