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April 19, 2018

Volkswagen Clarifies Position on Navistar Takeover in SEC Filing

Volkswagen AG cooled expectations that it is moving to take over Navistar International in an April 18 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. However, in the same statement, the Germany-based OEM left the door open for its Volkswagen Truck & Bus GMbH subsidiary to possibly acquire U.S.-based Navistar at some later date.

April 16, 2018

VW Truck Signals Interest in Acquiring All of Navistar

News reports out of Germany indicate that Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH is open to taking over Navistar International Corp.. VW already holds a 16.9% share in the U.S. company via a “wide-ranging strategic alliance," which was announced back in 2016.

April 13, 2018

Volkswagen Names New CEO

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller is being replaced by Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess, in a week full of news for the German-based auto and commercial vehicle maker.

April 12, 2018

Volvo Unveils All-Electric Truck for Europe

Volvo has introduced its first all-electric truck for commercial use in Europe, the FL Electric, designed for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications.

April 12, 2018

Hino, VW Ink Long-Term Strategic Partnership Deal

A new, long-term, strategic agreement reached by Hino and Volkswagen will evaluate technology cooperation between the two companies with a focus on conventional powertrains, hybrid and electric powertrains, as well as connectivity and autonomous driving systems.

April 5, 2018

Chinese Joint Venture Announces Autonomous Truck Development Project

G7 Networks says its new joint venture with other Chinese firms will seek to develop autonomous-driven electric heavy-duty trucks that are highly efficient, safe and easy to manage.

March 29, 2018

Denso Brings Autonomous Vehicle Research and Development to Israel

Denso Corporation has launched a satellite research and development team in Israel, aimed at accelerating advanced technologies such as automated driving, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.

March 21, 2018

All-New Mercedes-Benz Actros, Arocs Trucks Launch in Middle East, Africa

The newly introduced Actros and Arocs models have been configured for environments of Middle East and Africa, which can reach temperatures as hot as 122 degrees.

March 19, 2018

Fuso eCanter Hits Road in Great Britain Fleets

Daimler Trucks handed over the first all-electric Fuso eCanter trucks to three fleets in Great Britain. This now brings the electric light-duty truck to a further major market following the market launches in New York, Tokyo, and Berlin.

March 12, 2018

Dana Merges with UK Automotive Supplier

Dana Inc. has signed an agreement to merge with the Driveline division of UK-based automotive system supplier GKN plc to create Dana plc, a global provider of driveline systems, in a move that will position it for the vehicle electrification market.

February 23, 2018

Chinese Automaker Geely Buys Substantial Stake in Daimler

Chinese auto manufacturer Geely Holding has purchased a $9 billion stake in Daimler AG, making it the largest investor in the German automaker, according to a report in Bloomberg.

February 21, 2018

Real-World Truck Platooning Test with Real Truck Drivers

Aiming to see if trucks digitally connected on the highway as platoons are ready to roll in the real world, German OEM MAN Truck & Bus has placed a number of units with a customer for months of evaluation in revenue service.

February 21, 2018

Daimler Testing Heavy-Duty Electric Actros Truck

A battery-electric heavy-duty hauler fitted with the Mercedes-Benz three-point star may be on the market in just three years.

February 6, 2018

Third-Gen Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its third-generation Sprinter in Duisburg, Germany, as a versatile full-size van with a factory telematics package that will arrive in the U.S. later this year. Read more here. Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

February 6, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Next-Gen Sprinter Van

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its third-generation Sprinter today in Duisburg, Germany, at the junction of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers, as a versatile full-size van with a factory telematics service that will arrive in the U.S. later this year.

February 1, 2018

ZF Appoints Scheider Chief Executive Officer

ZF Group has appointed Wolf-Henning Scheider as the automotive supplier’s new chief executive officer, succeeding Konstantin Sauer.

February 1, 2018

Earnings Watch: UPS, Daimler Record Big Profits

Two of the biggest names in trucking, one in the shipping business and the other in the manufacturing sector, reported their fourth quarter 2017 and full-year earnings on Thursday morning and both showed big gains.

January 31, 2018

Cummins Taps UK Battery Maker for Electric Truck Development

Cummins has acquired Johnson Matthewy’s UK automotive battery systems business, with plans to collaborate on the development of high-energy battery materials for commercial heavy-duty electric vehicle applications.

January 24, 2018

Fuso Begins Truck Platooning Tests in Japan

Daimler's Fuso subsidiary has begun platooning test operations outside of Tokyo as part of the Japanese government's plans to boost technology investment and deployment in the near future.

January 23, 2018

Volvo: Electric Trucks Viable for Hauling Freight Here and Elsewhere

Sweden-based AB Volvo announced on Jan. 23 that it will start selling electric trucks in Europe in 2019, with the first units entering service with select customers sometime this year – and the company's North American operations say they see a future for "electromobility" here as well.

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