Magazine – Momentum

New beginning

Journey into the mobile future

The Volkswagen Group is transforming itself from one of the largest car manufacturers into a globally leading provider of sustainable mobility. This metamorphosis is already visible in many areas today: new powertrains, strong partnerships for new forms of mobility, and new digital products and services.

This issue of momentum takes you to places where the Volkswagen Group is working on the future of mobility. The people our authors and photographers met reflect the many answers to one simple question: how will we move in tomorrow’s world?

Berlin,
Germany

A question of values

What do people really want from everyday mobility? How important are electric vehicles, automated driving and car-sharing to them? momentum put these questions to families in Berlin.

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Potsdam,
Germany

Digital design

What will it be like to ride through the city in a self-driving electric car? What sets different brands apart in the digital age?

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Worldwide

Right HERE?

All navigation systems and telematics services are based on high-precision, up-to-date mapping data. This is why Audi AG holds a stake in HERE, a developer and provider of cloud-based mapping services.

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Reykjavík,
Iceland

On tour with the Crafter

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has set out to conquer new markets with the new Crafter. This is why the specific requirements of people from very diverse trades played a key role in development work.

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Hong Kong,
China

At home with the dragons

Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated megacities in the world, and parking spaces there are in short supply. That is why Audi has launched a mobility service in the Dragons Range residential complex.

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Midlands,
UK

Timeless

A Bentley Mulsanne Speed, exquisite watches and the art of finding the perfect combination of tradition, modernity and luxury: on a drive with entrepreneur George Bamford through the Midlands of England.

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Las Vegas,
USA

Let’s talk nerdy

Every year, 200,000 nerds – the top technology specialists from the automotive and IT worlds – meet up in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

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London,
UK

Ambitious goals

Mobility services that enchant users – that is the mission of Ole Harms, CEO of MOIA, the newest company in the Volkswagen Group.

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Barcelona,
Spain

Mobile city

In Barcelona, the pioneering smart city, SEAT is working on the future of connected mobility in partnership with universities such as the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and with Volkswagen Group Research.

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Molsheim,
France

Symbiosis

A mighty 16-cylinder, eight-liter power plant in a mid-engine configuration with a power output of 1,500 hp and maximum torque of 1,600 newton meters: designing a super sports car combining such an exceptional power plant with classical aesthetics calls for a focused approach.

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Oslo,
Norway

Electric heart

Norway is the country with the highest number of electric cars per capita in the world. The capital city of Oslo is the ideal starting point for a trip with the new e-Golf.

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Södertälje,
Sweden

Watching out for drivers

A Scania S 500 is on its way from Copenhagen to Södertälje in Sweden: the Scania Apple Watch on the driver’s wrist displays important information during the journey.

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Bremen,
Germany

AILA and me

When it comes to putting driverless cars on the road, research into intelligent autonomous systems such as female robot AILA plays an important role. That is why Volkswagen has acquired a stake in the German Research Center for Arti cial Intelligence (DFKI).

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Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen,
Germany

My engine

At the new Porsche engine plant in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, more than 100 innovations ensure that people and machines work together in perfect harmony.

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Berlin,
Germany

Any time, any place

Volkswagen Financial Services has set up a “Digital Unit” comprising a team of international experts based in the start-up mecca of Berlin.

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Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy
Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
Bologna, Italy

Virtual realities

Vehicle design in the Volkswagen Group begins with virtual reality: developers use computers to calculate and simulate material properties, compare design alternatives and define driving characteristics.

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Munich,
Germany

All-in-one supply chain

A fully connected digital supply chain – that is the aim of RIO, the new, open digital platform for the entire transportation industry launched by Volkswagen Truck & Bus, the Group’s commercial vehicles arm.

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Wolfsburg,
Germany

How do we turn change into success?

Matthias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, about transition and change in the company.

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