Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA) is continuously striving to innovate premium mobility. It is a place for exceptional people with outstanding ideas and the absolute willingness to bring them to life. They are not about cars only – they are also about the latest and greatest software, cutting-edge technology, and groundbreaking innovation: Embedded in a worldwide network MBRDNA is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with key areas of Autonomous Driving, Advanced Interaction Design, Digital User Experience, Machine Learning, Costumer Research, and Open Innovation. In Redford, Michigan, the focus is on Powertrain and eDrive technology as well as in Long Beach, where the teams test durability of the latest driver assistant and telematic systems. The Digital Hub in Seattle focusses on developing a cloud architecture and building out the cloud platform for the next generation of connected car services. The Testing and Regulatory Affairs Division in Ann Arbor and the Advanced Vehicle Design in Carlsbad complete the competence center.