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  • 08/08/18
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    High-tech for the future: Volkswagen Design focuses on working digitally

    LED screens, interactive design, collaboration in virtual reality: Volkswagen Design is forging ahead with the process of digital transformation and has completely changed its working methods over the past two years. And with success: from the creation of new products right up to the point of their acceptance, work is now consistently carried out digitally, which significantly increases the efficiency of individual work steps and facilitates collaboration across locations. The new processes also give employees much more room for personal and professional development.
  • 07/09/18
    Company

    Volkswagen Expands E-Mobility Engagement in China

    Volkswagen Group China today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp., Ltd. (JAC) and SEAT in Berlin, in the presence of German Chancellor An-gela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. The three groups will together establish a new R&D center with a focus on developing electric vehicles, connectivity and autonomous driving technologies, as well as a competitive platform for battery electric vehicles (BEV). SEAT brand will be introduced to China by 2020/2021. The move is a significant step in reinforcing Sino-German cooperation, as well as supporting Volkswagen Group China’s drive to be a leader in e-mobility.
  • 06/14/18
    Technology

    Volkswagen’s incubator programme: three international innovative start-ups move into the Gläserne Manufaktur

    Three more start-ups have been decided on for the founders programme in the Future Mobility Incubator at the Gläserne Manufaktur: At CEBIT, the international digital trade fair in Hannover, and at a founders competition in Riga (Latvia), the start-ups CarPay-Diem from Luxembourg, Zouzoucar from France and carVertical from Lithuania were chosen as the winners. They will begin work in the Gläserne Manufaktur in September 2018, where they will have the opportunity to develop their ideas for market readiness with the support of Volkswagen and the city of Dresden’s business development team. Thus with the third founders class, exclusively international start-ups are moving to the capital city of Saxony.
  • 06/01/18
    Models

    Electric offensive: Volkswagen trains top experts for the production of the I.D. family

    The Volkswagen brand is moving ahead with preparations for its major electric offensive and launching a comprehensive e-mobility competence program. Within the framework of the “Future Electronic Engineer Program” (FEEP), 100 young engineers and skilled workers throughout the world will be trained as top production experts. As start of production specialists, they will occupy future-oriented positions in planning, the pilot hall, the e-mobility model group, the pre-series center and electronics development. The first participants to complete the three-year program will support the run-up phase of the I.D. family, the new generation of full-electric vehicles based on the modular electrification toolkit (MEB) in Zwickau.
  • 05/24/18
    Technology

    Israeli Startup enters the “Future Mobility Incubator” at the Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden

    Volkswagen supports innovative business ideas for future mobility. A young founder team was selected at the EcoMotion international mobility fair in Tel Aviv, Israel for the startup programme in the Future Mobility incubator at die Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden: the Make My Day startup was chosen as the victor following a pitch competition. The startup is developing an innovative app, a kind of personal assistant for your car which looks for the optimal route for the driver, the optimised charging for electric vehicles and integrates necessary daily shopping into the route planning. The user will save time and money with Make My Day. The startup will begin work in Die Gläserne Manufaktur in September 2018, where they will have the opportunity to develop their ideas to market readiness with the support of Volkswagen and the City of Dresden’s business development team.
  • 04/26/18
    Technology

    40-page journey back in time through the history of research at Volkswagen

    In its new publication Ahead of the time, Volkswagen goes on a fascinating journey back in time through the history of research and development: as early as in 1955, the brand developed its first prototype with a unitary body and front-wheel drive. The first crash tests were conducted in 1965 and the ESVW I research vehicle from 1972 represented a milestone in the improvement of safety. The 40-page brochure covers developments in the area of alternative drives and also takes a look at the shape of things to come.
  • 04/09/18
    Technology

    Intensified customer experience: Volkswagen creates new Holistic User Experience (HUX) Division

