While the name Cariad is unfamiliar to many, it is one of the biggest bets on Volkswagen’s future as it is its electric vehicle software division. And in the market where software is the fulcrum of the mainHe, the role of Cariad is vital. The problem is that it didn’t live up to expectations, causing Volkswagen to fire management.

The main problem with the Cariad, and by extension with the future of the electric Volkswagen, is that it comes from far away. As far back as last year, the Supervisory Board of the Volkswagen Group pointed out that Plans for the Cariades weren’t enough meet the requirements of the group. In other words, they weren’t ambitious about Volkswagen’s electrification plans.

At the time, Volkswagen’s board asked Cariad’s management to submit an amended plan for the software division. One that was more in line with electrification plans as the board identified software as the core of their strategy. The problem is that Cariad disobeyed then and from the start, he struggled to translate the company’s ideas into his cars effectively.

The failure of Cariades, one of the reasons for the departure of Diss

Volkswagen Herbert Diess / New car / SSP platform
Herbert Diss

And the point is not only that the introduction of high-quality software at the level of competitors was delayed, but also that, according to autonews, key launches across the group. Those delays include the Porsche Macan and the new Audi Q6 e-tron.

In fact, according to various sources, she over-budgeted and fell short of her goals, which contributed to the departure of Diess, the group’s previous CEO, and his replacement by Oliver Blume last September.

Cariad’s supervisory board is expected to approve the layoffs at a meeting next week. In accordance with autonewsonly the chief of staff of the division, Rainer Zugeher, could remain.

In addition, the original plans for the development and implementation of software for the entire company were also not fulfilled, originally designed to accommodate the fourth of five levels autonomous driving from 2026, but it has been delayed by two years.

Source: Hiper Textual

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