If you can conceive it, you can achieve it. But that may not always be true with cars. But the idea is, concepts allow automakers to freely experiment with design and tech. Most of them remain theoretical - but why do car companies make them at all?
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.
Before the Frankfurt Motor Show opened, car company bosses were read the riot act by the chancellor. Now the show is open to the public, but it is still much too early to speak of a turning point, says Henrik Böhme.
German carmaker Daimler, which makes Mercedes-Benz cars, has announced a recall of over 1 million vehicles worldwide due to faulty wiring. The problem was discovered after airbags began randomly deploying in some cars.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the country's carmakers need to win back consumers' faith following the diesel scandal that has rocked the industry. She made her remarks at the IAA motor show in Frankfurt.
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