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German corporation Daimler to open R&D center in Israel

The center will also sreach for investment opportunities in israel relevant to the car industry.



German corporation Daimler, the owner of Mercedes Benz, announced that it will open a R&D center in Tel Aviv to join its global network of R&D centers. Daimler currently operating R&D centers in Germany, US, India and China, Globes reports.

The R&D  center in Tel Aviv will be managed by Adi Ofek, an Israeli who has served in several management positions at Daimler since 2000. Daimler said that the center will focus on “car mobility and information services, in addition to the development and testing of various projects and user interfaces.”

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But Germany media indicate that the center will also pursue “the development of a network of connections with Israeli startup companies, technology accelerators, incubators, innovation centers, and established high tech firms.”


Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, Daimler AG board member and head of Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, explained: “The center joins Daimler’s global array of R&D centers, so that we will continue to be the automotive industry’s technological vanguard in terms of efficient, technologically advanced and safe cars.”





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