    Volkswagen is consistently preparing itself to become the most user centered mobility brand. Therefore, the company establishes the new Holistic User Experience (HUX) division headed by Dr. Matthias Erb. In his new role he reports directly to the CEO of the Volkswagen brand, Dr. Herbert Diess.
  • 03/11/18
    Technology

    Innovative sensor jacket trains industrial robots – Transparent Factory establishes partnership with Dresden-based start-up Wandelbots

    Volkswagen's Gläserne Manufaktur (Transparent Factory) and Dresden-based start-up Wandelbots have established a novel joint venture in human-robot collaboration (HRC). This was announced today at the "South by Southwest" technology festival in Austin, Texas (USA). It aims to establish and operate an innovative testing station at the Gläserne Manufaktur in order to test new HRC applications in vehicle end assembly to prepare them for serial production. The plan: to efficiently train industrial robots using an innovative sensor jacket fitted with sensors and actuators. The activities in Dresden will cover the assembly, logistics and maintenance of Volkswagen's electric Golf production.
  • 01/19/18
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    Volkswagen launches pre-series stage of next Golf

    Together with its suppliers, the Volkswagen brand is making intensive preparations for the next Golf generation. At the "Golf 8 Supplier Summit" held at the Volkswagen Arena, the Board Member for Procurement Ralf Brandstätter and Karlheinz Hell, Head of the Compact series group, underscored the importance of the new generation for the brand and for the Wolfsburg plant. At the same time, they also indicated to the "Golf Community" the opportunities and responsibilities resulting from sustained partnership.
  • 12/07/17
    Technology

    Media Workshop Digitalisation in Production and Logistics at Volkswagen

    The Volkswagen brand is facing one of the biggest revolutions in its history: Computers, robots and the internet penetrate all areas of work and life. Our environment has changed dramatically and rapidly in recent years – socially, politically and technologically. And this trend continues: Digitalisation and the internet will revolutionise the automotive industry. However, not only the product will be affected, but vehicle production will also be transformed in the future.
  • 11/18/17
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    Volkswagen to invest €22.8 billion in the future viability of its plants throughout the world

    The Volkswagen brand is consistently implementing its Transform 2025+ strategy. The main focus is on the further development of modular production, the continuation of the model offensive and further orientation towards e-mobility. For this purpose, the core brand of the Volkswagen Group will be investing about €22.8 billion throughout the world from 2018 to 2022.
  • 11/06/17
    Technology

    Heat, cold and wind speeds up to 250 km/h: Volkswagen inaugurates new Wind Tunnel Efficiency Center

    In the course of its largest model and technology offensive to date, the Volkswagen brand today opened a new Wind Tunnel Efficiency Center in Wolfsburg, which is one of the most modern and efficient in the industry. The center, with a floor area of 8,800 m², is also certified for measurements in accordance with WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedures). Vehicles can be tested at wind speeds of up to 250 km/h, simulating real traffic conditions with a view to reducing drag, fuel consumption and emissions. In addition, driving simulations under all the climatic and environmental conditions normally experienced throughout the world can be conducted – at temperatures between -30°C and +60°C.
  • 09/14/17
    Models

    Chancellor Merkel visits Volkswagen at the IAA: Powertrain concepts of the future presented

    At the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt today, German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel was given a glimpse of the automotive future. "The automobile has its best days ahead of it. With the right concepts, Volkswagen will contribute to shaping the automobile of the future," said Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand. Over the next five years, the brand will be investing about €3.5 billion in the optimization of conventional diesel, gasoline and natural gas powertrains. During the same period, €6 billion will be invested in e-mobility. At the IAA, Volkswagen is exhibiting the current state of development with the latest models and presenting the electric future of mobility in the form of concept vehicles from the I.D. model family. The first production I.D. models will be on show at the IAA in 2019.
  • 05/19/17
    Technology

    This summer, six innovative mobility teams are launching Volkswagen's start-up incubator programme

