Autonomous parking will be available in series-production vehicles as of 2020, the Volkswagen Group has announced, following trials now underway at Hamburg Airport. In this program, Volkswagen, Porsche and Audi vehicles are self-navigating to spaces in the airport’s multi-storey car park, using a digital map plus simple pictorial markers in the building to aid orientation. Read More..
Fred Schulze will take up a new role as head of production and logistics at SAIC Volkswagen, the joint venture between Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation and Volkswagen Group. The appointment will take effect in July. Schulze, who currently is responsible for production of Audi’s large SUVs and crossovers, will succeed Christian Vollmer, who will become Read More..
BERLIN –The auto industry, with its growing complexity, offers “nearly perfect conditions for applied artificial intelligence,” VW Group CIO Martin Hofmann said Thursday. The German carmaker, is involved with various projects all aimed at implementing new AI Technologies. These should be used to complement human workers and not take their place, Hofmann said. “Algorithms should Read More..
Volkswagen Group will build electric vehicles at 16 plants worldwide by 2022, up from three locations today, the German automaker said. VW also said that, to ensure adequate battery capacity for an expected surge in EV sales, it has signed agreements with a range of battery makers in Europe and China. Around 20 billion euros Read More..
Porsche is not content to just continue its success as a profitable maker of premium sports cars. It wants to be an early adopter when it comes to new technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and virtual and augmented reality. At a press briefing last month, the carmaker, part of the Volkswagen Group, showed a Read More..
A Volkswagen Group veteran, Christian Vollmer, will take charge of manufacturing operations at Seat starting July 1. Vollmer will become vice-president for production and logistics at the Spanish VW Group brand, leading the management of its three factories at Martorell, El Prat de Llobregat and Barcelona in Spain. He will also promote strategies relating to Read More..
Robert Bosch and MAN receive German logistics awards
Volkswagen Group’s IT department is further developing its expertise in digital customer offerings. The world’s biggest car group has doubled the staff of its Digital Lab in Berlin since the facility opened in October 2016. It now has 70 IT experts at the lab, which is part of a global network of competence centers VW Read More..
The Volkswagen group, in a broad management reshuffle at Bentley, appointed Astrid Fontaine to the position of board member responsible for human resources, digitalization and IT at the Britain-based luxury brand. Fontaine, currently in charge of HR, culture and innovation at Porsche North America, succeeds Marlies Rogait. The appointment, which takes effect January 1, is Read More..
Volkswagen Group unveiled a new strategy Monday to drive electrification across its model range and make sure it has access to the batteries needed to power its cars. The new plan, named “Roadmap E,” calls for direct investments of more than 20 billion euros in technologies to put an electrified fleet on the road. Included Read More..