With the rise of the concept of the “Internet of Things”, Volkswagen decided to form a joint venture with Aeris called Ventic,media reported. Both companies are committed to creating a new networked automotive platform with a focus on the North American market. Specifically, Ventic will be responsible for VW’s next-generation Car-Net system, which is expected to be deployed on several models by 2020.
(From: VW, via Cnet)
In addition, the joint venture will provide “customizable” features for the German carmaker’s connected car technology.
“The platform has inherent flexibility, implements a new business model through third-party integration, and is the basis for the vehicle’s communication with everything,” Abdallah Shanti, Volkswagen’s chief information officer, said in a statement.
As with other V2X technologies, the platform will support features such as future Car-Net systems that will allow users to change access rules.
To advance this, VW will also need to invest heavily in car-sharing and other travel services, and Car-Net will be at the heart of all this.
In everyday work, Ventic will equip the next generation of Car-Net with a more flexible user interface and built-in support for cloud services.
Clearly, Volkswagen foresaw the day when cars would always be online, and “calculation on wheels” would no longer be a simple concept. While simplifying the commuter experience, it also provides drivers with more personalized service.