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Volkswagen collaborates with LG to introduce connected car platform

Volkswagen collaborates with LG to introduce connected car platform
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Friday 08 July 2016, 15:08 PM

To further ease living, Volkswagen and LG have collaborated to introduce a connected, cloud-based service platform. The newly announced collaboration comes forth as the latest one among recent partnerships between Volvo and Ericsson streaming your favorite TV show in the car, then you have the BMW, Intel and MobiEye collaboration to bring a fully autonomous car by 2021. The new three-folded agreement aims at introducing a futuristic technology to enrich human lives.

In the first stage, the two companies will work towards connecting VW cars to smart homes. It will allow car owners to monitor smart devices in their home, be it turning on the lights or turning on the heaters before arrival. Secondly, the new technology will help in introducing messaging into the car’s cabin. The messaging system will execute the function in a safe manner by ensuring cybersecurity and ensuring minimum driver distraction. Lastly, the agreement will focus on creating a new infotainment system that intuitively runs all the functions and features. The infotainment system will also come with a sat-nav system that will reflect hazards in the road and journey conditions.

Recently, the German automaker had announced their plans to launch more than 30 fully electric vehicles by 2025. The company expects to sell about 2-3 million electric vehicle per year, thereby estimating to accumulate 25 per cent of the company’s total sales volume.

 

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