Volkswagen and its Chinese joint venture partner FAW-Volkswagen will together develop new digital services for VW brand models that are increasingly expected to have full connectivity on board. “Developing digital offers for our Chinese customers is one of Volkswagen’s key focus points,” the VW brand’s China boss, Stephan Woellenstein, said in a press release. “As Read More..
Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess is calling on the German government to act decisively to adopt an extensive package of measures that will make electric vehicles more popular. The proposed measures, according to a report in Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) newspaper, include subsidies, tax relief, tough new rules for companies and even penalties for categories Read More..
Klaus Bluem, until recently CIO at MAN Energy Solutions, is the new chief information officer at Czech carmaker Skoda. Bluem succeeded Ralf Brunken, who is assuming other responsibilities within the Volkswagen Group. Both Skoda and MAN are subsidiaries of Volkswagen. Earlier in his career, Bluem, who studied economics and business at Germany’s Heidelberg University, worked Read More..
BERLIN – Electrification, driverless-car technology, environmental strategies and new business models are among the top priorities of the German auto industry, but executives, in town for a two-day meeting last week, emphasized vastly different priorities. If there was one conclusion to be drawn from the VDA Technical Congress, it was that there is not one Read More..
Practically speaking, quantum computing is still in its infancy, but some companies – including Volkswagen and Google – have already started to deploy the technology. VW is using it in battery research and traffic management, while Google and IBM are cooperating with Daimler on two separate projects. Fujitsu is rolling out technology that offers the Read More..
Volkswagen’s first mass-market electric vehicle is set to launch later in 2019. In addition to the new car’s electric credentials, the company has focused production for the new VW ID. series on avoiding and reducing CO2 emissions. The battery cells will be produced in Europe, and the energy will come from green power sources. Meanwhile, the ID Read More..
Christian Senger is set to take charge of all software-related matters at Volkswagen Group, according to company sources. Senger, who currently heads the VW brand’s electrification strategy, will take charge of vehicle software at the carmaker’s core division in a new management board-level position, company sources say. He is also expected to assume responsibility for Read More..
A massive change in the Volkswagen Group’s IT system landscape is looming. In an interview late last year, Group CIO Martin Hofmann talks about the burden of VW’s technological legacy, cultural change within the company and the opportunities afforded by new technologies. By Hilmar Dunker and Yannick Polchow. Volkswagen Group has deliberately decided against establishing a Read More..
Volkswagen Group has opened a new software development center in Lisbon, adding 300 IT specialists to similar facilities that already operate in Wolfsburg, Germany, and Berlin. The opening underlines the growing importance of software in the automotive industry. “Software development for new digital services is to become a core competence for Volkswagen,” Martin Hofmann, CIO Read More..
COPENHAGEN — Volkswagen brought its electric premium car-pooling van to the ITS World Congress here last month, providing a live example how the auto will help address growing urban traffic problems. Pollution, traffic congestion and growing urban transport inefficiency were key topics of discussion at the five-day ITS gathering, which was attended by government officials Read More..