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With blockchain against mileage manipulation

November 17, 2020 - The trend toward digitalization is changing our daily lives, including our driving behavior — and thus our customers’ needs as well. In an interview with Dr. Andreas Dürr, Head of Digital Connected Products, he explains how his team is developing flexible digital products that offer drivers real added value. He also talks about the products Dürr is currently working on and how the used car market can benefit from them.

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Green Month of Caring

November 10, 2020 - 2,234 hours spent, 1,038 employees engaged, 157 green activities completed. These numbers are overwhelming for the first Green Month of Caring at Daimler Mobility. We learned about waste sorting, cleaned public areas and avoided plastic. Employees all over the world participated in various green activities to contribute to the Green Month of Caring.

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Flexible rental during peaks in demand

November 05, 2020 - Online commerce and flexible on-demand delivery services, and with them the entire sector of providers of courier, express, and parcel delivery services (CEP), have posted impressive growth in recent years. To enable it to flexibly react to the expected rise in demand, Mercedes-Benz Van Rental has substantially increased its fleet by adding around 3,000 panel vans, which it is offering to logistics service providers so that they can cover peaks in demand or flexibly bridge any breakdowns they may have.

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Mercedes-Benz Mobility Korea acquires Star-Rent-A-Car Korea

November 02, 2020 - Daimler Mobility is strengthening its rental business in the Korean market. Through the acquisition of Start-Rent-A-Car Korea, Mercedes-Benz Mobility Korea will offer premium mobility services throughout the entire dealer network in Korea. The approval was granted by local regulatory authorities on October 30, 2020.

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Electric mobility in the vehicle fleet

October 30, 2020 - Companies in particular are showing growing interest in electrifying their vehicle fleets. This improves the corporate image and fits in with the sustainability strategy of many companies. Through our Fleet Mobility Provider Athlon, companies can obtain everything from a single source: from e-mobility consulting, to the procurement of plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, to the installation of a suitable charging infrastructure and a uniform accounting model.

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"Transformation hurts!"

October 27, 2020 - We have often read and heard it: The automotive industry is in the midst of change. In a transformation. However, what is actually behind this buzzword? In an interview with Sophia Rödiger, business psychologist and transformation expert as well as Lead Global Transformation at Daimler Mobility, we talk about the goals of transformation and how important unconventional thinkers are.

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Interim Report Q3 2020

October 23, 2020 - Daimler AG (ticker symbol: DAI) today reported its results for the third quarter, which ended September 30, 2020. The key figures reflect a good performance based on improving markets and strong products, combined with diligent cost discipline and extensive cash-preservation measures. Here you will find all important results relating to the Daimler Group and the Daimler Mobility division.

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moovel: B2B business goes to Deutsche Bahn subsidiary

October 22, 2020 - moovel has been one of the first companies worldwide to develop multimodal mobility platforms and a pioneer in this field. Daimler Mobility and BMW Group are now integrating the part of moovel that develops mobility platforms for municipalities and transport associations to the Deutsche Bahn subsidiary Mobimeo.

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"We are transforming our IT into a technology powerhouse"

October 15, 2020 - Carmen Roth-Schäfer has been the new CTO at Daimler Mobility since March 2020. In the following interview she explains how she took on her new role despite the COVID 19 pandemic, how she would describe her position and what goals she is pursuing with the IT organisation.

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A bit of Dolce Vita in Germany

October 08, 2020 - Our mobility joint venture SHARE NOW is expanding its fleet portfolio. In addition to models from Mercedes-Benz, smart, MINI and BMW, customers now also have access to Fiat 500. SHARE NOW thus offers customers a wider choice and thus increases the attractiveness of the vehicle fleet.

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The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class

September 15, 2020 - Mercedes-Benz is using people-focused innovations to shape the next generation of individual, contemporary mobility. The S-Class epitomizes the fascination of the brand and defines the automotive luxury segment. Daimler Mobility offers numerous financing and usage options for the Daimler Group’s new luxury sedan that enable drivers to experience all aspects of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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Save money with telematics insurance

August 19, 2020 - Insurance rates are a tricky thing: Insurance companies use certain defined criteria and parameters to assign customers to specific categories, which in turn have set rates no matter how carefully you drive, how much mileage you put on your vehicle each day, or which routes you take. That actually doesn’t make sense, right? That’s why modern insurance rate systems are now being used that increasingly take into account actual circumstances and behavior. Examples in the car insurance area include pay-how-you-drive insurance policies and insurance solutions that make use of telematics systems. So how does such insurance work? What type of products does Daimler Mobility offer? And is it possible to try out this new type of insurance solution?