    The first six teams for the new start-up incubator at Volkswagen's Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden have been chosen: the start-ups Smart City System from Nuremberg, LoyalGo from Dortmund, Tretbox from Berlin and Ekoio from Leipzig were declared winners on Thursday evening following a pitch competition at the factory. They will move into the Gläserne Manufaktur in summer, together with the start-ups Geospin from Freiburg and CarlundCarla.de from Dresden. There they will be able to develop their ideas for the market with support from Volkswagen experts and financial support from the state capital, Dresden.
  • 03/22/17
    Technology

    At CeBIT 2017: Transparent Factory launches start-up incubator program in Dresden

    Volkswagen's Transparent Factory in Dresden is supporting innovative business ideas connected with the future of mobility. Together with the Economic Development Department of the City of Dresden, start-ups in future-oriented fields such as fleet management, car sharing, concierge and navigation/parking services as well as smart home services are to be supported. For this purpose, the Transparent Factory launched a start-up incubator program at CeBIT 2017 in Hanover today. This program is being implemented together with the Volkswagen Group IT Ideation Hub. In the presence of Dr. Martin Hofmann, CIO Volkswagen Group, Kai Siedlatzek, Managing Director of Volkswagen Sachsen responsible for Finance & Controlling, Dr. Robert Franke, Head of the Economic Development Department of the City of Dresden, and Dr. Jennifer Sarah Geffers, Head of Ideation Hub, launched the website (https://ideationhub.de) on which young start-ups can submit their applications by symbolically touching a button. The objective is that the start-ups should develop their ideas right through to market maturity at the Transparent Factory.
  • 03/16/17
    Technology

    How Volkswagen is developing the car of the future virtually

    Bright sunlight floods the Volkswagen Virtual Engineering Lab in Wolfsburg. Two dozen screens flicker, some of them showing graphics and others hundreds of lines of program code. In the center of the room, there is a scale 1:4 model of a Golf. Frank Ostermann inspects the model, and then he changes its wheels, replaces the rear lights and modifies the wing mirrors. Ostermann uses voice commands and gestures to change the design. It is all completed in a matter of seconds. Augmented reality makes it possible. The software required was developed in the Virtual Engineering Lab and the team's results could revolutionize the work of engineers and designers.
  • 02/13/17
    Company

    Swarm data paves way for autonomous driving: Volkswagen and Mobileye sign agreement

    Volkswagen and Mobileye are planning to implement a new navigation standard for autonomous driving starting in 2018. Future Volkswagen models will use the camera-based map and localisation technology Road Experience Management™ (REM™) from Mobileye. Representatives of the two companies signed an agreement to this effect on 10 February. The wide-ranging cooperation was approved by Professor Amnon Shashua, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Mobileye, and Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand. Mobileye and Volkswagen are taking the next step towards autonomous driving. In the future, both will be jointly collecting data and utilising this for a new generation of highly intelligent maps.
  • 11/22/16
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    TRANSFORM 2025+ Volkswagen presents its strategy for the next decade

    Volkswagen is comprehensively repositioning itself. The Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand has decided on the TRANSFORM 2025+ program which will set the course for the brand over the next decade and beyond. The new strategy focuses on clearer brand positioning across the various regions and segments, backed by significant improvements in efficiency and productivity. At the same time, the brand will be making massive investments in e-mobility and connectivity. Enthusiastic customers, earnings power ensuring a secure future, sustainable mobility and a new team culture will lay the foundation for the Volkswagen brand's journey to the future. The new vision which is valid throughout the world is: "Volkswagen: Moving People Forward".
  • 11/18/16
    Company

    Volkswagen concludes pact for greater economic viability and a more secure future

