Tag Archives: Daimler

Daimler and Nissan Smart Car Deal

Daimler has been in the business of trying to seduce big foreign companies into being a partner in the next Smart Car production model.  However, it looks as though previous efforts have fallen on deaf ears, since BMW, Peugeot, and Citroen have all turned Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche down on his pitch.  Maybe not first choice, but Nissan has agreed to work with Daimler to produce the 2014 Smart Car.

Nothing major is changing with the tiny Smart Car, which will retain it’s rear engine-rear wheel drive setup.  Also, being a Smart Car means that it’s cabin space is slightly larger than a coffin.  Hell, I’d be scared to drive this thing to fast on a golf course, let alone down the freeway.

Smart Car

Mercedes-Benz Being Sued

According to popular news media it looks like Daimler is being sued over a navigation patent in their 07-09 model Mercedes vehicles.  WorldLogic Corp sued Mercedes for an 8.6% royalty per unit and a bonus for ‘willful’ infrintement.  According to WorldLogic Mercedes has been aware of the infringement since 2005.

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