Apple and Google shock Daimler with their progress on automobiles
You’d assume that the top of Daimler would have little to fret about from Silicon Valley proper now given his firm’s technological progress, however there’s apparently an excellent cause to be nervous. CEO Dieter Zetsche tells Welt am Sonntag that a go to to tech corporations within the Valley left Daimler satisfied that Apple and Google “can do extra and know extra” about automobiles than beforehand thought. That is no imply feat when Google’s self-driving automotive efforts are nonetheless tough across the edges, and Apple hasn’t even acknowledged its plans — what have you learnt that we do not, Dieter? He is glad that the businesses have “extra respect” for Daimler’s work than he suspected, however one thing tells us that Mercedes-Benz shall be stepping up its recreation regardless.
This wasn’t only a whistle cease tour, although. Zetsche added that he and a managerial workforce met 70 Silicon Valley corporations throughout their journey, and there have been “concrete talks” with no less than a few of these companies. In different phrases, it will not be surprising if the parents in Stuttgart forge a number of tech-pushed partnerships within the close to future.
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