Daimler has selected T-Systems, Deutsche Telekom’s enterprise business, to continue operating the automaker’s mainframes and key IT applications.
The contract to operate Daimler’s mainframes includes modernization of the hardware, which will entail deployment of the latest mainframe technology. Daimler aims to focus more on standard software to ensure efficiency of the operation of IT applications in the production and distribution environments.
T-Systems connects over two million Daimler vehicles across the globe via Daimler’s connected car platform.
T-Systems will continue to operate the existing Mercedes me connect services for the next generation of vehicles as well. These services include live traffic information, safety functions such as emergency call, convenience services such as remote control, and infotainment apps like Internet radio and hotel/parking search functions.
T-Systems and Daimler will develop an upgrade solution for existing Mercedes-Benz vehicles to enable customers to connect to the digital world by retrofitting a Bluetooth adapter and downloading the corresponding app.
“We are the driving force behind the digitization of the automotive industry, modernizing the associated platforms and making them more flexible. We scored points with the high quality of service we have provided over many years,” said Reinhard Clemens, CEO of T-Systems.