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09/25/18
Volkswagen Newsroom

Prevention and care: TRATON hosts Drivers’ Health Day at the IAA

Christina Scheib knows just how hot it can get in a truck. She can often be found driving her 40-ton dump truck around her home state of Bavaria transporting the grim, bubbling mixture of bitumen and grainy stones that will later be used to pave the road. And as a woman behind the wheel of a truck, she has found that “it is not enough to give 100%, you have to give 200% to be recognized.” The “trucker princess,” as she has been dubbed by the media, is a trained medical assistant. This makes Christina Scheib an ideal guest at the Drivers’ Health Day hosted by TRATON in Hall 12 at the IAA.
09/25/18
Models

Volkswagen Classic honoured for successful electromobility campaign

Cause for celebration at Volkswagen Classic: The heritage division of the Wolfsburg-based group was named the winner of the “Campaign” category of the 2018 Automotive Brand Contest. The multifaceted history of electromobility at Volkswagen was successfully interpreted in a cross-media campaign and was honoured by the international jury of independent experts. The awards will be presented at the Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris at the start of October.
09/25/18
Volkswagen Group News

TRATON launches career event at IAA 2018: “The right people for our mission”

TRATON AG, formerly known as Volkswagen Truck & Bus AG, launches talent event at this year’s IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover. For the first time, the Group and its strong brands MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus and RIO will be presented together in the same hall. This new set-up will be the platform for the all-day TRATON Talk, a new career event for about 100 selected students, graduates and professionals focusing especially on engineering, digitization and business administration. The talk features the motto “The right people for our mission”.
09/24/18
Technology

Volkswagen to use virtual test drives to make new assistance systems production-ready

In future, Volkswagen intends to make new driver assistance systems production-ready even faster, also using virtual validation. The assistance systems of the next generation will then learn from virtually generated driving and traffic situations. The brand expects this approach to make development processes even faster and more efficient. In the long term, it is conceivable that millions of test kilometers required for validating automated driving could be completed in virtual environments. Experts from Volkswagen are already testing software developed in-house to simulate such driving in traffic situations. This software is to be used for teaching assistance systems for the I.D. model family.
09/23/18
Volkswagen Group News

TRATON Talk “Future of the Driver” at IAA: Transportation trapped: where are drivers headed?

The shortage of professional drivers in the transportation industry is more and more becoming a problem. This has a negative impact on business in Germany and Europe. The lack of drivers increasingly impedes the smooth transportation and timely delivery of raw materials and goods. The progress in vehicle technology in assistance systems and in the digital network of the logistics chain furthermore requires a more qualified training of drivers. The TRATON GROUP, formerly Volkswagen Truck & Bus, addressed this issue in a Forum "Future of the driver" at the IAA on the weekend.
09/21/18
Company

Volkswagen places software developers in pole position with its “Faculty 73“ project

Volkswagen is transforming itself from an automaker into a mobility provider and is now forcing the pace with the implementation of its strategy: in future, the company will be training hundreds of software developers itself. This is the objective of the innovative “Faculty 73” program which the Volkswagen Group Academy has developed specifi-cally for this purpose. Training for the first group of participants is to start in the spring of 2019 and the application and selection phase will start in October 2018. The program will prepare trainees for work as a software developer with Volkswagen and is intended for people who have completed their vocational training and have IT skills as well as internal and external applicants with appropriate qualifications. A de-gree is not required.
09/21/18
Models

Volkswagen receives awards from auto motor und sport magazine for exceptional design and interconnected technology

Readers of auto motor und sport magazine have selected the Volkswagen up! GTI to receive the ‘autonis’ award for design excellence, with the model coming top of its category. Volkswagen tasted further success with the We Park parking app, which received the Car Connectivity Award during the event.
09/20/18
E-mobility

The new ID. chassis: unveiling the world’s most innovative electric vehicle family

The veil has been lifted: Volkswagen has presented the chassis of its new electric model family ID.* for the first time – and offered an initial look at its unique platform strategy for electric cars that the brand will use to turn its vision “ELECTRIC FOR ALL” into a reality. The modular electric drive matrix (MEB) that serves as the foundation of the ID. chassis is a totally unique selling proposition for Volkswagen. It also clearly demonstrates the commitment that the Wolfsburg-based company has made to electromobility.
09/20/18
Company

WRC comeback with Volkswagen: Petter Solberg to drive the new Polo GTI R5 in Spain

He’s back! 2003 champion Petter Solberg (N) returns to the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with the Volkswagen Polo GTI R5. Solberg and co-driver Veronica Engan (N) will compete in the WRC 2 class at the Rally Spain in Catalonia from 25 to 28 October. Six years after his last rally in 2012, the Norwegian will make his comeback in precisely the same place, at which he called time on his rally career. Solberg, who drives a Polo for his PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX), will briefly change fields. The Polo GTI R5 will make its competitive debut at the Rally Spain, which will be the car’s only outing with the Volkswagen works team. The R5 rally car will then be run by customer teams in national and international championships.

