Until a few months ago, Marco Pavone was a frequent flyer. Spain, China, USA – hardly a month in which the Head of Exterior Design at the Volkswagen brand was not on the road. “For us it was clear that important decisions are best discussed face-to-face. Design thrives on the fact that you look at shapes from the same perspective and can demonstrate changes,” says Pavone. Then came Corona – and business trips were taboo. “At first it was a shock,” Pavone confesses. But the shock has passed. In the meantime, the designers have learned to replace a large proportion of travel with online meetings. Existing technology has been improved. It is one of many examples that show how Volkswagen is becoming a more digital and sustainable company during the pandemic.
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Since the beginning of the pandemic, Volkswagen designers’ have been working even more frequently in the form of virtual reality. Many business trips are no longer necessary. This makes designing new cars not only more digital but also more climate friendly.