Shaping Mobility is the Volkswagen podcast about the future of mobility. The moderation team Vincenzo Lanzilotti, Ralf Blasig and Alina Engelmeier (episodes 1 - 6) talk to independent mobility experts about trends and innovations in mobility. Volkswagen professionals provide valuable insights and background information.
Shaping Mobility Podcast
Please note: this Podcast is only available in German language.
All podcast episodes
#09 Best of Shaping Mobility Podcast: Crash course on the future of mobility
It’s almost unprecedented for our mobility to be changing as rapidly as it is today: electric models race from one sales record to the next, software updates determine the strengths and weaknesses of our cars. Autonomous driving is on the verge of evolving from a vision into a business model – and climate neutrality will be a requirement for all future transport services.
#08 E-car batteries: Are they really efficient and clean?
The battery is a central component of any electric car: This is where the energy is stored, without which the car will not move a metre. We take a closer look at the battery in the Shaping Mobility Podcast: How far can we travel on one battery charge? What is Volkswagen working on? What technology will soon be ready for use? And: What truth is there in the criticism of the mining of raw materials needed for batteries? Providing the answers are Franziska Killiches, an expert in the sustainable acquisition of raw materials at Volkswagen, and Dr. Matthias Ullrich, Head of Technology and Cell Development at Volkswagen Group Components. Another guest on the podcast is Prof. Martin Winter. The chemist heads the MEET battery research centre at the University of Münster and is the founding director of the Helmholtz Institute in Münster – a sub-institute of the Jülich Research Centre.
#07 Autonomous driving: the future of mobility?
Will our cars really be able to drive themselves in the near future? When will this be possible? How will it work? And: How will transportation change when we are being chauffeured around by ridepooling services? Christian Senger, division manager for Autonomous Driving at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, , CEO of MOIA, and Dr. Anjes Tjarks, Hamburg’s Senator for Transportation and the Mobility Revolution answer all these questions and more.
#06 Sounds of the future: What does electric mobility sound like?
What characterises sound design? What does a Volkswagen electric car sound like? What sounds are in the ID.3? And does electric mobility have a positive effect on our environment – are cities getting quieter? Indra-Lena Kögler, UX designer at Volkswagen, and Prof. Dr. Philip Leistner, Director of the Institute for Acoustics and Building Physics IABP at the University of Stuttgart and Managing Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP, answer these questions.
#05 From codes to connectivity: Why does the future belong to IT talents?
Why are IT and software specialists becoming increasingly important to automotive manufacturers? What sets them apart, what approach do they contribute? Which IT innovations are shaping the automotive future? And what are the challenges during development? Andrea Morgan-Schönwetter, Head of Recruiting & Talent Marketing at Volkswagen, and Dr. Max Senges, CEO and Headmaster of 42 Wolfsburg, explain what makes the difference to Alina and Vinzenzo.
#04 Major football events and sustainable mobility: How do they go together?
The men’s European football championship kicks off on 11th June. Teams, fans and media from around the world will travel to this major event. But how will the large numbers of people get to the stadium or hotel? And above all: Is there a sustainable option? In episode 4, Alina and Vincenzo discuss this with Stephan Franssen, who is responsible for the UEFA sponsoring at Volkswagen, and Nico Briskorn, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at VfL Wolfsburg.
#03 E-mobility as a mass market: What can we learn from China?
What makes China a pioneer in electric mobility? What incentives lead to more electric cars on the road? What are the challenges? And what can we learn from China? This is what episode 3 with Alina and Vincenzo is all about. This episode’s guests are Olaf Gutowski, Head of Sales and Marketing at Volkswagen in China, and Jacky Ives, consultant for mobility providers in the Chinese market at Sinolytics.
#02 E-cars for everyone? A talk with Silke Bagschik and Henning Kagermann
What are the advantages of electric cars? Where and how quickly can I charge my e-car? What are the costs involved? And how sustainable are electric cars really – is there the right ecological balance? Alina Engelmeier and Vincenzo Lanzilotti tackle the debate on e-mobility in episode 2. Together with Dr. Silke Bagschik, Head of Sales & Marketing, E-Mobility Series at Volkswagen, and Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann, Chairman of the National Platform for the Future of Mobility, they discuss uncertainties and doubts.
#01 Computers on wheels: How can cars become true digital gadgets?
How will we spend our time in the car of the future? Which digital features will ensure greater safety and comfort when driving in the future? And will the car become a smartphone on wheels – or is it already? Alina and Vincenzo talk to Anja Hendel, Managing Director of diconium, and Ole Reuss, Head of Volkswagen’s Software Development Center in Hanover.