The 10th edition of the annual Automotive Innovations Awards saw the Volkswagen Group emerge as one of the big winners and the world’s most innovative company. The awards are presented each year by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) in cooperation with auditing and consultancy firm PwC.
The VW Group won a total of 5 innovation awards in five additional categories: ‘Most innovative company 2015’, ‘Networked vehicle’, ‘Vehicle concepts’, ‘Conventional drives’ and ‘Safety systems’
Volkswagen's XL1 (VW 1-Litre) is a two-person limited production diesel-powered plug-in hybrid.
Pioneering construction techniques, an advanced plug-in hybrid drivetrain and innovative packaging all play a part in allowing the XL1 to return 110km per litre
The Audi virtual cockpit, a fully digital instrument cluster, is completely driver-focused.
Audi's Matrix LED headlights provide high-precision illumination, have individually controllable light-emitting diodes and a crystalline sheen
The VW Group's Bugatti Veyron is the most powerful and fastest production car.
The VW Group's dry dual clutch 7-speed gearbox. First to go into series production.
Use of high-strength steels and aluminium in Audi Q7 slashed weight by up to 325kg.
The latest CAM and PwC report commends the Group's innovative strength over the past decade, saying that "1,251 individual innovations, 212 of which were world-firsts, have been developed by Volkswagen in the last 10 years. Highlights among these include the XL1, a platform for new technology; the Bugatti Veyron, the most powerful and fastest production vehicle; Audi's LED matrix headlights; and the first dry dual clutch 7-speed gearbox to go into series production."
Dr Heinz-Jakob Neußer, Board Member for development of the Volkswagen brand and head of drivetrain development of the Volkswagen Group,
Volkswagen named most innovative carmaker of the decade
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