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Qualcomm is Mercedes AMG Petronas team’s new Official Technology Partner

The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team has just announced a partnership with Qualcomm Incorporated, in which the telecom equipment and semiconductor company’s subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies will be an Official Technology Partner of the team, developing advanced communication features for the defending Formula One constructors champions. Terms of the multi-year agreement will involve the development of new connected-car tech aimed at improving the on-track performance of the Mercedes team. Qualcomm’s vast experience in the mobile industry will be the key here, as you might have heard of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon systems-on-a-chip and telecommunications chipsets powering some of the most powerful mobile phones on the planet today. Performance aspects that will be tackled by this new partnership will… Continue Reading »


Daimler accidentally leaks Google Projected Mode

When Internet companies’ upcoming products get leaked, it’s usually through tech blogs, insiders, or marketing ploys intended to drum up interest. This time, though, a job advertisement from a partner is the culprit, as Daimler, the parent company of German automaker Mercedes-Benz, unwittingly leaked Google’s “Projected Mode” via a job posting on its web site, which to our knowledge has since been amended. There really isn’t much that can be learned about this new Google software or technology, especially coming from a vague passage within a job ad. Still, it’s probably going to have to do with telematics. The timing is quite interesting, as Apple is set to unveil its… Continue Reading »


New Mercedes-Benz R&D Center Opens in Sunnyvale, California

You don’t consistently get to make some of the most technologically advanced automobile designs in the world without the right research and development facilities. As part of the strengthening of Daimler’s international R&D network, the German company has just opened the new Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA) HQ and Mercedes-Benz Silicon Valley R&D Center in Sunnyvale, California. Mercedes-Benz already has an extensive network of partners in the Silicon Valley area since around 20 years ago. Now, the automaker moves from Palo Alto to Sunnyvale, located a few miles away and housing a larger facility to accommodate the automaker’s growing requirements. Not only is there a new facility in… Continue Reading »


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