Mercedes-Benz’s annual North America dealer meeting was themed “Beyond” and offered an early look into how the nearly century-old inventor of the gasoline-powered vehicle will pivot to an electric century.
Over two days in Vancouver, British Columbia, late last week, Mercedes treated more than 350 U.S. and Canadian retailers to a product and technology show-and-tell.
“We are in the middle of a transformation,” Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dimitris Psillakis told Automotive News. “We showed how products and technology support the strategy.”
Mercedes’ Chief Software Officer Magnus Östberg delivered a deep dive into the bespoke operating system underpinning the automaker’s next-generation software-defined vehicles.