Daimler opens a RD center in Tel Aviv

11 November, 2016

The new center will be led by Adi Ofek and will focus in mobility services and digitalization

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The new center will be led by Adi Ofek and will focus in mobility services and digitalization

Digitalization, autonomous driving, security and connectivity – those trends heavily influence vehicle development in the future. These trends have made Israel a Mecca for automotive companies, seeking to stay up to date. The success of Israeli Mobileye, Foresight and many more companies and startups brought now led German auto producer Daimler to open a RD center in Tel-Aviv.

“About 16,000 employees are currently in our global network in Research and Development and are working to make our vehicles even more efficient, connected and safe. With our latest Technology Center in Tel Aviv, we strengthen our global network with competencies from the high-tech country Israel“, explains Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Group Research and Mercedes‑Benz Cars Development.

Adi Ofek, neuer CEO für Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Tel Aviv Ltd. / Adi Ofek, new CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Tel Aviv Ltd.
 Adi Ofek, new CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Tel Aviv 

“At the Technology Center in Tel Aviv, a specially-skilled team will contribute and support our leadership in mobility services and digitalization. Besides the development and testing of pilot projects for new user interfaces, a network to local partners, universities and high-tech companies is aimed to be established and maintained“, says Sajjad Khan, Vice President Digital Vehicle & Mobility Daimler AG.

The Technology Center is headed by Mrs. Adi Ofek, a native Israeli, has been working for Daimler since year 2000, and provides vast country- and native language know-how, as well as international management experience.

The global Daimler Research and Development network consists of 24 locations in12 countries. The largest facilities are located in Sindelfingen and Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, Sunnyvale in California, Bangalore in India und Beijing in China.

With the opening of the Technology Center in Tel Aviv, Daimler clearly underlines its commitment and strategy to internationalize and specialize its global research facilities.

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