Rental cars have hard lives full of frequent abuse from hoons and careless drivers alike, but Mercedes-Benz’s parent company Daimler apparently took it to a whole new level. According to a report in Germany’s Der Spiegel, Daimler rented a Tesla Model X to test and dismantle for research purposes. Not purchased—rented.
A new surveillance video from Birmingham, England shows two hackers exploiting keyless technology to steal a sleeping man’s Mercedes—in less time than it takes to order something off Seamless. Released by the West Midlands Police Department on Monday, authorities believe it to be the first footage of thieves…
After trademarking the name for its new electric-car brand and introducing a 400-horsepower concept car to go along with it earlier in 2016, it sounds like Mercedes-Benz has some, well, abundant plans for the brand. If the plans play out, there could soon be more Mercedes EVs than you can count on both hands.
Last week Mercedes got a lot of attention—and not necessarily the good kind—after one of its managers said that in the future, the automaker’s self-driving cars would prioritize the safety of occupants over pedestrians. Now Mercedes is walking that back, and hard. Apparently doing so would be unethical, unacceptable,…
Mercedes has pulled the plug on at least one advertisement for the new E-Class after multiple groups reached out to the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the ad campaign for overstating the vehicle’s driver-assistance systems.
A Mercedes print ad that is featured in multiple magazines advertising a “self-driving car from a very self-driven company” doesn’t actually feature a self-driving car.
Electric cars are on the rise, but there are still plenty of setbacks that come with the more environmentally conscious choice. Charging? Sounds like a long wait. No plug nearby? Too bad. That’s where the (fictional) Mercedes AA Class comes in, powered by AA batteries and free of any other worries. Well, kind of.
Uber’s just plunked down a load of cash on the future of self-driving car tech. The company just ordered 100,000 Mercedes S-Class vehicles, according to German business magazine Manager Magazin.
We’ve covered the numerous benefits of the Mercedes Formula One team’s revolutionary split turbo before, but how did the team come up with the idea? Let Mercedes turbocharging team leader Pierre Godof explain why they split the turbo’s components up, and the unlikely sources the team looked to for advice.
The future looks bleak for humans who like working, and car factories are the most cliched example of efficient robots replacing fat unionized humans. Unless the factory in question is Mercedes, which has recently replaced some machines with good old-fashioned people.
Mercedes really doesn’t want you worrying about their new Car-to-X technology on their E-Class, so they brought in a researcher from MIT to tell the rest of us that robots won’t take over the world and enslave mankind.
When I watched some security researchers hack into several cars without even touching them, my head exploded a little bit.
The Mercedes Luxury in Motion is not a car that you'll be able to find on a lot any time soon. It's not bound for any highways or driveways in the near future. It is, though, a glimpse at the future of automotive transportation. And a damn good looking one at that.
Ask a dozen people to define "luxury" and you'll get a dozen different answers. Maybe even more than that. But at its core, luxury is about having the means to do what you want, when you want. That's what Mercedes-Benz is attempting to deliver with its fully-autonomous F 015 Luxury in Motion concept.
Mercedes has been dominating F1 this season, and a big technical secret why has just come out — they split their turbo in half.
I love this beautiful silver bullet even while I hate Mercedes cars—their Gran Turismo Vision. Sadly, it's just a prototype. Jalopnik has a neat 360-degree GIF taken at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013.
"You're driving top down! God's a pimp! You're an angel! I pray that I may die for you!" Enjoy Vine user Conner O'Malley and his mad trolling of rich guys in expensive sports cars, driving around NYC and other cities.
Self-driving cars stand to be the next piece of technology that shakes the foundations of modern life. It's not hard to see why—it's basically science fiction come to life. Since it seems like everybody wants to be involved, news that Mercedes and Nokia were teaming up didn't come as a huge surprise.