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This blog is written primarily by Daimler employees from all over the Daimler Group. It also includes contributions and opinions from guest authors outside the Group. The views and opinions expressed on the Daimler Blog are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the company.

This blog is written primarily by Daimler employees from all over the Daimler Group. It also includes contributions and opinions from guest authors outside the Group. The views and opinions expressed on the Daimler Blog are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the company.
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This blog is written primarily by Daimler employees from all over the Daimler Group. It also includes contributions and opinions from guest authors outside the Group. The views and opinions expressed on the Daimler Blog are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the company.

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English


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Defying the wind together: Aerodynamics specialist meets triathlete

1/17/2019
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The reason why it’s not a normal morningat the wind tunnel in Sindelfingen is that today we are hosting a special guest that I’m especially happy to meet: The triathlete Jan Frodeno.

Duration:00:11:55

Daimler M&A Technology and Venture — Shark Tank inside a Corporate?

1/16/2019
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What about innovation platforms at Daimler and the people behind it? With #venturewednesday we introduce the teams and their special role in shaping the future of mobility. This time: Tech Invest - the M&A colleagues at Daimler who are responsible for strategic startup investments.

Duration:00:08:26

My job at Mercedes-Benz Vans: Always in motion

1/14/2019
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Sixteen years — that’s half of my life. That’s how long I’ve already been working at Mercedes-Benz Vans in Düsseldorf. During this time I’ve passed through many different projects and stations, and I’ve been given the opportunity to get continuous advanced training and learn new things. That’s why I particularly like the Van unit.

Duration:00:06:47

The Top 5 tech-trends at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas

1/14/2019
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It’s that time of year again: A crowd of journalists catering to fans of high tech gathers every year in early January in the gamblers’ mecca of Nevada to take a look at the latest technological achievements of the consumer electronics industry and related fields. And I was there to cover the event for you, right in the midst of it!

Duration:00:10:42

Relationships redefined: Robots, A.I. and the empowered you

1/10/2019
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Let’s talk about the future. Will it be as exciting as we imagine? And what will cars be like? When you imagine the cars of the future, what do you see? How do they move? What are you doing? And what will our relationship with them be?

Duration:00:06:20

CES 2019: Digital Inspiration

1/9/2019
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The new year just started and already came with its first highlight: in September 2018, we presented our self-driving, electrically powered Vision URBANETIC study to the world for the first time. Just a few weeks later, I experienced the famous Las Vegas Strip in it. Why? At the beginning of January the city is known as the “place to be” for tech enthuasists from all over the world – hosting the Consumer Eletronics Show (CES), where we introduced the concept to the US market. And, what can I...

Duration:00:04:21

“Coolness for money”? Unbeatable!

1/8/2019
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Today is an exciting day for me: The new Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe is celebrating its world premiere at the CES in Las Vegas. And I’m the proud Product Manager. That’s why I’m glad to have the opportunity to introduce this new vehicle to you from my personal perspective. An automobile’s premiere at a show for consumer electronics? How cool is that? As cool as the model itself.

Duration:00:05:24

The new Freightliner Cascadia: future is now.

1/8/2019
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Whenever I’m driving down the road, I can’t help but do a little truckspotting – trying to guess an approaching truck’s make by the shape of its radiator grill. I’m pretty good at it, and can usually beat anyone else in the car. But two years ago, a new grill design appeared on the road that stumped my passengers. Today, it’s popping up all over North America. It’s the new Cascadia, by Freightliner.

Duration:00:09:02

MBUX Voice Assistant: It understands you perfectly

12/28/2018
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The introduction of our MBUX Voice Assistant in the new A-Class has caused quite a stir this year. For the first time, our customers can now control a number of functions, ranging from the navigation system to the radio and the air conditioning, very simply and intuitively through voice commands.

Duration:00:13:33

Light up the Dark: The Mercedes Star Shines Every Day

12/21/2018
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s submitted on June 24, 1909 — almost exactly 17 years before the merger of Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft and Benz & Cie. And because the star is older than the merger of Mercedes and Benz, this symbol consequently is still known today as the “Mercedes star” rather than the “Mercedes-Benz star.”

Duration:00:07:05

ProCent: Why we support orphans in Georgia

12/20/2018
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“Do good, and talk about it.” I’m taking this motto to heart, because today I’m writing about a cause that is close to my heart. It’s a project that supports vulnerable young people — children and teenagers in Georgia. The Daimler initiative ProCent is participating in this project.

Duration:00:06:03

Galileo wants to know: How well is Daimler doing in the field of autonomous driving?

12/19/2018
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 07:30 a.m. Two big trucks and several cars and vans are rolling onto the Daimler testing grounds in the German town of Immendingen, which is located northwest of Lake Constance.

Duration:00:09:21

Junior reporters: With Dieter Zetsche at the Mercedes-Benz Museum

12/17/2018
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Our last assignment as junior reporters for Genius was in a class of its own. The location was a real standout, and so was our interview partner. We were sent to the Mercedes-Benz Museum to meet the CEO of Daimler, Dieter Zetsche!

5 ideas that can help you become authentically successful

12/14/2018
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Being successful in your job without having to conceal your true self — it sounds simple and worth pursuing, but in the course of your daily work it’s not always so easy. My own career has already taken me through a wide variety of jobs at employers ranging from a development aid organization to an international industrial group and a startup. Here I’d like to talk about the basic principles I’ve developed for myself as a result of these experiences.

The power of viruses – as enemies, companions, and beneficial

12/13/2018
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At some point, probably between 1900 and 1930, a hunter killed a chimpanzee in the northern Congo or in Cameroon. Today it is still not unusual to hunt for wild animals in central Africa, because their meat is in great demand and is sold in local markets.

Duration:00:07:23

Blog posts are also available as podcasts

12/12/2018
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The following post will be of special interest to current or potential podcast fans. Since December 2015 we’ve been cooperating with the startup narando to have our blog posts read aloud by “real” people.

Futurology: Human beings first! Empathy, with or without a car

12/7/2018
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Whenever we talk about automated or autonomous driving, there’s one topic that particularly unsettles people: How do we know what these automatic vehicles are doing? Whom do we look at as we’re crossing the street? Will they stop for us? Have they seen me?

Invisible waves: junior reporter Nick in the Radar Hall

12/5/2018
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Normally, Emma and I work as a pair. We’re junior reporters for Genius and we investigate the world of Daimler. This time around I got the opportunity to visit the Radar Hall on my own. The first thing that struck me was the strange black walls….

Duration:00:04:18

Music as universal language: The Daimler Choir of Stuttgart

11/30/2018
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Every Wednesday at 6 p.m., unfamiliar sounds waft through the Daimler plant in Esslingen-Brühl. That’s when the Daimler Choir of Stuttgart (DCS) holds its weekly rehearsal session in the plant’s cafeteria.

Duration:00:06:35

Racing against the clock with the Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO

11/28/2018
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Even before the new GT R PRO from Mercedes-Benz AMG celebrated its official world premiere, I was granted the pleasure of putting it through its paces on the Nürburgring.

Duration:00:10:31