A brand of premium class passenger cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles of Daimler AG, German car manufacturer. In 2013, the brand was valued at 61.9 billion dollars, ranking second (after Toyota) among car producers and eleventh among all brands of the world. The three-pointed star on the Mercedes-Benz logo developed in 1909 symbolizes the success of the brand on land, in water and in air. That is explained by the fact that the owner of the brand, Daimler, produced ship and aviation engines as well. The three-pointed start also means the trinity of the Mercedes car for the driver, the passenger and the mechanic.