Volkswagen has set itself the goal of making mobility sustainable for today’s generations and those to come. Following the guiding principle “Shaping mobility – for generations to come”, the Group is driving forward electromobility, digital connectivity and autonomous driving at full speed.

The Group IT is the driver and backbone of Volkswagen’s digital transformation into a software-driven mobility provider. Around 12,000 experts worldwide are working on digital solutions and future technologies for the Group and its twelve brands. Volkswagen is continuously expanding these competences. The cooperation with the Software Campus offers top talents an attractive opportunity to help shape Volkswagen’s transformation into a tech group.

“The cooperation between Volkswagen Group IT and the Software Campus offers many opportunities for talents, but also for us as an employer,” says Beate Hofer, CIO of Volkswagen AG. ” With us, the talents develop in a very practical way, both personally and professionally. Their new perspectives and their spirit of research take us further along our path to becoming a software-driven mobility company – a promising combination.”

The Software Innovation Center is part of the worldwide network of Volkswagen Group IT competence hubs. There, experts conduct basic research, create proofs of concepts, evaluate new technologies and develop digital products along the entire value chain of the Volkswagen Group.

By opening up new technologies and digital business models, the Software Innovation Center is a cross-divisional innovation driver, enabling the Volkswagen Group to actively shape the mobility of tomorrow. The technology competences include artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, optimisation, virtual and augmented reality, distributed ledger technology and enterprise search. These competences are thematically bundled in labs, such as the Data Lab in Munich and the Smart Production Lab in Wolfsburg:

  • The Data Lab Munich specialises in areas such as advanced analytics, optimisation, artificial intelligence and quantum computing. The latest research and developments are used to help the Volkswagen Group continuously develop its core competences. With novel technologies, the Data Lab focuses primarily on making daily work easier and more efficient, not only for individual end users, but for the entire automotive value chain.
  • The Smart Production Lab (SPL) acts as an innovation driver at the interface between production, logistics and IT. The focus is on the development of intelligent systems and solutions for even more efficient automotive production. The SPL’s competences cover the entire development process. This starts with the networking and monitoring of production facilities and extends to the development of algorithms and software for the automated optimisation of production and logistics processes.

The Volkswagen Group, headquartered in Wolfsburg, is one of the world’s leading car manufacturers and the largest car producer in Europe. Twelve brands from seven European countries belong to the group. The range of passenger cars extends from small cars to luxury class vehicles. Ducati offers motorbikes. In the light and heavy commercial vehicle sector, the range starts with pick-up vehicles and extends to buses and heavy trucks. Every working day, around 200,000 employees around the world produce an average of 40,000 pieces, are involved in vehicle-related services or work in other business fields. The Volkswagen Group sells its vehicles in more than 150 countries.