The Volkswagen Group

13th September 2021

Volkswagen Rolls Out OTA to Whole ID. Family

Volkswagen will roll-out over-the-air updates to all its ID. family to drive forward its connectivity services offering. The technology, so far only seen on the more premium end of...

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13th September 2021

Weekly Brief: Germany Keeping the Auto Show on the Road

For the first time in two years, European automakers gathered last week to share their latest models with the general public. The IAA Munich International Motor Show was, in...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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9th September 2021

Škoda Turns to Swarm Technology for Consumer Safety

Škoda has begun using swarm connectivity among its consumers cars to warn fellow motorists of upcoming problems on their routes. Its ‘Local Hazard Information Service’ claims to provide drivers...

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8th September 2021

Cupra to be All Electric Brand by 2030

Performance sub-brand of Seat, Cupra used its attendance at the IAA Munich International Motor Show to announce its commitment to become an exclusively electric powered automaker by the decade’s...

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7th September 2021

VW Promises ‘Affordable’ BEV for the City

Volkswagen is hoping to address one of the main obstacles to BEV adoption by promising an entry-level vehicle sporting a European price tag of €20,000 ($23,633). While still a...

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1st September 2021

Industry Voices: Implementing New Zonal Architecture in Advanced Automotive SOCs with IP

Opinion piece by Ron DiGiuseppe, automotive IP segment manager with Synopsys. The automotive industry is experiencing a shift in electrical/electronic (EE) system architecture which will impact automakers, Tier 1...

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2nd August 2021

Volkswagen JV Hopes to Accelerate Software Capabilities

Volkswagen has set up a joint venture to accelerate its ability to develop automotive software at pace to keep up with consumer demand. It has teamed up with TraceTronic,...

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19th July 2021

Weekly Brief: When’s a Self-Driving Car Not a Self-Driving Car? When it’s a Tesla

Tesla launched a new subscription service last week for its ‘Full Self Driving’ (FSD) package. For the price of $199 per month, Tesla owners can now upgrade their vehicles...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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14th July 2021

Volkswagen Pledges Third of Six new Giga Factories

Volkswagen set out its powertrain strategy for the present decade with the announcement of its third giga factory on the path to six European battery production plants. Building on...

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13th May 2021

Automakers Must Change to Exploit the Software-Defined Vehicle

Automakers know that software is the future but their evolution from car company to software company has just begun. Volkswagen Group will invest around $32Bn in digitalization by 2025....

By Susan Kuchinskas

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22nd March 2021

Weekly Brief: Automaker Self-Belief in EVs a Vital Element

“You can or you can’t, either way you’re right.” I heard these words of inspirational advice on a run last week with my virtual trainer, who was leading me...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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16th March 2021

VW Spells Out its EV Ambitions

Volkswagen is staking its reputation on BEV powertrains becoming the “dominant drive technology” for the passenger car. That’s the vision expressed in the automaker’s first Power Day presentation that...

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