All Volkswagen articles

  • purchasing.automotiveIT
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    Digital tools, including bots, mark the advent of a new era in automotive purchasing

    2018-12-31T07:43:00Z

    Purchasing departments need to be re-oriented and open to digital tools. Otherwise, the competitiveness of automakers and their supplier partners will be at risk.

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    Digital manufacturing: Volkswagen opens 3D printing center, BMW tools up for i4 production

    2018-12-12T15:34:00Z

    Image: Volkswagen Volkswagen has added a 3D printing center to its Toolmaking unit in Wolfsburg, to make complex vehicle components both for prototyping and then series production. It features new-generation HP-supplied printers with a fast, flexible binder jetting process; this supplements the selective laser melting (SLM) process ...

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    VW will introduce last ICE platform in 2026, but some vehicles could still be in production late as 2050

    2018-12-05T12:40:00Z

    Michael Jost, head of strategy, Volkswagen Volkswagen has announced that it will release what it says will be its final diesel and petrol platforms in 2026, paving the way for an all-EV future, according to Bloomberg. The announcement came at an industry ...

  • vw_diconium_cloud
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    Volkswagen takes investment in Diconium for digital services, starts Open Source Lab, partners with Cinemo for in-car media

    2018-11-28T15:47:00Z

    Image: Volkswagen The Volkswagen Group has acquired 49pc of the shares in Diconium, a German digital specialist. Diconium is to become a technology partner to develop new digital business models and services offered via the Microsoft-enabled Volkswagen Automotive Cloud, building on the Volkswagen We ecosystem . ...

  • Volkswagen Showcar ID. CROZZ
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    Volkswagen announces self-driving MaaS venture in Israel, joins Baidu Apollo consortium in China; Volvo also to collaborate with Baidu

    2018-11-02T16:23:00Z

    Image: Volkswagen Volkswagen Group is to establish a self-driving Mobility as a Service (MaaS) venture in Israel with partners Mobileye and Champion Motors. It will provide a fleet of electric vehicles for the New Mobility in Israel operation; Mobileye will provide its Level 4 AV hardware, map ...

  • vw_new_dealership
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    Volkswagen outlines its sales transformation plan

    2018-10-18T15:28:00Z

    Image: Volkswagen Volkswagen has outlined its plan to restructure and digitalize its sales model. From spring 2020, it intends to expand its online business, including direct online sales, and to target customers via some different sales locations. Underpinning this will be a system of unique Volkswagen customer ...

  • ford_IPM
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    Ford, Honda and Volkswagen get smarter at crossroads

    2018-10-12T12:19:06Z

    Image: Ford Ford, Honda and Volkswagen have demonstrated or announced vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) trials this week. These are all intended to explore technologies to ease traffic congestion, smooth out traffic flow and increase safety and efficiency; and while they currently involve alerts (and later, interventions) to human ...

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    Volkswagen develops simulations for virtual validation

    2018-09-28T17:12:49Z

    Volkswagen is trialling virtual test-drive simulations with a view to shortening development and validation times for driver assistance systems. These are to ‘teach’ the cars, potentially cutting the costs of physical testing as well as accelerating the learning speed of the systems themselves, since the simulations can run continuously. Fewer ...

  • vw we share
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    Volkswagen investing €3.5 billion into digital transformation, stresses role of software

    2018-08-23T15:08:43Z

    We Share launch in Berlin Image: Volkswagen Volkswagen has confirmed an investment of over €3.5 billion into a digitization initiative to 2025. At a press conference in Berlin, executives outlined the strategy and a series of measures to speed up the development of its digital ecosystem. Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen ...

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    Volkswagen, Renault and PSA all announce new car-sharing and mobility services

    2018-07-10T11:18:36Z

    Image: Volkswagen Volkswagen will launch a fleet of shared electric vehicles in Germany next year, with international roll-out of its car-sharing services from 2020. Expanding Volkswagen’s ‘We’ customer platform, the mobility service will focus initially on cities in Europe, North America and Asia. Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen brand board member ...

