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Siemens Digital Industries Software and Daimler Truck Holding AG announce their collaboration on the introduction of an engineering platform built on the Siemens Xcelerator software and services portfolio. It will be rolled out globally across all development centers and across all Daimler Truck brands and divisions, replacing a variety of standalone systems.

Dr. Andreas Gorbach, member of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck Holding AG responsible for Truck Technology, is quoted as saying, “A unified IT landscape will bring our engineering activities at Daimler Truck a huge step forward. With a transparent and efficient end-to-end engineering process enabled by the new development platform, we are becoming more agile and can improve our time to market.” (Images: Daimler Truck AG)

At Daimler Truck, the new digital platform extends the use of the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio by implementing Teamcenter for product lifecycle management (PLM), which will be extended to include bill of materials (BOM) management as a future standard solution. This environment combines and integrates the processes, systems and related data from mechanical and electrical design, as well as simulation data for the Daimler Truck team. Daimler Truck is thus leveraging other solutions from Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio, including NX for product development.

Dr. Andreas Gorbach

With its IPO at the end of 2021, Daimler Truck has launched a digitalization initiative as an independent company. This breaks away from the systems of the former Daimler AG with the aim of using intelligent IT innovations to live up to its claim to leadership on the road to sustainable transport.

In the development of future trucks and buses, Daimler Truck is pursuing a clear technology strategy: in a climate-neutral future, vehicles will be powered by both electricity and hydrogen. The vehicles will become more intelligent as a result of growing digitalization, thus enabling a new range of services. Autonomous driving is mentioned as an example.

Daimler Truck pursues a global platform approach in development with the guiding principle of developing the key components and vehicle platforms once and then scaling them globally across the brands and markets. To achieve this, Daimler Truck believes that both cloud-based global collaboration and a common digital engineering system platform are absolutely essential. That’s why Daimler Truck chose Siemens as the provider of the technology and its implementation to realize this new generation of a digital development environment.