Volkswagen Plans to Challenge Google With Own Autonomous Car Software
Volkswagen Plans to Challenge Google With Own Autonomous Car Software

By Reuters

HAMBURG—Volkswagen plans to develop most of the software needed for autonomous cars in-house, the head of the German carmaker’s luxury unit Audi said on Tuesday.

The carmaker is not rejecting collaborations in some areas outright, said Markus Duesmann, who as well as running Audi is also on Volkswagen’s management board, where he is responsible for research and development.

“But we’ll make the bulk of the software on our own in the future,” he said during an industry event.

Asked whether Volkswagen was looking to Alphabet’s Google as a benchmark in software development, Duesmann said it wanted to be at least on the same level.

“We accept the challenge,” he added.

Daimler and Volkswagen are working on their own operating systems for autonomous cars to make sure they have a chance to compete with large tech firms such as Apple and Amazon in the area of electric vehicle data.

Despite calls to team up with rivals, Volkswagen is so far planning to go it alone, pointing to its position as the world’s second-largest carmaker.

“We have a size that makes us want to cooperate with ourselves initially,” said Duesmann, adding that Volkswagen is confident it can set new standards in software development.

If other companies wanted to join these standards it would be possible for them to do so, the Audi executive added.

Volkswagen has bundled its software competence into a newly formed unit Car.Software.Org, which employs about 5,000 and develops the VW.OS operating system.

By Jan Schwartz

Affiliate News Feeds

  • Hardware
  • Internet of Things
  • Networking
  • Industry News
  • Software

The tech titan Amazon used its show in Las Vegas to talk about watery matters, supply chains and much more. The post AWS re:Invent 2022: A tiered tour of technology… [...]

In a recent interview with Ravi Pendekanti, SVP of Product Management & Marketing at Western Digital, he explained how they have expanded their HDD technology to lower total cost of… [...]

Our picks for the top Amazon Cyber Week deals to ease the stress of those who work from home. The post 5 Amazon Cyber Week deals sure to make remote… [...]

IIoT can be a revelation when implemented successfully, but companies may run into obstacles. Here’s what IIoT is and the top five obstacles associated with using it. The post Top… [...]

Learn how Internet of Things technology has continued to support digital transformation for organizations across industries. The post Top 5 trends to watch in industrial IoT appeared first on TechRepublic. [...]

UK-based IoT connectivity platform provider seeks élan and style by snapping up French firm. The post Wireless Logic continues acquisition spree with IoThink Solutions deal appeared first on TechRepublic. [...]

Consider securing your remote work setup with a three-year subscription to a top VPN. Windscribe Pro is more than 70% off today only. The post Lock in 3 years of… [...]

Virtualization platforms are available from a number of vendors, but it’s still critical to maintain your virtualization environment to avoid unnecessary resource consumption, out of-compliance systems or applications, data loss,… [...]

The company’s products seek to address real-time data transport, edge data collection instruments. The post NVIDIA unveils supercomputing and edge products at SC22 appeared first on TechRepublic. [...]

An account takeover (ATO), in which criminals impersonate legitimate account owners to take control of an account, are on the rise in Asia and across the world. Fraudsters are swindling… [...]

Experts warn that API attacks will soon become the most common type of web application attack. As a result, organizations and their security vendors need to align across people, processes,… [...]

Research shows that web applications and API attacks continued to explode in the first half of 2022. Does your organization have the best defense today? Akamai recommends deploying a holistic… [...]

See how to integrate the Trello software with Google Mail for a much simpler project management workflow. The post How to integrate Trello with Gmail appeared first on TechRepublic. [...]

Read how to install the Trello app in macOS and why it will make your project management even easier. The post How to install the Trello app on macOS and… [...]

Find out if one of these top seven Wrike alternatives are an ideal project management solution for you and your team. The post Top 7 Wrike alternatives for project and… [...]