    The Board of Management and General Works Council of Volkswagen have signed a pact for the future in Wolfsburg following constructive negotiations. This pact will initiate the return of the Volkswagen brand to a path of profitable growth. The program for the German plants with about 120,000 employees is to significantly improve the competitiveness of the Volkswagen brand and to make the company fit for the future. It will lay the foundation for the transformation of Volkswagen from a pure automaker into a successful mobility service provider in the age of digitalization and increasing e-mobility. The main focus is on reorientation across the entire value stream. By 2020, the Volkswagen brand intends to be completely repositioned. Compulsory redundancies are to be excluded and the workforce is to be reduced in a socially compatible way. At the same time, new jobs are to be created in future-oriented areas. Specifically, the pact for the future is to have a positive impact on earnings of €3.7 billion per year by 2020. Of this figure, the German facilities will account for €3.0 billion. Over the next few years, investments of about €3.5 billion in future-oriented areas of these facilities are planned. This will result in the creation of 9,000 jobs. On the other hand, there is to be a loss of up to 23,000 jobs in conventional areas in Germany, which will be accomplished in a socially compatible way.
  • 09/14/16
    Technology

    Volkswagen enters into cooperation with top Israeli experts to establish an automotive cyber security company

    Volkswagen, three leading Israeli experts and their team are jointly establishing an automotive cyber security company. The newly founded CYMOTIVE Technologies led by Yuval Diskin, Tsafrir Kats and Dr Tamir Bechor will develop advanced cyber security solutions for next generation connected cars and mobile services.
  • 08/14/16
    Models

    Volkswagen receives go-ahead from the Federal Motor Transport Authority for the modification of models with the 1.2-litre EA189 TDI engine

    The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved the technical solutions for vehicles with the 1.2-litre EA189 TDI engine. The KBA approval applies to 460,000 vehicles of affected Group brands, including the Volkswagen Polo and SEAT Ibiza models. The software update can now be promptly carried out on the first vehicles of the second affected engine-size category. The owners of these models are being successively informed and can then make an early appointment with an authorised workshop to have the update done.
  • 04/28/16
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    Volkswagen starts recall of the first Golf model

    The Volkswagen passenger car brand is starting the technical modification of vehicles affected with engine type EA 189. The first model that customers will be soon able to make a service appointment for is the Golf TDI Blue Motion Technology (BMT) with a 2.0l engine. In Europe around 15,000 Golf cars affected with a manual gearbox are being called to the workshops. Further Volkswagen passenger car brand models will follow shortly in the recall process.
  • 04/24/16
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    New Future Center Asia to be built in Beijing

    Today, at an event held on the eve of Auto China 2016, Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft as well as President and CEO of Volkswagen Group China revealed that the Volkswagen Group Future Center Asia  will be built in Beijing. The new Center, one of only three globally, marks another major strategic investment by Volkswagen Group in the China market, and will be an innovation hub for designers and digitalization experts to work together on the mobility of the future.
  • 04/04/16
    Technology

    Goods transport of the future: MAN and Scania rely on digitally connected trucks

    Transporting goods on highways could soon become even more efficient and safe thanks to digitally connected semitrailer tractors. To demonstrate this, MAN and Scania will participate in the "European Truck Platooning Challenge" - a test drive for trucks that are connected in platoons via digital data transfer. In this case, two or more trucks drive behind each other at a small distance making optimum use of the slipstream of the vehicle driving in front. The driver in the first vehicle sets the direction and speed. The other trucks that follow are semi-automated. This reduces diesel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to ten percent.
  • 03/18/16
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    Transparent Factory to be realigned: showcase for electromobility and digitalization to be developed

    The Transparent Factory ("Gläserne Manufaktur") is to be realigned: Volkswagen's Dresden location will open a new Volkswagen brand showcase for electromobility and digitalization on April 8. Visitors will be able to experience the future of mobility at close quarters in a playful, interactive and informative way. From March 29, the Transparent Factory will be closed for 10 days for modifications.
  • 03/02/16
    Technology

