Chairman of the panel Dieter Zetsche and Daimler boss is returning house from the visit to Silicon Area where he achieved straight with many businesses, but without identifying them particularly. Although he didn’ the businesses are disclosed by t he achieved with, Zetsche said about some Plastic Valley’s car-industry work -centered technology companies, specifically Google and Apple.
Although speaking with German regular Welt am Sonntag (via Car News), Zetsche accepted being amazed from the businesses initiatives:
“Your impact was these businesses learn more than we’d previously thought and may do more. In the same period they’ve more regard for the accomplishments than we believed,”
In comparison, Zetsche was much more dismissive of Apple’s venture in to the car-industry only a year-ago, when the boss compared Apple creating a vehicle to Mercedes creating a smartphone. He included subsequently he wasn’t dropping any sleep-over it.
Daimler isn’t truly an outsider to Silicon Valley. The company s Mercedes Benz brand founded an essential R N middle there in 1995. Johann Jungwirth was the top of the R&N heart until early this past year, but he quit for Apple, where he just survived of a year before joining Volkswagen in November 2015.
Apple has yet to verify its electric-vehicle plan, but business associates are contacting it an “available solution” and after choosing countless technicians with automotive encounter, it’s difficult to claim from the details.