Creating the automotive future.

Creating the automotive future.

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 U.S. 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 UX. It’s not just about cars, it’s also about creating the latest and greatest software, cutting-edge technology, and groundbreaking innovation.

Cloud & Digital Vehicle

We strive to provide the safest and most desirable customer experience through connectivity inside and around the car. Our teams develop artificial intelligence (AI)-driven features to create a premium mobility experience and a cloud platform that keeps these features up-to-date and ever-present around the world. We also develop and adapt driver assistance systems and digital features and services for the North American market.


Our design brings the style of California into Mercedes-Benz show and production cars by developing concepts for our vehicles’ exteriors, interiors, and user interfaces using a wide variety of 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.

Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX, Design, Skizze, Interieur


We develop and support powertrains for the Mercedes-Benz, AMG, EQ, G, and Maybach lines for customers around the world. Our capabilities range from electrically turbo-charged internal combustion engines to purely electric drives; we are particularly recognized for developing high performance powertrain and battery software.

Technology Partnerships & Trends

The U.S. is globally recognized for its fast-paced innovations in technology and forward-looking customer behavior. We collaborate with industry partners, startups, universities, and research institutions to bring the latest innovations in safety, performance, comfort, and connectivity to our customers.

Testing & Certification

Our test and certification teams ensure the integrity, and compliance of our products with the highest legal, technical, and ethical standards. We push charging, driver-assistance, emissions and telematics systems to the limits during laboratory and field tests to ensure our vehicles meet our customer’s high expectation and regulatory requirements.

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Working at MBRDNA

Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America is a place for exceptional people with outstanding ideas and the absolute willingness to bring them to life.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is critical to a productive, creative, and welcoming culture.  We firmly believe that for MBRDNA to be successful, we must recognize, amplify, and integrate the voices of employees, customers, and partners from historically excluded and non-dominant communities.  Our goal is to create and sustain an environment where our employees are surrounded by diverse teammates who feel safe to bring their full selves to work and leverage their experiences to support the needs of the organization, its customers, and the broader community.

Here to support the whole you.

At MBRDNA, we’re proud to offer you and your family a comprehensive and holistic benefits package. Once you’ve processed your benefit elections, the coverage you elected, is effective on day one. In addition to medical, dental, and vision insurance, MBRDNA provides life and disability insurance to you at no cost. Regardless of your stage in life, we’ll have a plan to fit your lifestyle.

  • Comprehensive Health Plans
  • Fertility Benefits with all Medical Plans
  • MBRDNA Paid Life and AD&D Coverage
  • Gift Matching and Volunteer Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave and  Return to Work Program (Ramp-Back)
  • 401(k) Plan with Employer Match
  • Lifestyle & Wellness Program
  • Rewards and Recognition Programs
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Vehicle Lease and Purchase Benefits
  • Exclusive Employee Discounts

Explore Our North American R&D Groups

Seattle, WA

Cloud Developer Enablement


Digital Vehicle | AI | Autonomous Driving | Partnerships

Long Beach

Testing | Certification | Diesel Powertrain

Carlsbad, CA

UI Design | Exterior Desi

Farminton Hills, MI

Electric & Gasoline Powertrain

Ann Abor, MI

Certification | Regulator