How CARIAD is ensuring the long-term supply of semiconductors
The coronavirus pandemic caused huge disruptions in the automotive supply chain, notably in the area of semiconductors. In this interview, Peter Fiedler, who leads our semiconductor team, explains how we’re ensuring the long-term supply of these components so critical to software development.
What does your team do exactly?
Together with partners, we’re ensuring long-term supply by specifying semiconductors that are already optimized for our CARIAD software. This is software that’s currently being developed and will go into series production in the middle of the decade. To this end, we’re working closely with the software teams in-house as well as with the developers of electronic control units (ECUs) for the Volkswagen project Trinity and Audi project Artemis.
Ultimately, this will create a hardware basis that will allow us to develop standardized software for all Group brands in a scalable manner, both in terms of cost and performance.