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Mercedes-Benz India R&D facility moves to a new place

Mercedes-Benz India R&D facility moves to a new place

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) has announced the inauguration of their new facility at Whitefield, Bangalore. Spread over an area of 20,000 square meters with capacity of 1800 people, this is the single largest R&D facility of Daimler outside of Germany. One of the most important hubs within the global research and development organization, the new facility, expected to be a cornerstone for leveraging the Indian talent pool for Daimler, in the year 2012, filed over 50 patents for innovations in automotive development. MBRDI has been involved with some of Daimler’s cutting-edge projects. A case in point is the company’s leadership towards ‘Human Body Modeling (HBM) System’. The HBM simulation under development and testing at MBRDI, considers “almost” every possible combination of accident variables from biomechanics and the physical properties of human tissues to accident statistics and the physics of crash situations.HBM is a key pillar supporting Daimler’s vision of accident free driving.

MBRDI has been involved in many areas of Daimler’s R&D engagements including component development of parts and modules for the New Generation Cars from Mercedes-Benz. The integral seats of the newly launched A-Class and the seats of the new CLA are a few examples of end-to-end projects lead by the MBRDI team. nterior and Exterior Component design is a specialization of MBRDI Pune which leverages the presence of local suppliers. The Pune office of MBRDI ensures that proximity to the sales organization and customer inputs are seamlessly captured and integrated through feed-forward loop into future development of products. Design teams within MBRDI are actively involved in design, development and modeling of various subsystems such as Chassis, BIW (Body in White), CIW (Cabin in White), Power train, Suspension, Interior and Exterior components, Prototyping, Regionalization and Localization. The CAE team at MBRDI is one of the largest teams within this Daimler function.

Various groups within the CAE team work extensively in the area of evaluating various vehicle functions such as that of Crash, Stiffness, Strength, Durability , Powertrain, NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness) Body in White & Sheet Metal Forming and Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations. The Electrical and Electronics departments within MBRDI have competencies focused towards Model-Based-Development (MBD) topics, Embedded Software Design (complete V-cycle) and SW Architecture Knowhow, Embedded Hardware (ECUs) knowhow and Simulation. IT is also a key center of competence for MBRDI. The IT portfolio covers a gamut of topics including IT engineering, SAP delivery, Global and local IT infrastructure and operation services and from Jan 2013, CIO office for South east asia, India and Middle eastern markets to manage IT strategy, demand Management, and Project management for these markets.

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