NEW TECH:Volkswagen will work with electronics giant LG to develop new vehicle technology enabling drivers to connect their cars to their homes. Image: QuickPic
Frankfurt - Embattled German auto giant Volkswagen said on Wednesday it is teaming up with South Korea's LG Electronics in the area of "connected cars".
VW said in a statement: "The Volkswagen group and LG Electronics have signed a memorandum of understanding on joint research and development of a next-generation connected car service platform."
Connect to your home from your car
The two companies would work together to develop technologies that enable drivers to control internet-connected devices in their homes - such as lights, security systems and domestic appliances - from the driving seat.
The system will also forward context-sensitive notifications and advice to the driver.
VW said it also plans to incorporate LG technology into its in-car entertainment systems.
The German automaker is currently battling an unprecedented scandal after admitting to deliberately undermining emissions tests using software built into its diesel cars.