17 episodes

There are countless Mercedes-Benz stories. Of proud employees, of clever minds and pioneers, their groundbreaking inventions and the sometimes rocky road to success, of challenges and changes in the industry and of the future of mobility, which Mercedes-Benz is shaped by and to which the company itself contributes. We will talk to experts from within the company and will continually bring in exciting perspectives from the outside, not forgetting a critical look at the mobility industry, its trends and developments.

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There are countless Mercedes-Benz stories. Of proud employees, of clever minds and pioneers, their groundbreaking inventions and the sometimes rocky road to success, of challenges and changes in the industry and of the future of mobility, which Mercedes-Benz is shaped by and to which the company itself contributes. We will talk to experts from within the company and will continually bring in exciting perspectives from the outside, not forgetting a critical look at the mobility industry, its trends and developments.

    #17 A legend returns: Sequencing the iconic DNA of the SL – Susie Wolff and Robert Lesnik

    #17 A legend returns: Sequencing the iconic DNA of the SL – Susie Wolff and Robert Lesnik

    Instantly recognisable, unforgettable, and highly performant – these are the generic attributes of Mercedes-Benz’ ever-popular SL. After a nearly 70-year-long history, the new AMG roadster is now set to square the circle of luxury, design, and performance once again. However, what is the intergenerational essence of an automotive icon that was once a pure racer, then turned into a unique roadster and now faces the era of electric mobility?

    To explore the many facets of this question, our host Yasmine Blair meets with Susie Wolff, former professional racing driver and Team Principal of Formula E’s Venturi Racing, and Robert Lešnik, Director of Exterior Design at Mercedes-Benz. In the latest episode of Let’s talk Mercedes – the Mercedes-Benz podcast – they discuss the essential traits of the reborn star’s exterior design, look back at its most legendary iterations, share their personal two cents about the electrified future of the SL, and explore what it takes to prevail as a woman in the still male-dominated domain that is motorsports.

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    • 38 min
    #16 Just think and drive? – Sid Kouider and Maxine Benz

    #16 Just think and drive? – Sid Kouider and Maxine Benz

    Of all the science-fiction clichés, brain-computer-interfaces – or BCIs – might be among the most fascinating. In recent years, neuroscientists have taken the first steps towards letting external devices and the human brain communicate. While medical applications are surely the focus of making use of BCIs, research has also started at Mercedes-Benz. After all, the future of driving offers some mind-blowing areas for the application of this futuristic technology. The good news is: This leap won’t involve a chip under your skin. On the contrary: Someday, BCIs could free your body from having to physically interact with your car – and make driving safer than ever before.

    Until that time comes, Maxine Benz, Future Research expert at Mercedes-Benz, and Sid Kouider, neuroscientist and founder of NextMind, explain the fundamental technological hurdles that still need to be overcome – and why, with the right technical breakthroughs, mental symbiosis with your vehicle may not be decades away. In the latest episode of Let’s talk Mercedes – the Mercedes-Benz podcast – they talk with host Yasmine Blair about the technology’s different operating principles, its unique virtues for future mobility, and when we can expect to start our favorite podcast in the car simply with the power of our minds.

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    • 24 min
    #15 Making human rights a priority: fair play within e-mobility – Renata Jungo Brüngger und Phil Bloomer

    #15 Making human rights a priority: fair play within e-mobility – Renata Jungo Brüngger und Phil Bloomer

    In times of progressive climate change, customers, investors, and politicians expect one thing above all from automotive players: building convincing products that can boost the breakthrough of electromobility. But the need for rare earths for electric cars puts the spotlight on an important ethical issue: the risk that the valuable raw materials are mined under questionable or sometimes even precarious working conditions in the countries of origin. This leaves many companies with a major challenge to address: how can they drive zero-emission mobility while ensuring that human rights are respected along the supply chain?

    Our moderator Yasmine Blair met two thought leaders who are decisively tackling this highly complex issue: Renata Jungo Brüngger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, responsible for Integrity and Legal Affairs, and Phil Bloomer, Executive Director of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre. In the new episode of Let’s talk Mercedes – the Mercedes-Benz Podcast – they discuss strategies to overcome issues and act responsibly towards society and the environment. They also talk about alternatives to cobalt and lithium – and explain why companies and external experts need to work together to make a sustainable supply chain for the automotive industry a reality.



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    • 31 min
    #14 Automated driving: mobility’s utopia? – Sebastian Thrun and Martin Hart

    #14 Automated driving: mobility’s utopia? – Sebastian Thrun and Martin Hart

    For decades, experts have been racking their brains over autonomous driving and the extra comforts that it brings. Within the last few years, they have made tremendous progress and are busy developing the most advanced technologies and ever-smarter A.I. solutions for autonomous driving. But what about safety? Is today’s driverless technology really able to deliver what the is being promised? And if not, when will we then witness its breakthrough?

    To find answers, our host Yasmine Blair met two top experts in their fields: Sebastian Thrun, CEO of Kitty Hawk Corporation and chairman and co-founder of Udacity, and Martin Hart, Director Driver Assistance Systems & Active Safety a Mercedes-Benz. In the latest episode of Let’s Talk Mercedes – the Mercedes-Benz podcast – they’ll talk about the fine lines between the levels of automated driving and pinpoint the roadblocks to its practical introduction. They’ll also discuss their personal visions of an automated future and ponder how long it might take to convince someone to watch a movie behind the wheel.

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    • 27 min
    #13 Defying the Mileage – with golf legend Bernhard Langer

    #13 Defying the Mileage – with golf legend Bernhard Langer

    Within the last 50 years, professional golf has seen a fundamental change in physicality, professionalism and technique. But are there ways to cope with this drastic development, perhaps by constantly reinventing yourself as an athlete and staying at the top of the scorecard over several decades? Our host, Yasmine Blair, asked a true legend who has proven that age doesn’t have to impact competitiveness: Bernhard Langer. The German golf star and Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador has witnessed first-hand his art’s evolution for more than 40 years.

    In the latest episode of “Let’s Talk Mercedes” – the Mercedes-Benz podcast – the gentleman athlete talks about his trophy-packed career, shares his personal secrets for how to keep pace with his younger rivals and reminisces about the exceptional story of how a now 63-year-old father of four remains under par in every sense.

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    • 28 min
    #12 The secrets of aerodynamics – Teddy Woll and Andreas Wagner

    #12 The secrets of aerodynamics – Teddy Woll and Andreas Wagner

    When we hear the term aerodynamics, the first thing that might pop-up in our minds are airplanes. However, the science of moving air hitting solid objects is not only decisive for aerial vehicles but also for the ones on the road.

    So, for the latest episode of “Let’s Talk Mercedes” – the Mercedes-Benz podcast – our host, Yasmine Blair, gets to the heart of automotive aerodynamics with two renowned experts: Mercedes-Benz’ Head of Aerodynamics and Wind Tunnel, Teddy Woll, and Andreas Wagner, Chair of Automotive Engineering at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

    During their enchanting discussion, Yasmine learnt about penguins as the paragons of aerodynamics, pushing the boundaries of the past and asking the pivotal question about streamlining cars: Do you prefer it fast or efficient?

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    • 39 min

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