Steffen Kaup, born April 10, 1975, is the Head of Transport and Logistics Future Research in Daimler's Corporate Research unit. After studying Electrical Engineering at the Cooperative State University in Stuttgart and Computer Science at Brunel University in London, Steffen Kaup began his engineering career in competitive analysis at what was then Daimler-Benz AG.
After five years he was promoted to Head of Technical Data in Daimler's Truck Development department where he was responsible for weight management and hill-climbing calculations, and the linking of all technical data on the Mercedes-Benz
bodybuilder portal. During this time he was also head of a project working on standardizing type testing processes for commercial vehicles in Europe.
In 2011 Steffen Kaup transferred to the Car Electromobility Corporate Strategy department, where he was responsible for the overall design of the electromobility environment. This involved establishing the infrastructure and the charging capabilities for this technology, as well as designing the Mercedes-Benz
Electric Vehicle Architecture. Since June 1, 2015 Mr. Kaup has been the head of an international research team exploring new approaches to sustainable transport and efficient logistics for the future.