Audi joined the Software Development Center (SDC) bases within the Volkswagen Group with Ingolstadt.
The first Audi SDC, the newest of the group's SDC bases in Berlin, Wolfsburg and Lisbon, aims to expand its digital know-how, in-house expertise and development skills, in the long term, and incorporate it into the Group synergy.
SDC in Ingolstadt, the first SDC commissioned by Audi, aims to develop smart, scalable, customer-oriented and secure IT solutions in-house. Established in a location close to the Audi factory, Audi SDC allows factory employees to be in close contact with their areas of expertise and to channel them into different ways of thinking by allowing them to move away from their environment where they are constantly working. Gathering software developers, UX designers and cloud platform experts under one roof, Audi SDC aims to increase the closeness and dialogue between teams, and develop solutions faster and with much more creative thinking.
Working environment and offices prepared according to need
Audi uses small teams and fast methods in its daily work at SDC. To encourage this, he developed the interior design and office equipment of the new base especially in line with the needs of the employees. The integration of Audi SDC into the network to create synergy with other SDCs of the VW Group eliminates duplication of work, while at the same time improving the quality of in-house development in the long term. Working with the same technical platforms, methods and standards as other Volkswagen Group SDCs, Audi SDC has already incorporated a process management platform for product marketing and a solution for the marketing of used vehicles.
Audi looks to SDCs as a unit that will undertake projects of high strategic importance for the brand in the future, and has also started the construction of a new SDC at the Neckarsulm plant, with the focus of digital production and logistics.