Reimagining the Auto Industry's Future
Volkswagen Group Innovation Executive Director Nikolai Ardey joins Real Vision’s Raoul Pal for an exclusive interview about the future of electric and autonomous vehicles, the advanced technology involved in cars as they become part of the Internet of Things, and an increase in shared mobility in megacities and developing countries. Ardey lays out a clear roadmap and strategy for the most feasible and reasonable ways that Volkswagen is adopting zero-emission technology and lowering the carbon footprint of vehicles. He notes the company is running two businesses at the same time: the new one and the old one. Filmed May 7, 2021.
Key Learnings: Artificial intelligence and the communication infrastructure will significantly contribute to democratizing technology for global drivers, but there is no linear technology. The auto industry is highly competitive and therefore not easy to cooperate with other Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs).