volkswagen research and development center

Quantum computing, swarm technology, battery development, autonomous driving: at Volkswagen you work with and on the most cutting-edge technologies. We have made it our mission to drive change which means we are not only impacting one of the world’s largest car makers, but also the lives of millions of people. Research & Development Don’t wait to see what the future holds.

At the end of the reporting period, VW employed 12332 people in this area. The center is part of Audi’s global R&D and will closely cooperate with the development departments of FAW-Volkswagen. The Research and development ratio or the R&D ratio shows the R&D expenses of Volkswagen as a percentage of its sales revenue. “The new Audi R&D Center Asia is an important milestone in the internationalization of our innovation capacities,” stated Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, at the opening event in Beijing today. Located in Silicon Valley, we are part of the Volkswagen Group of America and create bold new ideas for the Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti and Porsche brands.

Technology, cars, innovation and engineering. In 2017, the brand spent 4.8 Billion Euros on Research and Development, an increase of 100 million Euros over the previous year. A central challenge for Volkswagen is to recognize new developments in society, politics, technology, the environment and the economy at an early stage. The Volkswagen Group’s research and development activities in fiscal year 2015 concentrated on expanding our product portfolio and improving the functionality, quality, safety and environmental compatibility of our products.