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Sustainability Report 2016


Volkswagen Group raises its environmental targets: 45 percent reduction in environmental impact by 2025

The Volkswagen Group is seeking a leading role in sustainability in the automotive industry. "For a long time, Volkswagen was to be found at the top of prestigious sustainability indices – and we intend to reclaim that position", Matthias Müller, Chief Executive Officer of the Volkswagen Group, said at the Group Environmental Conference (GEC) in Wolfsburg. "It is our inherent mission as a Group to make a decisive contribution to mitigating climate change and improving air quality in urban centers."

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"Artificial intelligence is becoming a key competitive factor"

How do people think? On what basis do they take decisions? And how can artificial intelligence help them in the future? These questions are being pursued by an international expert team at the Volkswagen Information Technology Center Munich (Data Lab). The team includes IT experts, robotics specialists, data scientists, programmers, physicists and mathematicians, all working hand in hand.

European Research Project L3Pilot on automated driving is launched in Wolfsburg

A broadly based European research consortium under the management of the Volkswagen Group is analysing the opportunities for using technologies to facilitate mobility in the future with the aim of achieving a breakthrough in the area of automated driving. The research project L3Pilot launched its four-year development activities in Wolfsburg.

The Volkswagen Group provides an insight into the SEDRIC model family

The Volkswagen Group is consistently developing its own vision of mobility as SEDRIC. The company is presenting its latest evolution stage of the SElf-DRIving Car at the preview night on the evening before the start of the International Motor Show (IAA) 2017 in Frankfurt/Main. In future, this car will form the platform for a diverse model family.


Volkswagen Group receives all approvals from German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) for modifications of TDI engines

All necessary official approvals within the remit of the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) have now been issued for the modification of diesel vehicles with type EA189 engines. 

Volkswagen Group Italia: action plan for Diesel EU5 Type EA189 engines

The web-process which allows the Customers to check whether their vehicle will be involved in the service action to correct the nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions characteristics on EU5 Type EA 189 Diesel engines or not, has been released.

Matthias Müller appointed CEO of the Volkswagen Group

Volkswagen Group Matthias Müller appointed CEO of the Volkswagen Group Matthias Müller (62) has been appointed CEO of Volkswagen AG with immediate effect.

Annual report

Shift. The Volkswagen Sustainability Magazine


Sustainability Report 2016


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