--
 
Top new models for SA

From Renault's new Alaskan bakkie to the latest models at the Frankfurt motor show bound for SA.

Electric cars in SA

The debate on whether or not Electric Vehicles (EV) are viable in South Africa rages on.

VW teams-up with LG to develop 'connected cars'

2016-07-07 09:26

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.


NEXT ON WHEELS24X
Read more on:    volkswagen  |  lg  |  gear and tech

Inside Wheels24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.