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Electric Roadtrips? Challenge e-ccepted

August 17, 2020 - Felix Hamer is passionate about driving electric. Since 2016 he rented numerous electric vehicles and took them on roadtrips. He also turned his passion into a job and offers route planning and advice to everyone interested in roadtrips with an electric vehicle. We talked to him about the range of electric vehicles, adventurous sides of EV-roadtrips and his experience with the Mercedes-Benz EQC*.

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Getting digital advice, placing orders online

August 06, 2020 - In order to meet the rising demand for digital products and services, Daimler Mobility has been digitizing its financing and leasing business. This enables customers around the world to conveniently use the services of Daimler Mobility from home at any time.

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Our products for electric mobility

August 04, 2020 - As a provider of financial and mobility services, Daimler Mobility is playing a key role in the introduction of electric mobility. Our products and services enable our customers to switch to sustainable mobility solutions and enjoy easy and carefree use of electric vehicles. But exactly which products and services are involved here? We asked Andreas Lehr, Head of Global Sales & Marketing at Daimler Mobility, who among other things is also responsible for sales relating to electric mobility solutions.

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Benedikt Schell visits our Partner Bay Logistik

July 30, 2020 - Leasing, financing, rental: Daily Business for Mercedes-Benz Bank. But what exactly does such a cooperation between bank and customer look like? What does a leasing contract contain? And how do we contribute to make the transport of hazardous goods on the roads safer?

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Ambition2022

July 27, 2020 - Sustainability is part of the corporate values that we live by every day. Embedding it in our values was a first and important step a sustainable world. In order to further translate the importance of sustainability into concrete measures, Daimler Mobility AG committed itself to CO2 l locations worldwide by the end of 2022.

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Interim Report Q2 2020

July 23, 2020 - Daimler AG (ticker symbol: DAI) today reported its results for the second quarter, which ended June 30, 2020. The key figures were strongly influenced by the covid-19 pandemic and the resulting decline in demand for cars, vans, trucks and buses. Here you will find all important results relating to the Daimler Group and the Daimler Mobility division.

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The Bridge

July 20, 2020 - When it comes to mobility, efficiency and flexibility matter more than ever. To meet this demand in the Korean market where long-term car rental is on the rise, Mercedes-Benz Mobility Korea launched a campaign called “The Bridge”. This mobility solution allows customers to take a rental contract and to switch over from their current model to a newly released model after one year while keeping the exact same monthly payment.

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Our new insurance app for dealers

July 07, 2020 - Digital and simple, that's the new insurance app from Daimler Mobility AG. The web application helps dealers to offer and sell insurance products to end customers via a completely digital process. The scalable and user-friendly point-of-sale solution in Mercedes design is now live in Portugal and can save up to 19 trees per year.

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Athlon launches TCO Simulator

June 26, 2020 - Athlon International, one of the leading providers of vehicle leasing and fleet management services and a part of Daimler Mobility AG, has developed a simulator that enables users to quickly and easily compare the total cost of ownership (TCO) of vehicles.

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FREE NOW starts new booking option "Screen"

June 09, 2020 - Our Ridehailing Joint Venture FREE NOW is integrating a new type of service. With the "Screen" booking option, customers can now order a taxi or rental car with a protective wall between the driver and passenger areas via the app at no extra charge.

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Interim Report Q1 2020

April 29, 2020 - Daimler AG (ticker symbol: DAI) today reported its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. Here you will find all important results relating to the Daimler Group and the Daimler Mobility division.

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New Management Board Setup at Daimler Mobility AG

April 01, 2020 - We have all been following the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic for weeks. The company is doing everything it can to achieve a balance between protecting the workforce from infection and maintaining business-critical functions. In these difficult times, it is important to continue to drive the transformation of Daimler Mobility and to position the company well for the future. Therefore, the responsibilities on the Board of Management will be adjusted as planned as of April 1, 2020.

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From vehicle to all-round package

February 28, 2020 - Flexible solutions, convenient access to mobility, owning a vehicle but avoiding the search for a parking space: Today, customer expectations of mobility are wide-ranging and constantly changing. That’s why we're working on various initiatives to meet those needs in an optimal fashion. Benedikt Schell, CEO Mercedes-Benz Bank, explains why integrated solutions are important.

