The Volkswagen Group and their internal restructuring, they are going to give that talk a good season. Fruit of the Dieselgate the German consortium is moving their investments and interests into fields in which previously was working but not with the speed that is doing it now. One of those fields, in addition to electric cars, it is the design and manufacture of its own autonomous cars.
For this reason, the Volkswagen Group is reorganizing one of its design centers more important in the world. Potsdam, in Germany, will now be the nerve centre that will develop the autonomous cars of the group. The firm has confirmed that has sent there to an army of engineers to research how to improve the user’s experience on the automobile and the improvement of the man-machine interface in vehicles of the future.
design center Potsdam was inaugurated more than a decade ago and have developed concepts and ideas that have finally come to the production in many models of the Volkswagen Group. For this reason, from the direction of the consortium want re to be the visible head of their offensive in the market for autonomous cars. To carry out this mission they have chosen as responsible to Michael Mauer, one of the designers of the group.
With this measure Volkswagen Group expected design and make cars more technologically advanced and easy-to-use for drivers. In addition, the set of technologies that in this center will be developed will only be aimed at driving autonomous so the engineers that work in this place will no longer collaborate on the development of cars of different brands that make up the German group.
By now the center of design Potsdam is focused on end the development of the first autonomous cars of the group. Date of its official presentation, there is not yet, but it sure will be sooner rather than later according to the need of the group to enhance its image and economic results.
Source – Volkswagen Group AG