Volkswagen’s Software Unit CARIAD Selects Innoviz as its Direct Lidar Supplier for the Automaker's Future Software-Defined Vehicles
Lidar developer Innoviz Technologies Ltd, which is among one of the leading developers of the laser technology for advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving, has landed a major supply deal with Volkswagen’s software unit CARIAD. The lidar sensors supplied by Innoviz will be a part of CARIAD's software-based vehicle architecture and operating system that will serve as the foundation for millions of Volkswagen’s future EVs.
Eric Walz2022-09-08 11:15 PT
Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO is Appointed to Lead the Automaker's New Electric Off-Road Truck Division ‘Scout’
Volkswagen has made some executive appointments as it prepares to launch its new rugged electric truck brand Scout. Scott Keogh, who has served as President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America since Nov 2018, will turn over his responsibilities in order to focus solely on the development of the Scout brand in the U.S.
FutureCar Staff 2022-08-25 10:15 PT
Volkswagen to Revive Scout Name With Fully-Electric Off-Roaders
The automaker plans for the first electric vehicles from the brand to enter into production in 2026 with a pickup truck and an SUV confirmed to be in the works.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-06-20 06:15 PT
Porsche Suspending Production of the Electric Taycan Sedan at its Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen Plant Due to Component Shortages
Volkswagen subsidiary Porsche AG, says its will temporarily suspend production of the electric Taycan at its Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen Plant until the end of next week, the company said in a statement, citing a lack of components. German automakers Volkswagen, BMW and Porsche have been struggling to source much-needed wiring harnesses for their vehicles as suppliers in western Ukraine have been shuttered by the Russian invasion.
FutureCar Staff 2022-04-15 12:05 PT
Volkswagen & Bosch Are Working Together on a Standardized Autonomous Driving Software Platform for Volume Production
Automotive supplier Bosch and the Volkswagen Group’s automotive software subsidiary CARIAD have agreed to form an extensive partnership to jointly develop a state-of-the-art, standardized software platform for future Volkswagen vehicles. The goal of the new partnership is to make SAE Level-2 and 3 autonomous driving capabilities for vehicles sold under the Volkswagen Group brands suitable for volume production.
FutureCar Staff 2022-03-03 16:15 PT
Volkswagen Creates New EV Battery Production Company
The German automaker plans to build six gigafactories in Europe by the end of the decade to handle VW’s needs for electric car batteries, including processing raw materials to recycling old car batteries.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-02-08 07:45 PT
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Volkswagen’s bid to Avoid State Lawsuits Over the 2015 ‘Dieselgate’ Scandal
The U.S. The Supreme Court on Monday rejected German automaker Volkswagen AG's bid to avoid individual state lawsuits filed by officials in three states that are seeking damages as a result of the dieselgate scandal, in which the automaker admitted to tampering with emission control software in millions of diesel-powered vehicles sold in the U.S.
Eric Walz2021-12-22 15:15 PT
Volkswagen Group’s Electric Vehicle Sales Double in Q3, YTD Sales Are Up 138% Compared to 2020
Automaker Volkswagen reported strong electric vehicle sales in the third quarter of 2021, despite dealing with the auto industry’s chip shortage since the beginning of the year. The company reported that 122,100 battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) were delivered to customers from July 1 to Sept 30, an increase of 109% compared with the same period in 2020.
FutureCar Staff 2021-11-21 13:40 PT
FAW-Volkswagen Begins Deliveries of the Electric ID.6 CROZZ SUV in China
Automaker Volkswagen is continuing its electric vehicle push in China, which is the world’s biggest auto market. FAW-Volkswagen, the joint venture of Chinese automaker FAW Group and Volkswagen, has started deliveries of the ID CROZZ SUV, newest member of the ID family of fully electric vehicles for the China market.
FutureCar Staff 2021-08-25 16:30 PT
Volkswagen Shares its Bold ‘NEW AUTO’ Strategy, Which Includes Building Millions of Software-Based EVs
Automaker Volkswagen Group shared its updated vision to transform into an advanced mobility company over the next decade, which includes investments in battery technology and software-based electric vehicles that can be updated over-the-air. The plan, called NEW AUTO strategy through 2030, will transform Volkswagen into an electric mobility provider and software-driven technology company.
Eric Walz2021-08-19 19:30 PT
Volkswagen Blames its Suppliers for the Chip Shortages Affecting its Vehicle Production
The ongoing chip shortage is affecting auto production around the world, including that of German automaker Volkswagen AG, which is the world’s second biggest automaker. However the automaker is putting the blame on its suppliers. Volkswagen said bad planning on the part of its suppliers have only compounded the chip shortage affecting the global auto industry.
