Volkswagen will lay off all members of the executive board of its Cariad software division next week, Gadgets Now writes. The drastic measures are an attempt to resolve development issues.
The subdivision, which was set up under former VW chief executive Herbert Diess, went over budget and failed to meet its targets, contributing to Diess’ departure, with Oliver Blume taking his post in September last year.
Cariad’s supervisory board is expected to adopt the decision on the cuts at a meeting next week. It is possible that only the head of the personnel department, Rainer Zugehor, will keep his job.
A company spokesperson said it was analyzing Cariad and its projects.
No personnel decisions have been made yet. And problems at Cariad have delayed work on the latest Porsche e-Macan and Audi Q6 e-tron car models.