The Volkswagen Group is preparing for a software revolution

That of the Volkswagen Group will be an end of 2022 with a bang. And not for the launch of new models, but because on December 15 Oliver Blume – CEO of the German giant – will present the new strategy for software and platforms to the Supervisory Board.

The news was given by the Reuters, to cite information leaked from sources close to the House but unofficial and unconfirmed. According to rumors, the new plan will have the main objective of taking the vision set by the former CEO onto the road Herbert Diessimproving it where possible.

Software and platforms

Mainly the new strategy should concern software and platforms. The first is a very delicate topic right now for the whole Groupafter criticism received from customers regarding the functioning of new car infotainment systems.

Volkswagen’s problems with the software part are in fact no mystery and the Group itself recently made mea culpa, admitting its mistakes and promising solutions for the coming months. It remains to be seen how these problems will be solved.

The Volkswagen ID.3 monitor

Thanks to the rumors we know that the new strategy of Blume should include the launch of the new 2.0 software platform, completely new and ready to give life to Level 4 autonomous driving. Autonomous driving which should have been presented in a definitive form in 2026, but problems caused it to be postponed to the end of the decade.

Other than that, always Reuters he said plans for the current one should also be unveiled during the December 15 meeting software platform 1.1 and the next 1.2, at the basis of the delays of the 100% electric Porsche Macan.

Photo - Porsche Macan EV and PPE

A forklift of the electric Porsche Macan

The Artemis Project

The real “bomb” news, however, would be another: the sources cited by Reuters in fact speak of the Artemis project – focused on autonomous driving – which on December 15 will be taken away from Audi due to the lack of recent developments.

Audi grandsphere concept

In place of the men from Ingolstadt Blume would be of the idea of ​​putting engineers from the commercial vehicle department, but as for the rest of the rumors, there is no official confirmation.


Source: Motor1.com Italia – News by it.motor1.com.

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