VW eyes transportation deals to boost self-driving car plans

Jungwirth, a former Apple and Daimler manager, acknowledged that VW is a latecomer on new technologies as it pushes into self-driving cars and ride- sharing — areas where rivals have already made inroads. “We have a massive need to now work with the same passion for detail and the same focus on software and services as on hardware (cars),” said Jungwirth who joined VW last November when it was struggling with the aftermath of its Diesel emissions scandal.