    Volkswagen considers shareholder lawsuit to be without merit

    Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft today announced that the Company has submitted a statement of defense to the Braunschweig District Court (Landgericht Braunschweig) in connection with the allegation of a violation of disclosure obligations under capital markets law. After careful examination by internal and external legal experts, the Company confirms its belief that its Management Board duly fulfilled its disclosure obligation under German capital markets law. The Company emphasizes that this examination does not replace the independent investigation for the complete clarification of the diesel matter which is being conducted by the law firm Jones Day and is ongoing. The Company is making this public announcement to correct the selective and incomplete publication of documents in the media about the diesel matter and to avoid having partial excerpts of its statement of defense published in the media. Notwithstanding this, Volkswagen deeply regrets the incidents related to the diesel issue.
  • 02/18/16
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    Volkswagen making progress as planned with first wave of technical measures for diesel engines

    Only three weeks after implementation of the technical measures for EA189 engines affected by the NOx issue commenced the Volkswagen Group has already successfully completed modification of over 50 percent of the first wave in Germany. By Thursday, new engine control software had been installed in some 4,300 Volkswagen Amarok. The vehicle now meets the limits required to comply with the EU5 emissions standard.
  • 02/02/16
    Technology

    Volkswagen starts implementing technical measures for EA189 diesel engines in Europe

    In December 2015, the Volkswagen Group presented specific technical measures to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) for the EA189 engines affected by the NOx issue. As agreed, Volkswagen began implementing the measures at the end of January for engines with a capacity of 2.0 litres. Over the next few months, the measures will also be implemented on the engines with 1.2 and 1.6-litre capacities. Today, German Minister of Transport, Alexander Dobrindt, and Chairman of the Board of Management Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand, Dr Herbert Diess, met in Berlin and in the workshop of a Volkswagen dealership found out more about the practical implementation of the software update for the 2.0 TDI engine. Volkswagen is starting with the Amarok, with the Passat to follow shortly.
  • 12/16/15
    Company

    NOx issue: customers are being informed, implementation is starting

    The Volkswagen Group has presented the concrete measures proposed for the EA189 1.2, 1.6 and 2.0-litre engines to the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). After intensive review, the KBA has fully ratified all of the measures. The remedial measures for all affected vehicles are thus confirmed. The vehicle keepers will shortly be informed about the next steps. In order to ensure that the measures are completed quickly, Volkswagen will begin implementation right at the start of 2016.
  • 12/10/15
    Technology

    Volkswagen making good progress with its investigation, technical solutions, and Group realignment

    The Volkswagen Group's realignment is well underway. The Group is making progress on all five of the priorities it set at the end of October: The technical solutions for customers in Europe have been devised, presented to the authorities, and positively evaluated by them. These solutions will begin to be implemented in January 2016. The emissions investigation is producing results, and initial consequences have already been drawn based on the findings to date. The implementation of the new structure is proceeding according to plan, and the process of developing a new strategy has commenced. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG, Hans Dieter Pötsch, told the press in Wolfsburg today: "The Volkswagen Group is fully functional in every respect, even during these eventful days. How, and when we meet the current challenges is primarily – although not solely – up to us. In order to pass this test, we must make an enormous, common effort – and we are all ready to do so." The Chairman of the Board of Management, Matthias Müller, said: "We are doing everything to overcome the current situation, but we will not allow the crisis to paralyze us. On the contrary, we will use it as a catalyst to make the changes Volkswagen needs."
  • 12/09/15
    Technology

    CO2 issue largely concluded

    Just a month after questions relating to the CO2 figures measured on some of the Group's models arose, Volkswagen has largely concluded the clarification of the matter. Following extensive internal investigations and measurement checks, it is now clear that almost all of these model variants do correspond to the CO2 figures originally determined. This means that these vehicles can be marketed and sold without any limitations. The suspicion that the fuel consumption figures of current production vehicles had been unlawfully changed was not confirmed. During internal remeasurements slight deviations were found on just nine model variants of the Volkswagen brand.
  • 11/25/15
    Technology

