Mercedes-Benz Türk, one of the companies that made the most patent applications in Turkey in 2022, became the automotive company that received the most patent registrations in Turkey in the same period. The company, which received a total of 87 patent registrations last year, also won the 'OSD Technology Achievement Award in 2022' with its success.
Mercedes-Benz Türk's Istanbul and Aksaray R&D Center has an important position in the Daimler Truck network with its development activities, web-based projects such as OMIplus ONdrive, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality technologies.
According to the data of the Ministry of Industry and Technology, Mercedes-Benz Türk, which is the fourth company that made the most patent applications in all sectors in Turkey in 2022, became the automotive company that received the most patent registrations in Turkey in the same period.
The company, which shapes the future of the automotive industry with its R&D studies in addition to its production, exports and employment, has two R&D Centers, one within the Hoşdere Bus Factory and the other within the Aksaray Truck Factory.
The success of Mercedes-Benz Türk, the automotive company with the most patent registrations in 2022, was awarded by the OSD (Automotive Industry Association). The company received the 'OSD Technology Achievement Award for 48' at the 'OSD Achievement Awards' given at the 2022th Ordinary General Assembly Meeting of the association.
In 2022, Mercedes-Benz Türk applied for a total of 142 patents, including 38 with the Truck R&D Center and 180 with the Bus R&D Center, and registered 87 of them. Among the inventions for which the company received patent registration in 2022, the most prominent ones are; It can be listed as increasing passenger safety using sound waves, seat belt control with distance sensor, and connection design to reduce deformation energy.
Mercedes-Benz Turkish Bus Development Body Director Dr. Zeynep Gül Koca made the following assessment on the subject: “The importance of R&D studies is increasing day by day in the process of transformation of the automotive industry. Our company, which is one of the most important production and R&D bases of Daimler Truck, continues to shape the future of the industry with its two R&D Centers. Established in 2009, our Hoşdere R&D Center works as a competence center for interior equipment, bodywork, exterior coating, electrical infrastructure, diagnostic systems and hardware durability tests of Mercedes-Benz and Setra brand buses all over the world. Our R&D teams, which continue to increase their global responsibilities day by day, contributed greatly to Mercedes-Benz Türk's being the automotive company that received the most patent registrations in 2022 with their successful work. I congratulate all my teammates who contributed to this success. I believe that the '2022 OSD Technology Achievement Award' given by the Automotive Industry Association will provide us with strength and motivation to make new innovations.”
Mercedes-Benz Türk Trucks R&D Director Melikşah Yüksel said, “Our Aksaray R&D Center was opened in 2018 with the aim of accelerating our work in the truck product group. Since then, we continue to receive the positive reflections of this investment. Our R&D Center, which is the sole approval authority for road tests of Mercedes-Benz trucks all over the world, continues to be one of the road test approval authorities for electric trucks. I would like to state that it is a source of pride for us that our R&D studies, which we see as a guide, are rewarded by the Automotive Industry Association.”
An important position in the Daimler Truck network
Carrying global responsibility for Mercedes-Benz brand buses and trucks, developing new product-scopes for all geographies in the world and carrying out road tests, Mercedes-Benz Türk's R&D Centers in Istanbul and Aksaray are located in the same area. zamIt also assumes important responsibilities for the future of electric vehicles. These centers have an important position in the Daimler Truck network with their development activities, web-based projects such as OMIplus ONdrive, and the Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality technologies they use.