On Friday, Germany’s Mercedes-Benz Group AG said, it has opened a research and development (R&D) centre in Shanghai which will focus on mobility technology.
The opening of the new centre will be its second R&D facility in China. The centre will work in tech fields including automated driving. connectivity and big data.
Mercedes-Benz did not elaborate on the size of its investment in the new tech centre, nor how many engineers it plans to eventually hire for the new location.
It went on to add, it is “aiming to attract hundreds of new tech talents”.
“With 1,000 engineers, the new Beijing tech facility is more than three times the size of the one Mercedes-Benz opened in 2014, and the first outside Germany that is more “on par” technically with the firm’s far bigger R&D headquarters near Stuttgart,” said a source close to the center.