With a view to continuing the development of mobility in all its facets for its customers, Volkswagen is steadily expanding its digital capabilities. In this context, Volkswagen is modernising its IT systems and migrating all applications to cloud platforms.
The Group is also acquiring additional IT expertise and using new technologies for products, services and corporate processes. Volkswagen is forging ahead with key digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing and block chain technology.
At CEBIT 2018, Volkswagen will show a further development of its self-driving technology platform Sedric. The new sports and outdoor model SEDRIC Active features a specially designed interior and exterior tailored to meet the individual needs of outdoor sports enthusiasts.
Johann Jungwirth, Chief Digital Officer of the Volkswagen Group, says: “Our vision is ‘mobility for all at the touch of a button’. We want to offer individual mobility to everyone around the world. ‘At the touch of a button‘ means ease of operation and access. Users can call Sedric either with the OneButton or with our MOIA mobility app. We aim to create mobility solutions that customers use passionately because they are tailored to meet the needs of people, with the highest possible safety levels, the best possible user experience and digital intelligence.”
With the aid of its roof rack system, the Sedric Active can carry a full set of windsurfing equipment consisting of surfboard and sail and will therefore become the ideal companion for active participants in water and land sports in the future. At the touch of a button, the self-driving car comes along to carry its passengers and their equipment comfortably and safely to the desired windsurfing venue.
Sedric will follow the outdoor sports enthusiasts to their new collection point, which will mean that water sports enthusiasts, canoeists or mountain bikers will no longer need an accompanying vehicle.