Audi will develop software for the Volkswagen GroupJuly 16, 2020
The German concern will replace the head of the software division.
VW Group CEO Herbert Diess is ready to take action to address the software issues the company faced with the ID.3, and his plan is to shift the leadership in software development to Audi, the company’s premium brand.
“The center of gravity for software development will move from Wolfsburg to Ingolstadt,” Diess said during a virtual conference hosted by PwC in Germany on Tuesday.
Back in February, VW ID.3 test drivers began reporting significant software glitches with a frequency of around 300 bugs per day. According to the sources, the problems arose from the basic architecture of the ID.3 software, which was developed “too hastily”.
In December 2019, the German sales manager for Magazin announced that these issues would cause at least 20,000 ID.3 vehicles to be built without the full software package, leaving VW engineers to manually fix these issues during post-production at an additional cost.
As Audi keeps up with software development, it is certainly a good idea as the brand has long been the backbone of research and development within the VW Group, setting standards in aerodynamics, lightweight aluminum construction, dual-clutch transmission, technology and of course , four-wheel drive systems.
They also haven’t had any recent software issues, despite having released models with extremely complex software architectures like the A8, Q8 or the latest A6 / A7 Duo.
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