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New Responsibilities within the Management Board

February 18, 2020 - Daimler Mobility is continuing to systematically forge ahead with the digital transformation of its financial services business. Among other things, Daimler Mobility will combine the global responsibility for the financing and leasing operations in a new executive division, Operations & Digital Solutions, effective April 1, 2020.

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Athlon takes part in 'Clean Air' Campaign

February 12, 2020 - Athlon Deutschland GmbH, one of the leading providers of vehicle leasing and fleet management and part of Daimler Mobility AG, is contributing to improving air quality by electrifying fleets. Athlon's concept is convincing: Steffen Bilger, Parliamentary Secretary of State in the Ministry of Transport, has presented Athlon with the funding notice for the procurement of electric vehicles.

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Annual Results 2019

February 11, 2020 - Daimler AG (ticker symbol: DAI) today reported its preliminary results for the fiscal year 2019 ended December 31, 2019. It also contains all the important figures relating to the results of Daimler Mobility and an outlook for 2020.

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Eefje Dikker has been appointed to the Board of Management

January 09, 2020 - The Supervisory Board of Daimler Mobility AG has appointed Eefje Dikker to the Board of Management as Director of Labor Relations effective January 1, 2020. The 49-year-old Dutch citizen will be responsible for all areas of Human Resources at Daimler Mobility AG, which operates in more than 40 countries with a total workforce of approximately 13,000 employees.

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YOUR NOW Joint Ventures in 2019

December 16, 2019 - The YOUR NOW joint ventures continue their dynamic growth course after their successful start in February 2019: millions of new customers use the mobility services for car sharing, ride tailing, parking, shopping and multi-modal platforms, which are offered in more than 1,300 cities worldwide.

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StarRides launches in China

December 03, 2019 - A star for the road! Daimler Mobility has teamed up with Geely Technology Company to establish the premium ride-hailing service StarRides. The joint venture will kick off in the Chinese city of Hangzhou and will be rolled out further in 2020. You can find in-depth information about the launch of StarRides here.

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When sharing becomes a profession

November 18, 2019 - Car sharing, desk sharing, clothes sharing — in short, the sharing economy is booming and it is now also firmly established in the world of work. In job sharing, two colleagues split the same position. To find out if this actually works, we asked around within the company. Katrin Haas and Markus Darmstadt are team leaders in the Change & Transformation Office at Daimler Mobility. The thing they have most in common is their job.

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Dynamic Lease

October 29, 2019 - The industry's first "pay-as-you-drive" leasing financing will be used for trucks in the USA from 2020. Daimler Truck Financial, part of the business field of Daimler Mobility, presents the telematics-based financing option "Dynamic Lease".

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Interim Report Q3

October 24, 2019 - Daimler AG (ticker symbol: DAI) today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019. Here you will find all important results relating to the Daimler Group and the Daimler Mobility division.

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Interview with SHARE NOW CEO Olivier Reppert

October 15, 2019 - He loves city life, likes cycling and appreciates the urban mobility mix: Since spring, Olivier Reppert has been moving the new SHARE NOW car sharing service forward. He spoke about how quickly the former competitors car2go and DriveNow are growing together and why it increases the quality of life in a city to have a choice about mobility.

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Interview with Dr. Harry Behrens

October 02, 2019 - Dr. Harry Behrens is Head of Blockchain Factory at Daimler Mobility. Behrens has been working intensively with Blockchain since 2012 and started the first Blockchain swarm of Daimler Mobility in 2016. In the interview, Behrens explains the opportunities and applications of Blockchain and what his Blockchain Factory is currently working on.

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ChangeMyCar App: Athlon adds e-Bike

September 18, 2019 - Athlon's flexible ChangeMyCar lease app has expanded its offer. From now on, it’s possible to also lease an e-Bike. Employees can use the mobility budget in the app to combine both modes of transport. Users can also adapt their preferences every month to suit changing needs.

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Daimler Mobility expands its ePayment activities

September 11, 2019 - Pay directly from a Mercedes-Benz: Daimler Mobility is integrating its group-owned digital ePayment platform Mercedes pay into various Daimler applications. The electronic payment platform Mercedes pay supports in-car payment for parking and for Mercedes me services as well as payment for fuel conveniently via app.

