A new Daimler technology hub has opened in Lisbon. The company says it has been created for Daimler Trucks and Buses to increase its tech expertise and to facilitate and support global initiatives within the Daimler group.

Lisbon, Daimler says, has become a hotspot for young and talented tech people and ‘digital nomads’. The commitment of the local university network to establish majors in new technologies such as Data Science, AI and Machine Learning, as well as a very active and open community of people from various technological, industrial and cultural backgrounds, were essential factors when choosing Lisbon as the new location of the hub. Equally important and attractive for Daimler is the strong commitment and support of the City of Lisbon to work together on future oriented topics, such as Urban Mobility, Future of Transport and Logistics, and more.

In the ramp-up phase, the Tech and Data Hub will hire around 30 people, with a strong focus on tech talents from different areas. focussing on new technologies and digital services in the commercial vehicle sector, the Tech and Data Hub will address current and future challenges in the transformation of the commercial vehicle industry, eg the adaption to electronic fleets, the future of logistics and infrastructure integration (V2X).

The Tech and Data Hub will build strong collaborations with the Daimler Group’s global brands, global external partners, cities, start-ups and tech communities to build a global ecosystem around commercial vehicle mobility. Having a strong focus on open source and tech communities, the Tech and Data Hub aims to position itself as the preferred partner for internal and external collaboration, as well as a recognised technology partner, to become the global leader in the transformation of this industry.