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VW Delays Next-Gen Software Platform To Speed Launch Of New Porsche, Audi Vehicles

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The Volkswagen Group’s in-house software unit, Cariad, has been in trouble for quite some time, and it’s only getting worse. Now, its would-be software platform 2.0 is stuff elapsed to indulge important new electric Audi and Porsche models to go on sale.

In October, we reported that Porsche was forced to wait the launch of the new Macan, which was unseat to be its first all-electric crossover. At the time, a Porsche source said that the hardware overdue the crossover was great, but that the “software is still missing.”

Part of an would-be vision for the future of the brand, the platform that was meant to underpin the new Macan, as well as a host of premium vehicles from Audi and Bentley, was supposed to be capable of powering Level 4 autonomous driving, and was set to be misogynist next year.

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 VW Delays Next-Gen Software Platform To Speed Launch Of New Porsche, Audi Vehicles

Now, Volkswagen’s senior operating officer, Arno Antlitz, says that the automaker has pivoted to concentrating on a Software 1.2 platform, which will underpin the new Macan and the Audi Q6 e-tron next year, per Autonews.

“There will be unconfined cars on that platform… that gives us a little flexibility to postpone 2.0 to 2027, 2028,” said Antlitz.

A major rationalization of consternation for the Volkswagen empire, Cariad was supposed to bring all of the automaker’s software development in-house. That would indulge it to build a platform specifically for its needs, and one that could be used in every vehicle it made.

However, problems have long plagued it, and fixing Cariad has been one of CEO Oliver Blume’s primary focuses since inheriting the role in September. To that end, the subsidiary’s leader, Dirk Hilgenberg, is stuff replaced by Peter Bosch, Bentley’s production chief, and he will be joined by two software experts to stack its management board.

“This will be a very strong team that focuses on the turnaround of Cariad,” Antlitz said, who widow that Cariad is looking for external help to slow the rate at which it’s urgent through cash. That should moreover help VW get increasingly EVs out into the world, permitting it to unzip its ultimate goal of stuff a leader in electrification.

 VW Delays Next-Gen Software Platform To Speed Launch Of New Porsche, Audi Vehicles
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