Daimler Trucks & Buses is strengthening its market-leading efforts for automated trucks and buses with its new Automated Truck Research & Development Center in Portland (Oregon, U.S.). This innovation facility is already working in close cooperation with existing development functions for automated driving in Stuttgart and India.
The new research and development center develops and fine tunes systems for automated driving at Daimler Trucks & Buses according to a comprehensive technology strategy. The center’s experts are dedicated to all aspects of developing, testing and validating automated vehicles. In addition, the engineers in Portland work in close cooperation with their colleagues in the research and development centers at Daimler Trucks locations in Stuttgart (Germany) and Bangalore (India), thus forming a global network. Through close interconnections within the Daimler Group and the exchange of experience and expertise gained from previous research projects, Daimler Trucks & Buses will benefit from valuable synergies with other vehicle divisions in future as well, especially from the passenger car unit.
Daimler Trucks is investing a total of more than 2.5 billion euros in research and development in 2018 and 2019. More than 500 million euros of this will go toward e-mobility, connectivity and automated commercial vehicle technology. This also includes investment in the new research and development center for automated driving in Portland.