Daimler Trucks is establishing the Autonomous Technology Group as a global organization for automated driving, bringing together its worldwide expertise and activities, as of June 1. The main tasks of the new unit comprise overall strategy and implementation of the automated driving roadmap, including research and development as well as setting up the required operations infrastructure and network, heading towards the series production of highly automated trucks (SAE level 4).
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VMAC has released the latest UNDERHOOD air compressors and Direct-Transmission Mounted (DTM) PTO-Driven systems for 2019 trucks and vans. VMAC will offer over 25 different systems engineered to fit with 2019 trucks and vans by Ford, RAM, GM / Chevrolet and Mercedes / Freightliner.
More than 100 companies have already announced plans to introduce new work trucks and equipment at Work Truck Week 2019.
As the first fully connected integral system solution, the third generation of the Sprinter cargo van from Mercedes Benz demonstrates the development of the division from purely a vehicle manufacturer into a provider of complete transport and mobility solutions. With new connectivity services, electric drive and individual hardware solutions for the cargo space, the large van will make customers' business in a connected world significantly more efficient.
With the Concept X-CLASS, Mercedes-Benz Vans gives a concrete outlook on its new pickup, the X-Class, in Stockholm. The first premium pickup will combine the best of two worlds. This is demonstrated by Mercedes-Benz with two design variants of the concept car. The Concept X-CLASSpowerful adventurer illustrates that the future X-Class will possess all the strengths of a classic pickup – tough, functional, strong, and with off-road capability. The Concept X-CLASS stylish explorer goes a step further and shows what will distinguish the pickup bearing the Mercedes star. The X-Class will be a true Mercedes from the hallmark brand design and comfort to the driving dynamics and safety. This will make Mercedes-Benz the first premium manufacturer to account for the changing customer requirements in the global segment of mid-size pickups, and it will make the tough one-ton pickup with seating for up to five persons – the first to be attractive as an urban lifestyle and family vehicle.
Mercedes-Benz Canada is pleased to share the results of a comprehensive study conducted recently by Vincentric, which revealed that the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter offers the lowest total cost of ownership in its class in Canada. The extensive research and calculations were based on an average driving distance of 25,000 kilometers per year for 5 years, and measured eight major costs associated with owning a vehicle including: depreciation, fees & taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs.
Introduced in North America in 2001, the Sprinter has developed a successful following with more than 130,000 vehicles sold in Canada and the U.S. Now Sprinter commercial vehicles will be available in both countries under the Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner brands, and the Dodge Sprinter will be discontinued.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC has assumed responsibility for the sales, marketing, distribution and service of Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter commercial vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter also marks the return of the three-pointed star to the Canadian and U.S. light duty commercial vehicle market.
The Sprinter in Canada and the U.S. is offered in three vehicle lengths on two wheelbases with three GVWRs (gross vehicle weight rating). With a line-up of cargo vans, passenger vans and chassis cab models, it offers two roof heights. Powered by a 3.0 V-6 turbo diesel engine, standard equipment includes the ADAPTIVE ESP system.
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