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    VW Group of America joins Networking for Autonomous Vehicles Alliance

    2018-07-04T13:12:05Z

    Image: BusinessWire Volkswagen Group of America has joined Aquantia, Robert Bosch, Continental and Nvidia to form the Networking for Autonomous Vehicles (NAV) Alliance. The group intends to support the development of multi-gigabit ethernet networking in vehicles, and of its related ecosystem of cameras, sensors, gateways, data storage devices, control ...

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    Volkswagen reports successful simulation using quantum computing

    2018-06-11T17:39:00Z

    Image: Volkswagen Volkswagen has used a quantum computer to successfully simulate molecules such as lithium-hydrogen and carbon chains, and says that this is an important step in developing batteries for electric vehicles. It is now to move onto simulating more complex chemical compounds, with the aim of ...

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    Volkswagen opens Konnect co-working campus in Tel Aviv to support tech start-ups

    2018-05-25T15:42:06Z

    Konnect, the new Volkswagen Group Campus in Tel Aviv, Israel, has been opened to provide a co-working space for local tech start-ups and to support collaborations. Themes for the work to take place there include connectivity, smart navigation, sensors, simulators, cybersecurity, e-mobility and big data, with a view to pushing ...

  • vw future training forum_scale
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    Volkswagen implements AR in digitized training programs, AI in business admin

    2018-05-15T07:49:58Z

    Future Training Forum, Wolfsburg, 2018 Image: Volkswagen Volkswagen has held its first Future Training Forum in Wolfsburg to discuss issues including the digitalization of its vocational training programmes and future learning environments. Conference participants included board members, human resources managers, training experts, Works Council members, young people’s representatives ...

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    Volkswagen announces multiple digitalization and new mobility investments in China

    2018-04-27T11:24:54Z

    VW showed the first member of its SOL range, the SOL E20X, at the Beijing Auto Show (Image: VW) Volkswagen Group has announced direct investments of around 15 billion euros into e-mobility, autonomous driving, business digitalization and new mobility services in China, part of a 34 billion euro global ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    VW Group appoints Diess CEO; reorganizes company

    2018-04-13T17:28:59Z

    Diess came from BMW in 2015 to head the core VW brand (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group appointed Herbert Diess CEO and announced a far-reaching reorganization of the 12 brand automotive group. Diess will retain his position as head of the core Volkswagen brand, but will take over responsibility for ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    Volkswagen R&D chief: "We are reworking our entire development process"

    2017-09-06T10:01:00Z

    Ulrich Eichhorn heads up Volkswagen Group’s R D operations, and discusses impacts for vehicle development from artificial intelligence and electrification, and explanins how digital tools and data are changing engineering processes.

  • lamborghini.automotiveIT
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    Lamborghini opens carbon fiber research unit in Seattle

    2016-06-22T10:53:50Z

    Lamborghini showed a car with carbon-fiber bodywork at the Geneva auto show (Photo: Lamborghini) Lamborghini has opened a new research facility in Seattle that aims to find more applications for car fiber in the construction of its cars. The high-performance sports car brand, which is part of Germany's Volkswagen ...

  • automotive strategy book.automotiveIT
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    automotiveIT publishes book about car industry's future

    2014-12-21T18:30:15Z

    MUNICH ”“ Germany's Media-Manufaktur has published a book that provides an in-depth look at how the world's biggest car companies are preparing for an era of new mobility. The German business publisher, parent company of automotiveIT and automotiveIT international, said the new 88-page ”“ English-language ”“ book is titled “ ...

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    VW Group to invest 50 billion euros over next 3 years

    2012-11-23T16:09:25Z

    Volkswagen Group plans to invest 50.2 billion euros in the next three years to strengthen competitiveness and safeguard its future. "Despite the challenging economic environment, we are investing more than ever before to reach our long-term goals,” said Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Europe's largest automotive group. The plan covers investment ...