Following the alarm raised by the Volkswagen group regarding the semiconductor crisis, the German carmaker itself wants to focus on a design own chip high-performance for the future self-driving vehicles. This is what was declared by the managing director Herbert Diess during an interview with a well-known German newspaper. Herbert Diess himself pointed out that the Wolfsburg company will not be content with ready-to-use chips for processing and computation in self-driving cars.
More and more companies in the sector are aiming at the development of own technologies, given the lack of chips that is causing different production stops also in the automotive sector. A crisis that could, however, worsen in the second quarter given the unexpected substantial increase in demand.
To achieve optimal performance, in light of the high demands that exist for automobiles, software and hardware must come out of one hand, Diess explained.
As mentioned, the Volkswagen automaker, as well as Apple and the US Tesla, intend to equip themselves with specific skills and develop any patents, but probably the new IT division will have to make a contribution Car.Software.
As for the details of the new strategy, no precise deadlines have been provided. However, we know that the Wolfsburg manufacturer is aiming to pursue different goals projects dedicated to the creation of new ones electric cars equipped with advanced and innovative solutions autonomous driving. Let’s not forget that the company plans to bring a self-driving transport service to the market with its Buzz ID.
For the first time, this year we will be conducting field trials in Germany where the autonomous driving system of the Argo AI will be used on a version of the future ID. Buzz from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. The goal is to develop a ride-hailing and pooling concept similar to what Moia offers today. In the middle of this decade our customers will have the opportunity to be transported, in selected cities, by autonomous vehicles.
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