Software Development Center: Volkswagen opens IT-Center in the Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden
Volkswagen has opened a new IT Development Center today in its Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden. In Software Development Center Production, up to 80 newly hired IT specialists will be working on the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud. In the future, the Industrial Cloud will link all 122 Group-wide Volkswagen production facilities.
The goal is to amalgamate all data, and in doing so consistently digitalise production and logistics.
One of the main focus points is the use of artificial intelligence, which suitably simulates human eyesight. The SDC developed the software for the visual quality checks of automated priming tasks for door and side windows – this robot application comes from the Dresden-based start-up Wandelbots.
The Industrial Cloud is being established together with Amazon Web Services, a leader in the field of the Internet of Things, machine learning and computer services. In the Industrial Cloud, these technologies are being developed specifically for the automotive production environment.
With Siemens, Volkswagen has gained its first major integration partner. Siemens contributes know-how in automation, connectivity of machines and systems, and the industrial IoT world to the collaboration.
As well as Dresden, Volkswagen experts in Munich and Wolfsburg are supporting development work. In Berlin, the participating companies are planning a joint Industrial Cloud Innovation Center.