Daimler Truck Holding has launched a product and IT engineering center in Bangalore, officially called the Daimler Truck Innovation Center India (DTICI).
“With DTICI, Daimler Truck is creating a new company-owned incubator, which will create large-scale innovations for the global product portfolio in the future,” the company said.
“DTICI uses India’s very complete technology and IT talent to develop innovative products that provide competitive advantages to all Daimler Truck brands worldwide. In addition, DTICI operates as a global provider of engineering tools as part of an integrated network of research and development with North America, Japan and Germany.
Andreas Gorbach, head of the truck technology department, said: “The transformation of our industry is a huge challenge, as well as a huge opportunity: it gives us the opportunity to rethink the truck itself. And that’s exactly what we do by developing CO2-neutral drives and turning trucks into software. Together with DTICI we can increase the pace of development in both areas. Especially comprehensive software will help us speed up the path to the intelligent truck operating system. This can make our customers’ business more successful – by increasing the uptime of cars, reducing innovation cycles and increasing their operational efficiency. “
DTICI emerged from Mercedes-Benz Research & Development India (MBRDI) due to the spin-off of Daimler Truck from Mercedes-Benz AG (formerly Daimler AG). It will focus on research, product development and IT capabilities to empower all Daimler Truck business units and brands worldwide, including Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, FUSO, Bharat Benz and Setra.
The engineering team at the Innovation Center will focus on a number of topics: mechanical engineering, power engineering, software development for electronic control units, automated engineering (CAE), automated design (CAD), IT programming using sophisticated engineering tools and techniques. Equipped with software and labs, this organization will work on connectivity, cybersecurity, big data and advanced analytics, systems integration and electrification. The design team will focus on developing products to transform the interior and exterior in a wide range of Daimler Truck vehicles.