Stuttgart, Germany
Stuttgart, Germany

About this sound Daimler AG is a German multinational automotive corporation. Daimler AG is headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. By unit sales, it is the thirteenth-largest car manufacturer and second-largest truck manufacturer in the world. In addition to automobiles, Daimler manufactures buses and provides financial services through its Daimler Financial Services arm.As of 2014, Daimler owns or has shares in a number of car, bus, truck and motorcycle brands including Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, Smart Automobile, Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, Setra, BharatBenz, Mitsubishi Fuso, MV Agusta as well as shares in Denza, KAMAZ, Beijing Automotive Group, Tesla Motors, and Renault-Nissan Alliance. The Maybach brand was closed at the end of 2012, but was revived in November 2014 as "Mercedes-Maybach", an ultra luxury edition of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Wikipedia.


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The invention relates to a method and to a control assembly (10) for operating an exhaust gas system of a vehicle in which measuring values are evaluated, which indicate a content of nitrogen oxides in an exhaust gas downstream of a catalytic device (12). The catalytic device (12) is adapted to diminish the content of nitrogen oxides in the exhaust gas produced by an engine. Based on the measuring values a quality of a reducing agent supplied to the catalytic device (12) is assessed. The method comprises determining whether reducing agent has been filled into a storage tank (16). A plurality of measuring values is captured during a predetermined period of time, and a magnitude and a frequency of the plurality of measuring values are taken into account to assess the quality of the reducing agent.


The invention relates to a support device (10) for securing to a disc of a motor vehicle, comprising a base (12) which can be fixed to the disc and on which a support arrangement is formed for holding a housing (18) of at least one camera. The support arrangement comprises at least one holding element (24, 26, 82) with at least one spring element (72, 80) which is designed to apply a pressure acting in the direction towards the second face (16) of the base (12) to a rod-shaped component (36) that is arranged on the housing (18) of the camera and projects beyond a wall of the housing (18). The invention further relates to a motor vehicle disc on which such a support device (10) is placed.


The invention relates to a method for joining a first component (24) to at least one second component by means of at least one joining element (36) which is inserted at a joining site (34) into the component (24), wherein the joining element (36) is pressed into the component (24) by an industrial robot (10) at a speed of less than five metres per second.


The invention relates to a treatment device for treating exhaust gases of a fuel cell stack (16) of a fuel cell system (10). In a humidifier (12), in which the exhaust gas is usable for humidifying a medium capable of being introduced into the fuel cell stack (26), a water separator for reducing a content of liquid water in the exhaust gas is provided. Herein, the humidifier (12) and the water separator are integrated in a common constructional unit. An outflow area (28) of the humidifier (12) has a cross-section capable of being passed, which is larger than a cross-section of an inflow area (26) of the humidifier (12) capable of being passed. In the constructional unit, at least one collection area (36) for the liquid water separated upon exit from the outflow area (28) is provided. Furthermore, the invention relates to a fuel cell system (10) with such a treatment device as well as to a vehicle with a fuel cell system (10).


The invention relates to a method for moving a vehicle into a target position, wherein a start position (S) of the vehicle (1) is taken as a basis. In a method, in which target positions that cannot be detected by vehicle-internal sensors can also be approached, the start position (S) is detected by a mobile terminal (5) or by the vehicle (1); the target position (E) is determined by the mobile terminal (5); a travel trajectory of the vehicle (1) is planned inside the vehicle (1); a driving maneuver of the vehicle (1) is initiated by the vehicle (1) or by the mobile terminal (5), and the planned driving maneuver for reaching the target position (E) is carried out.


Patent
Nissan Motor Co. and Daimler AG | Date: 2017-05-31

A fuel cell system for supplying anode gas and cathode gas to a fuel cell and causing the fuel cell to generate power according to a load includes a component that circulates discharged gas of either the anode gas or the cathode gas discharged from the fuel cell to the fuel cell. The fuel cell system includes a power generation control unit that controls a power generation state of the fuel cell on the basis of the load, a freezing prediction unit that predicts the freezing of the component on the basis of a temperature of the fuel cell system. The fuel cell system includes an operation execution unit that executes a warm-up operation without stopping the fuel cell system or after the stop of the fuel cell system in the case of receiving a stop command of the fuel cell system when the freezing of the component is predicted.


Patent
Daimler AG | Date: 2017-05-31

The invention relates to a vehicle (1) having a pedestrian protection system, which comprises a bonnet (3), an edge (3.1) thereof facing the windshield (4) can be raised when an impact of a person on the vehicle (1) is detected. According to the invention, the system also comprises at least one airbag (2) which extends across a region of an A pillar (5) and a region of the windshield (4) adjacent thereto, when released.


Patent
Albis Plastic GmbH, ALLOD Werkstoff GmbH & Co. KG, Audi AG, Basf, Sabic, TRUMPF Laser und Systemtechnik GmbH and Daimler AG | Date: 2017-04-19

The invention relates to a method for producing a material composite composed of metal and plastic to form a plastic-metal hybrid component, in which method, to improve the adhesion of the metal surface and at least one plastic component, stochastically random macroscopic and/or microscopic undercuts are made by means of short-pulse laser radiation in the metal surface in order to roughen it, these undercuts each being filled at least partially with the at least one plastic component in an injection moulding process such that said plastic component engages into the macroscopic and/or microscopic undercuts, wherein, following the roughening of the metal surface and before and/or during the injection moulding process for the at least one plastic component, at least the roughened surface of the metal is heated to a temperature which, during processing, lies in the range of room temperature up to 100C above the processing temperature of the plastic.


The invention relates to a control device and a method for controlling vehicle functions, comprising a gesture detection unit which makes it possible to detect gestures that a person performs in an interior (10) of the vehicle in order to control the functions. The gesture detection unit includes a plurality of control zones (38, 40) in the interior (10), each of which is associated with one of the functions and which can be selected using a gesture associated with the specific control zone (38, 40) in order to control said function.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: FCH2-IA | Phase: FCH-03.1-2015 | Award Amount: 106.22M | Year: 2016

Hydrogen Mobility Europe 2 (H2ME 2) brings together action in 8 European countries to address the innovations required to make the hydrogen mobility sector truly ready for market. The project will perform a large-scale market test of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure, passenger and commercial fuel cell electric vehicles operated in real-world customer applications and demonstrate the system benefits generated by using electrolytic hydrogen solutions in grid operations. H2ME 2 will increase the participation of European manufacturers into the hydrogen sector, and demonstrate new vehicles across a range of platforms, with increased choice: new cars (Honda, and Daimler), new vans (range extended vehicles from Renault/Symbio and Renault/Nissan/Intelligent Energy) and a new medium sized urban delivery truck (Renault Trucks/Symbio). H2ME 2 develops an attractive proposition around range extended vehicles and supports a major roll-out of 1,000 of these vehicles to customers in France, Germany, Scandinavia and the UK. 1,230 new hydrogen fuelled vehicles will be deployed in total, trebling the existing fuel cell fleet in Europe. H2ME 2 will establish the conditions under which electrolytic refuelling stations can play a beneficial role in the energy system, and demonstrate the acquisition of real revenues from provision of energy services for aggregated electrolyser-HRS systems at a MW scale in both the UK and France. This has the further implication of demonstrating viable opportunities for reducing the cost of hydrogen at the nozzle by providing valuable energy services without disrupting refuelling operations. H2ME 2 will test 20 new HRS rigorously at high level of utilisation using the large vehicle deployment. The loading of stations by the end of the project is expected to average 20% of their daily fuelling capacity, with some stations exceeding 50% or more. This will test the HRS to a much greater extent than has been the case in previous projects.

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