February 2015 \ Diaspora News \ RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

“As India is a high potential market for us, the centre will ensure that development initiatives are in accordance to customer needs,” Merker said.

Being in proximity to its first R and D centre at Whitefield Palms, the new facility has functional collaboration for shorter development cycles and robust growth.

“As India’s Silicon Valley, since Bengaluru has strong IT footprint, we are here to take advantage of its bright talent pool for our R and D centre, which is in line with our global IT-strategy to further expand and have diverse skills, know-how and foreign cultures,” Daimler Chief Information Officer, Michael Gorriz said on the occasion.

The new facility also has a shared service centre for SAP applications and developments for mobility services, computer simulations and augmented reality.

Daimler uses Mercedes-Benz as its brand for luxury automobiles, buses coaches and trucks.