Volkswagen in-house semiconductors

Volkswagen, the world’s largest car company

Adopting proprietary semiconductor (SoC) and software for autonomous vehicles

🟩Tesla’s proprietary semiconductor SoC

Tesla already has optimized homegrown custom SoCs

The benefit of adopting a proprietary SoC is that you can release products that align with your product strategy rather than following the chipmaker’s roadmap.

🟩 Software department is in charge of development

Volkswagen currently has no plans to produce semiconductors

The software division Cariad is in charge of development and strengthening the system

🟩 Software Division Cariad

Established as a Car.Software.Org in June 2019 and operated from January 1, 2020

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Renamed Cariad on March 26, 2021

Volkswagen plans to increase the rate of in-house automotive software development from the current 10% to 60% by 2025

In addition, by 2025, the company plans to consolidate 10,000 engineers in the group, and currently has nearly 4,000 employees.

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