Volkswagen's Latest Software Development Centre

The Volkswagen Group continues to expand its software competence and is forging ahead with its digital transformation. On Tuesday in the Portuguese capital Lisbon, Volkswagen inaugurated the "Software Development Centre Lisbon" (SDC Lisbon) in the presence of the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. In Lissabon, 300 IT specialists are to develop software mainly for the digital ecosystems and internal corporate processes of the Group. 100 of these specialists are to work on cloud-based services specifically for the commercial vehicle sector for MAN Truck & Bus. "Software development for new digital services is to become a core competence for Volkswagen," says Martin Hofmann, CIO of the Volkswagen Group. "We are building up the know-how required for this purpose in a decentralized configuration. To recruit the best people, we must go where the best people are located." Volkswagen already operates two software development centres with several hundred IT experts in Wolfsburg and Berlin.