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VW and LG partner to develop connected car technology

VW T-Prime Concept GTE 2016 Beijing Auto Show

The drivers will be able to control the appliances at home while on the road.

VW and LG have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop next generation connected car technologies. The automaker has announced that the companies will work on a VW crossover platform which is aimed an enhanced connectivity and convenience.

In the coming years, both companies will be focusing on developing technologies that would enable the drivers of a connected car to control various elements of a smart home such as lighting, security and other appliances while out on the road.

VW T-Prime Conecept GTE 2016 Beijing Auto Show

The next gen connected car platform will be able to communicate with smart homes.

The next generation connected car platform will also include context sensitive notification system which lets the drivers access messages without getting distracted. The system would also offer optimized recommendations to the driver in real time.

The connected car technology will also involve next generation infotainment systems and forms a basis for autonomous driving. The system will incorporate several Internet of Things (IoT) services as well.

VW BuddE Concept at 2016 Geneva

The VW LG connected car technology will debut on a crossover platform.

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The long-standing partnership between VW and LG will not only benefit the VW branded cars but will also be cover group brands like Audi, Seat, Skoda, etc. We expect the new technology to be introduced in a phased manner in the coming years. We could learn more about the potential of this partnership at the next Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

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