People Stories

Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA) builds the next generation of safe, sustainable, and technologically-advanced vehicles. Here are a few stories from the people paving the way.

May 15, 2019

How AI shapes the Last Mile

When Fabienne and her colleague Nick came over to the Silicon Valley almost 3 years ago, they had one empty

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June 27, 2018

A Future Driven by Blockchain

For an internal hackathon at MBRDNA, a group of software engineers outlined a concept of how blockchain could be used

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March 6, 2018

Designing the Future

As Senior Creative Designer for MBRDNA, Christopher Thoms designs the future. Along with the Advanced Design Team in Carlsbad, he

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February 7, 2018

UX Designers Create Functional Fashion for Seated Mobility

Last month, five UX designers from Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America (MBRDNA) and Mercedes-Benz Vans Future Transportation partnered with

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December 18, 2017

The Road Ahead for AI

A Mercedes-Benz C-Class already knows our preferences — from where we like the mirrors to be placed and how the

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December 8, 2017

MBRDNA Expands Cloud Computing Team to Seattle

With a view of the waterfront, steps away from technology’s biggest brands and most cutting-edge start-ups, MBRDNA opened its new

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October 13, 2017

Inventing a Car That Drives Itself

As Principal Engineer for Autonomous Driving at MBRDNA in Silicon Valley, Dominik Nuss has a goal that’s easy to understand:

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October 11, 2017

Philipp Skogstad, new CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America

Philipp Skogstad will take over as the new CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA) effective November 1,

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August 14, 2017

The Innovation Protector

If you want to know just how innovative Mercedes Benz Research & Development (MBRDNA) is, just ask the person who files our patent applications. At MBRDNA,

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July 7, 2017

MBRDNA’s Rasheq Zarif on How We Can #ShareTheRoad

This month we participated in South by Southwest® (SXSW®) in Austin, TX. The annual event brings together thought leaders across technology,

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June 12, 2017

Pushing the Limits of #SelfDrivingAI with Uwe Franke

It’s long been a dream of engineers and drivers alike to one day sit in the back of a car,

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May 12, 2017

The Catalyst for Innovation: A Conversation with CEO Arwed Niestroj

Autonomous vehicles, speech-activated digital assistants, in-dash intuitive infotainment systems ­– these are just a few of the ways Mercedes-Benz Research

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