Volkswagen is one of the manufacturers that invest the most in technology and research. Thats why the German manufacturer can offer its clients some new gizmos, ahead of the competition.
In the United States, Volkswagen announced that will introduce its new and redesigned MIB II infotainment system on a large number of models in its range. The first 2016 models featuring the new infotainment system will start landing in dealer showrooms late July 2015.
The all-new infotainment system creates the foundation for the next generation of Volkswagen’s Car-Net connected vehicle services platform.
Under the VW Car-Net connected vehicle services umbrella, features are divided into three key areas, each offering a unique set of customer benefits—“Security & Service” includes connected car services and advanced telematics, “Guide & Inform” enhances the navigation and advanced infotainment systems, and “App-Connect” provides smartphone integration through three interfaces: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink.
“With the new MIB II infotainment platform, Volkswagen’s next generation of Car-Net connected services brings to market one of the most comprehensive suites of connectivity features ever available in an automobile,” said Michael Horn, president and CEO, Volkswagen of America, Inc.
“As the people’s car brand, we knew that it was important to democratize these technologies across the Volkswagen line-up, with features like App-Connect ensuring that more consumers can integrate their smart devices in a wide range of trims on virtually every model the company sells.”