Envisioning, designing, engineering, testing and certifying the most desirable cars in North America.
At Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, we develop and certify cars for the US and the world in six locations. Our work ranges from EV battery research to hybrid powertrain calibration and certification, from telematics to autonomous driving software, and from advanced exterior design to user experience design (UX). It is not just about cars, it’s also about creating the latest and greatest software, cutting-edge technology, and groundbreaking innovation.
In Carlsbad, we bring the style of California into Mercedes-Benz show and production cars by developing concepts for our vehicles’ exteriors, interiors, and user interfaces utilizing design tools from clay modeling to virtual reality. Recent designs that have emerged from our design center include the AMG Vision Gran Turismo, Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet, and the Vision EQ Silver Arrow.