Audi’s new Artemis skunkworks workforce is working to develop a extremely superior, extremely environment friendly electrical automotive due in 2024.
We’ll get a preview, doubtless in the shape of an idea, as early as 2021, Audi CEO Markus Duesmann stated final week throughout Audi’s annual basic assembly.
The Artemis workforce was established earlier this 12 months as a way to speed up the event of automobiles and expertise by utilizing a much less bureaucratic type of administration, with the main target being on EVs and automatic driving expertise. The transfer is aimed toward countering lean and fast-moving EV startups.
The workforce has additionally been tasked with creating an in depth ecosystem across the automotive, together with a brand new enterprise model. Other automakers which have tried new enterprise fashions have launched ideas akin to automotive subscriptions or automotive sharing.
Autocar reported in July that the first Artemis automotive will be a sedan comparable in measurement to the A7 Sportback and geared up with self-driving expertise. It would primarily be an growth of the Audi Aicon, an idea for a spacious, self-driving automotive that was unveiled in 2017.
During his presentation final week, Duesmann additionally introduced he has been positioned in cost of R&D for the entire Volkswagen Group. In this place, he’s additionally in cost of VW Group’s new Car.Software-Organization. This new workforce will deal with improvement of software program techniques for all group manufacturers.