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..
Volkswagen Group and Tata Motors ended efforts to forge a small-car and new mobility cooperation, five months after the two car groups started to explore ways to work together in India and other fast-growing markets. The two companies “concluded that the envisioned areas of partnership may not yield the desired synergies as originally assessed,” Tata Read More..
ROME — European automotive suppliers gathered here last week to honor a range of companies and products that will likely play a key role in the transformation of personal mobility. The European suppliers association, CLEPA, awarded innovation awards to Nvidia, Robert Bosch, Continental, ZF, Volkswagen and other automotive companies for products in the areas of Read More..
MAN Truck & Bus has appointed Christian Kaiser CDO of the Volkswagen Group unit. Kaiser will play an important role in the digital transformation ofÂ the truck and bus division, the company said. Kaiser, 39, succeeds Markus Lipinsky, who will concentrate fully on his position as CEO of MAN’s digital brand, Rio, which will offer digital Read More..
Volkswagen Group is teaming up with Chinaâ€™s Mobvoi to develop and implement artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in the car. The German automotive group said the two companies will form a 50-50 joint venture to develop technologies for smart mobility. Mobvoi is a Chinese specialist in voice recognition, natural language processing and other technologies that are Read More..
Volkswagen has launched a digital logistics platform to improve communication and cooperation between its car plants, suppliers and trucking companies. “Discovery,” as the platform is called, will improve communication efficiency and reduce the number of errors that show up when data are shared, the automaker said. “We are using the possibilities provided by digital change Read More..
There is some irony here: The Volkswagen Group battled for years under an autocratic leadership to become the worldâ€™s biggest automaker and did not shy away from disreputable practices on the way. Its widespread cheating on diesel emissions, which came to light in 2015, is a case in point. Now it has met its growth Read More..
Volkswagen Group and Tata Motors have agreed to cooperate on mobility services for developing countries, the two carmakers said in a statement Friday. VW, which became the world’s biggest automotive group by unit sales last year, has been looking for a way to strengthen its position in the fast-growing Indian market since it failed to Read More..