So this is a huge crisis that just exploded on social media. The company handled the crisis very badly. Instead of just apologizing
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.
The rig can drive itself for portions of long hauls, potentially reducing the likelihood of crashes by tired drivers.
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.
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.
The two Asian powerhouses have now begun to argue over a shared threat that actually does have impacts on the health and future of their respective populations -- air pollution
The ruling is specifically directed at arms exporters and commodity companies, according to the Telegraph. (Hat tip: Newser
“When used alongside other forms of public transportation, [Car2go] serves to alleviate congestion and reduce emissions,” Katie
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.
Chrysler LLC said today that it will repay U.S. and Canadian government loans well ahead of schedule by replacing the $6.6
Tesla, the electric car company that counts Daimler and Toyota among its shareholders, raised $226 million selling shares Monday above its forecast price range.
The Harvard MBAs in the auto executive suites wouldn't know a good car if they got run over by one. And ultimately it's the cars which are going to save GM and Chrysler.
More dispatches from Huffington Post Green editor Dave Burdick. In this week's video: As always, if you want to chat about
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
Obama talked his usual great game of absolute confidence at the end of his announcement this morning, telling the country, "If you're going to buy a new car, buy an American car."
Until the travel business picks up and businesses in general start replacing their vehicle fleets, Detroit will be outside looking in.