Mercedes Pickup Aims to Mimic Success of Brand’s SUVs

Daimler hopes the new Mercedes-Benz X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division, giving the business a more diversified sales footprint by entering the booming global segment of midsize pickups. Mercedes-Benz Vans boss Volker Mornhinweg said pickups are moving upmarket, just like SUVs have done. “SUVs are elegant lifestyle products with […]

Ford Patents Autonomous System for Off-Roading

If you thought off-road vehicles were immune to self-driving technology, you’d be wrong. Recently, Ford patented a system that will allow vehicles to drive themselves through all sorts of off-road obstacles. As described in the patent, the system first determines whether it’s safe for the vehicle to traverse an off-road obstacle. This capability is possible via a […]