Volkswagen centralizes group software development at Audi

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Volkswagen on Wednesday stated it was replacing software chief Christian Senger and moving the center of its group-wide software development from its Wolfsburg headquarters to Ingolstadt, where the automaker’s premium brand Audi is based. Senger, the present chief executive of Volkswagen Group’s Car.Software unit will be replaced by Dirk Hilgenberg, former senior vice president manufacturing […]

Volkswagen to move center of software development to Audi

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Volkswagen will move leadership for software development to the company’s premium Audi division located in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Herbert Diess, CEO of the multi-brand group stated on Tuesday. “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. This week […]

Volkswagen-SAIC aim to make Audi sedans in Shanghai plants

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German automaker Volkswagen and its Chinese joint venture partner SAIC Motor plan to spend 4.13 billion yuan ($590 million) to revamp their car factories in Shanghai for making new Audi sedans, according to a government document. SAIC shares increased by their maximum daily limit of 10% following the news on Tuesday, becoming their biggest increase […]

Markus Duesmann to head Audi’s research and development division

Markus Duesmann

Markus Duesmann, the head of Audi, is going to also head the research and development division at Volkswagen’s premium brand, two sources informed Reuters on Thursday. Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Audi’s current head of development, will retire. Markus Duesmann was born on June 23, 1969 in Heek, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. In 1991, he finished his studies of […]

Audi’s Hungarian plant to stop production on Monday

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Volkswagen Group’s Audi brand will stop output at its plant located in Hungary on Monday, the factory stated, following Volkswagen’s announcement of a suspension of production at plants in Italy, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain. “In light of the clearly worse sales prospects and the uncertainties emerging in component supply (because of the coronavirus pandemic), Volkswagen […]