Daimler launches two new bus models as part of its connected strategy
Daimler has recently released two new bus models which will cater towards increased demands for safer and more efficient land transport. The Mercedes-Benz OF 1623 RF and O500RS 1836 provide exceptional visibility, with 230 horsepower (OF 1623 RF) and 360 horsepower (O500RS 1836 RF) respectively.
The company plays a leading role in all four areas of connectivity, autonomous, shared & services and electric. The combination of the individual fields plays a decisive role, especially in the transformation to electric mobility.
Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars has said: “Our electric offensive continues to gain momentum. After investing billions of euros in the development of the electric fleet and the expansion of our global battery network, we are now taking the next step: With the purchase of battery cells for more than €20bn (US$23bn), we are systematically pushing forward with the transformation into the electric future of our company.”
Components for the new buses are set to be manufactured in Brazil, and fully built at its factory located in Wanaherang, Bogor, West Java, and will be further improved following essential feedback from customers.
“We’ve put our customers’ voice into reality in order to give the best traveling experience to Mercedes-Benz bus passengers,” commented Daimler Commercial Vehicles Indonesia (DCVI) president director, Markus Villinger.
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Daimler is increasingly looking to drive connectivity across the commercial vehicle industry and to transform it into a data driven organisation. By transforming its existing business model and diversifying its portfolio, the business will continue to develop new products and services to sell to its customers in an ever-growing industry.
“At DTA, we want to lead the commercial vehicle industry into the future and be number one in quality, innovation, customer satisfaction and places to work. We want to connect everything,” Chief Information Officer Lutz Beck informed Business Chief Asia.
“On the product side we are focusing on improving new as well as existing production sites and vehicles by digital enabling them. On the process side, we work on efficiencies through automation and robotics. On the people side, we started to train, renew and scale up the team, bringing a combination of traditional IT skills and new digital skills which are required to run such complex transformations.
“There are not many companies in our industry that are doing this in such a way, so we have become a front-runner in terms of digitalisation
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