‘Future Center Asia’ is one of Volkswagen Group’s three globally Future Centers, which will focus on delivering mobility solutions tailored to the expectations of customers in China and Asia that can also be transferred to the world. “We are breaking down the traditional barriers by bringing together exterior and interior designers, user experience experts and specialists for Artificial intelligence, Smart City, Start-up scouting and Engineering”, said Jochem Heizmann, member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG and President and CEO, Volkswagen Group China.

The other two centres are located in Potsdam, Germany, and Belmont, Silicon Valley (U.S.). As a network, the three Future Centers act as global incubators for innovative ideas and as competence centres that bring together the creativity and the knowledge of the Group. While the centre in California draws on influences from Silicon Valley and focusses on the best digital user experience, UX software and accessible mobility solutions, the European centre is to mainly work on the development of future mobility concepts based on self-driving automobiles like SEDRIC, as well as overall vehicle design. Future Center Asia, meanwhile, is to work intensively on special design concepts for China and Asian markets.