Spirit of innovation for the automotive future.
In 1995, Mercedes-Benz became the first automotive manufacturer worldwide to open a Research and Development Center in Silicon Valley. The brand with the three-pointed star had already recognised that not only the IT sector, but also the automotive future was being shaped here. Silicon Valley, one of the most creative places on earth, is remarkable not only for its spirit of innovation. It also stands for a unique culture of collaboration.
This is how Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc. (MBRDNA) is constantly pushing forward the networking of driver, vehicle and the outside world, as well as the digitalisation of car and mobility. The innovative developments flow into the worldwide Research & Development network of the Daimler AG. The research centre in Sunnyvale now employs more than 240 people.