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Volkswagen tests quantum computing in battery research

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Martin Hofmann, CIO of the Volkswagen Group, says: "We are focusing on the modernization of IT systems throughout the Group. The objective is to intensify the digitalization of work processes – to make them simpler, more secure and more efficient and to support new business models. This is why we are combining our core task with the introduction of specific key technologies for Volkswagen. These include the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence, as well as quantum computing." The objective is a “tailor-made battery”, a configurable bl... Read More »

Volkswagen makes CEBIT a job fair for IT specialists

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HR Board Member Gunnar Kilian says: “Volkswagen is a highly attractive employer for IT experts. We employ data analysts, gaming experts, cyber security specialists and UX designers as well as AI research scientists. And we intend to recruit further IT experts. People who want to work in a future-oriented way at the top level in their specialty will find the best possible conditions within the Volkswagen Group: agile working arrangements, team spirit, internationality and cooperation across the boundaries between departments, brands and location... Read More »

Volkswagen showcases new digital technologies from Group IT

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Frank Witter, Member of the Group Board of Management responsible for Finance and IT, emphasized: “Digital know-how is a major factor in the competitiveness of Volkswagen. Group IT plays a key role here; it must safeguard all processes within Volkswagen as a global mobility group and make them fit for the future, at the same time as developing future-oriented digital topics for the company. This is why we continue to expand our IT competence, as we want to offer our customers the best possible product and service experience and to provide even ... Read More »

Volkswagen to offer electrified versions of its models

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“Electrifying conventional drives will enable us to further reduce consumption and emissions while also increasing dynamics and convenience”, says Dr Frank Welsch, Member of the Board of Management for Volkswagen Passenger Cars with responsibility for Technical Development. Welsch continues: “We are starting this extensive electrification campaign with Volkswagen’s best-selling vehicle to date – the Golf. Our newly developed, cost-effective 48-V mild hybrid will pave the way for introducing this type of technology to the mainstream”. Volkswa... Read More »

Charging to the peak – Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak set for world premier

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When the I.D. R Pikes Peak is presented to the public on 22 April, it will be Volkswagen’s first fully-electric racing car. Up to now, the public has had to be satisfied with high-quality computer sketches for an initial impression of the summiteer for the most famous hill climb in the world. However, the unveiling of the finished prototype is now just around the corner: lightweight construction and aerodynamic perfection contribute to an exciting design, which houses a powerful electric power unit. The I.D. R Pikes Peak will first take its ... Read More »

Volkswagen Newsroom App as a mobile work-place for journalists

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A feature especially useful for journalists: The Media category contains all of the contacts relevant for press work in the communications departments of the Group and brands. All of the contacts are listed with their picture, job title and contact data. The section also offers a clearly laid out media library with numerous background reports to assist with research. An events calendar is also integrated in the app. It provides an overview of events with a brief description of their content. The app also provides a wide range of other practi... Read More »

Volkswagen and IG Metall successfully conclude pay negotiations

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Base pay for employees covered by the collective agreement is to be increased by 4.3 percent effective May 1, 2018. In addition, employees are to receive a one-off payment of €100 for the months from February to April 2018. An additional annual payment of 27.5 percent of a month’s salary from August 2019, which may be converted into six days of leave by special groups of employees, has also been introduced. From July 2019, a monthly payment of €90 is to be made to the company pension scheme; from January 2020, the figure will rise of to €98. In... Read More »

New packing center for vehicle parts in Wilhelmshaven

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Thomas Zernechel, the Head of Volkswagen Group Logistics, says: “This decision for Wilhelmshaven is of critical strategic importance to the Volkswagen Group. The Jade-Weser-Port is Germany’s only deep-sea harbor. By setting up a packing center there, we will create a direct link to the one port that we can use to transport our components in the world's largest ships.” Under the plan, vehicle parts for the brands Volkswagen, Audi and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will be packed in Wilhelmshaven beginning in 2019 and transported to more than 25 ... Read More »

Volkswagen launches new joint venture for e-mobility in China

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The Volkswagen Group is expanding its successful engagement in the People's Republic of China with a new joint venture. In the presence of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Volkswagen signed a joint venture agreement with the Chinese automaker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) in Berlin today. Each of the partners is to hold a 50 percent stake in the new company, which is to develop, produce and market electric vehicles and mobility services. "The new partnership is a further milestone in our electric offensive in ... Read More »

Volkswagen AG Statement on Appointment of Larry D. Thompson as Independent Compliance Monitor

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“Volkswagen welcomes the appointment of Larry D. Thompson to this new position, and we intend to cooperate fully with his important work. We have taken significant steps to strengthen accountability, enhance transparency and build a better company and we look forward to working closely with Mr. Thompson as we press forward with the biggest change process in Volkswagen’s history,” said Ms. Hiltrud Werner, Board Member of Integrity and Legal Affairs at Volkswagen AG. Mr. Thompson will have a dual role as Independent Compliance Monitor and Inde... Read More »

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