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06/18/19
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Volkswagen with new software unit

Volkswagen with new software unit
In the new “Car.Software” unit, experts will work in five key areas and develop packages across the brands.
  • Volkswagen to group more than 5,000 digital experts together in “Car.Software” unit by 2025
  • Volkswagen to boost in-house share of car software development from the current figure of less than 10 percent to at least 60 percent by 2025
  • Platform strategy for software development: in future one standard vehicle operating system “vw.os” and Volkswagen Automotive Cloud for all Group vehicles
  • All new Group models to run on same software platform by 2025

Volkswagen AG intends to group more than 5,000 digital experts together in its new “Car.Software” unit with Group responsibility for software in the vehicle by 2025. The company plans to develop significantly more software in the car and for vehicle-related ser-vices itself and to boost the in-house share of software development from the current figure of less than 10 percent to at least 60 percent by 2025. In future, there is to be one uniform software platform with all the basic functions for all vehicles throughout the Group. This will consist of the vehicle operating system “vw.os” and the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud. By 2025, all new Group models are to run on this software platform. The first vehicle based on this software platform will be the ID.3, which is to make its world debut at the IAA International Motor Show this year. Currently, more than 20,000 potential customers have registered for the pre-booking of this model.

Volkswagen Group is increasing its capabilities in the digitization of its vehicles: the share of the software developed for cars is to rise to at least 60 percent by 2025, from ten percent today. The new “Car.Software” unit will be responsible for essential parts of software development for vehicles and cloud platforms in all brands and regions. Christian Senger, member of the board of management of Volkswagen and responsible for Digital Car & Services, explains the new software strategy.

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