VW Group Rus and Sber have signed MoU on IT and AI applications in cars

VW Group Rus and Sber have signed MoU on IT and AI applications in cars


 

RusAutoNewsCom.- VW Group Rus announces the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Sber during the St.Petersburg International Economic Forum, to be held on June 2 to 5, 2021. The agreement involves strengthening the partnership between the two companies and exploring new areas of mutual interest and cooperation. These include the integration of IT in vehicles, the development and implementation of cloud-based solutions, as well as AI modeling. Together, Volkswagen Group Rus and Sber will discover new markets and maintain a constant exchange of information on any prospects for innovative development while optimizing their existing business models and existing processes.

VW Group Rus and Sber will focus on the development of start-up and R&D projects, e-mobility and charging infrastructure, all with an eye to ESG. The companies are considering how best to share their expertise and analytical resources in their current and future joint projects. In putting the memorandum into action, the companies plan to draw up models of cooperation in each field and general and project-specific road maps, as well as to develop new solutions, technologies, and conditions of service on competitive terms.

Stefan Mecha, CEO of VW Group Rus, notes: “We are impressed with transformation Sber has undergone in recent years, and we are thrilled to kick off our cooperation with this successful, innovative, high-tech company. Several sectors are of great interest to us in terms of the potential for innovative development, for example, autonomous driving technologies or new formats of mobility. We are delighted with the agreement we have reached with Sber. It will open up broad perspectives for us, both in the development of completely new solutions and in increasing the efficiency and profitability of our existing projects.”

Herman Gref, CEO, Chairman of the Executive Board of Sber said: “It is important for us that Sber’s technologies help make people’s lives better. And this partnership with VW Group Rus, one of the largest investors in the Russian automotive industry, will help us enter new markets, optimize our companies’ internal processes, and provide our customers with a completely new level of service. The memorandum strikes a balance between focusing on technology and reflecting our interest in minimizing our impact on the environment. I think this is a great example of a responsible approach to doing business, one aimed at sustainable development for the sake of future generations.”