Stories

09/21/18
Models

Happening in orange

The creme21 youngtimer rallye has become a legend. Volkswagen Classic enriched the 17th cult event with three cool classic cars.
09/20/18
E-mobility

Just unveiled: The new ID. chassis

For the first time, Volkswagen presents the chassis of the world’s first fully connected, fully functional e-vehicle family. Production will start in late 2019.
09/18/18
E-mobility

All about the MEB

What is the new modular electric drive matrix (MEB) capable of? And why is it key to the success of Volkswagen’s “ELECTRIC FOR ALL” vision? An overview.

Background

07/11/18
Models

“I am more” – the new T-Cross

Covered Drive The T-Cross – a new class of Volkswagen
05/04/18
Models

Leading the way – The new Touareg

A fusion of technologies: Assistance, comfort and driving dynamics systems allow for a new level of safety and performance Digitalised cockpit: Displays of the instruments and infotainment system merge into a new “Innovision Cockpit” Night becomes day: “Nightvision” and new “IQ.Light – LED matrix headlight” ensure increased safety in the dark Lighter and bigger: The aluminium-steel body of the new Touareg weighs 106 kg less and the luggage compartment has an additional 113 litres

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09/21/18

Volkswagen: uncompromising e-mobility

At the launch of the Volkswagen ELECTRIC FOR ALL campaign, media representatives from all over the world are being given their first deep insight into the technological basis of the ID. The electric offensive is based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB), a technology platform developed specifically for electric vehicles. Don't miss any updates, subscribe here to the Volkswagen YouTube channel: http://vwgroup.to/YnzD8 --- Further information can be found on our Media-Services: https://www.volkswagen-media-services.com/ and on the Volkswagen Twitter-channel: http://www.twitter.com/vwpress_en Note in accordance with Directive 1999/94/EC in its currently applicable version: Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the EU guide "Information on the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption of new cars", which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships, from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Straße 1, D-73760 Ostfildern, Germany and at www.dat.de.
09/10/18

Beetle Sunshinetour 2018 - Review

Thousands of fans came to Wolfsburg to celebrate the 20th birthday of the New Beetle. One of the highlights was the vehicle parade with over 200 cars through the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg. Kein Video von Volkswagen mehr verpassen, hier geht's zum Abo: http://vwgroup.to/YnzD8 --- Weitere Informationen zu Volkswagen finden Sie auf den Media-Services: https://www.volkswagen-media-services.com/ und auf Twitter: https://twitter.com/vwpress_de Hinweis nach Richtlinie 1999/94/EG in der jeweils gegenwärtig geltenden Fassung: Weitere Informationen zum offiziellen Kraftstoffverbrauch und den offiziellen spezifischen CO2-Emissionen neuer Personenkraftwagen können dem "Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen" entnommen werden, der an allen Verkaufsstellen und bei der DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Straße 1, D-73760 Ostfildern oder unter www.dat.de unentgeltlich erhältlich ist. ###Englisch### Volkswagen ... Don't miss any updates, subscribe here to the Volkswagen YouTube channel: http://vwgroup.to/YnzD8 --- Further information can be found on our Media-Services: https://www.volkswagen-media-services.com/ and on the Volkswagen Twitter-channel: http://www.twitter.com/vwpress_en Note in accordance with Directive 1999/94/EC in its currently applicable version: Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the EU guide "Information on the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption of new cars", which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships, from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Straße 1, D-73760 Ostfildern, Germany and at www.dat.de.
09/03/18

GTI Coming Home 2018 - Review

The second GTI Coming Home Meet on 1st of September 2018 was a great success. The review shows the best moments. Don't miss any updates, subscribe here to the Volkswagen YouTube channel: http://vwgroup.to/YnzD8 --- Further information can be found on our Media-Services: https://www.volkswagen-media-services.com/ and on the Volkswagen Twitter-channel: http://www.twitter.com/vwpress_en Note in accordance with Directive 1999/94/EC in its currently applicable version: Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the EU guide "Information on the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption of new cars", which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships, from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Straße 1, D-73760 Ostfildern, Germany and at www.dat.de.