“Above all, the ongoing staff training and software optimisation lead to an increase in employee satisfaction, in addition to a faster pace of development and a higher product quality”, says Klaus Bischoff, Head of Volkswagen Design. “At Volkswagen, digitalisation is alive in design – and this is something that employees also benefit from: the new processes open up exciting prospects for personal development.”
Volkswagen Design has been engaging with the topic of digital working methods for a number of years – a major project. Thus investments have been made in extensive high-end presentation systems – such as an 18-metre wide high-resolution LED screen for the acceptance of virtual models. One advantage of this is that the cost- and time-intensive production of clay models during the process is drastically reduced, as these can now be virtually displayed and optimised. The results are impressive: the reduced and more targeted use of physical presentation models has led to savings in the tens of millions since mid-2016.