A whole world of smart services around the vehicle.
Finding a parking space in real time using an app, reducing black ice accidents or paying insurance according to mileage: Together with his team, Manuel Schwandt, product owner for the Mercedes-Benz /developers portal, ensures that developers around the world can realise their mobility ideas – creating a whole world of innovative services related to the vehicle. In his interview, Manuel Schwandt tells us what makes the dialogue with the developer community so important for him, and why he met his team in Lisbon for the first time and not in the office.
When applications that Manuel Schwandt (32) is involved in make life a little bit easier and more comfortable, his wish comes true. The product owner and developer from Schorndorf, the birthplace of Gottlieb Daimler, has been fascinated by bits and bytes ever since he was given an old PC by his neighbour as a child. Today, when he and his team are not ensuring that a whole new environment of digital services is created around Mercedes-Benz vehicles, he works on translating his own creative ideas into programming code. Or he relaxes by taking a tour on his new gravel bike (off-road bike).