Huawei and Volkswagen team up for connected cars

Huawei has partnered with Volkswagen to bring connectivity to cars. The Chinese company unveiled technology that integrates smartphone functions with vehicle-mounted systems and allows drivers to use those functions safely while driving.


Huawei and Volkswagen jointly showed a series of apps that safely allow drivers to use GPS navigation systems, play music, send and receive messages, and make phone calls while behind the wheel. The company has also used MirrorLink support to maximize interoperability between smartphones and vehicle-mounted systems.

“Our cooperation with Huawei will seamlessly blend the capabilities of users’ smartphones with the systems in their cars. All content on the phone will be shown in real time on the car’s infotainment touch screen. The result is smart and convenient interaction between phone and car.”

said Sven Patuschka, Executive Vice President for Research and Development of Volkswagen Group China.

The first locally produced Volkswagen model equipped with MirrorLink is the Lamando, followed by the also locally produced Golf 7. All imported Volkswagen products from the model year 2016 will be equipped with MirrorLink. There is no word on if this will be expanded to other markets besides China.

Author: Sneha Bokil

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