Daimler AG

  • Stuttgart, Oct 17, 2011 - Research is the motor of progress. It has a long-standing tradition at Daimler where it occupies a key position. Findings from our own research have always set the pace in the development of new vehicles – and this is why we officially established a dedicated Research unit in the early 1970s.
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  • Stuttgart, Aug 29, 2011 - The history of Daimler AG goes back to 1886 – the year Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler invented the automobile independently of one another, one in Mannheim, the other in Stuttgart. The companies founded by the two men merged in 1926 to form Daimler-Benz AG, which has since given rise to the present company, Daimler AG. The passenger car as a business division has guided the fortunes of the Group since its beginnings, and it will continue to do so through many innovations to come.
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  • Stuttgart, Aug 22, 2011 - Technological development has always been a spur to progress. When Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz designed the first high-speed petrol engine in 1885 and the Patent Motor Car in 1886, respectively, both these events were revolutionary, not just for automotive development but also at the wider social level. In their wake, personal mobility was soon on an unprecedented rise.
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  • Stuttgart/Friedrichsruhe, Aug 25, 2009 - A car is a highly complex product. Before it can be launched, it has to be subjected to intensive testing. Chassis testing and tuning is a core element of much of the testing. This takes place both on company premises and on public roads. The tester’s ideal was discovered during the 1960s at the small town of Friedrichsruhe, around 30 kilometres from Heilbronn.
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  • Stuttgart, Jun 8, 2009 - Anti-lock brake systems (ABS), airbags or passenger safety cells - with innovations such as these Mercedes-Benz has revolutionized vehicle safety. For decades, the company has been constantly working on the safety technologies of the future. These efforts have repeatedly set standards in vehicle safety. The developments created by engineers of the Stuttgart-based company improve the safety of millions of automobiles all around the world.
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  • Stuttgart, May 13, 2008 - For Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant, the year 2008 represents a major anniversary, for it was this very site, in the newly built plant belonging to the joint stock company Benz & Cie., Rheinische Gasmotoren-Fabrik in Mannheim, that witnessed production start-up 100 years ago. The facility on the slopes of the Luzenberg in the suburb of Mannheim-Waldhof was officially opened on October 12, 1908.
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  • Stuttgart, Nov 20, 2007 - Airbag, anti-lock braking system, safety passenger cell, multi-link independent suspension, diesel engines or ESP®: The list of innovations incorporated by Mercedes-Benz into its vehicles is long and diverse. Time and again, the Stuttgart brand has set standards for the entire industry, and many of the innovations developed by Mercedes-Benz are standard features of today’s state-of-the-art vehicles. From the invention of the automobile to the integral safety concept from Mercedes-Benz, the brand history testifies to the efforts of continuous development and improvement of the motor vehicle. With many of these innovations Mercedes-Benz has decisively influenced the engineering of the modern-day automobile.
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  • Tokyo/Stuttgart, Oct 25, 2007 - They say they always come back: when the 40th Tokyo Motor Show opens under the motto “Catch the News, Touch the Future” in late October 2007, the organizers – Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) – present a new concept for the show, which is in fact a tried and tested one.
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  • Stuttgart, Jun 25, 2007 - The surprise presentation of a Mercedes-Benz research vehicle with fuel cell drive was like the spark that starts a prairie fire. The proof that the fuel cell, the electrochemical power plant invented by Sir William Robert Grove in 1839, was suited to drive vehicles has been manifest to the whole world since April 13, 1994, the day on which “NECAR” (New Electric Car) captured public attention.
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  • Aug 25, 2005 - Almost 120 years have passed since – independently of one another – Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler invented the automobile. It was an amazing technological beast that conquered the world like no other before or since and sparked in America a fascination as old as the in-vention itself.
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  • Stuttgart, Feb 24, 2005 - First motor vehicle propulsion systems with hybrid solutions existed in the history of Daimler AG as long as some 100 years ago. After early attempts at alternative drive systems by Wilhelm Maybach, in 1907 the Austrian affiliate of Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft introduced the Mercedes Mixte with electric motor and internal combustion engine, developed by Ferdinand Porsche.
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