Here comes the German auto cloud

Vehicle manufacturers and suppliers want to network their data. You have two goals.

Volkswagen production in Wolfsburg

Dhe days when automakers only made cars are over. Thanks to ridesharing, car sharing and, in a few years’ time, even self-driving robot taxi fleets, cars are now not only moving people who have their own vehicle. This is one of the reasons why manufacturers today like to define themselves as providers of mobility in order to get involved in these markets.

And because the automotive industry is now declaring its products as smartphones on wheels and equipping them with digital systems accordingly, it is increasingly dependent on software and data streams. So it is hardly surprising when, for example, Volkswagen strives to develop into a “software-oriented mobility service provider”.

Vehicle manufacturers and suppliers want to network their data. You have two goals.

Volkswagen production in Wolfsburg

Dhe days when automakers only made cars are over. Thanks to ridesharing, car sharing and, in a few years’ time, even self-driving robot taxi fleets, cars are now not only moving people who have their own vehicle. This is one of the reasons why manufacturers today like to define themselves as providers of mobility in order to get involved in these markets.

And because the automotive industry is now declaring its products as smartphones on wheels and equipping them with digital systems accordingly, it is increasingly dependent on software and data streams. So it is hardly surprising when, for example, Volkswagen strives to develop into a “software-oriented mobility service provider”.