VW’s future starting to emerge

Volkswagen Group claims the future of mobility is emerging as experts within the organisation’s ‘think tanks’ meet the challenges of the digital world.

VWG experts are currently developing self-driving cars, new mobility services and customised software solutions at 37 competence centres and IT labs throughout the world. And the number of think tanks will continue to increase.

Matthias Müller, chief executive of Volkswagen Group, said, ‘Our industry is undergoing a profound change process. The Volkswagen Group is in the midst of transforming itself from an automobile manufacturer into one of the world’s leading mobility companies. At our IT labs and competence centers far removed from established structures, we are developing customized solutions for mobility of the future. In doing so, we are embracing digitalisation and consistently putting customers at the centre of our work.’

The competence centres and IT labs are operated by the Volkswagen Group or its Group brands and it is claimed are making great advances in important forward-looking fields such as artificial intelligence, integration, virtual reality and mobility on demand. Specialists are also working with external partners on the development of new technologies. There are already more than 2,000 experts at the IT labs and competence centres in Europe, North America and Asia.

One of the most recent additions to the think tank family is the Metropolis:Lab Barcelona.