Manufacturers are showing off their vision of the future at the IAA motor show. They have two things in common - electric power and autonomous driving.
Daimler's Media Night presentation at the IAA in Frankfurt was a showy affair, meant to present the Mercedes Benz maker's speeding into the future. But first it has to get through the present, says Janelle Dumalaon.
Hoping to avoid fines, Daimler was the first firm among the suspected cartel group to report the collaboration to antitrust authorities, while Volkswagen has called a special supervisory board meeting.
German carmaker Daimler has shifted into higher gear in the past months to leave its competitors behind. It reported its Mercedes-Benz brand sold over 2 million units in 2016, marking an important new record.
With the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas just around the corner, Chief Economist Shawn DuBravac weighs in on the emerging mobility-on-demand market and shares his view on the role of data for customization.
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