Mercedes-Benz accelerates in-house software push with new tech centre

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Mercedes-Benz opened a new 200 million euro ($217 million) software centre in Sindelfingen on Friday, its latest investment in boosting in-house software capabilities as it works to bring its own MB.OS operating system onto the market by 2024. Around 750 of the 3,000 new hires the luxury carmaker plans to bring in globally to develop the operating system were hired in Sindelfingen, working on features from in-vehicle entertainment to autonomous driving. The centre is part of a wider effort by Mercedes-Benz to streamline its software strategy from a patchwork approach bringin…

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