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Volkswagen’s strategic shift: Go hard on software

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All new models across the Volkswagen Group will use the vw.os operating system and the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud by 2025, by which time the automaker’s share of in-house software development will reach at least 60%

Volkswagen (VW) AG has announced that by 2025 it intends to group more than 5,000 experts in competence areas, such as software development, electrical and electronics development, connectivity, automated driving, user experience (UX), cloud architecture, and e-commerce, together in an agile Car.Software business unit. Starting with about 500 experts this year, the figure is due to rise to about 2,000 by 2020. In addition to grouping together experts from brands and companies within the group, VW intends to boost the workforce by recruiting new specialists and consolidating strategic participations and acquisitions.

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