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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. VWGoA operates a manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee and is the U.S. headquarters for distinguished and exciting brands, including Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Volkswagen, as well as VW Credit, Inc. Founded in 1955, the company’s headquarters are in Herndon, Va. The company has approximately 8,000 employees and contractors in the United States, and sells its vehicles through a network of approximately 1,000 dealers.

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Electronics Research Laboratory

Belmont 140 Employees

VW Design Center California

Los Angeles 55 Employees

Parts Distribution Center

Ontario 67 Employees

Technical Center/EEO

Oxnard 3 Employees

Parts Distribution Center

Rocklin 3 Employees

VW/Audi/VCI Western Region

Woodland Hills 79 Employees

Audi Test Lab

Golden 18 Employees

Government Affairs

Washington 10 Employees

EEO, Audi Test Fleet

Clearwater 4 Employees

Port & Parts Distribution Center

Jacksonville 30 Employees

VW/Audi/VCI Southern Region

Alpharetta 71 Employees

VCI Service Center

Libertyville 665 Employees

Customer Relations & After Sales Support Center, EEO

Auburn Hills 1,271 Employees

EEO, Audi Test Fleet

Allendale 14 Employees

Parts/Region Distribution Center

Cranbury 66 Employees

VW/Audi/VCI Eastern Region

Woodcliff Lake 46 Employees

VCI Service Center

Hillsboro 296 Employees

Chattanooga Assembly Plant

Chattanooga 3,185 Employees

Vehicles Assembled

  • Volkswagen Atlas
  • Volkswagen Passat

North American Engineering & Planning Center

Chattanooga 67 Employees

Parts Distribution Center

Lenoir City

Parts Distribution Center

Ft. Worth 30 Employees

VW/VCI South Central Region

Irving 34 Employees

Corporate headquarters

Herndon 673 Employees

Parts Distribution Center

Pleasant Prairie 40 Employees

Connected vehicles auto saftey FAQs

How can V2X technologies further enhance the safety benefits of automated vehicles (AVs)?

V2X technologies can supplement the information that comes from on-board sensors, cameras, and GPS technologies to provide even greater situational awareness. That can further improve automated vehicle decisions in safety-critical situations.

What kind of messages are transmitted using V2X communications?

Safety-critical information including speed, direction, brake status, and other information is exchanged. Often with range and detection capabilities that exceed the capabilities of sensor/camera/radar-based systems. These expanded capabilities can allow vehicles to “see” around corners or “through” buildings or other vehicles. That means V2X-equipped vehicles may perceive some threats sooner and could provide warnings earlier.

Why is the public even safer when the auto industry has all 75 MHz of spectrum?

Sufficient spectrum is necessary to facilitate the development and growth of V2X applications. Without all 75 MHz of spectrum, these applications could be significantly hindered. The full 5.9 GHz band is needed to improve safety, mobility and sustainability.

This includes:

  • Low-latency V2V applications to support automated vehicles
  • Public safety applications for ambulances and other emergency responders
  • V2I applications to decrease traffic congestion
  • Vehicle to pedestrian applications to improve urban movement and safety.
What will happen if the 5.9 GHz is re-channeled?

Re-channelization would result in critical V2X safety messages being moved to the 5.9 GHz band’s upper portion, where there could be new sources of potential interference from high-power public safety communications.

Further, rechannelization could cause critical safety communications in the lower band to be subject to in-band interference from unlicensed transmissions aggressively using the band at the same time and place as V2X technologies.

Fuel Economy &

Carbon Reductions

According to consumer research, our customers want it all — better mileage, cleaner and safer technologies and affordable new vehicles. While we continue urging all stakeholders to work together toward a national program for fuel economy standards, automakers have our own roadmap to move forward while continuing to meet the needs and expectations of consumers. 

Our priorities are fourfold

Continue increasing fuel economy — year after year — to provide our customers with more energy-efficient vehicles with greater emissions reductions and the latest safety technologies.

Partner with public/private groups to get more energy-efficient vehicles on our roads via charging/fueling infrastructure, consumer incentives, government fleet sales and car-sharing and ride-sharing programs.

At the same time, continue increasing investments in research & development for more advancements in safety and efficiency.

Do all of this while still keeping new vehicles affordable.