Audi’s Artemis challenge was imagined to launch a 2.0 software program technology able to hands-off Level 4 autonomous driving, as early as 2024. Now the primary manufacturing Artemis automotive, internally known as Landjet, will solely begin after Volkswagen’s Trinity electrical flagship sedan, in accordance with firm sources. VW is constructing a brand new manufacturing facility in Wolfsburg to supply the Trinity beginning in 2026.
Audi’s manufacturing automotive from Artemis will launch on the finish of 2026 on the earliest, and extra probably 2027, in accordance with the sources.
Audi now plans to launch a slimmed-down electrical flagship, codenamed Landyacht, with a better physique form in 2025, however with out autonomous driving know-how that was supposed to assist the model counter competitors from Tesla and German rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
Instead of utilizing 2.0 software program, an additional improvement of the intermediate 1.2 model is deliberate. This was imagined to be accomplished in 2021 however it is usually far not on time, in accordance with sources.
Executives at Porsche and Audi are pissed off by the delays.
Audi desires to start pre-series manufacturing of the Q6 e-tron, its upcoming Tesla Model Y rival, at its residence plant in Ingolstadt, Germany, on the finish of the 12 months. Series manufacturing is now deliberate to begin in September 2023. “We need the software for this now,” mentioned one supervisor.
Porsche has already begun pre-series manufacturing of the electrical Macan at its manufacturing facility in Leipzig, Germany. “The hardware is great,” a Porsche supply advised Automobilwoche. “But the software is still missing.”
Cariad will likely be streamlined in an effort to step up the tempo of software program improvement, Dirk Hilgenberg, the pinnacle of the unit, advised, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper earlier this month.
In May, the VW Group supervisory board was reported to be demanding a reworked plan for the automaker’s software program division.
At the beginning of the 12 months, VW introduced a partnership with Tier One provider Bosch to assist develop the software program superior driving help capabilities, which some noticed as a strategic retreat.