Germany’s Mercedes-Benz Group mentioned on Friday it has opened a analysis and improvement (R&D) centre in Shanghai that may deal with mobility know-how.
The centre, its second R&D facility in China, will work in tech fields comparable to connectivity, automated driving and large information, the corporate mentioned in a press release.
Mercedes-Benz didn’t elaborate on the scale of its funding within the new tech centre, nor what number of engineers it plans to ultimately rent for the brand new location.
It mentioned within the assertion it’s “aiming to draw a whole bunch of recent tech abilities”.
The institution of a brand new Shanghai tech centre follows a transfer final 12 months by the German premium carmaker to considerably improve its R&D capabilities in Beijing, by opening a brand new R&D facility in China’s capital.
With 1,000 engineers, the brand new Beijing tech facility is greater than 3 times the scale of the one Mercedes-Benz opened in 2014, and the primary outdoors Germany that’s extra “on par” technically with the agency’s far larger R&D headquarters close to Stuttgart, an individual near the centre mentioned on the time.