    Technical measures for the EA 189 diesel engines affected presented to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority

    The clarification and solution of the diesel issue is progressing. The Volkswagen Group has presented specific technical measures for the EA 189 engines affected with a displacement of 1.6 and 2.0 litres to the Federal Motor Transport Authority. This means that correction measures have been fixed for the majority of the vehicles affected. In the development of the solutions, the focus was on maximum customer-friendliness. After implementation of the technical measures, the vehicles will comply with the applicable emissions standards. The final technical solution for the 1.2-litre diesel engine will be presented to the Federal Motor Transport Authority at the end of the month and is expected to comprise a software update.
  • 11/13/15
    Technology

    Next step in clarifying the CO2 issue

    The Volkswagen Group reports that the vehicles of the 2016 model year affected by the CO2 issue have been identified. There is thus now clarity about the new vehicles of the current model year out in the marketplace. On 3 November 2015, the Group had already reported that irregularities may have arisen in determining the CO2 figures for type approval of around 800,000 vehicles. This was identified during its own currently ongoing investigations and had been made public.
  • 11/09/15
    Company

    Group Board of Management and Works Council agree on joint steps

    The CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Matthias Müller, and the Chairman of the Group Works Council of Volkswagen AG, Bernd Osterloh, agreed on the further procedure for investment and capacity planning today (Monday). A series of talks between the Board of Management and the employee representative body will take place over the coming ten days in order to find a common path for the future of the company.
  • 11/03/15
    Technology

    Clarification moving forward: internal investigations at Volkswagen identify irregularities in CO2 levels

    The Volkswagen Group is moving forward with the clarification of the diesel issue: during the course of internal investigations irregularities were found when determining type approval CO2 levels. Based on present knowledge around 800,000 vehicles from the Volkswagen Group could be affected. An initial estimate puts the economic risks at approximately two billion euros. The Board of Management of Volkswagen AG will immediately start a dialog with the responsible type approval agencies regarding the consequences of these findings. This should lead to a reliable assessment of the legal, and the subsequent economic consequences of this not yet fully explained issue.
  • 11/03/15
    Technology

    Statement of the Supervisory Board on irregularities in CO2 levels

    The Supervisory Board is deeply concerned by the discovery of irregularities found when determining CO2 levels for the type approval of Volkswagen Group vehicles. These irregularities came to light during the clarification process which, as announced, is being relentlessly and comprehensively pursued. The Supervisory Board and the special committee set up for the purpose of clarification will meet in the very near future to consult on further measures and consequences. The Supervisory Board will continue to ensure swift and meticulous clarification. In this regard, the latest findings must be an incentive for the Supervisory Board and the Board of Management to do their utmost to resolve such irregularities and rebuild trust.
  • 11/02/15
    Technology

    Statement on the announcement by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) informed Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft on Monday that vehicles with V6 TDI engines had a software function which had not been adequately described in the application process. Volkswagen AG wishes to emphasize that no software has been installed in the 3-liter V6 diesel power units to alter emissions characteristics in a forbidden manner. Volkswagen will cooperate fully with the EPA clarify this matter in its entirety.
  • 10/28/15
    Technology

    Matthias Müller unveils next steps for the Volkswagen Group

    Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, has announced the five key steps to realign the Group. "We have to look beyond the current situation and create the conditions for Volkswagen's successful further development", said Müller in Wolfsburg on Wednesday. He presented a five point plan that he intends to use so that Volkswagen remains one of the world's leading automobile manufacturers in the future. Müller is confident that "Volkswagen will emerge from the current situation stronger than before". He announced that the cornerstones of the Group's Strategy 2025 will be presented next year.
  • 10/22/15
    Technology