FutureCar Staff 2021-03-24 12:20 PT
Volkswagen Begins Series Production of the ID.3 Electric Car at its ‘Transparent Factory’ in Germany
German automaker Volkswagen AG (VW) announced on Friday that series production of the ID.3 electric car has begun at the automaker’s factory in Dresden, which has been nicknamed the “Transparent Factory”. The Dresden factory is the second site producing the new ID.3 and VW's fourth global factory dedicated to producing electric vehicles built on the company's Modular Electric Drive Toolkit (MEB).
Eric Walz2021-03-07 11:40 PT
Volkswagen Shows Off its Autonomous EV Charging Robot Concept
With plans to be one of the world’s leading producers of electric vehicles, German automaker Volkswagen is aiming to make electric vehicle charging as convenient as possible. The company’s latest concept is an autonomous charging robot that will do the job automatically.
Eric Walz2021-02-05 13:00 PT
Volkswagen is Rapidly Expanding its EV Charging Infrastructure in Germany
Volkswagen is significantly expanding the charging infrastructure in its home country of Germany. The automaker announced that 750 new charging points are planned for next year, including the first “High Power Charging” stations delivering up to 300 kW of power.
Eric Walz2021-02-04 14:45 PT
Volkswagen Breaks Ground on its EV Battery Engineering Lab in Tennessee
German automaker Volkswagen has officially broken ground on its Battery Engineering Lab at its Chattanooga Engineering and Planning Center in Tennessee. The new $22 million dollar facility will test and validate electric vehicle cells and battery packs for the electric vehicles VW will sell in North America.
FutureCar Staff 2020-12-18 15:00 PT
Volkswagen’s Electric ID.4 Models Launch in China, Giving Tesla New Competition in the World’s Biggest Auto Market
On Tuesday, Volkswagen launched the ID.4 CROZZ and ID.X fully-electric models for the China market. The ID.4 CROZZ is being manufactured by Volkswagen’s joint venture with China’s FAW Group, while the ID.4 X is being built by SAIC Volkswagen.
Eric Walz2020-12-10 12:20 PT
Volkswagen Reveals the Exterior of the Upcoming Electric ID.4
German automaker Volkswagen has revealed for the first time the exterior look of the production version of the upcoming ID.4 SUV. Up until today, the automaker only shared a few concept drawings of what the new electric SUV might look like. The ID.4 will compete with the Tesla Model Y and other new fully-electric models hitting the market.
Derrick Smith2020-10-03 10:00 PT
Volkswagen is Seeking to Develop a Larger Percentage of its Vehicle Software In-House
German automaker Volkswagen AG is ramping up its efforts to develop the software and operating system (OS) for its future vehicles. However, rather than relying on third parties to develop the majority of code that will underpin millions of future Volkswagen vehicles, the automaker is looking to develop a bigger percentage of it in-house.
Eric Walz2020-07-26 15:30 PT
Volkswagen Replaces CEO Herbert Diess After Vehicle Delays & Clashes with Labor Unions
Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Officer Herbert Diess ceded direct control of the German automaker's main passenger-car brand after clashing with labor unions over production issues affecting two key models. Diess was serving a dual role as chairman of the board of management of Volkswagen Group as well as the chairman of the board of management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand.
FutureCar Staff 2020-07-15 13:05 PT
As the Coronavirus Keeps Customers Away From Dealers, Volkswagen is Using 3D Technology to Display New Models
German automaker Volkswagen planned to display all of its new models and concept vehicles at last month's Geneva Motor Show to thousands of attendees. However, with the cancellation of the event due to the coronavirus outbreak, the company turned to a Canadian tech firm PureWeb to recreate its planned Geneva Motor Show display in immersive virtual reality (VR), so people can experience it online from anywhere in the world.
Eric Walz2020-05-27 14:00 PT
Researchers at South Korea's Chung-Ang University Develop a ‘Meta-Reinforcement' Machine Learning Algorithm for Traffic Lights to Improve Vehicle Throughput
Eric WalzDec 22, 2022 2:30 PM PT
Zeekr's New 009 Electric Passenger Van is the World's First EV to Feature CATL's Advanced ‘Qilin' Battery With a Range of 510 Miles
Eric WalzDec 19, 2022 1:45 PM PT
Hyundai Gets Serious About Electric Performance Cars, Shows off Two Concepts
Vineeth Joel PatelDec 17, 2022 6:15 AM PT