AkzoNobel acquires Lankwitzer Lackfabrik to complement powder coating portfolio

AkzoNobel is to bolster its performance coatings portfolio after reaching an agreement to acquire the wheel liquid coatings business of Lankwitzer Lackfabrik GmbH. Completion, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is expected before the end of 2022. Lankwitzer’s Rims and Wheel business operates out of a manufacturing site in Leipzig, Germany. Its products are approved […]

Daimler Truck expands training center for electric powertrain experts

Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) recently announced the opening of the expanded Detroit Service Training Center, which will be used to train technicians in electric powertrain service, battery maintenance and full truck repair. “For the trucking industry to successfully transition to zero-emission vehicles, technicians need to know how to diagnose, service and maintain new technology […]

Daimler Truck adopts Siemens software for next-gen carbon-neutral vehicles

Siemens Digital Industries Software today announced that Daimler Truck has adopted Siemens’ Simcenter STAR-CCM+ software to develop next-generation, CO2-neutral vehicles. Simcenter, part of Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio, will provide Daimler Truck with the leading-edge computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solution it needs to transform its CAE development process to a full digital twin-driven multiphysics environment.  Daimler Truck […]

Daimler AG rebranded as Mercedes-Benz Group to boost its luxury automotive segment

Daimler AG has become Mercedes-Benz Group AG on February 1, 2022. Following the stock market debut of Daimler Truck, the Group’s renewed focus on the automotive business is being underlined with a new name. In the course of the renaming of Daimler AG to Mercedes-Benz Group AG, the company’s stock exchange symbol also changes from […]

CES 2022: Mercedes-Benz unveils 1000-km range Vision EQXX concept EV

Mercedes-Benz, the German luxury car brand has revealed a new technology blueprint at CES 2022 in Las Vegas with the reveal of the Vision EQXX concept EV. It is said to be designed to deliver more than 1,000 kilometres on a single charge (based on internal digital simulations in real-life traffic conditions) with an energy […]

Daimler introduces bird’s eye view camera system for bus drivers

Daimler, the German automotive giant, has announced a new safety feature for its buses. The company’s Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses can be optionally equipped with a 360-degree or 270-degree camera system. New to vehicles from Daimler Buses are the optional 360-degree camera system for Mercedes-Benz and Setra solo buses in touring, inter-city and regular service […]