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Report: VW sacks top executive at software unit Cariad

Frankfurt — Volkswagen The group plans to sack all but one of its software division’s board members next week to resolve development issues, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

The division was founded under former VW Group CEO Herbert Diess.Over budget, underachievement of goals, Dies withdrawal and Replaced by Oliver Blume September last year.

Cariad’s supervisory board is expected to approve the dismissal at next week’s meeting, sources said on Saturday, adding that only Rainer Zugehör, the unit’s head of human resources, may remain.

A VW spokesperson said the company is analyzing Cariad and its projects.

A spokesman said many decisions had been made but no decisions on staffing had been made, adding that Cariad and vehicle software development are integral to the VW Group’s strategy.

Cariad’s problem Important new model work has been delayed Including the fully electric version of the Porsche Macan and the new Audi Q6 e-tron.

The planned launch of company-wide structured vehicle software, originally designed to enable a fourth of five levels of automated driving from 2026, has been delayed by two years. Report: VW sacks top executive at software unit Cariad

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