Research & Technology

  • Stuttgart, Aug 20, 2020 - No matter whether someone is in a car, on a bike or on foot, to name just three examples – if there is an accident involving a truck, the collision can quickly end with serious or even fatal injuries for the "weaker" party, as they have no chance against the much "stronger" truck due to the huge difference in mass.
  • Stuttgart, Jun 26, 2018 - What parameters influence calculation of the fuel consumption of modern trucks, how should the truck cockpit of the future be designed, what alternative drive technologies and logistical concepts are the main focus – at FutureLab@Mercedes-Benz there was a look behind the scenes of development work at Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
  • Stuttgart, Apr 4, 2017 - Mercedes-Benz was the first truck manufacture to bring the Apple CarPlay™ infotainment system into its vehicles. This makes Mercedes-Benz a trendsetter when it comes to smartphone integration for truck drivers.
  • Stuttgart, Mar 22, 2017 - Does the biological effect of light have a positive influence on the well-being and performance of truck drivers? A research team from Daimler has been exploring this interesting question in the darkness of Finland's polar night.
  • Düsseldorf, Mar 21, 2016 - 120 years after the invention of the truck, Daimler Trucks is bringing the truck into the internet. In doing so in the IAA (International Commercial Vehicle Show) year 2016, the world's leading truck manufacturer is demonstrating its technological leadership in the field of connectivity and systematically consolidating its worldwide lead in connected trucks. Around 365,000 Daimler trucks around the world are already connected via the FleetBoard and Detroit Connect systems – more than any other manufacturer can offer.
  • Stuttgart, Sep 2, 2014 - The accident statistics speak volumes: collisions when turning corners are among the most common and most serious types of accidents in conjunction with trucks and unprotected road users. Cyclists and pedestrians can become endangered if truck drivers do not perceive them. The new Blind Spot Assist from Mercedes-Benz reliably warns the driver about dangers when turning corners in critical situations with restricted vision.