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INDUSTRY NEWS
Mercedes-Benz Opens Electric Software Hub for e-Vehicle Integration
Loaded with e-propulsion test equipment and qualification labs,
engineers and a sizeable army of software developers, the new
Electric Software Hub at the Mercedes Technology Centre near
Stuttgart brings automotive electrification and digitalization to a
new benchmark. Inside, some 1,100 employees work crossfunctionally
under one roof on the electric and digital future of
Mercedes-Benz as it rolls out a rapidly growing lineup of new
fully electric automobiles. From 2025, all new vehicle architectures
will be exclusively electric.
Fueled by an investment of more than 200 million euros, the
massive facility in Sindelfingen embodies the company's objectives
to be a leader in both electric driving and vehicle software.
It brings together under one roof numerous software, hardware,
system integration and testing functions, intensifying the company's
approach to cross-functional collaboration. It will serve
as a central development and qualification hub for its global
research and development efforts.
" The Electric Software Hub is an epicentre of our research and
development and at the same time closely networked with the
worldwide production sites. This is where key aspects of the future
of MercedesBenz
become
reality, especially
our own MB.OS
operating system.
Cars are among
the most complex
products
in general. The
hardware and
software are decoupled
and must
work together perfectly. We ensure this in the Electric Software
Hub. It is our software integration factory, " says Markus Schaefer,
member of the board of management of Mercedes-Benz
Group AG, and chief technology officer responsible for development
and procurement.
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The new building has 70,000 square meters of space spread
over eight levels. The inside of the Electric Software Hub
reflects the entire electrics/electronics integration process of
vehicle development. The employees ensure that all hardware
and software components created in research and development
work perfectly and interact seamlessly. From top to bottom
- from code to product - software and hardware enter further
and further into the vehicle until they are integrated into vehicle
prototypes in the lower spaces. During this phase, there is an
in-depth exchange with the vehicle plants worldwide so that
new developments can be transferred to series production.
A key concept of this building is proximity of all test facilities
and test benches of the software integration, the vehicles and
engineers. This makes an important contribution to shortening
the development time by optimally supporting integration.
Among the 2,089 square meters of test benches and 2,292
square meters of laboratories, there are five large-scale test
benches for electric drive and charging systems.
For more info, see www.mercedes-benz.com.
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