• Mercedes-Benz opens its first digital delivery hub in Lisbon.
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    Digital Delivery Hub in Lisbon.

    Mercedes-Benz opens its first digital delivery hub in Lisbon and becomes one of the main sponsors of the Web Summit, the world’s most important tech conference.

Digital delivery hub in Lisbon.

Digital transformation concerns all companies: new services and expanded business models are developing at a hitherto unseen speed. This presents new challenges, particularly for the automotive industry, and thus also for Mercedes-Benz. In future, simply building the best cars will no longer be enough. That is why Mercedes-Benz is now opening its first global digital delivery hub in Lisbon. The Portuguese capital is increasingly establishing itself as the new “place to be” for the digital world: it is precisely here that Mercedes-Benz wishes to drive its future digital transformation from premium automobile manufacturer to premium mobility service provider.


Lisbon is the new “place to be” for the digital world: It is precisely here that Mercedes-Benz wishes to drive its future digital transformation to a premium mobility service provider.
Mercedes-Benz is now seeking digital experts for its location in Lisbon in the areas of software development.

Digital talent wanted.

The inauguration of the first digital delivery hub is a cause of great delight at the new location: during the inaugural celebration and press conference, many Portuguese government representatives will warmly welcome Mercedes-Benz’s digital delivery hub. In keeping with its CASE strategy that focuses on the four future fields Autonomous, Connected, Shared & Services and Electric Drive, with this newly-created, agile unit Mercedes-Benz will in future be launching new digital business models on the market. As of now, high-calibre talented individuals from all over the world will be rapidly developing solutions along the digital value chain. Mercedes-Benz is now seeking 125 digital experts for its location in Lisbon in the areas of software development, app programming, big data, cloud computing, Java, Java script and AEM development.


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Mercedes-Benz becomes a main sponsor of Web Summit.

Lisbon is enjoying ever greater popularity on the digital scene: “digital natives” from all over the world are coming to live and work in the Portuguese capital. November will see the staging of what will already be the second Web Summit, the world’s most important tech conference. During the press conference for the inauguration of the digital delivery hub, Mercedes-Benz also has the pleasure of introducing its new cooperation with the Web Summit for the first time: the automobile manufacturer is one of the conference’s main sponsor and will be in attendance in November. The Web Summit is the ideal platform for connecting and inspiring!

An example is the PITCH startup competition at the Web Summit which was named one of the best startup competitions worldwide by Forbes. PITCH gives the world’s leading early-stage startups the chance to tell their companies’ stories and ideas to an international audience and distinguished judging panel.

Mercedes-Benz has the pleasure of introducing its new cooperation with the Web Summit for the first time: The automobile manufacturer is the conference’s main sponsor.
Urban eTruck: Mercedes-Benz Next.

    E-Truck rolls in series.

    • 15. February 2017
    • E-Mobility

    A start is made: The world’s first all-electric heavy-duty truck will be launched to customers in a low number of units.

    This year, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is bringing the world’s first all-electric heavy-duty truck to market in a small series. Following the presentation of the Urban eTruck with 25 t perm. GVW and a range of up to 200 km at the International Commercial Vehicle Show in 2016, the first vehicles will be delivered to customers this year.

     

    Zero emissions, quiet as a whisper and with a payload of 12.8 t: The Urban eTruck offers an impressive economical and environmentally friendly concept. The vehicle will initially go in a low two-figure number of units to customers in Germany – and later in Europe, too. It will be used in real transportation applications there. The aim is to use actual application scenarios and requirement profiles together with the customer to further optimise the vehicle concept and the system configurations of the electric truck. The tests will include use in shift operation, charging times plus battery and range management.

    ' We are currently talking to around 20 potential customers from the disposal, foodstuffs and logistics sector. With the small series we are now rapidly taking the next step towards a series product. '

    Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks

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      Heading into a self-driving future.

      • 1. February 2017
      • Autonomous Driving

      Global robotaxis: In the future, Daimler’s self-driving cars will be available on Uber’s ridesharing platform, the companies recently agreed.

      Daimler and Uber today announced an agreement on their intent to cooperate on the supply and operation of self-driving vehicles. Under the terms of the cooperation Daimler plans to introduce self-driving vehicles also on Uber’s global ridesharing network in the coming years. Daimler is the first auto company to join with Uber as it opens up its platform for manufacturers to introduce their own self-driving cars.

       

      With its new corporate strategy entitled CASE – which stands for “Connected”, “Autonomous”, “Shared & Services” and “Electric” – Mercedes-Benz Cars is marking out the cornerstones for its future success and the reshaping of mobility. This agreement is the next step into the future of shared and autonomous driving.

      Daimler is a pioneer when it comes to self-driving vehicle technologies. The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the world’s first series-production vehicle to be awarded a test licence for autonomous driving in the US state of Nevada. With its Highway Pilot system, Daimler Trucks is now the world’s first truck manufacturer with plans to develop an autonomous driving system for use in commercial vehicles.

       

      Uber has assembled a strong self-driving engineering group with its Advanced Technology Group, which is testing self-driving vehicles on the road in the US. Uber’s Otto division is also working on self-driving trucks. And Uber has valuable experience that comes from running a ridesharing and delivery network across 74 countries.

      Daimler has been a pioneer in the development of new technologies for autonomous driving.

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      Sharing my city: Amsterdam with Lizzy van der Ligt

      car2go: Lizzie van der Ligt in an apartment in Amsterdam.
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      What does it feel like to go on holiday and not just live in someone else’s apartment, but to immerse yourself in someone else’s life?

      What was travel like before the advent of platforms on which private individuals can rent out their apartment by the day or week or that enable you to discover an unknown city for yourself using car2go? For some people, those times are now little more than a vague memory. It’s just so fantastic to make your own fried egg in the morning in a city that was unknown to you until yesterday, to browse someone else’s well-assorted bookshelves and, in most cases, to be supplied first-hand with insider tips – following the motto: “immerse yourself in another life”.

      Digitalisation and the opportunities offered by the “sharing economy”, in which you don’t need to own something to use it, are opening the door to new ways of living, travelling and working. People are not just sharing car2go vehicles, using Facebook to stay in touch with friends in faraway places and following their latest music discoveries on Spotify. These technologies are causing people’s own networks to grow exponentially. Often, all it takes is an email to get in touch with friends of friends on the other side of the world.

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      Our video with stylist and blogger Lizzy van der Ligt describes this way of life and the wide-ranging opportunities that arise from networking and the sharing of information and things. What would it be like if we were one day able not just to book a private apartment for a city trip, but to totally immerse ourselves in another life for a day? Sharing my city: Amsterdam.

      car2go: Lizzie van der Ligt next to a smart in Amsterdam.
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