World premiere: Daimler Trucks presents the self-driving Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025
On July 3, 2014, Daimler Trucks presented the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025. This vehicle features the highly intelligent Highway Pilot assistance system and can thus drive fully autonomously on highways at speeds up to 85 km/h. Daimler Trucks provided the proof of this technology on a section of the A14 autobahn near Magdeburg, demonstrating the Future Truck in use in entirely realistic driving situations. The many advantages of a self-driving truck are clear: The Future Truck stands for more efficiency, safety and connectivity – and thus for more sustainable transport – to the common benefit of the economy, society and consumers.
Presentation of the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025
40 years of partnership: Daimler and Kuwait Investment Authority celebrate a jubilee
Daimler AG and the state-owned Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) underscored their 40 years of partnership with a celebration on September 18, 2014. The Kuwait Investment Authority acquired an equity interest in the former Daimler-Benz AG in November 1974, taking over a block of shares representing approximately 14% of the then share capital from the Quandt Group. With its current stake of 6.8%, the Kuwait Investment Authority is the biggest shareholder in Daimler AG.