The company was established in 2020 as the Car.Software Organisation. Today, around 6,500 engineers and developers work at CARIAD globally on a uniform software and technology platform for all Volkswagen Group brands. This includes a uniform operating system, a uniform E/E architecture and an automotive cloud. The company is also developing digital functions for the vehicle: driving assistance systems, highly automated driving functions and a uniform infotainment platform including a third-party application store. In this way, CARIAD is creating a new digital ecosystem connecting the digital world of drivers with Volkswagen Group vehicles, paving the way for new, digital business models for the Volkswagen Group.
With its scalable software and technology platform, CARIAD is developing the technological foundation to turn the car not only into a digital device, but also into a smart companion: a vehicle that accompanies customers into the future even years later through updates with new digital function.
CARIAD’s home base is Germany, but the software is developed and delivered around the world, with focus on markets in Europe, the United States and China. The software developers and engineers from over 90 different nationalities are spread across seven locations in German automotive and software hubs like Wolfsburg, Munich and Berlin. To foster automotive innovation on a global scale our subsidiaries in China and the US enable CARIAD to develop market-specific solutions and enhance the global customer experience.
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