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We are CARIAD

We are an automotive software and technology company that bundles together Volkswagen Group's software competencies and further expands them, building upon a heritage of bringing automotive innovation to everyone.

Transforming automotive mobility

Established in 2020, over 6,000 developers, engineers and designers worldwide unify their knowledge at CARIAD. Their mission: transforming cars into software-defined vehicles that seamlessly integrate the automotive experience into our digital life, turning the Volkswagen Group into a software-driven mobility provider.

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Why CARIAD

We live in an era of ever-changing mobility needs – from electrification to digitization and automation. Software has become crucial in determining how customers will experience their car in the future. It is our key to transforming automotive mobility and making it safer, more sustainable, and more comfortable in a new way – for everyone, everywhere.

 

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Our Vision

Mobility made easy. For everyone. Software driven. CARIAD is building the leading tech stack for the automotive industry, aiming to create a new automotive experience and increase the innovation speed of Volkswagen Group to make the car a digital companion.

Multiple Brands, ONE Software Platform

CARIAD is a 100% subsidiary of Volkswagen Group. With about nine million vehicles sold annually, it is one of the largest automotive groups on the planet and unites loved car brands like Volkswagen, Audi, or Porsche and many others. CARIAD is on a mission to build one unified software platform and tech stack for all these brands, enabling them to excite their customers with digital experiences that can continuously be improved through over-the-air updates.

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A network of many

CARIAD in itself is a network of multiple companies: CARIAD holds stakes in 15 automotive technology companies, such as diconium, VAIVA or Volkswagen Infotainment that are focusing on different digitization aspects of cars. The network is moved by one purpose: Transforming Volkswagen Group to become a truly digital and software-enabled mobility provider.

Company network

A global mindset

Our home base is Germany, but our software is developed and delivered around the world, with focus on markets in Europe, the United States, China and India. Our 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 teams in China, India and the US enable CARIAD to develop market-specific solutions and enhance the global customer experience.

Growing competence with partners

CARIAD aims to increase the proportion of in-house software development continuously. At the same time strategic co-operations support our way of scaling our competences: together with Bosch we formed the Automated Driving Alliance to make partially and highly automated driving suitable for volume production, and thus available to the broad mass of consumers.

Certificate

As an automotive software company with a global reach, it goes without saying that CARIAD is certified to ISO 9001:2015. This internationally recognized standard emphasizes our ability to consistently deliver high-quality products across our multiple locations. We combine the highest safety and security requirements with innovative development and the agile working methods typical of a software company – to exceed customer expectations.

Get to know our Board

Our Board of Management consists of renowned software, digitization and automotive experts from inside and outside Volkswagen Group.