It started when someone wanted to park his car, when a German car (Mercedes) arrived and took his place. The driver of the
Audi, BMW and Daimler bought Nokia Corp's HERE map business in August.
In the past decade, the idea of cars driving themselves has quickly gone from sci-fi dream to impending reality.
Over the last decade, in unprecedented terms, the dramatic escalation and expansion of risk has complicated the global business environment. Both the speed of this transformation and the new categories of risk that have emerged threaten the durability of most global companies as well as their license to operate.
Meet "Jack Reynolds," the Alter-Ego Brand Hired by Daimler's car2Go to Rethink the Spirit of Advertising
There's a lot more to the story than the catchy headline, "We traveled to 14 cities in 6 weeks to make this 2.5 minute YouTube video," referring to the video that entrepreneur/filmmakers Tim Williams and Nic Davis recently released for the popular car2Go car-sharing service.
With the world increasingly and economically beholden to China and Chinese business, China's globalization strategy has won dividends at home and abroad.
Companies like Daimler U.S. in Portland make natural gas trucks; ask them what they need to sell more and their answer is crisp: "pumps, pumps, and more pumps." Most truckers who want to save money by fueling with natural gas can't, because there are not CNG or LNG outlets on their routes.
Daimler can say loudly to the lawmakers of Alabama that it will not stand for a repetition of history and it will not tolerate discrimination in the workplace. In doing so, the company will show that when it says it supports global, human and workers' rights, it means it.
Tesla, the electric car company that counts Daimler and Toyota among its shareholders, raised $226 million selling shares Monday above its forecast price range.
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DoE's Chu Wants to Gut Long-Term/Long-Range Fuel Cell Vehicles Program in Favor of Short-Term/Short-Range Plug-In Hybrids
American car makers and the government didn't take the Japanese seriously with their funny little, cheap-to-run, quality cars. Ditto with the Koreans, Toyota and Honda.
Daimler AG just bought about a tenth of Tesla Motors -- the guys making the coolest-looking electric cars right now. But
Until the travel business picks up and businesses in general start replacing their vehicle fleets, Detroit will be outside looking in.