    Volkswagen confirms: EA288 engines designed for EU5 and EU6 are not affected

    Volkswagen confirms today that no software constituting an improper defeat device as defined in law is installed in vehicles with EA 288 EU5 as well as EU6-engines in the European Union. Consequently, new vehicles of the Volkswagen Group offered within the European Union with those engines comply with legal requirements and environmental standards.
  • 10/15/15
    Technology

    Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) decides on recall for affected EA 189 diesel vehicles

    Volkswagen welcomes the swift decision by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) to implement the timetable and plan of measures submitted last week by issuing a recall. This decision gives customers clarity with regard to the continued unrestricted use of the vehicles.
  • 10/13/15
    Technology

    Volkswagen Brand Board of Management takes strategic decisions

    The newly-formed Volkswagen Brand Board of Management took further strategic decisions at a special meeting. CEO Dr. Herbert Diess announced major product decisions: a reorientation of the diesel strategy with the most advanced technologies, the development of a standardized electric architecture for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, and a new approach for the next generation of the Phaeton. Investments are to be reduced by some one billion euros per year, the efficiency program is to be accelerated.
  • 10/07/15
    Technology

    Statement from the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG

    At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft elected Hans Dieter Pötsch (64) as its Chairman with immediate effect. The Supervisory Board appointed Frank Witter (56), previously Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, to succeed Pötsch as Member of the Board of Management with responsibility for Finance and Controlling.
  • 10/07/15
    Technology

    UR:BAN research initiative: Urban traffic of the future will feature intelligent vehicles

    Today, in Düsseldorf, the UR:BAN research initiative (Urban Space: user-friendly assistance systems and network management) is presenting the results of its four years of work. Together with 30 partners, Volkswagen Group Research is making presentations on its intelligent and cooperative driver assistance systems for the transportation of tomorrow. In the future, they will offer drivers safer, stress-free and quick trips in the complex urban transportation environment. The two-day event will give the around 300 visitors an opportunity to learn about and experience the latest technologies and systems in direct interaction with experts.
  • 10/06/15
    Technology

    Matthias Müller: "We will overcome this crisis"

    Speaking at a works meeting in Wolfsburg today the CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Matthias Müller, promised employees "swift and relentless clarification" of the emissions scandal. He said that what had happened went against everything the Group and its people stand for and that there was no excuse. At the same time he encouraged employees to take heart: "We can and we will overcome this crisis, because Volkswagen is a group with a strong foundation. And above all because we have the best automobile team anyone could wish for." He added that the company would do everything it could to ensure that Volkswagen continues to stand for good and secure jobs in the future.
  • 10/01/15
    Technology

    Statement from the Executive Committee of Volkswagen AG's Supervisory Board following its meeting on September 30, 2015

    In seven hours of intense discussions the Executive Committee of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG yesterday (September 30) discussed the current status with respect to the manipulation of diesel engine exhaust emissions. The Executive Committee will make proposals to the Supervisory Board concerning the further handling of these matters.
  • 09/29/15
    Technology

    Volkswagen AG announces action plan to update diesel vehicles with EA 189 EU5 engines

    Volkswagen AG is announcing its action plan to correct the emissions characteristics of diesel vehicles.
  • 09/25/15
    Company

    Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, explains: "We are working at full speed on a solution."

    In the press release dated September 22, 2015, the Volkswagen Group announced that Volkswagen Group vehicles worldwide are affected by the current issues regarding emissions.
  • 09/22/15
    Company

    Volkswagen AG has issued the following information:

    Volkswagen is working at full speed to clarify irregularities concerning a particular software used in diesel engines. New vehicles from the Volkswagen Group with EU 6 diesel engines currently available in the European Union comply with legal requirements and environmental standards. The software in question does not affect handling, consumption or emissions. This gives clarity to customers and dealers.
  • 09/20/15
    Company

    Statement of Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen AG:

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board (EPA and CARB) revealed their findings that while testing diesel cars of the Volkswagen Group they have detected manipulations that violate American environmental standards.

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