Audi’s AID (Autonomous Intelligent Driving) subsidiary, formed in 2017 to supply autonomous technologies to the Volkswagen Group brands, will leverage LiDAR technology from Luminar for its first on-road deployments of autonomous vehicles in 2021. It will source forward-facing high-fidelity and long-range LiDAR from Luminar, which is also participating in AID’s program for full-stack development. AID Read More..
With the Detroit Auto Show struggling, CES, even more than in recent years, is stepping up its automotive game. Though no major keynotes by auto-company CEOs have been announced to date, the number of companies preparing to show cars or car-related products at the annual consumer electronics gathering in Las Vegas seems to have grown Read More..
Frank Loydl has been CIO at Audi since February 2018. He says the effects and impacts of digitalisation can be overdone. It makes little sense, he says, for all of a company’s processes to be fully agile. Nor is it feasible to achieve such a goal. Ralf Bretting spoke to him about how he is putting Read More..
Audi is testing software using artificial intelligence to recognise and identify tiny cracks in sheet metal. The deep learning system, deployed in the press shop at Ingolstadt, is said to detect the finest cracks in door panels, hoods, fenders and other sheet metal components in an automated inspection process. A database has been built up Read More..
Audi digital planning assistant recognised with Red Dot Design Award and German Design Award NewAudi SDK developed in partnership with Munich start-up Innoactive SDK to be integrated by the end of 2018 into wider Volkswagen Group VR platform, the Digital Reality Hub Audi has won a Red Dot Design Award and German Design Award Read More..
HANOVER –Audi’s digitalization chief said the premium carmaker aims to focus on “a limited set of profit pools” as it adapts its business strategy to changing market conditions. John Newman, Audi’s head of digitalization, told the carIT Congress here that the auto industry is facing a broad range of disruptive market forces. These include trends Read More..
Training programs at Audi increasingly focus on electric-vehicle technology and digitalization, marking a shift away from traditional automotive skills toward new areas. In in-house programs at its German plants in Neckarsulm and Ingolstadt, the German premium car maker is adapting its training to make sure employees will have the requisite skills to deal with rapid Read More..
Former Audi CIO Mattias Ulbrich will take charge of IT at Porsche September 1, sources say. Ulbrich, who relinquished his CIO position at Audi in February, will succeed Sven Lorenz, who is set to assume other responsibilities within the Volkswagen Group, parent company of both Porsche and Audi. Company insiders say Ulbrich, who was in Read More..
Audi CIO Frank Loydl has been on the job since February of this year. One of the first decisions he made was to launch an IT transformation project called NEXT:IT. It centers around a reorientation of the IT organization at Volkswagen Group’s premium brand. With a restart planned for January 1, the pace is high. Read More..
Audi is working with Ericsson to explore the application of 5G communication in vehicle production. The two firms have signed a memorandum of understanding, and will run field tests at a technical center at Audi’s ‘Production Lab’ in Gaimersheim, Germany. 5G is said to offer network characteristics that serve the increasingly flexible and complex production Read More..