Rear view of a young man looking at a VW ID.3 in a parking garage

Building the leading tech stack

We are building a unified technology and software platform, including a vehicle OS, vehicle cloud platform and new unified architecture for all of Volkswagen Group’s brands.

Our fields of work

At CARIAD, we are building the leading tech stack for the automotive industry, a unified software platform and operating system connected to one automotive cloud.

Our new platform will first come into play at the end of 2024 and be scaled to volume brands from the middle of the decade, increasing our speed of innovation. With it, we aim to set an industry benchmark with regards to safety, security and privacy and deliver a great new digital automotive experience to customers. In the future, our cars will learn and inspire our customers with new digital skills and features every day, from more intelligent cockpits, to highly automated driving, new energy & charging solutions, as well as innovative mobility solutions and services.

A red Volkswagen ID. CROZZ driving by night

Vehicle & Cloud Platform

We are creating one unified software platform for Volkswagen Group. We are working on a uniform, standardized operating system for more than 10 million Volkswagen Group vehicles per year, VW.OS. With Volkswagen Automotive Cloud we are building up a globally networked, cloud-based ecosystem for our cars. Our AI and machine learning capabilities will enable us to make use of the vast amount of data to make automotive mobility safer, more comfortable and more sustainable.

Rocker switch for the forward and reverse gear in the VW ID.3

Intelligent Body & Cockpit

We are developing a standardized cockpit and body platform for all future electronic architectures to provide carefree comfort in the user experience space across all Volkswagen Group brands.

Bird's eye view of a car driving along a coastal road at night

Automated Driving

We are working on one unified tech stack for best-in-class automated driving and parking as well as advanced driver assistance systems. In developing our functions for the biggest vehicle fleet on the market, we will make automotive mobility safer and create the new comfort of driving.

A Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid is charged at an EV charging station

Vehicle Motion & Energy

We are creating best in class motion, chassis and energy functions and will bring them to the next level of intelligence, smartness and digitalization.

Rear view of a young man looking at a skyline at night

Digital Business & Mobility Services

Today, a car is defined by the digital services in and around the vehicle. We are developing and managing all prerequisites for an outstanding customer experience to enable all Volkswagen Group brands to offer outstanding mobility services – from eCommerce solutions, to frontend & backend development, as well as customer experience management and analytics.