VW’s supervisory board wants more ambitious software plans


The Volkswagen Group’s board of directors wants the company to come up with more ambitious plans for its software division.

Those with knowledge of the matter suggest that the VW management plan was not sufficient for the carmaker’s Cariad software approach, and that the supervisory board expects to receive an update before the summer break.

Volkswagen says its ambitions for a career are centered around pushing autonomous vehicles and describes it as “the most ambitious project in our entire industry to tap into the most relevant profit pools of the future.”

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Cariad has established itself as an independent automotive software company in the Volkswagen Group. VW says the company is developing leading technology for the automotive industry and is currently hiring around 5,000 engineers and developers.

They are currently working to create a unified platform and technology platform for all Volkswagen Group brands, including a unified operating system, a unified E / E architecture and an automated cloud. Cariad is also developing digital functions for vehicles, including ADAS, a highly automated driving function, a standard infotainment platform, software functions for linking powertrains, and chassis and charging technology.

Auto News Reports that the launch of the car manufacturer’s product has been delayed due to problems with Cariad. The VW boss is responsible for the unit on the management board of the Herbert Dice Group.

Although Cariad is primarily focused on developing systems for VW Group’s MEB-based vehicles, the company is also working on software and technology platforms for the premium platform electric (PPE) architecture used by various Audi and Porsche models.



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