June 18, 2019 / 7:27 AM / 4 months ago

Volkswagen aims to boost in-house software development to 60% by 2025

FILE PHOTO: The logo of German carmaker Volkswagen is seen at the Volkswagen (VW) automobile manufacturing plant in Puebla near Mexico City September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Imelda Medina

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen said on Tuesday it would put 5,000 digital experts into a new unit called “Car.Software” by 2025 as the German carmaker aims to develop at least 60% of its software in-house by then, up from less than 10% currently.

Volkswagen said all of its new models would use the same software platform - consisting of its vehicle operating system known as “vw.os” and the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud - by 2025.

Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Tassilo Hummel

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