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
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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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