|26 August 2016|

Germany

Porsche is launching a new digital lab in Berlin to test and incorporate the latest information technology innovations.

The team at the Porsche Digital Lab is tasked with identifying how the car manufacturer can best incorporate leading innovations in big data, the internet of things and cloud technologies in a practical way. Its remit ranges from identifying trends to building IT prototypes and components.

“The Porsche Digital Lab gives us the opportunity to experiment with new technologies and to put IT innovations into practice with speed and flexibility”, says Dr Sven Lorenz, Vice President of Porsche Information Systems.

The lab will be a hub for Porsche to collaborate with technology companies, start-ups and the scientific community.

“We are launching our initiative in the context of profound change in the industry. Digital transformation touches every part of the company – internal processes, customer interaction and our products and services. Vehicles are becoming more and more networked and mobility concepts have changed, sparking a revolution in the automotive industry and bringing new competitors into play. In this environment, Porsche is aiming to become the most innovative brand in the field of exclusive and dynamic mobility”, says Lutz Meschke, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board and Member of the Executive Board, Finance and IT.