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Pioneering inventions and the commitment to innovation
For over 125 years the pioneering inventions of our company's founders and the commitment to innovation have been an example and a spur for employees in research and development.
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Crash test with a truck: Daimler has also led the way in this field for many decades
The company’s claim to technological leadership is underscored by over 80,000 patent applications thus far, of which over 14,000 were filed at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) in the last decade. With around 2000 patent applications per year, the company is a leader in number of patent filings in Germany, thus taking up first place among premium vehicle manufacturers in Europe.
More than half of the newly filed inventions relate to “green” technologies", such as
  • fuel cells,
  • eDrive,
  •  battery technology and
  • exhaust gas aftertreatment.
Thus Daimler has a broad  Patent rights portfolio which will secures their claim as an innovation and technology leader over the long term.
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