VW to ax thousands of software jobs

VW Group’s software-defined scalable systems (SSP) platform planned for the automaker’s next-generation models starting with VW brand’s Trinity electric flagship is also being redeveloped, magazine manager reported.

However, the plan still requires approval from the works council, which has negotiated job guarantees for workers until mid-2025.

“We don’t accept this method of cutting jobs across the board. There is no concrete information on where positions should be cut in terms of structure and tasks,” a VW works council spokesperson said.

VW Group appointed Peter Bosch, former production chief at Bentley, as Cariad’s new CEO on June 1 in an effort to get the unit back on track.

A Cariad spokesperson declined to comment on the article, but said Bosch had been working on a “comprehensive transformation plan” for repositioning the company since the summer.

“The transformation planning is in its final stages and will be communicated once the relevant bodies have passed a resolution,” added the spokesperson.