Volkswagen aims to boost in-house software development to 60% by 2025
Volkswagen AG said in a statement that it 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 services itself and to boost the in-house share of software development from the current figure of less than 10% to at least 60% 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. "We are platform professionals for hardware and are now transferring this competence to software development," says Christian Senger, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand responsible for Digital Car and Services. "We will develop software with uniform basic functions for all Group brands, which will allow us to drastically reduce complexity. In the medium term, we will benefit from the scale effects of our Group. This is especially meaningful in the software field and will lead to tremendous cost advantages," Christian Senger adds.