Development & Testing

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  • Stuttgart, Apr 30, 2010 - The comparative test drive began in the early morning. The starting point was the main gate of the Daimler assembly plant in Wörth. The tour was 542 kilometres long, leading via Stuttgart over the San Bernardino pass to the Swiss village of Lostallo. The two test vehicles were worlds apart: a modern Actros semitrailer/tractor combination rated at 440 hp competing against a 200 hp LP 1620 with trailer. The two vehicles are separated by around 50 years of progress resulting from development work in the field of commercial vehicles.
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  • Stuttgart, Apr 30, 2010 - The European Union was still called the European Economic Community (EEC), Europe's best-known politicians were Konrad Adenauer, Charles de Gaulle and Nikita Khrushchev. On the cusp of the 1960s, the economy in western Europe at least had overcome the aftermath of the Second World War and many countries were beginning to flourish once again. Western Europe was growing closer, with previously bitter enemies becoming partners or even friends. A solid border divided western and eastern Europe into two blocs.
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  • Chur, Switzerland, Apr 27, 2010 - “In ten years time, commercial vehicles will consume 20 percent less fuel and reduce CO2 emissions by the same amount,” said Andreas Renschler, the Board of Management Member responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses, about his vision during a comparative truck drive across the San Bernardino Pass in Switzerland. In his statement, Renschler set the bar pretty high for the engineers of the Stuttgart-based commercial vehicle manufacturer.
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  • Stuttgart/Wörth am Rhein, Jun 18, 2008 - Today was the formal opening of a new Development and Test Center (EVZ) for trucks at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth. In attendance at the ceremony were Rhineland-Palatinate Premier Kurt Beck, Mayor of the City of Wörth Harald Seiter, as well as Daimler representatives Andreas Renschler, member of the Board of Management responsible for Daimler Trucks; Dr. Jörg Zürn, Head of Product Development at Mercedes-Benz Trucks; and Martin Daum, Director of the Mercedes-Benz Wörth Plant.
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