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  • vw.automotiveIT
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    VW Group CIO Martin Hofmann: “There is a will to change”

    2019-01-20T14:15:00Z

    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. 

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    VW opens Lisbon software development center

    2018-11-08T10:13:00Z

    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.

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    Volkswagen Group: "The mobility market is changing and so are we"

    2018-10-08T16:36:00Z

    Ludger Fretzen, head of group strategy for new business at the Volkswagen Group, spoke to Arjen Bongard about the role of technology in solving urban transport problems, the complexity of the challenges and the need for cross-industry cooperation.

  • its.automotiveiT
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    Intelligent transport, but how soon?

    2018-09-18T13:48:00Z

    More than 10,000 people are expected to visit the ITS World Congress (Photo: Bongard) COPENHAGEN – The ITS World Congress kicked off here Monday and Tuesday amid a general sense of optimism about the opportunities provided by new technologies to make public and private mobility smarter. ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW acquires minority stake in autonomous-drive software company

    2018-08-29T18:18:32Z

    Volkswagen unveiled its first self-driving vehicle, the Sedric concept, in 2017 (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group has acquired a minority stake in eastern German software startup FDTech, in a bid to strengthen its expertise in autonomous-driving technologies. FDTech, which was established in 2017, develops software for automated driving and for ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT
    Article

    Former Audi CIO Ulbrich to head Porsche IT

    2018-08-28T11:29:28Z

    Ulbrich served as Audi CIO for six years (Photo: Claus Dick) 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 ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
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    Audi CIO: “Agility is a powerful tool, but it is no panacea”

    2018-08-27T13:15:00Z

    Audi CIO Loydl sees speed of implementation as a key issue for the carmaker (Photo: Claus Dick) 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. ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    Handelsblatt interview: VW chief worried about EV batteries

    2018-08-22T12:51:00Z

    Diess expects software to be a key differentiator in future cars (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess is worried that the German auto industry will be overly dependent on Asian battery production once electric vehicle sales start growing. In an interview with the German business ...

  • vw.ford.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW, Ford look at ways to cooperate

    2018-06-20T10:04:03Z

    Like Ford Motor, the VW Group also builds a range of commercial vehicles (Photo: VW) Ford Motor and Volkswagen Group are looking at ways to cooperate as both companies face a rapidly changing automotive business environment. The two carmakers said in a joint statement that they are exploring a ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Audi appoints Schot interim CEO following Stadler arrest

    2018-06-19T15:10:29Z

    Audi CEO Stadler shows the e-tron prototype at a recent press event (Photo: Audi) Audi appointed Abraham Schott interim CEO following the arrest of Rupert Stadler earlier in the week. The German premium car maker said Schot, who has headed sales and marketing at Audi since 2017, is taking ...