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Telekom and Daimler Announce Partnership for Automotive Online Services



   Telekom and Daimler Announce Partnership for Automotive Online Services

  PR Newswire

  BONN, Germany, February 20, 2013

BONN, Germany, February 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  * Telekom and Daimler to collaborate on connected cars.
  * More convenience with new online services.

Daimler AG is announcing a partnership with Deutsche Telekom that will promote
the carmaker's planned launch of communications services in its motor vehicles
worldwide. The collaboration is sharply focused on providing new online
services and web applications for use in automobiles. Such services include
real-time traffic information, mobility options, personal radio and access to
social networks. Drivers can take advantage of all online services and their
Mercedes-Benz apps - anywhere and worldwide - with the COMAND Online
multimedia system. Telekom is developing the unique communications
infrastructure required for this innovative solution from Daimler AG, with
headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. In addition, Telekom will equip future
Mercedes-Benz models with special machine-to-machine (M2M) SIM chips that will
ensure adequate mobile transmission capacities.

Horst Leonberger, head of the "Connected Car" business area at Deutsche
Telekom, points out the significance of this development: "When buying a car
today, people are interested in features that go beyond the horsepower under
the hood. Customers also want to have innovative online services and fast
Internet connectivity in their cars. We are currently the only provider
offering a cloud infrastructure, services and connectivity - all from a single
source. And with that expertise we give our customers intelligent mobility
solutions for more convenience and safety on the road."

Peter Häußermann, head of Electronics and Telematics at Daimler AG, says: "We
are looking forward to working closely with Deutsche Telekom. The company is a
strong partner that will boost our worldwide offering of mobile online
services. This will be evident at CeBIT, where we plan to show our product
highlights at the Deutsche Telekom stand."

Experience our products and services live at CeBIT from March 5-9 at the
Deutsche Telekom stand C26 in hall 4. Deutsche Telekom's entire presence at
the trade fair is carbon-neutral. All CO2 emissions generated in setting up
and operating the stand are fully offset by carbon-reduction projects abroad.

Deutsche Telekom AG Corporate Communications Tel.: +49(0)228-181-4949 E-mail:
  media@telekom.de

Media representatives can find further information at:
http://www.telekom.com/media and http://www.telekom.com/photos

Daimler AG Global Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars Benjamin Oberkersch Phone:
+44(0)711-17-93307 E-mail: Benjamin.Oberkersch@daimler.com
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