Daimler Truck launched an innovation and development centre in Bengaluru, India, with Tecknotrove as its simulation partner. Daimler Truck Innovation Centre India (DTICI) will serve as the backbone for all innovations and technology developments for Daimler Truck globally.

Tecknotrove develop advanced truck simulators and virtual reality training systems customised to Daimler’s requirements. The simulators will be equipped for a large variety of Daimler vehicles ranging from construction vehicles, mining trucks, rigid trucks, buses and more.

In a recent interview Thomas Ulm, chairman of DTICI and head of Daimler Truck’s software electronics production unit mentioned the two main technology differentiators for Daimler in the coming years would be around reducing emissions, and around software and electronics. The innovation centre would combine product engineering and IT and will have different teams working on traditional vehicle engineering areas like chassis and cabin, transmission and engine aggregates, wiring harness and piping.

DTICI will be Daimler Trucks’ only large scale R&D centre for software, electronics and IT. The centre is expected to move from just being responsible for conducting tests, to a position where it is fully accountable for a product’s performance on the road.