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That's why Daimler Mobility is at the IAA 2019

September 10, 2019 - The IAA of today is no longer simply an auto exhibition. In line with the slogan “Driving tomorrow,” it presents itself as an international platform for mobility — and that’s exactly the right setting for Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Mobility AG.

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Béla: Travel companion app from Daimler Mobility

September 09, 2019 - How was your day? And are you driving alone today? These are some of the questions asked by Béla, the new app developed by Daimler Mobility, which is now available free of charge in Daimler’s App Store. Béla is a digital travel companion who supports drivers by making individualized recommendations during long drives. In the process, the app even learns new information and intelligently uses it to adapt its algorithm. In an interview, our app inventor Andrea Spielvogel explains how this works and all the things Béla can do.

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New mobility option e-scooter

August 15, 2019 - The REACH NOW mobility app now offers even more flexibility. In addition to Carsharing and Bikesharing, Ride-Hailing, and in some cities public transport, e-scooters from TIER Mobility are now available. With REACH NOW, the moovel Group offers the first MaaS platform ever with five different, fully integrated mobility options.

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SHARE NOW start long-term rent

August 13, 2019 - From a few minutes to a week: SHARE NOW now enables rentals of a free-floating vehicle of up to seven days in response to many customer requests.

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Athlon takes part in “Clean air" campaign

February 12, 2020 - Athlon Deutschland GmbH, one of the leading providers of vehicle leasing and fleet management, is contributing to improving air quality by electrifying fleets.

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Daimler Financial Services becomes Daimler Mobility

July 24, 2019 - As of today, Daimler Financial Services is renamed Daimler Mobility AG. The new name underlines the strategic standard the business division has set for itself: to offer comprehensive flexible mobility solutions in the future.

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Interview with Franz Reiner

July 24, 2019 - Franz Reiner has been Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler Mobility since June 1, 2019. Reiner sees great opportunities in the renaming of the company - for the customer, but also for Daimler AG.

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This was COLOURS 2019

July 16, 2019 - For the third time Mercedes-Benz Bank sponsored the international dance festival COLOURS. We have summarized the hustle and bustle for you.

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Mobility at the Tech Open Air 2019

July 5, 2019 - For the seventh time the Tech Open Air took place in Berlin. Young and old, students and industry experts as well as corporations and start-ups met at Europe's largest technology festival.

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New Management Team takes over

June 3, 2019 - Daimler Financial Services prepares for the future and starts with a new management team

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How we want to change urban mobility

May 24, 2019 - Daimler Financial Services und Daimler Mobility Services zu Gast auf der Urban Future Global Conference 2019 in Oslo.

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"Mobility" to have its own Executive Board division

May 8, 2019 - Daimler Financial Services strategically reorganizes and appoints Jörg Lamparter as Board Member for Mobility.

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Daimler Financial Services: Investment in heycar

May 6, 2019- Now also green light from the authorities! Daimler Financial Services invests in used car platform heycar and offers immediately helpful tool for customers.

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Interim Report Q1 2019

April 26, 2019 - Contract volume and insurance contracts increase, new business declines. Daimler Financial Services expects slight increase for 2019.

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Schell becomes new CEO of Mercedes-Benz Bank

April 25, 2019 - The Supervisory Board of Mercedes-Benz Bank AG has picked the successor for the CEO position. The successor of Franz Reiner is well known. Read More

mytaxi becomes FREENOW and expands offer

April 25, 2019 - An exciting summer awaits mytaxi. In addition to a brand change to FREENOW, Europe's largest taxi app is expanding its range of mobility services. With the rebrand E-Scooter and a new rental car concept will be added.

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Joint Venture is "Deal of the Year"

March 29, 2019 - BMW and Daimler finalized a historic joint venture with a major press conference at the end of February 2019. This significant step has now received the Corporate Finance Award 2018 from the Börsen-Zeitung.

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50 German cities want to become a Smart City

March 27, 2019 - Smart City as a destination! According to a study already 50 cities in Germany are working on making their cities fit for the future.

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Four times Gold for Blacklane

March 21, 2019 - Blacklane was awarded in four categories at the coveted German Stevie Awards. The young Daimler investment was thus a leader in the field of transport companies.

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The 5 best quotes from the SXSW

March 14, 2019 - "Revolutionizing the road!" Under this headline, REACH NOW invited numerous experts to the SXSW to discuss the mobility of the future. We have put together the best quotes for you.

