Volkswagen recently inaugurated the “We Campus” in Berlin. The campus will bring together about 900 experts from Volkswagen and its technology partners who have previously worked at different locations. In future, they will develop new added value and mobility services which will be offered within the “Volkswagen We” ecosystem. This also includes the full-electric car sharing service WeShare which has been launched in Berlin with 1,500 e-Golf1 vehicles.
Volkswagen has oriented the facility entirely towards the requirements of modern digital development work. A key role will be played by agile working methods. In future, interdisciplinary experts including specialists such as product developers, software engineers and UX designers will work together directly at the “We Campus”. Participating technology partners can be directly involved. This will simplify procedures and accelerate the testing of newly developed software and apps.
At the new location, Volkswagen AG and its strategic partner Diconium, as well as UMI Mobility International, Volkswagen Group Services and Elli, the Volkswagen Naturstrom® provider will all join forces.
In addition, the new Campus as a development center will play an important role in the new “Car.Software” unit of the Volkswagen Group and offer itself as a location for other Group brands.
By 2025, Volkswagen intends to group more than 5,000 experts in competence areas such as software development, electrical and electronics development, connectivity, automated driving, user experience (UX), cloud architecture and e-commerce together in an agile “Car.Software” unit.
Source: Press Release