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Blacklane of one of Europe's top 50 start-ups

March 7, 2019 - A startup that arranges limousine trips for chauffeur services and immediately connects them with their customers? Blacklane, in which Daimler Financial Services has a stake, is therefore now part of the Growth 50 Tech Tour ranking.

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MWC 2019: Science Fiction becomes Reality

February 28, 2019 - Over 100,000 visitors gathered this week at the MWC 2019 in Barcelona to share digital tech trends. Daimler was also present. Dieter Zetsche and Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, kicked off the event.

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Banking becomes Mobility: Talent Day is calling

February 27, 2019 - How do you calculate your financing rate online? What is the most convenient way to view and change a contract on your smartphone? Apply now for the "Talent Day // Digital Solution" Center and see how we work on the digital issues of the future!

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Daimler Financial Services at the MWC 2019

February 26, 2019 - Every year, the tech world looks to Barcelona and the Mobile World Congress. This year's most important mobile communications fair in the world covers a broad field of innovation. Daimler Financial Services will also be present with its own topics.

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Daimler and BMW present Joint Venture

February 22, 2019 - The Future is now! Daimler AG and BMW Group AG are opening a new chapter: a joint venture linking 60 million customers worldwide, an innovative gamechanger for urban mobility. Five verticals result in a unique mobility ecosystem.

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Our Annual Results 2018

February 6, 2019 - Also in the year 2018, Daimler Financial Services further expanded its range of innovative mobility services. car2go increased its number of registered users to around 3.6 million (2017: 3.0 million) and thus strengthened its position as a leading company for flexible car sharing.

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Smart City study: car2go cities are leaders in Germany

February 4, 2019 - The Digital City Ranking 2018 shows that German cities and municipalities still have a lot of work to do. Nevertheless, there are successful examples, supported by the offerings of Daimler Financial Services AG, which show that digitization and mobility only require courage and the right partner.

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Innovation Index: Germany ranks second

January 22, 2019 - As a location for innovation, Germany can record the next success story: second place in Bloomberg's Global Innovation Index. We explain the contribution made by Daimler Financial Services.

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car2go launches in Paris

January 15, 2019 - The City of Love becomes the City of Electromobility. car2go launched with a purley electric fleet of 400 smart fortwo. This makes Paris the fourth city in the world to be served only by electric car2go.

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We are 31 million users worldwide

January 10, 2019 - The number of users of Daimler Financial Services' mobility products is higher than ever before. car2go, moovel and the Ride-Hailing Group, including mytaxi, Beat, Clever Taxi and Chauffeur Privé, had 31 million customers in the fourth quarter.

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That's why Daimler Financial Services is at CES

January 9, 2019 - For the first time, Daimler Financial Services is represented at what is probably the world's most exciting electronics industry show: the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, or CES. But why are we present as a service provider for mobility solutions at an event that exhibits the latest innovations in the fields of entertainment and consumer electronics?

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Joint Venture Daimler and BMW

Daimler and BMW plan next steps for joint mobility company. Competition authorities approve merger of mobility services.

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E-scooters for Lisbon: green, clean and fun

mytaxi just launched its E-Scooter pilot called ‚hive‘. Some hundred new e-scooters are now available in Portugal's capital Lisbon and offer a viable alternative to getting around.

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Rotation at Daimler Financial Services

Franz Reiner, BoM member responsible for the European region, succeeds Klaus Entenmann as Chairman of Daimler Financial Services AG.

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moovel in Barcelona

moovel presents latest digital mobility solutions at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.

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Joint Venture mit Geely Group Company

Daimler Mobility Services and Geely Group Company, Geely Holding Group’s new business entity, announced today that they will form a premium ride-hailing joint venture in China.

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MobilityX HR Hackathon: Digital Ideas for Employee Wellness

35 developers, programmers and entrepreneurs joined together for a hackathon to compete for the top prize of $10,000. Goal: Improving professional personal wellness of Daimler employees through digital innovation.

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Emotional intelligence: Daimler Financial Services invests in Soul Machines

Daimler Financial Services makes strategic investment in New Zealand-based company Soul Machines to further develop artificial and emotional intelligence for multi-channel, customer-service pilot.

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2018: Top employer worldwide

For the third consecutive time, the Great Place to Work Institute ranks Daimler Financial Services among the best multinational employers in the world. Daimler's financial and mobility service provider is one of two German companies among the top 10.

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